Lockheed Martin Launches Unmanned Vehicle Control Software that Can Simultaneously Control Multiple UAV Types, Operating Anywhere on Earth
CHEVY CHASE, Md.-- Cybersecurity leaders from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., including the Department of Defense, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, are on the agenda for a one-day deep dive into global threat assessment and solutions at the 3rd Annual Billington International Cybersecurity Summit March 21, Washington, D.C.
As cyber threats continue to plague and undermine governments and private sector organizations around the world, it's imperative that cybersecurity operators and leaders meet and partner to share knowledge and best practices to combat these increasing cyber threats.
Kicking off the program is David Koh, the newly appointed Cyber Commissioner of Singapore. Singapore has just enacted a far-reaching law that gives the cyber commissioner extensive powers over what it deems critical infrastructure industry companies. In the first U.S. speech since the new law's enactment, Koh will offer his view on how Singapore's new law will strengthen his country's and the region's cyber defenses.
Also keynoting is Essye Miller, the acting chief information security officer for the Department of Defense. Ms. Miller will outline DoD's cyber priorities. Cyber has become an increasingly important force in the U.S. defensive and offensive posture around the world. In her position as acting CIO for the Department of Defense, Ms. Miller's portfolio includes coordinating cybersecurity policies, standards and procedures with other federal agencies, coalition partners and industry.
Other keynote speakers at the summit are:
- Update from the Frontlines -- Facing the New Digital Battlefield
Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; Former Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
- U.S. National Security Systems Cybersecurity Challenges in a Global Ecosystem
Marianne Bailey, Deputy National Manager, National Security Systems, NSA
- Decision Calculus for Public Attribution of Cyber Attacks
Rick Ledgett, Former Deputy Director, National Security Agency
- Cybersecurity Priorities of Kuwait Through 2020
Mohammad Altura, Chief, Information Technology Sector (CITRA), Kuwait
Other confirmed speakers are:
- John Felker, Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, DHS
- David Hogue, Technical Director, Cybersecurity Threat Operations Center, NSA
- Atsushi Karimata, Counsellor National Center for Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC) Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan
- Dr. Dennis McCallam, Technical Fellow, Northrop Grumman
- Richard Oehme, Director, Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection, PwC Sweden; Former Director of the Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
- Taimar Peterkop, Director General, Information System Authority, Republic of Estonia
- Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Gregory Touhill, President, Cyxtera Federal Group, Cyxtera Technologies; Former U.S. CISO
Join us March 21 to hear cybersecurity leaders discuss best practices and important cybersecurity developments in the global effort to secure the cyber ecosystem.
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About the summit host: Billington CyberSecurity is an independent media company that produces high-level executive forums, conferences and seminars about cybersecurity. The mission of Billington CyberSecurity is to bring together thought leaders from all sectors to examine the state of cybersecurity and highlight ways to enhance best practices and strengthen cyber defenses within government and the private sector.
Billington International Cybersecurity Summit
David Koh, Singapore Cyber Commissioner
Essye Miller, Acting CIO, Department of Defense
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The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Delivers Successful Sold-Out Training Sessions at SHOT Show 2018
The NTOA offered four sold-out sessions and co-hosted a very well attended full day of critical incident debriefs during SHOT Show's Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP).
Doylestown, Pa. (February 2018) – The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is pleased to announce its four NTOA training sessions offered at SHOT Show 2018, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 23-26, 2018, were some of the most highly demanded sessions available, selling out well before the show debuted. The NTOA also teamed up with SHOT Show to co-host a very well attended full day of critical incident debriefs taught by subject matter experts from around the United States.
The NTOA taught four seminars on current hot topics, including Top Tactical Concepts for Law Enforcement Operations, Active Shooter Update and the Advanced Police Officer, Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects and The Future of Tactical Patrol Operations.
"Year after year we see our sessions sell out during the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) portion of SHOT Show, which demonstrates that the demand for quality, credible and proven training tactics is only increasing. We are honored to be included in this effort and are happy to contribute to the ultimate goal of enhancing the performance and professional status of our law enforcement brethren through our training resources. We look forward to coming back to LEEP in 2019 with even more dynamic sessions," remarked Don Kester, the NTOA's Director of Training and Education.
