Past Events

December 1-3, 2020—6th Annual West Coast Aerospace Forum
MITRE co-sponsored the West Coast Aerospace Forum, a virtual event this year that provided a rare chance to engage with some of the Air Force's most senior and experienced leaders as well as top civilian national security experts.

November 16-18, 2020—2020 ASCEND online
MITRE space-industry experts joined this year's virtual event to present on topics to inform and enable a safer, more secure future in space, including cybersecurity of space systems

November 5, 2020—Future Battlefield Series: Ensuring PNT Superiority on the Future Battlefield Forum
To strengthen national defense, the Department of Defense and the private sector must work together to create resiliency within the military’s existing GPS enterprise, create sources of PNT that enable robustness and resilience, and find ways to disrupt adversaries’ use of PNT information. Featuring Dr. John Betz, MITRE Fellow Emeritus.

September 18, 2020—Great Power Competition: Spacepower Panel
The spotlight on the space domain is ever increasing, as are the vulnerabilities of this heavily contested and congested environment. Emerging from the ongoing Great Power Competition discourse—and amplified by the challenges we’ve faced in 2020—are signs of evolving spacepower.

September 23, 2020—New Orbit: Space and an All-Domain Future. Hosted by Defense One
This digital event explored how various defense domain puzzle pieces, including the newest space piece, fit into the larger picture of the Joint All-Domain Command & Control (JADC2). Panelists, including MITRE's Vice President for Intelligence Programs and Cross-Cutting Capabilities, discussed the policies and practices that will play in the future of the Defense Department’s mission.

March 2, 2020—AFCEA “WEST 2020”
Eileen Boettcher, MITRE’s vice president for Joint and Services Programs, presented Navy Lt. John Miller with his second-place award in the US Naval Institute’s Emerging & Disruptive Technologies Essay Contest. MITRE sponsors this USNI/Proceedings Magazine essay contest to help spread knowledge of advanced technologies and their national security ramifications by addressing the question, “How should the Sea Services meld technology and innovation to maintain our nation’s advantages?” Read more about the essay contest and all the winning essays.

February 26, 2020—Space System Security Workshop
Members of the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) and MITRE look forward to welcoming attendees to discuss the cyber threats facing the space industry and how we can work together to advance and secure this growing sector’s position in our nation’s infrastructure. The workshop is being held in conjunction with RSA Conference 2020.

December 12, 2019—Nuclear Modernization Seminar
MITRE's Center for Technology & National Security, in conjunction with George Washington University, hosted a Nuclear Modernization Seminar that brought together a wide variety of experts working in and around our nation’s nuclear ecosystem. Participants included VADM Johnny Wolfe, director, Strategic Systems Programs, and retired Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler, former STRATCOM commander.

December 6-7, 2019—Reagan National Defense Forum
MITRE sponsored and attended the annual event that brings together key stakeholders to address the health of our national defense and to promote policies to strengthen the U.S. military. This year's forum included a keynote address by Mark Esper, U.S. Secretary of Defense.

December 6, 2019—5th Annual West Coast Aerospace Forum
MITRE partnered with RAND for its annual forum, which provides a rare chance to engage with some of the Air Force's most senior and experienced leaders as well as top civilian national security experts in a setting that encourages debate, discussion, and audience interaction. Kerry Buckley, MITRE vice president of Air Force Programs, moderated a panel on the “Service Perspective on Joint All Domain Command and Control.”

December 3, 2019—U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Space Summit
Kerry Buckley, MITRE vice president of Air Force Programs, participated on a panel at this year's event. The summit addressed the rapidly evolving space sector, which is expected to grow into a trillion-dollar industry with the potential to create new markets and opportunities that will transform the economy as we know it.

October 29, 2019—The Air Force of the Future
The Air Force of the Future -- What will the U.S. Air Force look like in 2030? What combination of aircraft will be needed to face the threats of the future? Three different organizations were tasked by Congress to figure out just that: the U.S. Air Force, the MITRE Corporation, and the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Dave Gerber, principal author of MITRE’s study of the U.S. Air Force’s 2030 needs, joined a panel of airpower experts to lend their thoughts on the future construct of the U.S. Air Force. Watch the panel discussion.

