Cyber Initiatives

Cyber 1.2 Program Focuses on Senior Leader Views

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Now in its third year, the Space Foundation’s annual cyber conference promises dynamic speakers and panels. Cyber 1.2 will focus on senior leadership views on Department of Defense and industry cyber activities, with emphasis on hot button issues, human capital development, international dimensions and the evolving challenges posed by cyberspace. Featured speakers and panelists will provide insight into cyberspace policy issues affecting industry and the government.

Cyber 1.2 will be held April 16 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., immediately preceding the Space Foundation’s other annual event, the National Space Symposium.

Cyber 1.2 will open with comments by Lt. Gen. Michael J. Basla, USAF, vice commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., who will discuss the strategic implications and the Air Force Space missions that relate to the cyber domain.

The Honorable Madelyne R. Creedon, assistant secretary of defense, Global Strategic Affairs, will be the featured luncheon speaker for Cyber 1.2. The luncheon is co-sponsored by General Dynamics.

Also featured will be Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vautrinot, USAF, commander, 24th Air Force, and commander, Air Force Network Operations, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Vautrinot (pictured, above) is responsible for the Air Force’s component numbered air force providing combatant commanders with trained and ready cyber forces which plan and conduct cyberspace operations.

Panel discussions include cyber industry dialogs, examination of cyber and the new generation and cyber in the global community.
There will be plenty of opportunity to conduct business at Cyber 1.2, which opens with a networking breakfast, and concludes with a networking reception co-sponsored by Raytheon. Look for updates on Cyber 1.2 speakers and panelists here.  

An Early Bird Discount is in effect until March 16 for industry attendees. For information about package pricing, military rates and secure online registration for both Cyber 1.2 and the 28th National Space Symposium, go to, which includes a live chat tab for customer service questions.

This article is part of Space Watch: March 2012 (Volume: 11, Issue: 3).