As part of LEEP, participants receive a certificate of attendance upon completion, confirming course participation and documenting their training. The LEEP program focuses on the most contemporary law enforcement challenges and technology advancements.
The NTOA is proud to offer training sessions during the annual SHOT Show and contribute to the law enforcement attendance rise year after year. This year's SHOT Show saw the addition of a fourth NTOA training session (up from three in 2017), as well as the newly added full day of critical incident debriefs, and continued demand for more information and sessions from its attendees.
For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit ntoa.org or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.
Northrop Grumman is looking for participants to create and test swarm-based tactics through their test bed platform
BALTIMORE – The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) as a Phase 1 Swarm Systems Integrator for the Agency’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program. As part of the program, Northrop Grumman will launch its first open architecture test bed and is seeking participants to create and test their own swarm-based tactics on the platform. Northrop Grumman is teamed with Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and the Interactive Computing Experiences Research Cluster, directed by Dr. Joseph LaViola at the University of Central Florida.
As part of the DARPA OFFSET program, Northrop Grumman serves as a swarm systems integrator, tasked with designing, developing and deploying a swarm-system, open-based architecture for swarm technologies in both a game-based environment and physical test bed. The team has been tasked to produce tactics and technologies to test on the architecture and is responsible for engaging a wider development and user audience through rapid technology-development exercises known as “swarm sprints.”
Approximately every six months, DARPA plans to solicit proposals from potential “sprinters” in one of five thrust areas: swarm tactics, swarm autonomy, human-swarm teaming, virtual environment and physical test bed. Participants from academia, small business and large corporations are invited to join in these swarm sprints. Sprinters will work with the integration team to create and test their own novel swarm tactics within the test bed environment. The end of each sprint will coincide with live physical test experiments with DARPA, the systems integrator team and other sprinters.
To participate in Northrop Grumman’s swarm sprints, visit the Swarm Tactics Exchange Portal at http://www.swarmtex.com.
The goal of the OFFSET program is to provide small-unit infantry forces with small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) or small unmanned ground systems (UGSs) in swarms of 250 or more robots that support diverse missions in complex urban environments. OFFSET seeks to advance the integration of modern swarm tactics and leverage emerging technologies in swarm autonomy and human-swarm teaming.
“Cognitive autonomy has the potential to transform all defense and security systems. OFFSET will explore a variety of applications in relevant mission scenarios,” said Vern Boyle, vice president, advanced technologies, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. “We are applying cutting-edge technologies in robotics, robot autonomy, machine learning and swarm control to ultimately enhance our contributions to the warfighter.”
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. Please visit news.northropgrumman.com and follow us on Twitter, @NGCNews, for more information.
Sag Harbor, NY (February 15, 2018) – Participants and guests at this year's TEC 2018, presented by PSA will have the opportunity to explore and compare the various types of door interlocking systems at an informative session presented by Skip Burnham, A/E Sales Manager for Dortronics Systems Inc. The AIA accredited course will take place on Tuesday, March 13 from 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm.
TEC 2018 will be held March 12-16, 2018 at the Sheraton Downtown in Denver, CO and is open to everyone in the physical security industry. In addition to their presentation, Dortronics is also exhibiting in booth #101.
"Door interlocking systems are an important access control solution and our course offering will focus on the various types and components that are available for various applications," said Skip Burnham, A/E Sales Manager, Dortronics Systems, Inc. "PSA TEC plays a vital role in educating and growing the industry and we are excited to be part of their education program."
The course, titled Door Interlocks: Applications and System Design, will review the various types of door interlocks, mantraps, sally ports and their applications as well as discuss the different types of interlock controls and the accessories required for a fully functional system. The appropriate use of each type and its configuration to meet the intended design criteria will also be reviewed. Mr. Burnham is an active member of the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) and holds a Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) certificate.
"PSA TEC is amplified this year with 140 sessions presented by security industry leaders," said Anthony Berticelli, Director of Education at PSA Security Network. "We have worked to set up eight different tracks that will contain sessions for every level of professional in the security industry."
PSA TEC's training venue is open to all industry professionals and is designed to meet the educational needs of all employees within an integrator's organization with sessions serving disciplines including business management, sales and marketing, HR and recruiting, project management and operations, and installation and service.
Register to attend and find more information about TEC 2018: www.psatec.com.