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  • Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • Time: 7:30 - 11:30AM
  • Cost: FREE for Government Attendees
  • Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
    1250 South Hayes Street
    Arlington, VA 22202

Registration Now Open

In April 2015, The Defense Department issued the DOD Cyber Strategy, laying out its plans for building its cyber capabilities and aligning its resources to carry out its three primary cyber missions: defending DOD networks, systems and information; defending U.S. national interests; and supporting DOD operational and contingency plans.

This strategy recognizes that cyberspace is both a unique battlefield, requiring its own strategy and tactics, and an integral part of all aspects of DOD operations.

Register now for this half-day event where DOD leaders will discuss how the department plans to meet the strategic goals and specific objectives laid out by the DOD Cyber Strategy, ranging from new tactics for protecting networks and data against cyberattacks and cyber espionage to synchronizing cyber operations with more traditional military operations in other domains.

7:30 - 8:15AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:15 - 8:20AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kevin McCaney
Editor-in-Chief, Defense Systems
8:20 - 9:00AM
Opening Keynote:
DOD's Cyber Strategy: Forging a New Path
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In April 2015, the Defense Department published a significant revision of its Cyber Strategy, laying out five goals that will guide the department’s cyber initiative in the years to come. In this opening keynote, a senior DOD official will discuss how this strategy changes how the department approaches cyber operations and the challenges that must be met.

9:00 - 9:40AM
Session 2
Understanding the Defense Cyber Threat Landscape
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Given the mission-critical nature of DOD systems and networks, it is critical to increase the speed with which the department is able to detect, defend against, and mitigate potential threats to its operations. In this session, a DOD cyber expert will discuss efforts to enhance the department’s cyber defense capabilities.

9:40 - 9:50AM
Networking Break
9:50 - 10:35AM
Session 3
Cyber Operations in the International Environment
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The DOD Cyber Strategy recognizes that the department’s cyber mission requires close collaboration with foreign allies and partners. In this session a DOD official will discuss the risks and opportunities that come with joint cyber operations.

10:35 - 11:15AM
Session 4
Industry Insights: Mission-Oriented Cybersecurity
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It is no coincidence that Defense Secretary Ashton Carter unveiled the DOD Cyber Strategy at an event in Silicon Valley. Secretary Carter has made it clear that the department must do a better job of leveraging cyber innovations in the private sector. In this session cyber experts from the private sector will discuss recent and emerging advances that could support the department’s strategy.

11:15 - 11:55AM
Session 5
Warfighter Readiness: Building the New Cyber Mission Force
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The first goal of the DOD Cyber Strategy is to build and maintain the forces needed to support cyber operations, with a focus on training cyber warfighters, creating effective organizations, and developing the command and control systems needed to operate in cyberspace. This session will explore how the department can address this vital goal.

11:55AM
Closing Remarks
Kevin McCaney
Editor-in-Chief, Defense Systems

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

Via Metro

The Pentagon City Metro station (yellow/blue lines) is directly in front of the main entrance to the hotel.

Via Driving

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City offers valet parking at the main hotel entrance. There are additional public garages surrounding the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City.

Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.

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