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Congressman Meehan is Cyber 1.3 Featured Speaker

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 19, 2013) – Now more than ever, cyber professionals need to meet and discuss crucial issues affecting the global cyber domain. The Honorable Patrick Meehan (R-PA), who serves as the subcommittee chairman of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies for the House Committee on Homeland Security, will be a featured speaker at the Space Foundation’s Cyber 1.3 conference on April 8.

Cyber 1.3 will be held at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., 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 Meehan
Meehan represents Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. Congress. Currently serving his second term, Meehan serves on the Oversight and Government Reform, Homeland Security, Transportation and Infrastructure, and House Ethics Committees. As a member of the Homeland Security Committee, Meehan was appointed chairman of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies.

Prior to his election to the U.S. Congress, Meehan served as the U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Pennsylvania.

Sworn in just six days after the September 11, 2001, attacks, Meehan set up an Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council to coordinate the region’s response to the attacks. The ATAC became a national model for coordination among law enforcement agencies, and ensured that critical information and intelligence on terrorist threats was disseminated to the appropriate federal, state and local law enforcement personnel.

Meehan is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the Temple University School of Law.

Cyber 1.3 Featured Speakers
The Cyber 1.3 conference includes:

  • A networking breakfast, co-sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton 
  • Featured speaker Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vautrinot, USAF, commander, 24th Air Force, and commander, Air Force Network Operations
  • Featured speaker John Boles, deputy assistant director, cyber division, Federal Bureau of Investigation 
  • 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
  • Featured speaker Kurt Baumgartner, senior security researcher, Americas, global research and analysis team, Kaspersky Lab 
  • Closing comments by The Honorable C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD), Ranking Member, U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

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 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 both events at

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

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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