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Keith Garred, Systems Engineer with Varonis Public Sector LLC, is a 25+ year IT Pro and INFOSEC specialist. Keith deals with the DOD helping them secure their most valuable assets; data.

Abstract

Organizations need to understand the use of data. Where is it? How sensitive is it? Who has access to it? Has it leaked? This 1 hour presentation and demonstration will explain the most important aspects of a security solution and how the DOD protects and understands use of their data. Does your organization have mandates for Risk Management Framework (RMF) and Continuous Data Monitoring (CDM)? How does your organization plan to address changes in network architecture and access while moving to a Zero Trust model? Learn how to tackle these problems as well as automate much of these mandates.

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During their sixty minutes, Flashpoint analysts will summarize a few relevant topics they have researched and actioned regarding disinformation campaigns. This includes:

  • Social media patterns: Narratives are often developed and spread to targeted influencers before reaching a wider audience
  • Venues for acquiring infrastructure: Illicit online forums and marketplaces where the infrastructure to conduct these campaigns - hijacked accounts, bots and botnets, social media manipulation panels, scam pages - is shared and sold, and where users in turn are often also influenced by disinformation narratives.

Disinformation campaigns are becoming an increasing challenge across various threat domains - physical, cyber, and public. Disinformation campaigns can be opportunistic or long-term, can use fabricated material (creation) or social engineering (curation), can prompt immediate physical security threats, or aim to create conditions conducive to cyber-attacks on a specific country or weak trust in public institutions.

By developing longstanding, reputable personas throughout the international cybercrime domain, Flashpoint analysts have gained unique and actionable insight into how cybercriminals are obtaining access, how they are abusing this access, and for how much they sell access. Utilizing these developed personas, Flashpoint analysts have observed and obtained information around threat actors unauthorized access to privileged environments in networks belonging to entities energy, maritime, aerospace, municipal, and other sectors. Some of this information has been obtained via sources who are believed to possibly have nation-state ties with countries adversarial to the United States and its allies

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Bryan Oliver has been an analyst at Flashpoint for the last year focusing on Russian Cybercrime and Deep and Dark Web activity. Prior to coming to Flashpoint, he spent two years as a consultant in Moscow, Russia, where he had the privilege to work with some of Russia's largest companies in technology and finance. He received an MA from the University of Chicago in 2019 focusing on International Relations and Economics.

Mike Small, Mike Small, one of Flashpoint's intelligence directors, has been studying and operating in the cybercriminal underground for six years. Mike Small also served in the US military.

Andras Toth-Czifra is Flashpoint's analyst of European and Russian cybercrime and disinformation. Born in Hungary, he holds a master's degree in political science and economics from Corvinus University of Budapest. Previously, he worked in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium as a policy advisor for members of parliament sitting in the S&D Group; as a fellow in the Berlin-based European Stability Initiative, one of Europe's leading public policy think tanks; as well as with European consultancies as a freelance political analyst. He specializes in Russian and Eastern European politics and policies and regularly writes on Russian affairs.

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Colonel Eulys B. Shell II
Director, Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) Technical Division, U.S. Army Joint Modernization Command

Colonel Eulys "Bert" Shell II, U.S. Army Signal Corps, is the Joint Modernization Command’s Director of JADC2, assigned in July 2016. In this capacity COL Shell leads a team charged with improving Joint, Interorganizational, and Multinational Interoperability and JADC2 to posture the Joint Force for success in Multi-Domain Operations. From June 2015 to June 2016, COL Shell served as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G6, Executive Officer to the Commanding General, and U.S. Senior National Representative, Allied Land Command, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Izmir, Turkey. COL Shell’s G6 team planned and synchronized Communications and Information Systems and Cyber operations, and interoperability for NATO’s land forces.

