Speakers

Carol Balkcom
Director, Product Management, Skills Certification, CompTIA
Day, 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Certifications: Navigating the Future”
Tom Baughan
Vice President of Sales, Monster Government Solutions
Day 2, Plenary Session Panelist – “Cultivating a Globally Competitive Cybersecurity Workforce”
Adam Bennett
Vice President, Cloudburst Security
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist – “Continuing Education: Trends and Gaps”
William Billings
Chief Information Security Architect, HP Federal Software
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “C-Suite Perspectives”
Michael B. Black
Chief Operating Officer, Premier Management Corporation
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist – “Cybersecurity at the Service Academies”
Carl Bridges, Ph.D
Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs/Provost, Hocking College
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist - “The Instrumental Role of Community Colleges and Cybersecurity Education”
Dr. Peggy Brouse
Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, George Mason University
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Delivering Effective Cyber Education and Training”
Diana L. Burley, Ph.D
Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University
Day 1, Keynote Panelist – “Cybersecurity Leadership: Building Capability and National Capacity”
Mario Ceste
Senior Software Engineer, Boeing
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Laying the Foundation: Defining the Goals and Requirements of the Workplace”
Jeanne Contardo, Ph.D
Director of Academic Initiatives, Excelsior College
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Creating the Cyber Curricula for Success”
Frank Cilluffo
Associate Vice President at the George Washington University and Director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute
Day 1, Keynote Panelist – “Call to Action: What are the Problems and National Solutions?”
Vince Crisler
Senior Vice President, ZRA
Day 2, Plenary Session Panelist – “Cybersecurity Leadership: Building Capability and National Capacity”
The Honorable Thomas Davis III
Director of Government Relations, Deloitte LLP, Former Member of Congress (VA), Former Chair of the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform
Day 1, Opening Remarks, Day 2, Keynote Panelist - “Revisiting the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection & Presidential Decision Directive 63”
Paul de Souza
Founder President, Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI)
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist – “Cybersecurity Leadership: Past, Present, and Future”
Lisa Donnan
Vice President, Office of Marketing and Technology, TASC
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist – “Cybersecurity Leadership: Past, Present, and Future”
Charlene Dukes, Ph.D
President, Prince George’s Community College
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist – “The Instrumental Role of Community Colleges and Cybersecurity Education”
Emily Eckland
Director of Digital Strategy and Awareness Campaigns, National Cyber Security Alliance
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist – “Developing the Skillsets for the Public - Private Partnership”
Jeremy Erickson
Computer Science Researcher, Center for Cyber Defenders, Sandia National Laboratories
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist – “ Integrating a University Program into the Government and Private Sector”
Karen Evans
National Director, U.S. Cyber Challenge
Day 1, Plenary Session Panelist – “Training the Cyber Workforce: Success Stories and Best Practices”
Max Everett
Chief Technology Officer, ZRA
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “C-Suite Perspectives”
Dr. Christopher Feudo
President, University of Fairfax
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist - “Delivering Effective Cyber Education and Training”
Eric A. Fischer, Ph.D
Senior Specialist, Science and Technology, Congressional Research Service
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Strategies and Approaches: Defense, Intelligence Community, and Law Enforcement Perspectives”
Richard F. Forno, Ph.D
Director, Graduate Cybersecurity Program A, Director, UMBC Center for Cybersecurity
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Creating the Cyber Curricula for Success”
Allan Friedman, Ph.D
Research Director, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institute
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Government Strategy: Congressional Perspectives”
Gary Gagnon
Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer and Corporate Director of Cybersecurity, The MITRE Corporation
