AFA Announces Inaugural CyberFutures Conference and Technology Exposition

Dec 15, 2010, 11:41 ET from Air Force Association

Conference Highlights Cyberspace and It's Role in Society, Business and War

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association announces its newest conference, the 2011 CyberFutures Conference and Technology Exposition, to be held March 31April 2 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, just across the river from Alexandria and minutes from downtown Washington, DC.

Themed "New Strategies for a New Domain," CyberFutures will focus on critical cyber security policy choices facing our nation that will determine our national security and prosperity in an increasingly interconnected world.

CyberFutures will offer an eclectic group of speakers, from senior-level government leaders to private-sector representatives. Our panels and discussions will concentrate on initiatives taken to secure cyberspace and policy that may need to be implemented to help eliminate threats. Speakers representing the top policy leadership in the discipline from industry, academia and government have been invited.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
  • Paul Kaminski, Chairman and CEO, Technovation
  • General Lord, Chief War Fighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force
  • Brenda Oldfield, Director, Cyber Education and Workforce Development, NCSD, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Vinton Cerf, Chief, Technology Advocate, Google Inc.
  • Martin Libicki, Researcher, Rand Corporation
  • Jason Healey, Executive Director, Cyber Conflict Studies Association

The Technology Exposition will have the latest in information technology and education, sponsored by the nation's leading technology companies.

The finals for CyberPatriot, AFA's unique education competition, will be held in conjunction with CyberFutures. Presented by Northrup Grumman, CyberPatriot is the national high school cyber defense competition, designed to increase students' awareness in cyber security and technology. The competition will conclude with an award ceremony for top winners.

Media registration: Begin planning now to attend. Advance media registration is available at

Learn more about the venue at Over the next few weeks, look for additional speakers, upcoming scheduling specifics and other information updates at

AFA is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has more than 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 125,000 members. Visit AFA at

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