From October 2012 to June 2014, COL Shell served as the Deputy Brigade Commander, 516th Signal Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, where his team supported U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Pacific Command with strategic, operational and tactical communications throughout the Pacific Theater. From May 2011 to October 2012, he commanded the 58th Signal Battalion, Okinawa, Japan, where his team provided strategic and operational communications to Joint warfighters throughout the Pacific Theater. COL Shell commanded Soldiers, Civilians and Japanese Employees throughout Okinawa and Guam, and provided the primary satellite hub throughout the Pacific with a dualstep teleport and regional hub node. In October 2012, COL Shell inactivated the 58th Signal Battalion due to U.S. Army restructuring initiatives. From August 2009 to April 2011, he served as the Brigade S3, 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, where he led his team to ensure the training and readiness for five Expeditionary Signal Battalions, and prepared all units for expeditionary operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Other previous assignments include: Operations Branch Chief, NATO CIS Services Agency (NCSA), SHAPE, Belgium (2006-2009); NCSA Liaison Officer to the Commander ISAF, Afghanistan (2008); Brigade S6, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Korea (2003-2005); Company Commander, U.S. Army Recruiting, Frederick, Maryland (2001-2003); Company Commander, A/17th Signal Battalion, Kitzingen, Germany (1999-2001); Deputy G6, Operations, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia (1997-1998); Battalion S6, 1-41 Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia (1996-1997); and Platoon Leader, Radio Teletype Platoon, Korea (1995-1996). COL Shell is a former enlisted Soldier, and served as a Communications Team Chief, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia (1986-1988); and Battery Communications NCO, 1-133 Field Artillery Regiment (1988-1993). COL Shell is a graduate of the US Army Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, US Army Branch Automation Officer Course, the US Army Command and General Staff College, and the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer Program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. COL Shell is married to Rebecca from El Paso, Texas, and they have two adult daughters.

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Timothy Porter - Founder and CEO, Appddiction Studio

Timothy Porter is an Army veteran of 10 years. He achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class within 7 years. After being involved in a bomb explosion, Timothy was medically retired and began to pursue his passion: technology. In 2009, after teaching himself how to develop mobile apps, Tim was nationally recognized by the USA Network Channel as one of their USA Character Unite Award winners for developing an award-winning anti-bullying App for schools. Appddiction Studio was formed in 2011 and has since developed well over 200 commercial mobile apps. Appddiction has also become a leader in Enterprise transformations focusing on Agile and the SAFe Framework.

Timothy Porter has multiple degrees in Management Information Systems and holds an MBA. He is an SPC and RTE and has performed roles for Appddiction Studio as a Scaled program Consultant, Enterprise Coach and Trainer, Agile Coach, Release Train Engineer and Scrum Master. Timothy Porter has taught over 50 public and private SAFe classes and has submitted his packet to become an SPCT Gold Partner. He is certified at all levels of the SAFe Framework and can teach Leading SAFe, SAFe Scrum Master, Advanced Scrum Master, Lean Portfolio Management, Product Owner/Product Management, SAFe DevOps, and SAFe for Architects.

Appddiction Studio has been performing for programs supporting Gunter Air Force Base (AFB) as a Prime Contractor for Agile Coaching, EODIMS JST and EODIMS Backlog Burndown and now as a subcontractor on ACES FoS. Outside Gunter AFB, Appddiction Studio is a subcontractor to SAIC at the FAA and have helped launch multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Appddiction Studio is the 8a organization training Air Force software developers at Kessel Run and is also a subcontractor to Utilligent/CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas, where they have helped CPS Energy adopt the SAFe Framework

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Agile project management is now a requirement for GSA contracts, making it imperative for small, medium and large businesses to get on board with agile. In this workshop, we will help you establish a baseline of vocabulary and knowledge about agile product development methods. We will also explain how this approach differs from traditional methods. Agile is a mindset, not a specific tool, methodology or process. In the workshop we will discuss leading Agile frameworks like Scrum, Scrum@Scale, Scaled Agile, LESS and Kanban, their values, terminology, roles, and ceremonies. We’ll also explore how you can start your journey toward adopting an agile approach. While Agile adoption at the organizational level creates a transparent, responsive, and flexible environment that is capable of handling change in the market, the reality is that not every project or product will benefit from an Agile approach. In this workshop we will also discuss which projects are a good fit for an agile approach and which are not.