Day 1, Keynote Panelist – “Training the Cyber Workforce: Success Stories and Best Practices”
Michael G. Gelles, Psy.D, ABPP
Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLC
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Laying the Foundation: Defining the Goals and Requirements of the Workplace”
Rick Geritz
CEO and Founder, LifeJourney
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Delivering Effective Cyber Education and Training”
Dr. Ranji Goel
Associate Professor and Chair of Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences, Howard University
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Laying the Foundation: Defining the Goals and Requirements of the Workplace”
Brenton Greene
President & CEO, Applied Communication Sciences
Day 2, Keynote Panelist – “ Revisiting the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection & Presidential Decision Directive 63”
Mark R. Hagerott, Ph.D
Deputy Director, USNA Center for Cyber Security Studies and Distinguished Professor of Cyber Operations and Policy, U.S. Naval Academy
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist – “Cybersecurity at the Service Academies”
Miguel Halling
National Counterintelligence Officer for Cyber & Supply Chain, Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Strategies and Approaches: Defense, Intelligence Community, and Law Enforcement Perspectives”
Lance Hayden, Ph.D
Solutions Architect, Cisco’s Worldwide Security Practice
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist – “Continuing Education: Trends and Gaps”
Ellen Hemmerly
Executive Director and President, UMBC Research Park Corporation and Special Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at UMBC
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “The Business Model for a Cybersecurity Program”
Michael Hermann
Military Legislative Assistant, Rep. Jim Langevin (RI-02)
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Government Strategy: Congressional Perspectives”
Debbie Hughes
Director of Higher Education and Workforce, Business Higher Education Forum
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist - “Laying the Foundation: Defining the Goals and Requirements of the Workplace”
Robert Hutchinson
Senior Manager, Sandia National Laboratories Information Sciences Group
Day 2, Plenary Session Panelist – “Cultivating a Globally Competitive Cybersecurity Workforce”
Eric D. Jones
Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Day2, Breakout Session Panelist – “Cybersecurity Leadership: Past, Present, and Future”
Wyatt Kash
Editor, InformationWeek Government
Day 2, Plenary Session Panelist - “Revisiting the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection & Presidential Decision Directive 63.”
Tom Kellerman
Vice President of Cybersecurity for Trend Micro and Professor, American University
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist – “Integrating a University Program into the Government and Private Sector”
Cameron Kilberg
Assistant Secretary and Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Virginia’s Secretary of Technology
Day 2, Plenary Session Panelist – “Cybersecurity Leadership: Building Capability and National Capacity”
Ray Kinard
Director, Cyber Academy, Northrop Grumman Information Systems
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist – “Continuing Education: Trends and Gaps”
Kip Kunsman
Director, CyberCenter, Anne Arundel Community College
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist – “The Instrumental Role of Community Colleges and Cybersecurity Education”
Phil Lacombe
President and Chief Operating Officer, Secure Mission Solutions
Day 2, Keynote Panelist – “Revisiting the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection and Presidential Decision Directive 63
Margaret Leary, Ph.D, CISSP, CIPP/G, CRISC
Professor of IT/Cybersecurity, Northern Virginia Community College
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Creating the Cyber Curricula for Success”
James Lewis, Ph.D
Senior Fellow and Program Director, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Day 1, Keynote Panelist - “Call to Action: What are the Problems and National Solutions?”
Kent Malwitz
President, UMBC Training Centers
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “The Business Model for a Cyber Program”
Jonathan Margulies
Director, Qmulos
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist – “Developing the Skill sets for the Public-Private Partnership”
The Honorable John O. Marsh Jr.
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, Former Secretary of the Army and Virginia Congressman
Camsie McAdams
Senior Advisory on STEM Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Government Strategy: What’s Our National Education Policy?”
