ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association (AFA) announced today that Admiral Michael S. Rogers and General Michael V. Hayden, USAF (Ret.) will be featured on its "Defending the Newest Frontier – Breaking the Cyber Barrier" Panel at AFA's Air, Space & Cyber Conference held September 18-20, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md.
Admiral Rogers is Commander, US Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency (NSA); and Chief, Central Security Service. General Hayden is the Principal at the Chertoff Group and has previously served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Director of NSA.
This announcement comes with news from the Trump administration that the US Cyber Command has been officially elevated to a Unified Command.
Admiral Rogers and General Hayden will speak on the impact cybersecurity has on national security on Tuesday, September 19, before an audience of Air Force and DOD leaders, as well as members of industry, Airmen, interested members of the public and the press.
In celebration of the Air Force's 70th Birthday, the 2017 Air, Space & Cyber Conference is themed Breaking Barriers: Heritage to Horizons. Defense and industry leaders will participate in over 35 sessions to discuss critical issues facing the Air Force and our nation.
Additional keynote speakers include Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth Wright.
Over 7,000 individuals register to attend the Air, Space & Cyber Conference and Technology Exposition every year.
Register and learn more about the 2017 Air, Space & Cyber Conference at www.afa.org/airspacecyber/home.
The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage.
SOURCE Air Force Association