Resources:
https://tech.gsa.gov/guides/0_a_guide_newtoagile/
https://18f.gsa.gov/2017/11/30/improving-government-outcomes-through-an-agile-contract-format/

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Dr. Paul Lieber
Mass Influence and Comms Author, IPA Chief Scientist, Former JSOU Faculty
Dr. Paul Lieber is an award-winning scholar and practitioner in global strategic communication and mass communication influence, with over five dozen scholarly publications and presentations on these topics. COLSA Corporation and the Information Professionals Association’s Chief Scientist, he’s served as the Command Writer for two USSOCOM Commanders, likewise Strategic Communication Advisor to the Commander of Special Operations Command-Australia. Within academic environs, Dr. Lieber was a full-time member of the Graduate faculty at Joint Special Operations University, Emerson College, University of South Carolina, and the University of Canberra, respectively. Within these roles, he taught across the entire strategic communication and influence curriculum, with a research emphasis on social media-based persuasion and methodological design.

Dr. Lieber holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Public Affairs and a Masters of Mass Communication from Louisiana State University, likewise a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University.

 


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L. Dean Worley
National Space Program Portfolio Director
National Security Engineering Center (NSEC)
DoD Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)
Mr. Dean Worley is portfolio director for the National Space Program (NSP) portfolio in The MITRE Corporation’s NSEC. The NSEC is an FFRDC sponsored by the Department of Defense. Mr. Worley is responsible for developing, leading, and overseeing MITRE’s NSP overall strategy, work program, and business operations in direct support of the National Reconnaissance Office.

Before assuming the role of the NSP portfolio director, Dean was portfolio director of MITRE’s Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)) portfolio. In less than three years, he optimized MITRE’s effectiveness supporting the USD(I), especially in its highest strategic priorities such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, intelligence architectures and platforms, industrial protection and supply chain resiliency, joint hard target strategies, and innovation.

Dean joined MITRE in September 2015, as a strategist and analyst focusing on national security strategy development, information operations (IO), joint operational planning and execution, and the intelligence community (IC). He was the primary author of the well-received “Hybrid Warfare Deterrence Strategy” for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and was MITRE’s lead for its Counter Russian Aggression Strategic Initiative.

Mr. Worley retired from the USAF as a Colonel after 27 years of service in joint operations, electronic warfare, IO, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, command and control, strategic planning, and the IC. He was a commander at squadron (755th Operations Support Squadron and 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron); group (55th Electronic Combat Group); and wing (461st Air Control Wing) levels, including twice commanding a deployed squadron at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. A decorated combat veteran, he served in operations in the Pacific, Middle East, Central Asia, Caribbean, South America, and Europe. As a Navigator (Electronic Warfare Officer), Dean’s primary weapons systems were the EC-130H Compass Call and E-8C JSTARS. His flying and staff assignments included the USAF Weapons School; National Security Agency; Headquarters US European Command; Headquarters Seventeenth Air Force (Air Forces Africa); and Professor of Strategy at Air War College. He completed his military service on USD(I) staff dual-hatted as Deputy Director, Hard Target Program and Chief, Special Access and Space Programs Division.

Mr. Worley was handpicked as a member of the 2019 Defense Science Board Summer Study on “The Future of U.S. Military Superiority.” In 2019, he earned MITRE’s highest award, the Program Recognition Award, for the “Deliver Uncompromised” strategic study.

Dean earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech, and master’s degrees in both Military Operational Art and Science (Air Command & Staff College), and Strategic Studies with Academic Distinction (Air War College). His executive development includes attending the Center for Creative Leadership, and the Enterprise Leadership Seminar at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.

 


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F. Austin Branch
Executive Director, Information Strategy and Programs, COLSA Corporation
Austin Branch joined the COLSA Corporation in July, 2015 after serving almost 30 years in Federal service as an Army Officer and Senior Civilian. He was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in 1986 from The Citadel, Charleston S.C. and went on to serve in multiple Command and Staff positions in conflict and in peace becoming the Army's first Information Operations Officer. Austin pioneered military operations in the information environment in key leadership positions in the Army and Joint Organizations across the globe.

Upon retirement from the Army, Austin joined the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence as the Deputy Director and Chief of Operations for the Defense Policy Analysis Office, and in 2008 was selected as a Defense Intelligence Senior Executive as Senior Advisor for Defense Information Operations.

In 2010, Austin was selected by the Secretary of Defense to lead the Information Operations and Military Information Support Defense Enterprise as the first Senior Director for this mission area in the Office of Policy and Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict.

