The National Service Panel (NSP) at DEF CON serves as a fresh and interactive way to share insights about actionable opportunities and challenges associated with national service, focusing on mostly tech-related programs and organizations across the government. Since this panel is about sharing knowledge and expertise, it supports both the DEF CON founder's intent and the MCPA mission.

2020 was the first year of the DEF CON "Career Hacking Village", and MCPA being asked to lead a panel. The NSP was then born! In 2021, we came back for the 2nd year in a row with a new lineup of panelists. Find recordings of the past panels below.

In 2022, we've partnered with the "Blacks in Cybersecurity Village" to bring you the 3rd annual NSP! The panel will be streamed during DEF CON on-site at the village and online, with live chat Q&A/discussion available. Details below.


2022


Watch it streaming below on Thursday 11 August 2022 at 12:00 PM PDT (Vegas Time) / 3:00 PM EST

Dr. Bill Butler

Panel moderator. Retired US Marine Corps Colonel and current Vice President at Capitol Technology University. LinkedIn.

Florence Kasule

Director Of Procurement at United States Digital Service. LinkedIn.

Darren Spencer

Senior Digital Forensics Examiner at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). LinkedIn.

Nigel Stephens

Former staffer in both chambers on Capitol Hill and political campaigns, and Founder and Principal of Phoenix Strategies, Inc. LinkedIn.


2021



2021 Panelists:


Colonel Teri Williams

Then serving as Commander of the 91st Cyber Brigade and Cyber Security Advisor at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Has since been promoted to Brigadier General. LinkedIn.

Amélie Koran

Most recently served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHD) Office of the Inspector General (IG). LinkedIn.

Elizabeth Schweinsberg

Currently serving as Digital Services Expert at the US Digital Service (USDS), based out of Silicon Valley. LinkedIn.

Joe Billingsley

Panel organizer and moderator, Director of Strategic Engagement at the National Defense University's College of Information and Cyberspace, and MCPA Founder. LinkedIn.


2020



2020 Panelists:


Chris Pimlott

Engineer at the US Digital Service. LinkedIn.

Liz Popiak

US Army Cyber Direct Commissioning Program Co-Creator, recently retired Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army, and MCPA Augusta Chapter President. LinkedIn.

John Felker

Assistant Director of the Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and MCPA Advisor. LinkedIn.

Diane Janosek

Roman Vitkovitsky

US Marine Corps Cyber Auxiliary and recently retired Lieutenant Colonel in the USMC. LinkedIn.

Joe Billingsley

Panel organizer and moderator, Director of Strategic Engagement at the National Defense University's College of Information and Cyberspace, and MCPA Founder. LinkedIn.

Thanks, Travis!

A special thanks to MCPA member, Colonel Travis Hartman (seen here on the right being presented the Order of Thor medal in 2019 by the MCPA founder at National Defense University in Washington DC). As an organizer of the DEF CON Career Hacking Village, he made the NSP possible for the MCPA in 2020. We appreciate it! He and the Career Hacking Village most recently exhibited at HammerCon, our national convention.