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GREATER OMAHA CHAPTER CHAPTER - May 23, 2018

Space Command Vice Commander Connects Cyberspace With Outer Space

Lt. Gen. David Thompson, USAF, vice commander, Air Force Space Command, Washington D.C., told the chapter in May about his role in Washington, D.C. Space is about deriving data for its operations, and data is necessary for cyberspace operations to be effective, he said. A cyber attack can disrupt the military's ability to communicate with and control assets in space. Armed forces operate globally, and in turn, need to communicate globally. Gen. Thompson discussed how U.S. adversaries have been exploiting capabilities via space. The U.S. Defense Department has added $7 billion to support space operations. In concluding, the general expressed his confidence in Young AFCEANs to support the U.S. military and government and said he believes in the military's ability to defend space. Gen. Thompson thanked everyone who contributed to the luncheon.

Event Photographs:

Harold Haney, chapter vice president, business development and marketing (l), thanks Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander, Air Force Space Command, Washington, D.C., for speaking at the chapter's May luncheon.
Harold Haney, chapter vice president, business development and marketing (l), thanks Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander, Air Force Space Command, Washington, D.C., for speaking at the chapter's May luncheon.
Gen. Thompson (r) assists with presenting scholarships to these young people at the chapter's April luncheon.
Gen. Thompson (r) assists with presenting scholarships to these young people at the chapter's April luncheon.
A panel on women in cybersecurity was part of the chapter's Industry Day and Technology Showcase in May at Offutt Air Force Base. Panelists include (l-r) Annette Jordan, deputy, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Field Office, U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), moderator; Col. Janel Nelson, USAF, deputy battle watch commander, Global Operations Center, STRATCOM; Marisa Fish, chief, architecture and analysis branch, STRATCOM; Marsha Jackson, functional manager, audiovisual and telephony, STRATCOM; Karla Carter, associate professor, College of Science and Technology, Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska; and Joan Janov, Cisco strategic account manager, Air Force region, Omaha, Nebraska.
A panel on women in cybersecurity was part of the chapter's Industry Day and Technology Showcase in May at Offutt Air Force Base. Panelists include (l-r) Annette Jordan, deputy, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Field Office, U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), moderator; Col. Janel Nelson, USAF, deputy battle watch commander, Global Operations Center, STRATCOM; Marisa Fish, chief, architecture and analysis branch, STRATCOM; Marsha Jackson, functional manager, audiovisual and telephony, STRATCOM; Karla Carter, associate professor, College of Science and Technology, Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska; and Joan Janov, Cisco strategic account manager, Air Force region, Omaha, Nebraska.
The chapter partnered with NCSI to hold the Industry Day and Technology Showcase in May at Offutt Air Force Base's Patriot Club.  
Attendees stop at one of the 42 vendors exhibiting at the technology showcase. The event also included educational sessions with industry and government speakers.
The chapter partnered with NCSI to hold the Industry Day and Technology Showcase in May at Offutt Air Force Base's Patriot Club. Attendees stop at one of the 42 vendors exhibiting at the technology showcase. The event also included educational sessions with industry and government speakers.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Ali Cybulski for Greg Campbell
571-296-9703

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