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SMART / NDIA-DVC Cyber Security Forum

February 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm




Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART) and the National Defense Industrial Association Delaware Valley Chapter (NDIA-DVC) is hosting a Cyber Security Forum. This half-day seminar brings together industry and government information security experts to discuss cybersecurity priorities, threats, vulnerabilities, and acquisition policies and regulations.

Attendees will obtain a broad overview of the cybersecurity landscape within Federal and Department of Defense agencies as well as an overview of the DoD’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), a cybersecurity assessment and certification program. Learn how these new requirements may impact your business and how to prepare for CMMC.

Date:                Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Location:         Penn State at the Navy Yard, 4960 South 12th Street, Bldg. 661 Philadelphia, PA 19112


12:00 p.m.        Registration and Exhibits / Networking

1:00 p.m.          Welcome, NDIA and SMART

Mr. Bob Carullo, SMART Executive Director
Mr. Paul Trenholm, NDIA-DVC President

1:30 p.m.          Congressional Welcome

Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03, Member of the HASC)

                        Video Presented by District Director

2:00 p.m.          Defense Industrial Base Supply Chain Threat – Undermining National Security

Keith Lunden, Sr. Analyst on the Cyber Physical Threat Intelligence, FireEye

3:00 p.m.          Government Panel Session: Cyber Security Threats, Vulnerabilities and Control

  • Moderator: Mr. Charles Baisley, Director, Strategic Alliances/Government Affairs, FireEye
  • Mr. David Reed, NSWCPD Strategic Cyberphysical Initiatives
  • Ms. Gail Edwards, NAWCADLKE Cybersecurity Engineering Manager
  • Mr. Vishal “Vish” Aswani, Shore Readiness Division (OPNAV N46) Shore and Critical Infrastructure IT/Cybersecurity Program Lead, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
  • TBD, Penn State Applied Research Lab (invited)

4:00 p.m.          Industry Panel Session: Cybersecurity Compliance: Getting ready for CMMC

  • Moderator: Mr. Brian Gocial, Blank Rome
  • Mr. Robert Hanley, VP Cyber Solutions Architect, Sabre Systems, Inc.
  • Mr. Sassan S. Hejazi, Director, Technology Solutions Group, Kreischer Miller
  • Mr. Joseph Bus, Chief Information Officer, EHS Technologies
  • Mr. John O’Sullivan, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Ardalyst

5:00 p.m.          Networking Reception & Exhibits

Dress:              Business Attire

Parking:          On-street parking is available free of charge. Parking in the lot in front of the buildings is not permitted, with the exception of the “Penn State Only” labeled parking spots for people with disabled placards.

Registration:   Registration is on a first come basis. Register early to guarantee space. On-site registration is on a space available basis.

Industry (Advanced Registration) $65.00
Industry (On-site Registration) $80.00
Government ** $ 0.00

To register visit:  https://bit.ly/2QyiBU0

** Government personnel must show government ID at registration and must register in order to guarantee space.

Refund Policy:  100% Registration Refunds (less Eventbrite fees) will be provided upon written request prior to February 17, 2020. To request a refund, please contact the event organizer.

 Hotel AccommodationsA block of rooms have been set-aside at the Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard, 1001 Intrepid Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at a discounted rate of $215 USD per night for attendees.  This rate and availability expires on 11 February 2020.  Parking at the hotel is $20 (+ tax), there is street parking around the hotel. To reserve a room, select the following link: Reservations

Sponsorships and Exhibits: Interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibiting? Please contact Margaret Margle at [email protected]

Please direct any question about this event to:  Margaret Margle [email protected]


February 26, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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Penn State at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA
4960 South 12th Street, Bldg 661
Philadelphia, PA 19112 United States
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