Cyber Command Chief Confirmed to Speak at AFCEA Conference

AFCEA's 10th annual Homeland Security Conference, "Working Together Today for a More Secure Tomorrow," returns to the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, Washington, D.C., Feb. 22-24. Attendees include government and industry IT professionals, CIOs, and program managers involved in operations, policy and procurement.

As a new feature this year, on February 22, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will host an industry day at the conference. Sessions will focus on current and proposed initiatives and industry opportunities. Additionally, the conference will include several roundtable, focusing on chief information officers, procurement executives, and collaboration when disaster strikes.

Gen. Keith Alexander

Gen. Keith Alexander, USA, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Central Security Service will kick off the conference as the keynote speaker. Alexander will address cybersecurity priorities, including coordination among federal agencies. The intersection of federal, state and local requirements will be the focus of Wednesday's lunch speaker, Chief Cathy Lanier, Chief of Police, District of Columbia.

Conference panel sessions will cover identity management, interagency collaboration, secure information-sharing, border security, and person-centric screening. In addition, sessions will concentrate on critical cyber and homeland security cross-over issues, including situational awareness, training and education, and privacy and security conflicts. Panelists include federal, state and local government officials as well as industry and academia experts.

The Technology Showcase, with more than 80 exhibits, highlights the latest homeland security technologies, including communications equipment, emergency response systems, network and information security, and more. Exhibitors will display products and solutions for law enforcement, federal government, military, and commercial applications.

The exhibits are open to the public (on-site registration required); there is a registration fee to attend the speakers and panel sessions. For details on the event visit

AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global security.

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