In 2013, Austin was again tapped to establish and lead a new organization at the National Counter Terrorism Center to address Domestic Counter Terrorism, Counter Violent Extremism, and Counter Terrorism Cyber Strategy and Policy in support of the National Security Council. Austin is also one of the founder's and President of the newly formed Non-profit, Information Professionals Association (IPA). IPA is a professional organization established to serve the interests of the broader Information community worldwide and for issues related to Cognitive Security.

Austin and his wife, Carol live in Bluffton, South Carolina and have three children. They have two sons serving as active duty Army Officers and a daughter at Elon University, North Carolina.

 


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Bob Pearson
Author, professor, digital consultant
Bob has played a key role in building two media firms that are ranked in the top 50 worldwide. He was employee #1 for GCI Health, where he and CEO of GCI, Bob Feldman, launched a new health division. Most recently, he was involved in building an 800-person firm, W2O Group, which is centered on algorithms, machine-learning and innovative media models that lead to insights-driven marketing communications campaigns. He has served as Chief Technology Officer, President and Vice-Chairman.

Prior to W2O Group, Bob worked as VP of Communities and Conversations at Dell to develop the Fortune 500’s first global social media function—an industry-leading approach to the use of social media, as highlighted in the best seller, GroundSwell. Before Dell, Bob was Head of Global Corporate Communications and Head of Global Pharma Communications at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in Basel, Switzerland, where he served on the Pharma Executive Committee and he held the role of Vice President of Media and Public Affairs for Rhone-Poulenc Rorer (now Sanofi).

He is an author, frequent speaker and blogger on digital marketing, as well as an adjunct professor at The University of Texas McCombs School, where he is teaching a new course on digital media models and developing a second course on persuasive selling. He is a Visiting Scholar at The University of Southern California, where he has designed a new graduate-level class that is focused on emerging analytics and digital models. Bob is also a guest lecturer at the U.S. State Department’s Marketing College with a focus on digital media and how to counter disinformation and extremism. He works in a digital media capacity as a contractor for OTI/USAID and the U.S. Agency for Global Media and serves as an advisor for the Global Engagement Center for the U.S. State Department.

He has written two digital media books (PreCommerce and Storytizing) based on key learning’s from the firm’s work with innovative companies and individuals. Bob’s third book, Countering Hate, explores how bias, hate and extremism forms and how we can counter it. His fourth book, Crafting Persuasion, was written with Kip Knight & Ed Tazzia about their learning’s in teaching companies and diplomats how to tell their story effectively. Bob is currently working on his first novel (a technology thriller) and putting together an outline for a future book about the “next generation” agency.

Bob currently serves as an investor and advisor for several media software companies and as CEO of the MedicAlert Foundation. He resides in Austin, Texas with his wife, Donna.

 


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Matt Venhaus
Executive Director, Information Professionals Association
He is a Senior Principal Cyber Operations Engineer with the MITRE Corporation where he leads, shapes, and manages MITRE’s support to USCYBERCOM. He develops and oversees execution of cross-cutting technical strategies to increase MITRE’s impact in advancing the effectiveness of cyber operations. He has a deep and abiding passion for the effective application of influence and persuasion in warfare as technological advancements drive new realities in the way that people consume and process information.

Previously, Matt served over 28 years in the U.S. Army primarily in the field of persuasive communications (PSYOP) to understand, inform, engage, and influence global publics in support of national policies and objectives. Matt conducted PSYOP on four continents across the full spectrum of peace and armed conflict. His initial service during America’s last period of intense near-peer competition, the Cold War, gave way to peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance throughout the 1990s, and later to the early stages of invasions in Afghanistan and Iraq where he designed, implemented, and managed multi-media campaigns across the Middle East to reduce terrorist recruiting effectiveness. His military service culminated in the Pentagon as the principal staff advisor to the Secretary of Defense for information operations.

A 1987 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Matt is a plank-holder in the PSYOP Regiment and a Life member of the PSYOP Veterans Association. His published works include a special report entitled “Why Youth Join al-Qaeda,” which examined case studies of individuals who became foreign fighters to discern their behavioral motivations and seeks to establish a usable strategy to divert future generations from the path to extremism. He has also authored several classified reports on the application of persuasive communications against malicious cyber actors. He has also been awarded a Master's Degree in International Relations from Troy University, and Masters of Professional Studies in Strategic Public Relations from the George Washington University.

