CDCA summit to focus on cybersecurity and digital technology


The 13th Annual Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA) Defense Summit will be held on Dec. 11-12 at the Charleston Convention Center.

This year's theme is "Accelerate to Dominate: Increasing the Speed of Warfighting Innovation," and the CDCA is expecting about 1,200 defense leaders and industry experts to attend the summit.

Speakers will include government and industry leaders such as Darlene Coen, NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Acquisition Contract (SEAP) Deputy Program Manager; Brigadier General Lorna Mahlock, Director C4; Vicki Michetti, Director of Cybersecurity Policy and Partnerships, Office of the DCIO-Cybersecurity, Department of Defense; Lieutenant General Lori Reynolds, Deputy Commandant Information, United States Marine Corps; Don Sallee, NIWC-Atlantic IWRP Program Manager, and David Smoak, NIWC-Atlantic Systems Engineering Lead.

Guidehouse, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Illumio, KBR, MacAfee, Patricio Enterprises, Inc., SAIC, Sentar, and Scientific Research Corporation are some of the companies supporting the event.

Attendees can expect discussions to revolve around various topics including Digital Transformation for the Warfighter, The Need for Whole-of-Government Approach, Accelerating Technology Development, Innovating the Operational Architecture, Information Warfare Digital Execution, Model-Based Systems Engineering, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Competing with the Adversary, and Workforce Development.

Visit CDCA’s website for details on registration, sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor space. 

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