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Monday, August 24, 7:30 - 6:00 PM


Monday, August 24, 9:00 - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Cumming Room
Approved for: 1 CompTIA CEU for Network+, Security+, Storage+, and CASP; 1 GIAC CPE The purpose of this talk will be to review the network security guidelines as outlined in NIAP and FISMA as they apply to modern high performance networks. Specifically this course will examine the relevant security controls from NIST... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Mr. Bob Kimball
Chief Technology Officer
Ciena Government Solutions
Tracks:
Handout(s)

    Monday, August 24, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

    • Room: Cumming Room
    Approved for: 1 CompTIA CEU for A+, Network+, Security+, and CASP; 1 GIAC CPE This Technology overview outlines the technology of Course Wave Division Multiplexing including real world government application examples to demonstrate the value of: A) Overcoming Fiber Exhaustion B) Increasing Fiber Bandwidth capacity C) Providing Multiple Services over existing Fiber Pairs...
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Mr. Dennis Troxel
    Transition Networks
    Tracks:
    Handout(s)

      Monday, August 24, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

      • Room: Cumming Room
      Approved for: 2 CompTIA CEUs for Security+ and CASP; 2 GIAC CPEs DoD is adopting the new NIST Cybersecurity Framework.   This session will discuss the fundamentals of the new IT risk management structure as well as illustrate practical applications of the framework to solidify your agency’s cybersecurity posture....
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker
      Mr. Derrick Dickey
      IAM DoD/National Security Account Manager
      Dell Software Group
      Tracks:

        Monday, August 24, 1:00 - 5:00 PM

          Join the AFCEA Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter at beautiful, award-winning Gordon Lakes Golf Course on Fort Gordon. This tournament benefits our education and scholarship fund. Registration opens at 10:00am and Tee-Off begins at 1:00pm. For additional details, visit: http://www.afceaaugusta.org/common/Content.asp?PN=/Events&PAGE=383&CONTENT=186...

            Tuesday, August 25, 7:00 - 8:30 AM

            • Room: Oglethrope Ballroom Lobby

              Tuesday, August 25, 7:00 - 6:30 PM


              Tuesday, August 25, 8:45 - 10:00 AM

              • Room: Oglethorpe Ballroom
              Speaker(s)
              Speaker
              LtGen Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)
              President and CEO
              AFCEA International
              Keynote
              MG Stephen G. Fogarty, USA
              Commanding General
              U.S. Army Cyber CoE & Fort Gordon

                Tuesday, August 25, 10:00 - 12:00 PM


                Tuesday, August 25, 10:00 - 6:30 PM


                Tuesday, August 25, 10:30 - 11:45 AM

                • Room: Olmstead A/B
                Approved for: 1 CompTIA CEU A+, Network+, and Security+; 1 GIAC CPE The Chief Warrant Officer Panel will provide a discussion centering on Cyberspace Operations & Doctrine.   The FM 3-12 will serve as the source documents to highlight the paradigm shifts as the U.S. Army migrate and evolve from FM 3-38... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Moderator
                CW5 Mark "Al" Mollenkopf, USA
                Command Chief Warrant Officer
                U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence
                Panelist
                CW4 Paul Gross, USA
                Chief Warrant Officer of the Cyber Branch
                Panelist
                CW4 Richard Godfrey, USA
                EW SME & Career Program Manager
                Panelist
                CW5 Abel Chavez, USA
                Senior Warrant Officer/Technical Advisor
                U.S. Army Cyber Protection Brigade
                Panelist
                CW5 Peter Winter, USA
                Regimental Chief Warrant Officer
                Signal Regiment
                Tracks:

                  Tuesday, August 25, 12:00 - 1:15 PM

                  • Room: Oglethorpe Ballroom
                  Speaker(s)
                  Keynote
                  LTG Edward C. Cardon, USA (invited)
                  Commanding General
                  U.S. Army Cyber Command

                    Tuesday, August 25, 1:15 - 2:30 PM


                    Tuesday, August 25, 1:20 - 2:20 PM

                    • Room: Olmstead A/B
                    Approved for: 1 CompTIA CEU A+, Network+, Security+ Spectrum Supportability Risk Assessments are a relatively new requirement mandated by DoD Instruction 4650.01, DoD Policy for Management and Use of the Electromagnetic Spectrum–This session provides a one hour in-depth look at the data requirements, format and content of the SSRA.  In the... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Speaker
                    Mr. Matthew Grenis
                    E3 Program Manager
                    Defense Spectrum Organization
                    Tracks:

