FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tackling Cybersecurity Workforce Challenges in Government & Industry
U.S. Cyber Challenge & AFFIRM Host 5th Annual Cybersecurity Summit
Arlington, VA, February 26, 2018 – Next week, U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) and the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) will host their 5th Annual Cybersecurity Summit on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia. The event will focus on workforce development issues and bring together leadership panels of chief information officers and chief information security officers from government and industry to discuss imposing cyber threats, the difficulties to fill vacant cybersecurity positions throughout the government agencies, and creative solutions to tackle these problems. Tyson Meadors, the Director for Cybersecurity Policy for the National Security Council, will provide the morning keynote address and Christine Calvosa, the Acting Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will be the closing keynote.
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: CenturyLink, 4250 North Fairfax Drive, Second Floor, Arlington, VA 22203
Speakers & Panelists:
Jerrod Bates, Information Security Instructor, Delaware Technical Community College
Tina Bohse, Director of Special Program Sales, CenturyLink Strategic Government
Christine Calvosa, Acting CIO, FCC
Chris Dorobek, GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER
Karen S. Evans, National Director, US Cyber Challenge
Max Everett, Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy
Adrian Gardner, CIO, Federal Emergency Management Agency and VP, AFFIRM
Ira Hobbs, Principal, Hobbs and Hobbs, LLC, Master of Ceremonies
Joe Klimavicz, Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief Information Officer, DOJ
Randy Marchany, Chief Information Security Officer, Virginia Tech
Tyson Meadors, Director for Cybersecurity Policy, National Security Council
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio
Bill Newhouse, Deputy Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Rodney Petersen, Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Tim Ruland, Chief IT Security Officer, US Census Bureau
Ed Rhyne, Program Manager, Cyber Security Division, Science & Technology, US Department of Homeland Security
Howard Whyte, Chief Information Officer, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
To register for the event, visit http://bit.ly/AFFIRMUSCCSummit. For media attendance, please contact Arielle Retrosi at Arielle@affirm.org. If you have any questions about the program, contact the AFFIRM office at 703-778-4646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsors supporting the Cybersecurity Summit include Accenture Federal Services, a strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations firm; CenturyLink, a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company; Cyber Ninjas, a security-oriented consulting services company; Defense Point Security, a cyber security service provider for both government and commercial industry; NIC, an eGovernment services company; Sherman Consulting, Inc., an international advisory firm; and Wright Image Design, in-kind photography.
About US Cyber Challenge:
U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) is a program supported by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate through a contract with the Center for Internet Security, a 501(c)3 organization, and has the mission to significantly reduce the shortage in the cyber workforce by serving as the premier program to identify, attract, recruit and place the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. USCC’s goal is to find 10,000 of America’s best and brightest to fill the ranks of cybersecurity professionals where their skills can be of the greatest value to the nation. Visit www.USCyberChallenge.org and follow @USCybChallenge.
The Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) is a non-profit, volunteer, educational organization whose overall purpose is to improve the management of information and related systems and resources within the Federal government. Founded in 1979 and based in the Washington, DC area, AFFIRM’s members include information resources management professionals from the Federal, academic, and industry sectors. In supporting this purpose, AFFIRM seeks to provide its members with professional development opportunities in three key focus areas of IT education, networking, and interaction with policymakers. For further information on AFFIRM’s programs and scholarship contributions, visit www.AFFIRM.org and follow @AFFIRMtweets for updates.
Contact: Katie Hanson