The Cyberspace Information Operations Study Center hosts its first symposium “Air Force Symposium 2008 – Cyberspace” at Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL, this week. Co-hosted by Headquarters 8th Air Force, Barksdale AFB, LA and U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, NE, the symposium is intended to engage military, industry and academic participants on a broad spectrum of topics affecting the cyberspace mission.
Participants include service members, business leaders, researchers, and academics who wish to participate in advancing the U.S. Air Force mission to “fly and fight” in cyberspace. Workshops focus on Doctrine and Concepts of Operations, Policy and Law, and USAF Cyber Support to National Security.
Sessions will address, among other things, defining cyberspace and working toward establishing the domain, control and use of cyberspace. Participants will also participate in discussions of international and domestic law related to cyberspace and analyze national security and other issues from both military and civilian perspectives.
Scheduled speakers at the symposium include Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Maj. Gen. Charlie Dunlap, Air Force deputy judge advocate general; and Maj. Gen. William T. Lord, commander, Air Force Cyberspace Command.
I’ll be attending as much as I can of the Policy and Law track and Track Three on nat’l security, which involves workshops focused on the question of how “U.S. capabilities and activities in the Cyber Domain can and, if developed, should contribute to national security,” according to materials.
I had to confirm my clearance to attend the conference so my ability to blog from it is going to be rather limited. I’ll do my best to post here about unclassified information and other open developments.