ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Defense's Michael B. Donley, Secretary of the Air Force, and the FBI's Gordon Snow, Assistant Director of the Cyber Division, are among the latest individuals to be added to the growing agenda of the Air Force Association's 2nd annual CyberFutures Conference and Technology Exposition.
The 2012 CyberFutures Conference explores the nation's newest and most challenging area of industry, commerce, government and defense – cyber. This conference gives attendees an opportunity to connect with top leaders from the Air Force, government, industry and academia and benefit from the new conference agenda that offers two days of concurrent sessions.
Mr. Michael B. Donley was sworn in as Secretary of the Air Force on Oct. 17, 2008. He has over 26 years of experience in the national security community, including service in the Senate, White House and the Pentagon. During his career he has been involved in strategy and policymaking at the highest levels and is a recognized expert in national security organization, planning and budgeting. As part of this conference, he'll be able to comment on the Air Force's overall strategy for cyber counterterrorism.
Mr. Snow has spent two decades with the FBI in various positions. As the assistant special agent in charge of the San Francisco Division's San Jose Resident Agency, his operational responsibilities included the counterterrorism and cyber squads, along with others. Later, he was assigned to the Afghanistan theatre of operations as the FBI's on-scene commander for the Counterterrorism Division. Following his return to the U.S., he was appointed section chief in the Cyber Division before being appointed as chief of the Cyber Division's Cyber National Security Section and then the director of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force. In November 2009, he was named deputy assistant director of the Cyber Division.
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This year's conference will be held March 22-23, 2012, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, in National Harbor, Maryland, just minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.
The CyberFutures Conference features a Technology Exposition hall where exhibitors from across the country will display their latest technology in cyber security. In addition, CyberPatriot IV, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, will be holding their national finals competition in conjunction with the conference's sessions. Winners will be announced at an awards banquet concluding the event.
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SOURCE Air Force Association