Connecting the Dots in Cybersecurity and UAS – 12/12

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On December 12, 2014, the LAEDC and CalPoly Pomona jointly hosted an event on Cybersecurity and Unmanned Aerial Systems.  With approximately 150 attendees from well-respected research organizations and companies, we embarked on a series of discussions related to the connectivity between these two industries as well as the growth trajectory expected for both.  Please see below for a list of speakers from the event as well as photos and presentations.

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Click here for the press release on this event.

Connecting the Dots Agenda

8:00 – 9:00 am Registration/Coffee and Networking
9:00 – 9:30 am Welcoming Remarks: Provost  Dr. Marten den Boer, Patricia Alarcon, Office of Mayor Garcetti, and Deans
9:30 – 10:00       Keynote:  Frank Flores, VP University Relations, Northrop Grumman on Unmanned Systems
10:00 – 10:15    Break
10:15 -11:15     Panel Session 1
11:15 – 11:30    Break
11:30 – 12:30 Panel Session 2
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch & Keynote Speakers:
– Neil Siegel, Info Systems, NGC on Cybersecurity
– Dr. Robert Bunker, US Army War College
1:40 – 2:40 Panel Session 3
2:40 – 3:00           Break, Reconvene in Main Conference Room
3:00 – 4:00           Wrap-Up Panel Discussion
– Dion Jackson, Dir. AMP SoCal update
– Louis Stewart, Governor’s Office of GoBiz
– JoAnne Stewart, Sr. Dir., LAEDC Red Carpet Service
– Dr. Marie Talnack, CSU5
4:00 – 5:00 Reception: Beer & Wine Tasting in the Atrium
Hosted by McKenna, Long & Aldridge
– Remarks by Lisa Ellman, UAS policy leader

Speakers & Presentation Slides

*Please note that we are still securing approval to publish slides and more will be added here.

UAS Track:

Organizer: Prof. Subodh Bhandari

Moderator: Dr. Ivan Rosenberg, Pres. & CEO, Frontier Assoc.

Panel 1:  Current State of the Art & Challenges
– Dr. Charles Volk, VP Navigation, Northrop
– Jack Ryan, Deputy Branch Chief, NASA Armstrong (download slides)
– Dr. Gary Viviani, VP, Boeing Insitu (download slides)
– Edmund Burke & Marty Waldman, Space Information Labs (download slides)
Panel 2:  Potential Civilian & Military Applications
– Dr. Lance Christensen, JPL
– Brock Christoval, CEO, Flyspan (download slides)
– Jacob Wright, Metro Water District
– Dr. Sean Anderson, CSU Channel Islands (download slides)
– Steve Gitlin, VP – Marketing Strategy, AeroVironment
Panel 3:  Future Direction: Increased Autonomy
– Brandon Stark, UC Merced (download slides)
– J. Phillip Barnes, Northrop Grumman (download slides)
– Tony Acosta, Aerospace Systems, NG (download slides)
– Kyle Fox, Raytheon (download slides)
– Allan Schougaard, Dreamhammer (download slides)
– John Vian, Technical Fellow, Boeing Research & Technology (download slides)

Cybersecurity Track:

Organizer: Prof. Dan Manson

Panel 1:  Critical Infrastructure and UAV/Cyber Issues
– Vincent Nestler, CSU San Bernardino
– Justin Cain, CA Office of Emergency Services
– Dr. Sampigethaya, University of Maryland
– Greer Carper, Chief of Staff, Boeing Unmanned Programs
Panel 2: Law Enforcement/CSU CyberSecurity Issues
– Natasha Howard, Dep. Atty. General., CA DOJ eCrime
– William Perry, CSU Chief Information Security Officer
– Jimmy Garcia, MITRE
– Mike Dust, Asst. Chief CHP, Information Management
– Sgt. Erik Beal, CHP, Information Management
Panel 3:  Workforce Development Issues
– Stephen Burd, Assoc. Dir. UNM, CIARE Program
– James Jones, Exec. Director, MPICT Center
– Diane Miller, Director, InfoSec Operations, NG
– Oliver Rosenbloom, CA Governor’s Office




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