 


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Dr. Brian M. Pierce, PhD
Visiting Research Scientist, Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS), University of Maryland at College Park
Dr. Pierce is a Visiting Research Scientist at the Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) at the University of Maryland at College Park. ARLIS is a University-Affiliated Research Center of the Department of Defense supporting the Intelligence Community.

Pierce is also a mediaX Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University for 2019-2020, and serves on the advisory board for sparks & honey, a “cultural intelligence” firm based in New York City that works with Fortune 100 companies, startups and others to help them visualize disruption scenarios and zone in on opportunities.

Prior to joining ARLIS, Pierce served on the leadership team of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), as Deputy Director and then Director of the Information Innovation Office (I2O) over 2014-2019. During his tenure at DARPA, Pierce contributed to the development and implementation of the strategy for I2O driving advances in artificial intelligence, data analytics and cyber. Additional DARPA experience includes serving as the Deputy Director (2005-2010) of the Strategic Technology Office (STO) with programs in space, cyber, strategic and tactical networks, counter-underground facilities, defense against weapons of mass destruction, small unit operations, maritime operations, and global ISR.

Pierce also has held leadership roles in the aerospace and defense industry, which included Technical Director for Advanced Concepts and Technology at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (2012-2014), and Executive Director for the Electronics Division at Rockwell Scientific Company (now Teledyne Scientific) (2002-2005).

Pierce has published 40 technical articles, and produced 28 U.S. Patents. Dr. Pierce holds a PhD and MS in Chemistry from the University of California at Riverside, and a BS in Chemistry and Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of California at Riverside.



Abstract

Information underpins competition and conflict. Accurate information is vital for situational awareness, planning and assessment. It is also an area of conflict itself, where it is used for influence, persuasion, deception, distraction and coercion. To effectively compete in this great power competition, DOD must evolve to effectively prepare, train, operate and win in this increasingly hostile environment.

IPA and Alamo AFCEA have assembled a panel with decades of experience as thought leaders and pioneers in operations in the information environment. Together they will outline emerging challenges and offer well-considered, candid recommendations for evolving US efforts to more effectively and proactively compete in the information environment.

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Nathan Stacey, Solutions Architect, Elastic

Nathan Stacey is a Principal Solutions Architect at Elastic. Several DOD circles call him Dr. House for fixing their data centers’ highest profile and toughest performance issues. He can still hear the servers humming from years of root cause analysis in data centers. Nathan started working in the Department of Defense in 2001. He has worked with numerous DoD community teams as they continually improve their value to the mission. Nathan has a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. Email: nathan.stacey@elastic.co.

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Elastic is for search. This kind of search can function well for common data center metrics and logs or for datasets unique to a specific mission. But data is data, and many users are realizing the same data can be used for different purposes: security, observability or mission use-cases. Sometimes this is called Dev/Sec/Ops. Monitoring and security are changing to work together.

Best practices have been well tested to synergize security and monitoring specific to common Space use cases. We will discuss these best practices for instance: one single agent with common schemas, error budgets, and how to extract 1553 data.

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Lieutenant General Timothy D. Haugh - Commander, Sixteenth Air Force

Lt. Gen. Timothy D. Haugh is the Commander, Sixteenth Air Force; Commander, Air Forces Cyber, and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. General Haugh is responsible for more than 44,000 personnel conducting worldwide operations. Sixteenth Air Force Airmen deliver multisource intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance products, applications, capabilities and resources. In addition, they build, extend, operate, secure and defend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. Furthermore, Joint Forces Headquarters-Cyber personnel perform operational planning as part of coordinated efforts to support Air Force component and combatant commanders and, upon approval of the President and/or Secretary of Defense, the execution of offensive cyberspace operations. In his position as Sixteenth Air Force Commander, General Haugh also serves as the Commander of the Service Cryptologic Component. In this capacity, he is responsible to the Director, National Security Agency, and Chief, Central Security Service, as the Air Force’s sole authority for matters involving the conduct of cryptologic activities, including the spectrum of missions related to tactical warfighting and national-level operations. The general leads the global information warfare activities spanning cyberspace operations, intelligence, targeting, and weather for nine wings, one technical center, and an operations center.