                      Tuesday, August 25, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

                      • Room: Cumming Room
                      Approved for: 2 CompTIA CEUs for A+, Network+, Security+ and CASP; 2 GIAC CPEs This will be a discussion from the ground up to include basic concepts up to more sophisticated methods for securing a network.  The outline of the course follows:   Physical Layer Enhancements 1.      Unshielded, Shielded, and Fiber a.      Construction and... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Speaker
                      Mr. Tim Schuett
                      TE Connectivity
                      Tracks:
                      Handout(s)

                        Tuesday, August 25, 2:30 - 3:45 PM

                          Approved for: 1 CompTIA CEU A+, Network+, Security+ and CASP; 1 GIAC CPE Cyber Convergence will impact all of the Joint Services and beyond.  Emerging technology and new threats require rapid decision making and emerging technology and threats are causing changes in the manner that the military and others conduct business... ...read more...
                          Speaker(s)
                          Moderator
                          LTG Rhett A. Hernandez, USA (Ret.)
                          West Point Cyber Chair
                          Army Cyber Institute
                          Panelist
                          COL Jennifer G. Buckner, USA
                          Cyber Commandant
                          U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence
                          Panelist
                          Mr. Gary Martin (invited)
                          Program Executive Officer for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (C3T)
                          U.S. Army
                          Panelist
                          Mr. Jim Craft, SES
                          Deputy Director for Information Enterprise Management/Chief Information Officer
                          Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency
                          Panelist
                          Ms. Rosemary Wenchel, SES
                          Acting Assistant Secretary, Cyber Policy, Office of Policy
                          Department of Homeland Security


                            Tuesday, August 25, 5:00 - 6:30 PM


                            Wednesday, August 26, 7:00 - 8:15 AM

                            • Room: Oglethorpe Ballroom Lobby

                              Wednesday, August 26, 7:00 - 4:30 PM



                              Wednesday, August 26, 9:30 - 10:30 AM

                              • Room: Oglethorpe Ballroom
                              Approved for: 1 CompTIA CEU A+, Network+, and Security+;  1 GIAC CPE Presentation will address challenges and strategic lessons learned within the Intelligence Community during the development of their Cyber Capabilities over the past 20 years and how the Army might address similar challenges and opportunities as the Cyber Center of Excellence... ...read more...
                              Speaker(s)
                              Keynote
                              Mr. Bill Crumm
                              former Chief of NSA Tailored Access Operations (TAO)
                              former NSA SIGINT Director
                              Tracks:

                                Wednesday, August 26, 10:00 - 3:00 PM

                                • Room: Olmstead A/B

                                  Wednesday, August 26, 10:30 - 2:00 PM


                                  Wednesday, August 26, 10:45 - 12:00 PM

                                  • Room: Olmstead A/B
                                  Approved for: 1 CompTIA CEU A+ and Network+ As modernizing the Army's Network remains a key effort, "Expeditionary Network Communications" will update AFCEA guests on methodology behind how the Army material community is supporting development and fielding of expeditionary communications capability. These efforts directly support the expeditionary Army Warfighter Challenges. Highlighted will be... ...read more...
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Speaker
                                  COL James P. Ross, USA
                                  Military Deputy to the Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Center
                                  Project Manager Tactical Radios
                                  Speaker
                                  COL Michael J. Thurston, USA
                                  Project Manager Mission Command
                                  Tracks:

                                    Wednesday, August 26, 10:45 - 1:00 PM

                                    • Room: Lamar A
                                    Speakers include: Moderator: Ms. Amy Tuschen, eScience and Technology Solutions, Inc., Augusta AFCEA   Panelists:  Mr. John Adams, Metova, Inc. COL (Ret) Pete Farrell, Farrell Management and Consulting, LLC SGM Daniel E. Glover, USA (Ret.), The Center for Organizational Excellence Karen Trowbridge, Trowbridge & Trowbridge Randall Zapata, Zapata Technology Chuck Ferry, ARMA Global Corporation/ A General Dynamics IT... ...read more...

