All conference events are business dress. Military personnel are encouraged to wear the appropriate uniform of the day.

Conference events take place in the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center - Atrium, Atrium Hall and Atrium Ballroom.

 

* New this Year at the Homeland Security Conference!
Maintain Your DoD 8570.01-M Credentials While Advancing Your Cyber Security Career

Several Homeland Security Conference 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). Homeland Security Conference 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 (#300) to obtain a flyer with answers to frequently asked questions about CEUs.

 

Registration Hours
Oculus - Ground Level
Tuesday, February 28 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 29 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 1 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
   
   
Exhibit Hours
Atrium  
Tuesday, February 28 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 29 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
   
   

 

Tuesday, February 28
   
6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration
   
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
   
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break in the Exhibit Hall
   
   
 
 
Wednesday, February 29
   
6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by

   
8:00 a.m. - 8:05 a.m.

Conference Welcome

Mr. Kent Schneider

President and CEO

AFCEA International

   
8:05 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

Conference Overview

Mr. Jim Flyzik

Chairman, AFCEA Homeland Security Committee and

President, The Flyzik Group

   
8:10 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Keynote Address

The Honorable Paul A. Schneider

Former Deputy Secretary, US Department of Homeland Security

The Chertoff Group

   
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Panel: Getting to Cloud Nine: The Prospect of Securing the Homeland More Effectively and Efficiently

(* CEU eligible)

Moderator:
Mr. Peter Tseronis

Chief Technology Officer

Department of Energy

   
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee and Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall

sponsored by

   
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

Panel: Best Practices in Securing the Cloud

(* CEU eligible)

Moderator:
Ms. Jamie J. Dos Santos

Chief Executive Officer

Terremark Federal Group, Inc. a Verizon Company

   
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   

Lunch Panel: Keys to Fighting and Winning a Cyber War

(* CEU eligible)

Lunch sponsored by

   
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.   

Dessert Break in the Exhibit Hall

sponsored by

   
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  

Doing Business with DHS Panel

Moderator:
Mr. Greg Rothwell

President

Evermay Consulting Group

   
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Radio Show Panel: Secure Information-Sharing

Mr. Jim Flyzik

Chairman, AFCEA Homeland Security Committee and

President, The Flyzik Group

   
4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.   Technology Reception in the Exhibit Hall
   
   
Thursday, March 1
   
6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

   
8:00 a.m. - 8:05 a.m.

Overview

Mr. Jim Flyzik

Chairman, AFCEA Homeland Security Committee and

President, The Flyzik Group

   
8:05 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Keynote Address

The Honorable Charles E. Allen

Former Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, US Department of Homeland Security

The Chertoff Group

   
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Panel: Wireless Broadband - Doing more for Public Safety

Moderator:
Mr. Jeff Rosenblatt

Vice President

Constellation, Inc.

   
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Coffee and Networking Break

sponsored by

   
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Panel: The Challenge of Engaging Social Media During Crises

Moderator:
Mr. Bruce Walker

Vice President (Acting)

Homeland/Civil/Regulatory/International ICT
Northrop Grumman Corporation
   
Noon - 1:45 p.m.  

Lunch - Fireside Chat

Facilitator:

Mr. Marko Bourne

Principal

Booz Allen Hamilton

Participants:

Chief Cathy Lanier

Chief of Police

District of Columbia

Fire Chief James F. Schwartz

Chief of Arlington County Fire Department

Arlington, VA

Lunch sponsored by

   
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  

Panel: Improving How Small Business and DHS Work Together

Moderator:
Mr. Dan Mintz

Chief Operating Officer

Powertek Corporation

   
3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks