Tuesday, OCTOBER 6
TS/SCI Classified Day Program // Details will be provided at a later date.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7
08.00 – 17.30 // REGISTRATION OPEN
08.30 – 09.00 // BREAKFAST
09.00 – 09.40 // OPENING KEYNOTE
09.40 – 10.40 // SUPPLY CHAIN: LOCKING EVERYTHING DOWN FOR GOVERNMENT CUSTOMERS
You are only as strong as your weakest link in the supply chain and given the changes in recent times, keeping the supply chain secure is going to be more challenging than ever, as our ways of working have completely changed. Since many satellite operators work with global companies, what needs to be done to keep the international supply chain secure? What are the challenges for satellite companies to meet the demands of stringent government customers? During this panel, we talk about resolving both government and commercial supply chain issues.
10.40 – 11.10 // NETWORKING BREAK
11.10 – 11.40 // THE VIEW FROM CYBER COMMAND
A government official will give updates on the evolving cyber landscape, and where we’ll go next.
11.40 – 12.30 // QUANTUM INFORMATION SCIENCES: THE SPACE EQUATION
A number of companies are now researching quantum information sciences and as more companies get involved in this area, it will undoubtedly impact the space industry. What is quantum-based satellite communication, and what will it look like? We will also examine why it is important for the U.S. to take the lead in this area and how the government and commercial industries can work together in the space arena.
12.30 – 13.45 // LUNCH AND KEYNOTE
14.00 – 15.15 // INTERACTIVE SCENARIO BASED WORKSHOPS/INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
- Workshop 1 – Cybersecurity Lessons Implemented During COVID2019
- Workshop 2 – Continuity of Operations When Supply Chain is Challenged
- Workshop 3 – Lessons Learned about Secure Videoconferencing
15.15 – 16.00 // NETWORKING BREAK
16.00 – 16.45 // SATELLITES: IOT, THE CLOUD…COMBINED PROTECTION AND SECURITY
Cloud-based services are quickly attracting the satellite industry, and will become a more prominent part of souped-up IoT networks in the future. However, this presents unique cyber challenges for government customers wishing to use satellite services. As we move more towards cloud based services, as well as into this IoT revolution, how can space networks build trust, and be a huge part of government networks going forward?
16.45 – 17.30 // SATELLITES IN A NON-GEO WORLD: ALLEVIATING CUSTOMER CONCERNS
It’s a big year for the satellite industry. SpaceX has launched large numbers of Starlink satellites, Telesat will soon be launching satellites in LEO, and many other milestones which could change the dynamic of the entire industry. In this panel, we talk about these new constellations in 2020, and their impact on the government market. we’ll dive into the hardware, the software and other new technology developments.
17.30 – 19.00 // NETWORKING RECEPTION
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
08.00 – 15.30 // REGISTRATION OPEN
08.30 – 09.00 // BREAKFAST
09.00 – 09.40 // THE SPACE FORCE VIEW
09.40 – 10.30 // THREAT LANDSCAPE EVOLUTION: The 20s USHER IN NEW THREAT VECTORS
The threat landscape is always evolving. While we have not yet seen a major cyber satellite incident, most agree that it is only a matter of time. Over the last few months, the way we communicate and work has undergone a revolution. More of us are working from home. While the pandemic will ultimately end, the changes in our lives are far reaching. The threat vectors could change. As we work remotely, how has the threat landscape changed and how could the vectors change?
10.30 – 11.00 // NETWORKING BREAK
11.00 – 11.30 // SPACE ISAC AND THE BENEFITS OF COLLABORATION
The Space ISAC serves to facilitate collaboration across the global space industry to enhance our ability to prepare for and respond to vulnerabilities, incidents, and threats. Here, as we enter a new era of space based cybersecurity, someone from Space ISAC talks about how the government and commercial satellite industry can work better together.
11.30 – 12.15 // BLACKJACK COMING: IMPLICATIONS AND WHAT’S NEXT
The Blackjack constellation could be a major turning point in the government’s use of small satellites. The constellation of approximately 20 satellites is planned to be deployed within the next two years. This panel will explore the collaboration between the government and commercial sectors, and what a successful Blackjack project could mean over the course of a decade.
12.15 – 13.45 // LUNCH AND KEYNOTE
13.45 – 14.15 // DESSERT BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
14.15 – 15.00 // VSATs AND THE FUTURE ROLE OF SATELLITES
It seems over the last few months, one conclusion is apparent, the reliance on satellite technology for secure communication networks will only increase. How is the industry responding to this challenge and how will VSATs be a part of extended networks going forward? What does the future of VSATs look like and how it is has been impacted in recent months? What will the satellite industry do to make sure secure networks continue to run smoothly?
15.00 – 15.30 // WHITE HOUSE VIEW
A final viewpoint from the White House on the cyber and space landscape.