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Speakers and Panels


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Featured Speakers

Tuesday, 25 June

Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Welcome and Conference Opening

Mr. Kent Schneider (confirmed)

President and CEO

AFCEA International



BrigGen Mike Hayes, USMC (Ret.) (confirmed)

Managing Director, Office of Military & Federal Affairs

Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development



Tuesday, 25 June

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Luncheon Speaker:

MG John A. Davis, USA (confirmed)

Senior Military Advisor to USD-Policy for Cyber

Office of the Secretary of Defense




Tuesday, 25 June

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Keynote Address

Mr. Daniel Kaufman (confirmed)
Information Innovation Office Director

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency


Wednesday, 26 June

Noon - 1:15 p.m.


Lt Gen Ronnie D. Hawkins, Jr., USAF (confirmed)


Defense Information Systems Agency



AFCEA Answers Radio Show on Mobility

Image: Picture of the 16th Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (NSA/CSS), GEN Keith B. Alexander, USA

Thursday, 27 June

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.



GEN Keith B. Alexander, USA (confirmed)

Commander, U.S. Cyber Command

Director, National Security Agency
Chief, Central Security Service



Thursday, 27 June

Conference Closing

Mr. Kent Schneider (confirmed)

President and CEO

AFCEA International



* Ticket required.


Panel Sessions


Tuesday, 25 June
p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Panel I: "Critical Infrastructure: Enabling Information Sharing Between DoD and Industry"




Mr. Christopher T. David (confirmed)

Chief Technology Officer




Mr. Vern Boyle (confirmed)
Director, Technology and Engineering, Cyber Solutions Division
Northrop Grumman


Mr. Dennis P. Gilbert, Jr. (confirmed)
Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity

Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Defense


Mr. Neil Hershfield (confirmed)
Deputy Director, Control Systems Security Program (CSSP)
Industrial Control Systems-Cyber Emergency Resource Team  (ICS-CERT)


Mr. Thomas Ross (confirmed)

Senior Defense and Intelligence Advisor

Office of the Majority Leader

U.S. Senate


Wednesday, 26 June
a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Panel II: "Interoperability, C2, and Collaboration Across Joint Forces and Allied Nations"




MG Jennifer L. Napper, USA (confirmed)
Director of Plans and Policy, J5
U.S. Cyber Command



Commander Stephen G. Dryden, RAN (confirmed)

Chief, Chief Information Officer Support

U.S Central Command


Mr. Thomas Dukes (confirmed)

Deputy Coordinator for Cyber Issues

U.S. Department of State


Group Captain Adrian Frost OBE, RAF (confirmed)
Senior Military Representative to U.S. Cyber Command
United Kingdom Defence Authority


Ms. Sonya R. Smith (confirmed)

Director Efficiencies & Analysis

Office of the Department of Navy CIO


Wednesday, 26 June

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Panel III: "Joint Information Environment (JIE): The Road to Purple"




Mr. Anthony Valletta (confirmed)

Independent Consultant

former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for C3I



LTG Mark S. Bowman, USA (confirmed)
Director, C4

The Joint Staff, J6


Mr. David DeVries (confirmed)
Deputy CIO for Information Enterprise (IE)



LTG Susan S. Lawrence, USA (confirmed)


U.S. Army


RDML Marshall B. Lytle, III, USCG (confirmed)
Director, C4 Systems & CIO

U.S. Cyber Command


Ms. Teresa M. Salazar (confirmed)

Deputy Chief, Office of Information Dominance and Deputy Chief Information Officer

Office of the Secretary of the Air Force


Thursday, 27 June
a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Panel IV: Service Cyber Commanders Panel: "Building Organizational Cohesion for Full Spectrum Assured Operations"




RADM Margaret "Peg" Klein, USN (confirmed)

Chief of Staff

U.S. Cyber Command



CAPT James Cash, USCG (confirmed)

Deputy Commander

U. S. Coast Guard Cyber Command


LTG Rhett A. Hernandez, USA (confirmed)
Commanding General

U.S. Army Cyber Command


BGen Kevin J. Nally, USMC (confirmed)

Director C4, CIO

U. S. Marine Corps


VADM Michael S. Rogers, USN (confirmed)

Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command

Commander, U.S. 10th Fleet


Maj Gen (Sel) Burke "Ed" Wilson, USAF (confirmed)

Director, Space Operations

Headquarters U.S. Air Force


. ** Earn CEUs and Maintain Your DoD 8570.01-M Credentials While Advancing Your Cyber Security Career

Several AFCEA Cyber Symposium sessions will help attendees sustain DoD 8570.01-M mandated certifications. Over the past several years, federal agencies have collectively agreed that the ever-changing threats associated with cyber security create the need for a continuous learning process to reduce risk to our national security. In response, industry certification bodies adopted a continuous education model to address these issues. AFCEA has partnered with Cypherpath, a cyber security training and education company, to launch a new Continuing Education Unit (CEU) program to train, manage and report relevant critical knowledge and skills-related activities required to meet DoD 8570.01-M requirements. Individuals must enroll in the CE Program, attend qualified sessions, obtain and submit validated documentation in order to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). AFCEA Cyber Symposium attendees may receive CEUs for sessions designated (by a **) to support CE requirements for sustaining DoD 8570.01-M certifications. Please stop by the AFCEA booth to obtain a flyer with answers to frequently asked questions about CEUs. Event attendance may also satisfy other continuing education requirements. Please contact the appropriate oversight organization for determination. Some applicable organizations might include: Project Management Institute (PMI), National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and ISC2.