                                      Wednesday, August 26, 11:00 - 12:00 PM

                                      • Room: Cumming
                                      Approved for: 1 CompTIA CEU A+, Network+, Security+ and CASP; 1 GIAC CPE There has been a great deal of research about the future of warfare and it seems clear that the US Military’s strategy is intimately tied to highly-interconnected Megacities where over 80% of the world’s population currently resides.  These... ...read more...
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Speaker
                                      Mr. Eric Bassel
                                      Chief Operating Officer
                                      SANS Institute
                                      Tracks:

                                        Wednesday, August 26, 12:30 - 2:30 PM

                                        • Room: Estes B
                                        2 CompTIA CEUs for A+, Network+, Security+, and CASP; 2 GIAC CPEs As the pool of available addresses in the existing Internet Protocol, IPv4, run out, IPv6 is well on it’s way to becoming the new worldwide standard for communications on the Internet.  This session will take a deep dive into... ...read more...
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Mr. Eric Oosting
                                        Network Utility Force
                                        Tracks:
                                        Handout(s)


                                          Wednesday, August 26, 1:15 - 2:15 PM

                                          • Room: Lamar B/C
                                          Approved for 1 CompTIA CEU:  A+; GIAC CPE AESD-W provides support to 1.9 million AKO users, Army users of DoD Enterprise Email and other Enterprise Services across the Army.  The Army recently awarded a contract to Unisys Corporation to provide the service desk to the Army.  Service Desk is on both... ...read more...
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Speaker
                                          Mr. Dennis Kelly
                                          Army Project Officer
                                          Army Enterprise Service Desk


                                            Wednesday, August 26, 2:30 - 3:15 PM

                                            • Room: Oglethorpe Ballroom
                                            During the past two years as the Army Cyber Command Sergeant Major, CSM Harris learned that leaders must adapt to inspire today's "Cyber Skilled Workforce."  This presentation will describe why leading in this relatively new Cyber environment is different when addressing rapidly changing technology and emerging threats, but the same... ...read more...
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Keynote
                                            CSM Rodney Harris, USA
                                            Command Sergeant Major
                                            U.S. Army Cyber Command

                                              Wednesday, August 26, 2:30 - 3:30 PM

                                              • Room: Cumming
                                              Approved for: 1 CompTIA CEU A+, Network+, Security+, and Storage+; 1 GIAC CPE We are used to taking the fight to the enemy, but we are entering into an age where it is expected that the enemy will be doing the same.  Our base and installation infrastructure serves critical DoD missions... ...read more...
                                              Speaker(s)
                                              Speaker
                                              Mr. Mike Assante (invited)
                                              Lead for Training for ICS and SCADA
                                              SANS Industrial Control
                                              Tracks:


                                                Wednesday, August 26, 3:15 - 4:00 PM

                                                • Room: Oglethorpe Ballroom
                                                The Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) is defined by the Department of Defense as a “globally interconnected end-to-end set of information capabilities for collecting, processing, storing, disseminating and managing information on demand to warfighters, policymakers and support personnel.”  The DoDIN is a complex network vital to Army missions and serves... ...read more...
                                                Speaker(s)
                                                Moderator
                                                COL Joe Yavorsky, USA (Ret.)
                                                Chief, Plans Branch G3
                                                7th Signal Command
                                                Panelist
                                                MG John W. Baker, USA
                                                Commanding General
                                                U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)
                                                Panelist
                                                Mr. John Klebonis
                                                Vice President
                                                AT&T Government Solutions
                                                Panelist
                                                Mr. John Schleifer
                                                Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
                                                L-3 National Security Solutions, Defense Solutions Sector

                                                  Wednesday, August 26, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

                                                  • Room: Cumming
                                                  Approved for: 1 CompTIA CEU A+, Network+, Security+, and CASP; 1 GIAC CPE The SANS Institute, in partnership with selected veteran-friendly employers, has established VetSuccess in Cybersecurity to match skilled U.S. military veterans with today’s most compelling cybersecurity-related jobs. The program targets two critical national imperatives: Filling important cybersecurity jobs: VetSuccess... ...read more...
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Speaker
                                                  Mr. David Brown
                                                  Director of CyberTalent
                                                  SANS Institute
                                                  Speaker
                                                  Mr. Jim Michaud
                                                  Director of HR Business Development
                                                  SANS Institute
                                                  Tracks:


                                                    Wednesday, August 26, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

                                                      You don't want to miss this! Augusta's Young AFCEANs are hosting an awesome After Hours Social on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00pm across the street from the Convention Center at The Inside Drive, 953 Jones Street. Dress casual and show up for fun, food and forging new friendships. Our Young AFCEANs are... ...read more...

