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US Cyber Leaders Convene for DSI Cyber Operations Forum

Defense Strategies Institute has announced its distinguished Senior Government keynote speakers for the 4th Annual Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium. This two day educational symposium will take place in Alexandria, VA, on August 2-3, 2017. This year’s theme will be advancing cyber capabilities in support of multi-domain battle.

Alexandria, VA, May 24, 2017 --( Each year, notable cyber leaders from across defense and homeland security come together for the Annual Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium. This year, leaders will discuss the current transformation of defense strategy and cyber operations. Our Symposium will focus on cyber operations and the necessity of dominating cyberspace to fight and win in a multi-domain battle. Efforts by DHS to protect the US Government’s networks and the nation’s most critical infrastructure will also be highlighted.

This announcement highlights three newly confirmed speakers and the topics they will be presenting at this year’s two full-day Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium.

Speaker Session Highlights Will Include:

- 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
- Maj Gen Burke “Ed” Wilson’s briefing will revolve around the formation and elevation of the US Cyber Command into a full-fledged unified combatant command. He will discuss the creation of a UCC as the most effective solution to further cyber operations.
- MG Garrett Yee, USA, Army Lead for Network Modernization, Military Deputy, Cybersecurity Directorate, HQDA CIO/G6

MG Garrett Yee will be speaking on network initiatives and capabilities to modernize the US Army network, which includes the creation of one standard architecture. Lastly, he will discuss the funding perspective towards Army modernization deadlines.

Sherrill Nicely, Chief Information Security Officer, CIA
Sherrill Nicely will be speaking about the impact of cloud services in improving CIA’s cybersecurity posture. She will highlight the significance of cloud to efficiently implement systems and secure workloads as well as cloud’s ability to improve the speed at which the agency is able to carry out cybersecurity audits on IT systems.

What you will gain from this year’s symposium:
· Latest strategy for defending and protecting DoD networks through enhanced cyber situational awareness
· How Industry can aide current challenges to increase and enhance network security
· Current update on integrating Cyber and EW components for enhanced capabilities
· Synchronizing warfighting elements in support of multi-domain battle
· Modern designing, building, deploying and integrating capabilities for the future fight

Seating is limited –
In order to allow for actionable discussion and dialogue amongst speaker and attendees, seating will be limited. Register now to reserve your seat. Active military and government personnel attend complimentary.

To register, download agenda, or sign your organization up to exhibit for the 4th Annual Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium visit the website at If you would like additional information contact Christopher Elliott at or call (201) 672-8745.

About DSI:
DSI is a Woman Owned/Minority Owned nonpartisan Institute. In order to maintain our non-partisan stance, DSI receives no financial investment for operating costs from any outside organization, individual or group. DSI supports our Nations’ Veterans and Injured Service members and their families through our direct charitable donations. Learn more at:
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Christopher Elliott

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