Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium

Washington, DC, United States

The 2018 Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium will focus on the evolving nature of US Cyber policies and strategies. Cyber leaders from throughout the federal government will come together to discuss network and capability modernization efforts aimed at combatting the diverse cyber threats to US National Security. The agenda will focus on defensive and offensive cyber operations as well as the technological capabilities needed by our forces to ensure they can defend American interests in all domains. Lastly, the event will feature two panels: one on protecting our Nation's intricate critical infrastructure and one on securing the DoDIN.

New topics for this year's Symposium:

  • DoD Cyberspace Policy and Strategy
  • Assessing the implications of USCYBERCOM's elevated status
  • Reorganizing Air Force Cyber under Air Combat Control
  • Utilizing private sector partnerships for joint defense initiatives
  • Equipping the Cyber Mission Force
  • Integrating cyber capabilities within tradition brigades
  • Combatting non-state actors in cyberspace
  • Protecting our intricate critical infrastructure
  • Addressing the need for rapid cyber capability development
  • Securing federal and civilian networks
  • Modernizing DoD networks and updating legacy systems

Why You Should Attend This Summit:

The 5th Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium will bring together cybersecurity experts from across the Defense Community and other Federal agencies to discuss the intricate threat that cyber attacks pose to US national security. Speakers from organizations including the DoD and DHS will share their critical and unique insights into US cyber policy and the challenges we must overcome to effectively protect our interests against hostile state and non-state adversaries.

In response to the rapidly evolving nature of the cyber domain, our speakers will focus on the new initiatives towards modernizing government systems and executing both defensive and offensive cyber operations. Additionally, the Symposium will examine the recent elevation of USCYBERCOM, new rapid cyber capability acquisition protocols and the operationalization of Cyber Mission Forces.

Delegates from industry will have a unique opportunity to engage in open and honest conversation with key decision makers about the current and future direction of US cyber policy. Attendees will gain valuable insights into navigating cyber technology acquisition and hear about the cyber capabilities urgently needed by cyber warfighters for the successful defense of American interests.

Our team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits' content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in cybersecurity communities, as well as key policy-makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

At our Symposium You Have the Ability To:

  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing the Cyber Security communities
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.

This Year's Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Gen James Holmes, USAF, Commander, Air Combat Command
  • Maj Gen Burke ''Ed'' Wilson, USAF (Ret), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy, Department of Defense
  • MG Garrett Yee, USA, Director of Networks, Services and Strategy, Army Chief Information Officer/G-6
  • RDML Danelle Barrett, USN, Director, Navy Cybersecurity Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations N2/N6
  • Ignacious Liberto, SES, Chief of Staff, Joint Force Headquarters-DoDIN
  • Ronald Pontius, SES, Deputy to the Commanding General, Army Cyber Command
  • Event Moderator: Maj Gen Jim Keffer, USAF (Ret), Former Chief of Staff, US Cyber Command


American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC

Hotel: Event atendees are responsible for their own accomodations.

Parking: Parking details will be provided to registrants one week before the event in the ''Event Logistics'' e-mail.
Cyber Operations for National Defense
Event details
Organizer : Defense Strategies Institute
Venue : American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC, United States
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-18976