Cyber Initiatives

Panel Topics Address Cyberspace Threats and Solutions at Space Foundation's Cyber 1.4

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Space and cyberspace intersect at the Space Foundation’s Cyber 1.4 conference on Monday, May 19, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. The conference provides a forum for cyber professionals and those new to the field to meet and discuss crucial issues affecting the global cyber domain.

Cyber 1.4 focuses 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.

Cyber issues and threats impact us daily, including our ability to operate in and from space. The cyber domain is unlike any venue or theater of operation in the history of war or commerce. It is ever-changing, providing dangers and opportunities that will shape our future.

The full-day Cyber 1.4 conference takes place immediately before the official opening of the 30th Space Symposium. Leading presenters at Cyber 1.4 are:

  • Maj. Gen. James K. “Kevin” McLaughlin, USAF, Commander, 24th Air Force and Air Forces Cyber
  • Maj. Gen. Craig S. Olson, USAF, Program Executive Officer for C3I and Networks, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
  • Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the United States House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

Panel discussions will provide insight into cyberspace policy issues affecting industry and the government, including:

“Truths and Myths About Cyber Defense and Offense”

  • Moderator: Christopher Ling, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton


  • Lisa Donnan, Vice President, Marketing & Technology, TASC
  • Tracy B. Gray, Partner, Holland & Hart
  • William Marion, Chief Technology Officer, Air Force Space Command
  • Jeffrey C. Snyder, Vice President of Cyber Programs, Raytheon Company

“Government and Industry Working Together in the Cyber Domain”

  • Moderator: William V. Parker, Special Advisor – International Affairs, Space Foundation


  • Rohan M. Amin, Ph.D., Director – Global Cyber Security Solutions, Lockheed Martin
  • Barry Barlow, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, The SI Organization, Inc
  • COL Burt A. Biebuyck, USA, Chief, Cyberspace Future Operations Division,NORAD and USNORTHCOM Cyberspace Operations
  • David Fastabend, Vice President of Advanced Information Solutions, Exelis

“Acquisition, Command and Control at the Speed of Light”

  • Moderator: Riley Repko, Vice President for Global Cyber Security Strategy, Chemring N.A.


  • Daniel Ford, Chief Security Officer, Fixmo
  • Paul Greene, Founder and President, Mach 1 Development, Inc.
  • Col. Dean G. Hullings, USAF, Chief, Cyber Superiority Division, Air Force Space Command
  • Drew Morin, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

“Emerging Trends in Cyber Ops and Protocols”

  • Moderator: Thomas Gardner, Ph.D. (Captain, USN, Ret.), Chief Technology Officer, Scitor Corporation


  • Richard Bejtlich, Chief Security Strategist, FireEye, Inc.
  • Joseph Drissel, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cyber Engineering Services
  • Vinit Duggal, Chief Information Security Officer, Intelsat
  • Kristina Harrington, Director of Signals Intelligence Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office

“We’re All in This Together: a Shared Stake in a More Secure Cyber Domain”

  • Moderator: Dewey Houck, Vice President and General Manager, Electronic & Information Solutions, The Boeing Company


  • Jandria Alexander, Principal Director, Cyber Security Subdivision,The Aerospace Corporation
  • Dean Cheng, Senior Researcher, Heritage Foundation
  • James Garcia, Director of Cyber Services, MainNerve, LLC
  • Matthew Light, ES-ISAC Cybersecurity Specialist, Critical Infrastructure Protection, North American Electric Reliability Corporation

Please see the Cyber 1.4 agenda for updates as panelists are added at

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This article is part of Space Watch: May 2014 (Volume: 13, Issue: 5).