Department of Defense Deputy CIO Headlines FOSE Defense Innovations Conference

Department of Defense Deputy CIO Headlines FOSE Defense Innovations Conference
Experts Provide In-Depth Insights into the Latest Innovative Changes in Defense Technologies

Vienna, Va – March 28, 2012 – At the beginning of this year, the Department of Defense (DoD) released a new strategy that called for increased investments in technological innovation, specifically in the areas of cybersecurity and intelligence systems. Before implementing these advances, the DoD and industry will need to be armed with the knowledge and insights to apply these technologies in a secure environment. The FOSE 2012 Defense Innovations Conference will provide answers to the latest threats, how to adapt enterprise-wide programs, as well as solutions to protecting and achieving the DoD mission. Attendees will be able to participate in sessions focused on Cybersecurity, Mobile Device and Application Security, Enterprise Resource Planning Systems and Biometric Integration. FOSE 2012 will take place April 3-5, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

“The DoD has always been at the forefront of technological innovation,” said Daniel McKinnon, Vice President, Government Events, 1105 Media, Inc. “The heightened state of security combined with directives to cut costs and be more efficient is only elevating the requirements for technologically-advanced, effective and safe solutions. This year we are excited that some of the DoD’s top leaders will share the latest developments, from defending cyberspace to equipping the soldier with secure mobile devices.”

The Defense Innovations Conference keynote address, DoD Force Multipliers in the Cyber Age, will be delivered by Robert Carey, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Information Management, Integration and Technology) and Department of Defense Deputy Chief Information Officer. Mr. Carey’s presentation will include the DoD’s concerns over future budget constraints and will touch upon key areas that could potentially provide more capability, in a secure manner, within a resource-constrained environment.

In addition, industry and government experts in the defense technology market will provide solutions to the latest cyber threats and best practices in DoD technology implementation, including:

-Richard C. Schaeffer, Jr., former Senior Executive, National Security Agency
-Thomas Killion, Ph.D., Director, Biometrics Identity Management Agency, Department of the Army
-Lisa Lee, Information Assurance Program Manager, Program Executive Office Enterprise Information System, U.S. Army
-Elizabeth McGrath, Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense
-Tom Suder, President and Founder, Mobilegov
-Robert Young, Director of Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, Outreach & Mobile Security Division, OCIO, Department of Defense
-Ken Fritzsche, Ph.D., Product Director, Army Knowledge Online, PM Network Enterprise Services

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About FOSE
FOSE, produced by 1105 Media’s Government Events Group, is the premier government information technology (IT) event that brings together federal, state, local and private sector partners to share the latest innovations and best practices in technology implementation. Focusing on both technology and policy management, FOSE 2012 is comprised of five conferences: Cybersecurity, Cloud and Virtualization, Mobile Government, Defense Innovations as well as Records and Information Management.  Providing a year-long educational forum, FOSE will also host individual conferences for each of these topic areas during 2012.  FOSE 2012 will be held April 3-5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Media Contact:
Kristin Graybill
ConnellyWorks, Inc.
571-323-2585 ext. 2190

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