Save the date: Next HammerCon is Thursday 16 May 2024

Main Track:

CORE (Cyber Operations Readiness & Experiences)

Schedule for Thursday 18 May 2023

Notes: Schedule subject to change. ⚡︎ indicates "lightning talks" (15 minute slot to share ideas but no Q&A).

0845: Opening Remarks

Captain (Ret) G Mark Hardy

Track MC. President of the National Security Corporation. 

Joe Billingsley

Director of Strategic Engagement at the National Defense University (NDU) College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) and founder of the Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA). 

Dr. Brad Sims

President of Capitol Technology University University. 

General (Ret) Keith Alexander

Inaugural Commander of US Cyber Command and former Director of the National Security Agency (NSA). 

Admiral (Ret) Michael Rogers

Former Commander of US Cyber Command and former Director of the National Security Agency (NSA). 

Ambassador Nate Fick

Inaugural US Cyber Ambassador. 

Congressman Mike Gallagher

Chair of the cyber subcommittee in the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and the select committee on China. 

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist and STEM education champion. 

Major General Paul Stanton, PhD

Commanding General of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence (COE) and Fort Gordon, and inaugural member of the Military Cyber Affairs editorial board. 

1000: Keynote

Holly Baroody

Executive Director of USCYBERCOM. 

1030: Military Cyber History Fireside Chat

Dr. Michael Warner

Command Historian of US Cyber Command. 

Jason Healey

Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University SIPA. 

1115: Enlisted Cyber Career Fields Panel

Command Sergeant Major Sheryl Lyon

Senior Enlisted Leader of USCYBERCOM and NSA, and Panel Moderator. 

Senior Chief Petty Officer Doug Sykes

Senior Enlisted Leader of the Plans and Policy Directorate (J5) of Fleet Cyber Command / 10th Fleet. 

Chief Master Sergeant Patrick “Snape” Nunes

Senior Enlisted Leader of the Operations Directorate (J3) of the Cyber National Mission Force. 

Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason Bryant

Senior Enlisted Leader of the Coast Guard Cyber Command 2013 Cyber Protection Team (CPT). 

1200: Lunch

1300: US Cyber Force Panel

Dr. Joseph Schafer

Panel Moderator. Professor at the National Defense University (NDU) College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC). 

Chris Cleary

Principal Cyber Advisor of the Department of the Navy. 

Major General (ret) George Franz

Inaugural Commander of the Cyber National Mission Forces (CNMF). 

Rear Admiral (Ret) Mark Montgomery

Executive Director of the US Cyberspace Solarium Commission (1.0 & 2.0). 

1400: The Autopilot Problem ⚡︎ 

Sergeant Major Amanda Draeger

Sergeant Major of the Army Cyber Institute. 

1415: Peter Drucker on Cyber Warriors ⚡︎ 

Lieutenant Commander Mark Hoffer

Navy Cryptologic Warfare Officer at Cryptologic Warfare Activity (CWA) 66. 

1430: National Security Intelligence & Cyber War Rooms

Matt Ploessel

Founder, Internet Fire Brigade. 

1500: State of Cybersecurity

Kevin Mandia

Air Force Veteran and CEO at Mandiant. 

1530: Women in Cyber Fireside Chat

Christine Billingsley

Dr. Diane Janosek, Esq.

Deputy Director for Compliance at the National Security Agency (NSA) and former Commandant of the National Cryptologic University. 

1600: Mentorship Panel

Amanda Mason

Moderator. MCPA Director and Intelligence Officer in the DC Air National Guard. 

Dr. Paul de Souza

Founder of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI). 

Lieutenant General (Ret) Karen Gibson

Sergeant-at-Arms of the US Senate. 

Major General (Ret) Mitchell Kilgo

Former Commander of the US Army's Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM). 

Command Sergeant Major (Ret) Dave Redmon

Former Senior Enlisted Advisor of US Cyber Command and the National Security Agency (NSA). 

1630: Closing Ceremony: Remarks, Scholarship, and Awards

1700: On-site Reception

1900: End of Reception. Safe travels!

Register to attend here before space runs out!