General Haugh received his commission in 1991, as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Lehigh University. He has served in a variety of intelligence and cyber command and staff assignments. The general has commanded at the squadron, group, and wing levels, and served on the staffs at a numbered Air Force, major command headquarters, and combatant command headquarters. Prior to his current position, General Haugh was the Commander, Cyber National Mission Force. read more...

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Nick Knize is the Geospatial Technical Lead at Elastic and is a Lucene PMC Member and Committer at The Apache Software Foundation. In his roles, he is responsible for geospatial indexing and search capabilities in core Elasticsearch and Apache Lucene. Knize is the former Chief Scientist for Thermopylae Sciences and Technology and has also held roles at Raytheon in the company’s Intelligence and Information Systems division.

He is the inventor of the XTree Hyperspatial indexing, an extension to MongoDB and Accumulo non-relational database systems, and SocialEyez TV for Google TV 2.0, the first SocialTV application for Google TV provides a show specific chat feed over LiveTV and enables users to connect through common TV interests.

Abstract

In order to maintain its competitive edge, the US military depends on open source geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) to enable continuous innovation, knowledge sharing, and improved access for all users across the defense sector. Currently, the US Department of Defense faces two serious challenges when gathering and analyzing geospatial intelligence. First, the barrage of geodata sources like fleet sensors, mobile networks, and applications, and second, the lack of standardized collection and organization practices to make sense of it in time to deliver strategic advantage.

The power of open source maps and search engines is changing that. These technologies have made the analysis of GEOINT faster and more strategic, advancing to the point where personnel can apply layers from unique indexes into one centrally located dashboard and filter across them as the data is added, enabling them to search location data, from geopoints to geoshapes in real-time. This empowers defense analysts to query data faster than before, resulting in improved situational awareness, monitoring, tracking, and spatial analysis capabilities essential to the missions of our troops.

During this session, attendees will learn:

  • How the US military can better utilize geodata as a strategic asset
  • Ways in which open source accelerates GEOINT, specifically through leveraging emerging tech, democratizing data, and simplifying visualization
  • How DoD and intelligence organizations can be more innovative using open source
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Jim Perschbach - President & CEO, Port San Antonio

Jim joined the Port in 2014 as Executive Vice President of Business Development—leading a team that provides strategic support to grow advanced industries on the 1,900-acre campus. He assumed the role of President & CEO in June 2018. Since that time, over 3,500 new jobs have been created at the Port in fields that include aerospace, cybersecurity, robotics and other advanced technologies.

Previously he worked as an attorney in private practice, where he counseled clients in sectors that include aerospace and advanced manufacturing. He is a past chair of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Aerospace Committee and the Alamo Academies—Alamo Colleges’ renowned program that prepares young people for careers in aerospace, cybersecurity, manufacturing and other advanced fields. He is also past chair of Alamo Colleges’ Scobee Education Center / Challenger Learning Center. Jim is currently an ex-officio board member of the Dee Howard Foundation and sites on the board of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. In 2018, he was appointed Honorary Commander of the 502nd Airbase Wing at Joint Base San Antonio. He has also been named by the Business Journals as one of the country’s top 100 executives to watch. Jim holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from The George Washington University and earned his law degree from The University of Houston Law Center.

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Continuous monitoring of application performance is essential to the DOD’s day to day operations, including delivery of mission critical support to key stakeholders. Join us for a training on best practices for monitoring the performance of all your agency’s applications, whether on-premises, hybrid, or in multi-cloud environments, including AWS®, Azure®, or private cloud environments. We’ll review a range of application deployment options for government, discuss challenges and suggestions for monitoring hybrid and multi-cloud environments, and demonstrate how an application monitoring solution like SolarWinds® Server & Application Monitor (SAM) can provide a unified view of application performance.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Monitor performance regardless of where applications are deployed
  • Leverage API integrations to monitor AWS and Azure environments
  • Deploy custom Windows® and Linux® agents to monitor hybrid or private cloud applications
  • Leverage templates to monitor hundreds of applications, including SaaS applications like Microsoft® Office 365®
  • Utilize monitoring data to improve troubleshooting and visibility to SLA metrics
  • Leverage database performance monitoring on-premises, virtualized, and in the cloud
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