LandWarNet 2011 Conference and Exposition Focuses on "Transforming Cyber While at War"

Aug 16, 2011, 14:30 ET from AFCEA International

Tampa Convention Center, August 23-25, 2011

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2011 LandWarNet Conference will focus on "Transforming Cyber While at War" at the Tampa Convention Center, August 23-25. This is the premier cyber/signal/command and control/communications forum to bring government and industry together to discuss commercial best business practices and government policy and implementation. AFCEA International and the U.S. Army have put together a comprehensive schedule of featured speakers, panels, track sessions, information exchange forums, and exhibits at this 3-day event.

Featured speakers at LandWarNet include:

  • Ms. Teri Takai, Department of Defense Chief Information Officer
  • ADM William H. McRaven, USN, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command
  • LTG Rhett A. Hernandez, USA, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command /2nd Army
  • LTG Susan S. Lawrence, USA, Chief Information Officer/G-6, U.S. Army
  • LTG Carroll F. Pollett, USA, Director, Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Mr. John T. Chambers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco

The conference co-hosts, LTG Susan Lawrence and LTG Rhett Hernandez, will hold a media availability on the Army network vision for 2020 and the future of Army cyber forces on Wednesday, August 24 at 11:00 a.m. Media who are interested in participating should contact Ms. Jackson at  Those who want to call in should let Ms. Jackson know  and she will provide the phone number.  

Panel sessions will offer attendees the chance to dialogue with the experts.  The Aug. 24 industry panel, comprised of senior leaders from the defense and IT industry, will focus on the Army's information technology acquisition process. The Aug. 24 panel on the recent network integration evaluation will address the Army's new way of doing business—to include the agile acquisition process. An Army Knowledge Management panel on Aug. 25 includes Army and industry leaders who will discuss the Knowledge Economy and the KM business case.

Complementing the speakers and panel sessions are nine tracks and twenty-two Information Exchange Forums. These in-depth sessions will focus on current Army and coalition IT topics, including: transforming cyber while at war; knowledge management; network visibility, control, and protection; enterprise license agreements; and service level management.

In addition, the Technology Showcase will feature more than 400 defense and IT exhibitors including Fortune 500, small business, and local companies, as well as military/government exhibitors. Technologies and solutions that will be demonstrated include NetOps capabilities, secure solutions, satellite systems, network integration, and wireless technology.

There is a registration fee to attend the conference and exposition. For detailed information and on-line registration visit or follow us on Twitter at #LWN11. Media may register by contacting Tobey Jackson at

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