                                                        Thursday, August 27, 7:00 - 8:00 AM

                                                        • Room: Oglethorpe Ballroom Lobby

                                                          Thursday, August 27, 7:00 - 1:00 PM


                                                          Thursday, August 27, 8:00 - 9:30 AM

                                                          • Room: Oglethorpe Ballroom
                                                          Approved for: 1 CompTIA CEU:  A+, Network +, Security+ and CASP; 1 GIAC CPE When we think of “Cyber” we often think that it applies only to the Government or Department of Defense (DoD), but this is clearly not the case.  The industrial base of the U.S. builds, manages, and maintains... ...read more...
                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Moderator
                                                          LTG Susan Lawrence, USA (Ret.)
                                                          Senior Vice President
                                                          Booz Allen Hamilton
                                                          Panelist
                                                          BG William J. "Bill" Scott, USA (Ret.)
                                                          Vice President, Solutions Integration
                                                          L3 National Security Solutions
                                                          Panelist
                                                          MG John B. Morrison, Jr., USA
                                                          Commanding General, United States Army Network Enterprise Technology Command
                                                          Deputy Commanding General, Second Army
                                                          Panelist
                                                          MG Stephen G. Fogarty, USA
                                                          Commanding General
                                                          U.S. Army Cyber CoE & Fort Gordon
                                                          Panelist
                                                          Mr. Mike Assante (invited)
                                                          Lead for Training for ICS and SCADA
                                                          SANS Industrial Control
                                                          Panelist
                                                          Mr. Tom Patterson
                                                          Vice President and General Manager
                                                          Unisys Global Security Solutions
                                                          Panelist
                                                          RADM William E. Leigher, USN (Ret.)
                                                          Advanced Solutions Director, Intelligence, Information & Services
                                                          Raytheon

                                                            Thursday, August 27, 9:00 - 1:00 PM


                                                            Thursday, August 27, 9:30 - 11:15 AM


                                                            Thursday, August 27, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

                                                            • Room: Olmstead A/B
                                                            1 CompTIA CEU for A+, Network+, Storage+ and CASP; 1 GIAC CPE Defense Enterprise Email (DEE) is the approved email for 1.5 million unclassified and classified Army users and it is mission critical to ensure that each of the Army commands understand the requirements and limitations of this communications system.  As... ...read more...

                                                              Thursday, August 27, 10:00 - 12:00 PM

                                                              • Room: Cumming Room
                                                              2 CompTIA CEUs for A+, Network+ and CASP; 2 GIAC CPEs This session will focus on the underlying GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) and All-Secure PON infrastructure, the implications to the Layer-1 design, using Armored Interlocking Fiber to deploy NIPR/SIPR data and voice requirements and discuss the impact to the current... ...read more...
                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                              Speaker
                                                              Mr. Mike Novak
                                                              Tellabs
                                                              Tracks:


                                                                Thursday, August 27, 12:30 - 2:00 PM

                                                                • Room: Oglethorpe Ballroom
                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                Speaker
                                                                LtGen Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.) (Confirmed)
                                                                President and CEO
                                                                AFCEA International
                                                                Keynote
                                                                Mr. Gary Wang, SES
                                                                Deputy CIO/G-6
                                                                U.S. Army

                                                                  Thursday, August 27, 2:30 - 4:15 PM

                                                                  • Room: Lamar B/C
                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                  Speaker
                                                                  COL Timothy D. Presby, USA
                                                                  TRADOC Capabilities Manager - Cyber
                                                                  Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon
                                                                  Speaker
                                                                  LTC Steven L. Oatman, USA
                                                                  TCM EW
                                                                  Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon
                                                                  Speaker
                                                                  MG Stephen G. Fogarty, USA
                                                                  Commanding General
                                                                  U.S. Army Cyber CoE & Fort Gordon
                                                                  Speaker
                                                                  Mr. Gary Wang, SES
                                                                  Deputy CIO/G-6
                                                                  U.S. Army
                                                                  Speaker
                                                                  Mr. John S. Willison, SES
                                                                  Director, Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate
                                                                  U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC)