3rd Cyber Security for National Defense Symposium


August 9-10, 2016 | Alexandria, VA, Mary M. Gates Learning Center

“Dominating Cyberspace through Advanced Network Security and Capabilities”

This symposium will focus on the policy and operations necessary to ensure freedom of operation and defense of U.S. Networks. With a keen focus on policy and technology, this event will discuss the methods employed to defend critical networks, as well as the freedom to operate within the cyber domain. The symposium will also discuss current initiatives that promote interagency and interdepartmental coordination on cyber security strategies.

2016 Keynote Speakers Include:


LTG Alan Lynn, Director, DISA, Commander, JFHQ-DoDIN 





MG George J. Franz III, USA, Director of Operations, J3 USCYBERCOM




Thomas Atkin, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security, Department of Defense



BG Maria B. Barrett, USA, Deputy Commanding General, JFHQ-Cyber, US Army Cyber Command




Richard A. Hale, Deputy CIO Cyber Security Department of Defense





Richard W. Downing, Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice




Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities:

The Cyber Security for National Defense Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

For more information on exhibit & sponsorship visit: Sponsors & Supporters Page.

Key Topic Areas for the 2016 Symposium:

– Strategic Policies to Ensure Freedom of Access and Secure Networks

– DoD Cyber Strategy Requirements

– Interagency Development of National Cyber Security Policy

– Initiatives to Increase Private Sector Participation

– Enhancing Critical Infrastructure Security for Government and Private Sector

– Defining Clear Acquisition Priorities for Cyber Capabilities

– Operationalizing Cyber Forces

– Developing Cybersecurity Practices for Enhanced IA

– R&D Efforts to Enhance IT and Network Security Capabilities

– Building and Training the Cyber Force


At our Symposium you will have the ability to:

Gain Education & Insight:  Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing those tasked with developing advanced cybersecurity practices.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest technologies related to Cyber Security.

 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.

Symposium is N0 Press & No Recordings 


Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD, DHS, and public sector 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 Summit 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)


Participating Organizations at Last Year’s Symposium:

EY; MCR, LLC; Centrify, Adobe Systems Inc.; Israel HFC; Engility Corporation; IEM; The Spectrum Group; Analyst; Army Cyber Institute; USMA; Innovative Decisions, Inc.; Institute for Defense Analyses; DoD; NAVAIR; Second Front Systems; KEYW Corporation, DISA, L-3 Communications; 1636 CPT; US State Department; Mercom Corporation; SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic; DHS; DSS; NDU; Barbaricum; GSA/FEDSIM; Leidos; Smartronix; The Boeing Company; US Department of State; DTRA; US Coast Guard; National Guard Foundation; LMI; Invincea Labs; Brandes Associates; PhishMe; ODNI; LMCO; Northrop Grumman; Jacobs; Octo Consulting Group, Inc.; Huntsville City Schools; GTRI; Sierra Nevada Corporation; ARNG; Mercer Engineering Research Center; Rep. Duckworth; Noblis; Illinois Commerce Commission; NIH; Department of State; Second Front Systems; Advantage SCI; Lockheed Martin; FEDISM; Federal Defense Solutions; Legato, LLC; P E Systems, Inc; CTTSO – SCOS; Constellation West; Fortinet, Inc.; The Patuxent Partnership; OIG HHS; Cyber Checkmate Consultants; APG Technologies; Harris Corporation; and more

2016 Event Sponsors




























Advisory Board
DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings.  In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all.  Learn more about our Advisory Board Members.