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Rep. Ruppersberger is Cyber 1.3 Featured Speaker

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 26, 2013) – The Honorable C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD), Ranking Member, U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, will provide a congressional perspective in his closing comments at the Space Foundation’s cyber conference Cyber 1.3, to be held April 8 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Cyber 1.3 takes place immediately preceding the official opening of the 29th National Space Symposium, and is for anyone with responsibility for the cyber domain, whether government policymaker, industry executive or military cyber professional or practitioner at any level.

About Ruppersberger
Ruppersberger is serving his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland’s 2nd District, which includes Baltimore. He was the first Democratic freshman appointed to the House Select Committee on Intelligence, and was named Ranking Member of the Intelligence Committee in 2011. He previously served on the Appropriations and Government Reform Committees, and on the House Armed Services Committee. He attended Baltimore City College and the University of Maryland College Park, and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore Law School.

Cyber 1.3 Panel Discussions
Panel topics for discussion at Cyber 1.3 include:

  • Cyber Pearl Harbor: Who-What-How?
  • Collateral Damage in Cyber Operations 
  • Digital Natives and Their Solutions
  • Humans Wanted? Humans Needed? The Future of Cyber
  • Joint Cyber Operations with Friends and Allies

Register Now for Cyber 1.3
The Cyber 1.3 registration fee also includes:

  • A networking breakfast, co-sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton 
  • Welcoming remarks by Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham
  • Featured speaker Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vautrinot, USAF, commander, 24th Air Force, and commander, Air Force Network Operations
  • The Cyber 1.3 luncheon, featuring Lt. Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF, vice commander, Air Force Space Command, co-sponsored by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

Aviation Week, Avionics Intelligence, Government Executive Media Group, Space News and Tech Briefs Media Group are Cyber 1.3 media co-sponsors.

The rate for active military/government personnel is $395 for the one-day conference. The standard industry rate is $495, which can be combined with Space Symposium registration for additional savings. Register securely online for Cyber 1.3 at

About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” The Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. The Space Foundation was founded in 1983 and is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. Its world headquarters features a public Visitors Center with two main areas – the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®. The Space Foundation also conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has a field office in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit Follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

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