4th Annual Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium

Advancing Cyber Capabilities in Support of Multi-Domain Battle

August 2-3, 2017

The Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

This symposium will focus on the policy and operations necessary to ensure freedom of operation and defense of US Networks. Cyber leaders from all aspects of the defense community will come together to discuss the ever-evolving cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and opportunities that our nation faces. The event will focus on defensive cyber operations and the necessity of dominating cyberspace to fight and win in a multi-domain battle. The Symposium will also address the efforts by DHS to protect the US Government’s networks and the nation’s most critical infrastructure.

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Confirmed Speakers Include:


Lt Gen Scott Rice, USAF, Director, Air National Guard




Maj Gen Burke “Ed” Wilson, USAF, Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor to the Secretary of Defense, Senior Military Advisor for Cyber, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, OSD


BGen Patrick Higby BioMaj Gen Patrick Higby, USAF, Director, Cyberspace Strategy and Policy Office Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force




MG Garrett Yee, USA, Director, Cybersecurity Directorate HQDA CIO/G6 



Essye Miller, Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity, DoD

Why You Should Attend this Symposium
      • The Cyber threat is one of the greatest challenges our nation currently faces. The US government is working vigorously to defend against these threats and successfully conduct defensive and offensive cyber operations. Due to the intricacy of cyberattacks, the US must remain engaged in the current fight and develop new capabilities to integrate cyber into a multi-domain battle to gain a tactical edge against our adversaries.
      • This symposium will focus on policy, operations, and technology designed to defend critical networks and allow for the freedom of operation in the Cyber Domain. The event will also discuss critical infrastructure protection and the role of DHS and the commercial sector.
    • DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our symposiums’ content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in human and technical intelligence analysis from military cyber commanders to 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.

New topics for this year's Symposium 
  • -Using automated systems to enhance speed and scale of cyber operations
  • -Defending and Protecting DoD networks through enhanced cyber situational awareness
  • -Integrating Cyber and EW components for enhanced capabilities
  • -Synchronizing warfighting elements in support of multi-domain battle
  • -Designing, building, deploying and integrating capabilities for the future fight
  • -The effects of elevating US Cyber Command to a Combatant Command
  • -Increasing and enhancing network security with the aid of industry
  • -DHS Policy regarding security and resiliency of the nation’s critical infrastructure against physical and cyber risk
_______________________________________________________________ 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 intelligence officers and analyst.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover new electronic warfare capabilities that strengthen the Military and federal agencies’ ability to operate effectively and efficiently in the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments.

Operating Guidance for Government Attendees

  • DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD and federal priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.
  • DSI’s Symposium will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.
  • The Symposium is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.
  • (Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)
____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2016 Participating Organizations
    • KEYW Corporation, DHS. Joint Staff J6, AFCYBER, DISA, US Cyber Command, DC CD&I, US Army Cyber Command, Adobe, MITRE, DCNO N2/N6, National Guard Bureau, Oracle National Security Group, Defense Security Service, HQDA G-6, Centrify Inc., J/G-9 (USMC), TandemNSI, Arsenal Venture Partners, US Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace, EY, Oracle, Fortinet, The Cyber Security Forum Initiative ___________
      • Exhibit and Sponsorship Information_________
      • This Symposium offers several distinct opportunities for organizations to demonstrate their technologies or solutions that address the Symposium subject matter, or to partake in a thought leadership role. If you are an organization that would like to learn more about how you can be involved, please  Visit us here