Track 2



“Revolutionizing Cyber Training and Education”


Session 1, 1200 - 1445, 27 Mar │ Turquoise Ballroom


Subject Title: Carnegie Mellon University CERT Team Training 

Instructor:  Brian D. Wisniewski, National Cyber Readiness Training Program Cyber Exercise Developer & Trainer Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute 

Synopsis: Carnegie Mellon University's CERT Team will provide an introduction to their XNET Cyber Exercise environment used as the foundation for the most recent Cyber Flag exercise for U.S. Cyber Command.  XNET provides a realistic, scalable scenario driven exercise for cyber force training and development.  It allows organizations to deploy multiple, simultaneous exercises in which participants interact within their own customized scenario.  XNET allows trainers to carefully script each scenario or allow free-play force-on-force efforts depending on the mission objectives.  This session will provide participants with an overview of the XNET environment and challenge teams to help detect, identify, and mitigate an insider threat while facing a number of ongoing attacks.





Session 2, 1045 - 1200, 28 Mar │ Turquoise Ballroom

Subject Title: Developing Future Cyber Warriors 

Moderator: Lt Col Stuart Carter, USAF (Ret.)

Panel: Brig Gen Bernie Skoch, USAF (Ret.), CyberPatriot Commissioner, Lt Col Ross Lampert, USAF (Ret.), President, Arizona Air Force Association, CSM Monty McDaniel, USA (Ret.), Senior Army Instructor, Buena High School JROTC

CyberPatriot competitors: Cadet 2LT Dominic Epps, Cadet 2LT Benjamin Mussen, Cadet MSG Michael Allen, Cadet SFC Marie Whiting, and Cadet SGT Nathan Luick

Synopsis: The CyberPatriot program is the premier national high school cyber defense competition created to inspire high school students toward careers in cyber security or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.  The AFA CyberPatriot program will be discussed from the perspectives of the student participants, the chapter President of the Arizona Air Force Association, and the Commissioner of the program.





Session 3, 1615 - 1730, 28 Mar │ Turquoise Ballroom


Subject Title: The Army SMART (Science Mathematics & Research for Transformation) Program

Speaker: Mary Hubbard, CP16 Proponency Director

Synopsis: Science Mathematics & Research for Transformation: the SMART Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. Per graduation students are placed in civilian service positions with the commitment commensurate with the length of the scholarship award. Tim Nolen, a NETCOM G5 SMART recipient will also add his perspective of being in the program and what he is doing in his current government position.