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AFCEA USSTRATCOM Cyber and Space Symposium November 15-17, Omaha, NE


Conference and Expo will focus on

“Space and Cyber: New Challenges, New Opportunities”


For Immediate Release November 3, 2011


Fairfax, VA – The U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Cyber and Space Symposium, “Space and Cyber: New Challenges, New Opportunities”, will be held at the CenturyLink Center Omaha November 15-17, 2011. Co-sponsored by USSTRATCOM and AFCEA International, the symposium will offer space and cyber security professionals an unparalleled opportunity for education, interactive discussion and exposure to the latest technologies.


This event combines the highly successful Cyber and Space Symposia and will provide an exciting venue for information exchange among leaders in cyber and space. This Symposium will delve into tough issues while fostering innovation and collaboration between the private sector and government. Sessions will include perspectives of senior Department of Defense, U.S. and allied government, industry, and academia speakers.


Featured speakers at the Cyber and Space Symposium will address timely and pressing issues in cyber and space operations:

  • ADM James A. Winnefeld, Jr., USN, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Gen C. Robert Kehler, USAF, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command
  • The Honorable Rick Sheehy, Lieutenant Governor, State of Nebraska
  • Ms. Madelyn Creedon, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
  • GEN Keith B. Alexander, USA, Director, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Central Security Service
  • The Honorable Howard Schmidt, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator
  • Lt Gen Michael J. Basla, USAF, Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command
  • Mr. Frank Rose, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Space and Defense Policy, U.S. Department of State
  • Mr. Christopher Painter, Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. Department of State
  • Mr. David W. Thompson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Orbital Sciences Corporation


The symposium also allows attendees to dialogue with military, government, industry and academic thought leaders in the following panel sessions:

  • Internet-based Networking: Managing the Risk
  • Alternative Futures for Cyber and Space
  • International Cyber Collaboration
  • Space Industry
  • Cyber Industry
  • Space and Cyberspace Integration
  • International Space
  • CyberSpace: Pursuing Real-time Situational Awareness


In addition, the 2011 USSTRATCOM Cyber and Space Symposium offers an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors, college students, and young cyber and space professionals to interact with academia, private sector, and US Government senior leaders. Sessions are open to anyone who expresses interest during the registration process.


The exposition will include defense contractors and government agencies showcasing the latest products and solutions for space situational awareness, satellite communications, network security, global information grid, and other cyber and space-related challenges.


The USSTRATCOM Cyber and Space Symposium is the event for large corporations, small businesses, military and government personnel and university faculty and students to dialogue about key cyber and space challenges and solutions. There is a registration fee to attend the conference (discounted registration available for military/government personnel and students); program details and registration are available on-line at



No Federal Endorsement of Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA International) or any of its members or affiliates is intended or implied.


AFCEA International is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global security. To learn more about AFCEA International, visit




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