October 21-25, 2019—International Astronautical Congress
As the space community stands at a pivotal juncture in the course of future human space exploration, IAC brought together the global space community to envision what the next “giant leap for mankind” will be. MITRE representatives, technical experts, and leaders participated in technical sessions and presentations that covered topics ranging from spectrum policy for space radiocommunication systems to cyber protection best practices for small satellites.

October 21, 2019—Opportunities in Acquisition: Technology, Policy, Priorities
To exchange and examine trends, best practices, and progress in the area of acquisition for industry and government, MITRE hosted government leaders and senior industry guests to converge on the latest in defense acquisition.

October 8, 2019—Industry Day VIII
MITRE's National Security sector sponsored this showcase of technical discussion, accomplishments, and goals from the Technology and Innovation Roundtable. This year’s event addressed cutting-edge technology and applications for government missions: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ontology for the Air Force A2-6; cloud and partner collaboration: Roundtable Analysis Exchange Pilot work for Army TRADOC G2; and the Roundtable's work and influences to improve accreditation and acquisition processes for software and technologies.

July 17-20, 2019—Aspen Security Forum
The Aspen Institute presented the Aspen Security Forum to answer critical questions about national and homeland security. MITRE sponsored and participated in this annual event. Sam Visner, Director of the National Cybersecurity FFRDC, joined a panel discussion about Smart Cities.

June 11-13, 2019—Resilient Space: Emergent Technologies/Faster Implementation Conference
When some of the nation's leaders in the realm of space operations gathered at MITRE for the Resilient Space Conference 2019, they had a unified message: the U.S. must dramatically increase its speed acquiring space technologies and reduce delivery times.

May 16, 2019—Cyber Investing Summit
Sam Visner, Director of the National Cybersecurity FFRDC, highlighted the value effective cybersecurity brings to an enterprise, the value our reference architectures bring to creating effective cybersecurity, and the need to elevate cybersecurity architecture to the level of an enterprise-level issue.

March 5, 2019—AFCEA New Horizons 2019 Conference
Sarah MacConduibh, MITRE’s Senior VP of Air Force Portfolio, discussed rapid acquisition and identifying the most efficient and sustainable way to accelerate the delivery of capabilities to the warfighter. 

February 14, 2019—Modernizing U.S. Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications
Dr. Bill LaPlante, Senior VP of MITRE’s National Security Sector, joined General John E. Hyten, Commander of U.S. Strategic Command; Lieutenant General David Deptula, USAF (Ret.), Dean of Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies; and Admiral Edmund Giambastiani, US Navy (Ret.), Seventh Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff for a panel discussion on modernizing U.S. Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3). 

December 5, 2018—Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Emerging Techniques Forum
Sam Visner, Director of the National Cybersecurity FFRDC, discussed the world’s information ecosystem and how it affects our national security.

November 30, 2018—RAND West Coast Aerospace Forum
Dr. Bill LaPlante, Senior VP of MITRE’s National Security Sector, contributed to a panel discussing “A New Era of Competition: Innovative Technology and Operational Concepts.” The panel sessions focused on the challenges confronting the Air Force as it crafts a future force that meets the needs of our nation.

November 17, 2018—MITRExchange: Space: Managing Cyber Threats for Safe Passage
The MITRExchange tech innovation event series lifted off on Nov. 7—a metaphor that perfectly fit the subject of the first session: how to ensure that the mushrooming number of commercial space vehicles will be secure against cyber threats.

October 30, 2018Leading Warfare Expert Visits MITRE
Peter W. Singer, award-winning author and premier futurist in the national security environment, discussed how social media has changed war and politics, and war and politics has changed social media. Sam Visner, Director of the National Cybersecurity FFRDC, moderated the exclusive discussion with MITRE employees. 

September 26, 2018—Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium
Sam Visner, Director of the National Cybersecurity FFRDC, moderated the panel "Protecting the Nation’s Intricate Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Attacks." 


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