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Industry Cyber Security Panel is New to Space Foundation's Cyber 1.2 Conference

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 28, 2012) — Unique to this year’s Cyber 1.2 conference is a cyber industry dialog, with perspectives not previously presented at Space Foundation cyber conferences. Top industry leaders will detail issues, risks and capabilities regarding the cyber domain.

Cyber 1.2 is a full day conference of panel discussions, including industry dialogs and a panel on cyber in the global community, plus a dynamic roster of speakers.

To be held April 16 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., Cyber 1.2 immediately precedes the opening ceremony of the Space Foundation’s other annual event, the National Space Symposium.

Cyber Industry Dialog II
Moderated by Deborah Westphal, managing director, Toffler Associates, the Cyber Industry Dialog II panel includes:

  • Michael Glenn, director — enterprise technology security, CenturyLink
  • John Higginbotham, executive chairman, Blue Ridge Networks 
  • Glenn Veach, chief technology officer, Relevant Security Corp.

Featured Speakers
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.

Other featured speakers include:

  • The Honorable Madelyne R. Creedon, assistant secretary of defense, Global Strategic Affairs
  • Lt. Gen. Henry (Trey) Obering, III, USAF, Ret., senior vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton 
  • Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vautrinot, USAF, commander, 24th Air Force, and commander, Air Force Network Operations, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

The morning Cyber Industry Dialog I will be moderated by Col. Ed O. Rios, USAF, Ret., president and chief executive officer, CyberSpace Operations Consulting, LLC, and features panelists:

  • Lt. Gen. Charles E. Croom, Jr., USAF, Ret., vice president, Cyber Security Solutions, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services
  • Steve K. Hawkins, vice president, Information Security Solutions, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems 
  • Dewey Houck, vice president and general manager, Information Solutions, The Boeing Company 
  • John Jolly, vice president and general manager, Cyber Systems Division, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems  
  • Christina (Tina) Kuhn, vice president, security and information operations cyber intelligence division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

To Register
There will be plenty of opportunity to conduct business at Cyber 1.2, which opens with a networking breakfast co-sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton and breaks for some mid-morning mingling co-sponsored by Iron Bow Technologies. Lunch is co-sponsored by General Dynamics and the day concludes with a networking reception co-sponsored by Raytheon.

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. 

Cyber 1.2 and 28th National Space Symposium Co-Sponsors
Confirmed co-sponsors include: a.i. solutionsAIAA; Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI); ARES CorporationArianespace, Inc.; ATKBall Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Bechtel National, Inc.; Blue Ridge Networks; The Boeing Company; Booz Allen Hamilton; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Colorado Space Business Roundtable; Colorado Space Coalition; Consolidated Range Enterprise (CoRE); Defense Daily’s Cyber Security Summit; DLR/Astrium GmbH – Space Technology; Dynetics; EADS North America; Euroconsult; Fisher Space Pen; FluorGMV USAGeneral Dynamics; Global VSAT Forum; Government Executive; ISPCS; ITT Exelis; Intelsat General CorporationInternational Space University (ISU); Lockheed Martin; Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB); Moog; National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program; Northrop GrummanParadigm Secure CommunicationsPratt & Whitney Rocketdyne; Raytheon; Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust; SAIC; SES Government Solutions; Sherman & Howard L.L.C.; Space Generation Advisory Council; Space Systems/Loral; SpaceRef; SpaceXSpincraft; Stellar Solutions; The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDCUnited Launch Alliance (ULA). Official media partners include Aviation WeekSatNews Publishers and Space News. Sponsorship information can be found at:

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Pictured: Cyber Industry Dialog II moderator Deborah Westphal, managing director, Toffler Associates