The Honorable Michael Chertoff, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will set the tone for the fourth SOLUTIONS series event with a plenary speech on the first morning. “Cyberspace: Challenges and Solutions for National Security” is the focus of the conference, which takes place December 10-11 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.
In addition to Chertoff, a number of high-ranking officials from the federal government as well as the military will offer their insights during the conference. Speakers include Vice Adm. Nancy Brown, USN, director of command, control, communications and computer systems, J-6, the Joint Staff; Vice Adm. James Winnefeld, USN, strategic plans and policy director, J-5, the Joint Staff; Lt. Gen. John Paxton Jr., USMC, operations director, J-3, the Joint Staff; Maj. Gen. William T. Lord, USAF, commander, Air Force Cyberspace Command (provisional); Brig. Gen. Steve Smith, USNR, chief cyber officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer/G-6, U.S. Army; and Melissa Hathaway, senior adviser for the Director of National Intelligence and cyber coordination executive.