John McCarthy
President, Kamal Advisory Services
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist – “Cybersecurity Leadership: Past, Present, and Future”
Elizabeth McDaniel, Ph.D
Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analysis
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Strategies and Approaches: Defense, Intelligence Community, and Law Enforcement Perspectives”
Ernest McDuffie, Ph.D
Lead for National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, (NICE), National Institute of Standards and Technology
Day 1, Plenary Session Panel – “Training the Cyber Workforce: Success Stories and Best Practices”
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Government Strategy: What’s Our National Education Policy”
Diane Miller
Director, InfoSec Operations and Cyber Initiatives, Program Director, CyberPatriot, Northrop Grumman
Day 1, Breakout Session Panel – “Laying the Foundation: Defining the Goals and Requirements in the Workplace”, Day 1, Plenary Session Panelist - "Call to Action: What Are the Problems and National Solutions"
Diane R. Murphy, Ph.D
Chair, Information Technology and Program Director, Cybersecurity Marymount University
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Delivering Effective Cyber Education and Training”
Marc H. Noble, CISSP-ISSAP, CISM, NSA-IAM, MBCI
Director of Government Affairs, (ISC)²
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Certifications: Navigating the Future”
Casey W. O’Brien
Director and Principal Investigator, National CyberWatch Center
Day 2, Plenary Session Panelist – “Cybersecurity Leadership: Building Capability and National Capacity”
Albert Palacios
College and Career Transitions, Division of Academic and Technical Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
Day 2, Plenary Session Panelist – “Cultivating a Globally Competitive Workforce”
Michael Papay
Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Northrop Grumman Information Systems
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist: “C-Suite Perspectives”
Dr. Victor Piotrowski
Program Director, Nation Science Foundation
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Government Strategy: What’s Our National Education Policy?”
Mohammad Qayoumi
President, San Jose State University
Day 2, Plenary Session Panelist – “Cybersecurity Leadership: Building Capability and National Capacity”
LTC David Raymond, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Army Cyber Center at West Point
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist - “Cybersecurity at the Service Academies”
JR Reagan, CISM, CISSP, CRISC
Principal, Deloitte LLP
Day 1, Plenary Session Panelist – “Training the Cyber Workforce: Success Stories and Best Practices”
Harvey Rishikof
Director of Cybersecurity and the Law, Drexel University, Earle Macke School of Law and Co-Chair American Bar Association National TaskForce on Cyber and the Law Chair, ABA Advisory Committee on Law and National Security
Day 2, Keynote Panelist – “Revisiting the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection and Presidential Decision Directive 63”
Marcus Sachs
Vice President for National Security Policy, Verizon
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “C-Suite Perspectives”
Tony Sager
Director of Programs, Council on Cybersecurity
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist - “Certifications: Navigating the Future”
Melvyn D. Schiavelli, Ph.D
Executive Vice President, Northern Virginia Community College
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist – “The Instrumental Role of Community Colleges and Cybersecurity Education”
Dr. Cedric Sims
Partner, Evermay Consulting Group
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Strategies and Approaches: Defense, Intelligence Community, and Law Enforcement Perspectives”
Gerald Talbot
Executive Director, National Security Professional Development Integration Office, Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “ Developing the Skill sets for the Public-Private Partnership”
Mark Troutman, Ph.D
Associate Director, Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, George Mason University
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist – “Integrating a University Program into the Government and Public Sector”
Dena Haristos Tsamitis, Ph.D
Director, Information Networking Institute and Director of Education, Training, and Outreach, Carnegie Mellon CyLab
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Creating the Cyber Curricula for Success”
Steve Watkins
Editor, Federal Times
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Government Strategy: Congressional Perspectives”
Evan D. Wolff
Partner, Crowell & Moring
Day 2, Plenary Session Panelist – “Cultivating a Globally Competitive Workforce”
Bill Wright
Director, Cybersecurity Partnerships, Symantec Corporation
Day 2, Breakout Session Panelist – “Developing the Skill sets for the Public-Private Partnership”
Lee Zeichner
President, Zeichner Risk Analytics

Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist - "The Business Model for a Cyber Program"
Rob Zitz
Senior Vice President and Chief Systems Architect, Leidos
Day 1, Breakout Session Panelist – “Strategies and Approaches: Defense, Intelligence Community, and Law Enforcement Perspectives”