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Media Advisory: TechNet Land Forces Southwest Defense &

IT conference, Tucson, March 27-29


For Immediate Release March 15, 2012



TechNet Land Forces Southwest: “Operating and Defending the Cyberspace: Tomorrow’s Playbook”

March 27-29, 2012

Tucson Convention Center

  • 3-day conference and exposition sponsored by AFCEA International
  • Top military & industry leaders will speak and participate in panels
  • The latest defense and IT technology
  • 1500 attendees, 180 exhibitors

The TechNet Land Forces conference series recently evolved from and replaces the annual LandWarNet Conference. The purpose is to provide a forum for the Army and Marine Corps, as well as DoD Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard security forces, to discuss issues and share ideas for solutions. Each event will have a different regional and operational focus.

The overall theme of TechNet Land Forces - Southwest is Network Security and Operations with a focus on the ground component of the Army and Marine Corps, including components of Homeland Security, Industry, Academia, and Border Control. The operational theme of the first conference is “Operating and Defending the Cyberspace: Tomorrow’s Playbook” and focuses on an industry parallel with the Department of Defense in the defense of the cyber space, impact of mobile communications on the battlefield, and training tomorrow’s cyber warriors. Government, industry, and academia speakers will address a broad range of topics and focus on the challenges of network security issues of today and training cyber warriors of tomorrow.

MEDIA NOTE: Media are invited to cover featured speakers, panel sessions, and the exposition. Pre-registration is recommended but not required.


There is a registration fee for the conference; free exhibit hall only registration is available.


Featured Speakers:

  • Mr. Phillip C. Chudoba, Assistant Director of Intelligence, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
  • BGen David W. Coffman, USMC, former Commanding Officer, 13th MEU, Currently Assigned to the National Command Center, Washington, D.C.
  • BG Frederick A. Henry, USA, Deputy Commanding General, NETCOM
  • Mr. Michael Krieger, Deputy Chief Information Officer/G-6, U.S. Army
  • Mr. Joseph W. Mahaffee, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Col Paul A. Miller, USMC, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-6, I Marine Expeditionary Force
  • BGen Kevin J. Nally, USMC, Director, C4/Chief Information Officer, U.S. Marine Corps
    MG Jennifer Napper, USA, Commanding General, NETCOM
  • Mr. Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor, City of Tucson


Panel Sessions:

  • Academic Panel: "Recruiting, Training and Retaining Tomorrow's Cyber Warriors"
  • Mobile Communications Panel: "Mobile Communications on the Battlefield"
  • Industry Panel: "Industry Parallel to the DoD of Defending the Cyber Space"
  • Panel: "Defensive Operations in Cyberspace, Today vs. Tomorrow"


Track Sessions:

  • Recruitment and Retention of Cyber Warriors
  • Revolutionizing Cyber Training and Education
  • Integration of Operations and Intelligence into the Cyber Battlespace


Engagement Theater Sessions:

  • Marine Corps Communication Electronics School (MCCES)
  • Army Baseline Information Technology Services (ABITS) Update
    Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) Update
  • Army Data Center Consolidation Overview
  • I MEF Operational Overview
  • ISEC Today
  • HBSS Tactical Environment Perceptions


Exposition with 180 exhibitors, showcasing:

  • NetOps Capabilities
  • Radar Systems
  • Secure Solutions
  • Rugged Computers
  • Satellite Systems
  • Wireless Technology
  • Intelligence Gathering Systems
  • Network Integration
  • And many more technologies!






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