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Main Track:

CORE (Cyber Operations Readiness & Experiences)

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

0845: Opening Remarks

Colonel Linda Riedel

Track MC. Cyber Warfare Officer and Brigade Commander in the South Carolina Army National Guard, and Deputy Director of the Citadel DoD Cyber Institute (CDCI). 

Staff Sergeant Alexus Monroe

National anthem by vocalist in the Soldiers’ Chorus, US Army Field Band.

Dr. Brad Sims

President of Capitol Technology University University and MCPA Advisor. 

Brigadier General Reid Novotny

Director of Intelligence & Cyber Effects Operations, NGB A2/6 and MCPA Advisor. 

Chris Cleary

National President of the MCPA and former inaugural Principal Cyber Advisor of the Department of the Navy. 

1000: Keynote

Brigadier General Terrence Adams

Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor (PCA) to the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) and Senior Military Advisor for Cyber Policy. 

1030: Senior Enlisted Fireside Chat

Master Gunnery Sergeant (Ret) Scott Stalker

Moderator. Former Senior Enlisted Leader of USCYBERCOM and NSA and USSPACECOM, and MCPA Advisor. 

Chief Master Sergeant Kenneth M. Bruce, Jr.

Senior Enlisted Leader of USCYBERCOM and NSA. 

1115: Equilibrium of Power: Turning the Tables on the Adversary

Ian Leatherman

Maritime Cyber Warfare Officer in the Navy Reserve and Zero Trust lead for Microsoft Federal. 

1145: Framework to Understand Offensive Cyber Operations in Warfare

Jay Healey

Former Cyber Strategist at the Officer of the National Cyber Director, founding Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council, and MCPA Advisor. 

1215: Lunch

1300: Panel: Opportunity and Progress in Coordinating DoD Cyber Workforce Efforts

Mark Gorak

Moderator. Principal Director for Resources & Analysis, DoD CIO. 

CJ Maciag

Director for Cyber Science and Technology Research and Academic Outreach within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). 

Lynne Clark

Chief of the National Security Agency (NSA) National Centers of Academic Excellence (NCAE) Project Management Office (PMO)

Patrick Johnson

Workforce Innovation Director, Office of the Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Resources and Analysis, Office of the CIO, Department of Defense (DoD)

Alice Smitley

DoD Cyber Service Academy - Program Manager. 

Matt Isnor

Cyber Workforce Development Branch Chief, Workforce Innovation Directorate, Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Department of Defense (DoD). 

1400: When data contradicts long held security beliefs

Colonel (Ret) Greg Conti

Founding Director of the Army Cyber Institute and trainer at Black Hat and DEF CON. 

Mudge Zatko

Former Cyber Programs Manager at DARPA, deputy Director Google ATAP, Corporate VP R&D at Motorola, Stripe (Fintech) head of Security and IT, Executive at Twitter (InfoSec, IT, CorpSec, and Twitter Service teams), Executive in Residence at Rapid7. 

1500: Cyber Force Conversation (see last year's panel here)

Chris Hollifield

Moderator. Former Special Advisor to USCYBERCOM and Retired Army Officer. 

Vice Admiral (Ret) TJ White

Former Commander of the Cyber National Mission Force and MCPA Advisor. 

Rear Admiral (Ret) Mark Montgomery

Executive Director of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (1.0 & 2.0) and MCPA Advisor. 

1530: Fireside with the Gulas

Chris Cleary

Moderator. National President of the MCPA and former inaugural Principal Cyber Advisor of the Department of the Navy. 

Ron Gula

Co-Founder of Tenable, Air Force Veteran, and MCPA Advisor. 

Cyndi Gula

Managing Director and Co-Founder of Gula Tech Adventures. 

1600: Mentorship Panel

Ronnie Bustamante

Moderator. MCPA Director and Cyber Warfare Officer in the Army National Guard. 

Dr. Diane Janosek

Former Commandant of the National Cryptologic School and MCPA Advisor. 

Captain (Ret) Paul Tortora

Director of the Center for Cyber Security Studies at the US Naval Academy and former Deputy Assistant National Cyber Director in the White House, and MCPA Advisor. 

Master Gunnery Sergeant (Ret) Scott H. Stalker

Former Senior Enlisted Leader of USCYBERCOM, NSA, CSS, and USSPACECOM, and MCPA Advisor. 

1630: Closing Ceremony: Remarks, Scholarship, Awards, and Cyber Bourbon Barrel Raffle

Rear Admiral (Ret) Scott Sanders

Former Deputy Commander of 2nd Fleet and Joint Staff J7 Reserve Deputy Director, and MCPA Distiller. 

1700: Ice Cream Social with Live Music

1900: End of Reception. Safe travels!

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