Information Warfare Forum
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Information Warfare Forum

March 15th, 2023 9:00am-11:00am EST   Virtual, ON24

With the rapid evolution of information technologies, cyberspace and intelligence capabilities, we are at the apex of the Information Age. As evidenced by the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, information and intelligence are now critical components of modern warfare, and global powers are racing to achieve information dominance. 

Information warfare, or the use of information and communications technologies to achieve strategic dominance over an adversary, is an evolving concept on the battlespace. It includes components like network jamming, drone interference, disinformation campaigns, surveillance and other tactics aimed at denying an opponent’s information advantage.

As the U.S. military codifies information warfare into its organizations and operations, efforts are underway to elevate it to a warfighting function and central element of command decisions. During the ExecutiveBiz Events Information Warfare Forum, top military leaders, government officials and industry executives will discuss the implications of information warfare’s rise — and what the Department of Defense is doing to prepare for it.

  • Elizabeth Chamberlain
    Elizabeth Chamberlain -
    Associate Director for Cyberspace Operations and Warfighter Communications, A2/A6, U.S. Department of the Air Force

    Elizabeth Chamberlain, a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, is the Associate Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighter Communications, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters Air Force, Arlington, Virginia. As Associate Director, Ms. Chamberlain is responsible for integrating cyberspace warfare capabilities into the joint fight through strategic vision, policy, guidance, and resource advocacy. Prior to this assignment, she was the Acting Director for Cyber and Strategic Enabling in the Concepts, Development and Management (CDM) Office under the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. In this role, she developed and implemented initiatives and activities for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence as well as the Secretary of the Air Force. Ms. Chamberlain assisted CDM leadership to assess technical and operational risks, identify optimized strategies, and determine operational efficacy to meet cyberspace, information and applied technology requirements for intelligence activities and operations. Ms. Chamberlain was commissioned in 1993 following graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy. A career intelligence officer, her assignments have included duties at the flying unit, Air Operations Center, Wing Intelligence, Military Education, Numbered Air Force, staff of the Secretary of the Air Force, staff of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, six Major Commands and three Combatant Commands as well as the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC). She returned to Civil Service in February 2019.

  • Matthew Glavy
    Lt. Gen. Matthew Glavy -
    Deputy Commandant for Information [DC I], U.S. Marine Corps

    Lieutenant General Glavy was commissioned in May 1986 through the United States Naval Academy. Upon receiving his wings in September of 1988, he was selected to fly the CH-46 Sea Knight. Assignments in the Operating Forces include: Weapons and Tactics Instructor and Embark Officer, HMM-261 (REIN); Aircraft Maintenance Officer, and Executive Officer, HMM-265 (REIN); Current Operations Officer, G-3, 1st MAW; Commanding Officer, HMM-265 (REIN); Commanding General, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, and Commanding General, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command. Assignments in the Supporting Establishment include: Platoon Commander, Officer Candidate School; Operational Test Director, White House Liaison Officer, Presidential Command Pilot and Commanding Officer, HMX-1. Headquarters and Staff Assignments: Plans, Policy and Operation, HQMC; Information Operations, Joint Staff J3; HQMC Aviation, Expeditionary Enablers Branch; Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation, Marine Corps Staff; Deputy Director of Current Operations, United States Cyber Command. Military Education: The Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College and Marine Corps War College. Master’s degrees in both Military Studies and Strategic Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.

  • Rick Harrison
    Rick Harrison -
    President, Noblis

    Rick Harrison is the President of Noblis ESI, responsible for the general management and strategic direction of the company’s overall technical, financial and administrative activities. With 40 years of experience and a proven track record bringing technology advances to the national security mission, Harrison aligns technology and a highly skilled workforce to solve customers’ challenges across the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and Homeland Security. Harrison has extensive experience leading organizations and developing innovative solutions for some of the most complex challenges in Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. His present work focuses on delivering digital engineering and advanced research to his customer base. Prior to joining Noblis ESI in 2008, Mr. Harrison served for 25 years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, where he worked exclusively within the intelligence community serving at Naval intelligence units and national intelligence agencies. Mr. Harrison has a Master of Science in Space Systems Operations from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Maryland, University College.

  • Glenn Hickok
    Glenn Hickok -
    Vice President, Noblis Defense and President, Noblis MSD, Noblis

    In his role as Vice President of Noblis’ Defense Mission Area and President of Noblis MSD, Glenn Hickok leads the overall strategy, program execution and growth for the company’s U.S. Department of Defense portfolio which comprises the Navy, Air Force, Army, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Threat Reduction Agency and other similar organizations. A proven executive in national security, Hickok has extensive experience leveraging technology to improve mission effectiveness across government entities in areas such as counterterrorism, border security, human trafficking and major crime. He has more than 25 years of experience working in or with governments, including ten years of military service as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Navy and on the Chief of Naval Operations staff in the Pentagon. Before joining Noblis, Hickok served as president North America for MSAB, a publicly held global leader in mobile forensic software. Hickok earned a master’s degree in International Security from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of San Diego.

  • Christopher Kennedy
    Col. Christopher Kennedy -
    Commander, Space Delta 6, U.S. Space Force

    Colonel Christopher Kennedy is commander of Space DELTA 6, headquartered at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado. As commander, he is responsible for six squadrons and eight detachments/operating locations, across 13 geographically-separated locations, comprised of more than 1,000 active duty military, Department of Defense civilian and contractor personnel enabling command and control operations for 11 Combatant Commands. DEL 6 provides combat ready forces to operate and maintain the $11.2 billion Satellite Control Network and conduct defensive cyber operations for unique space mission networks. Provide global space access to enable spacecraft command and control, space launch, and orbital operations. Conduct passive and active DCO to enable the national space enterprise. Provide cross-cutting capabilities to Space Deltas. Operations are agile, intelligence-led, cyber-resilient, and driven by innovation, while postured to succeed in a Contested, Degraded, and Operationally-Limited environment. Col. Kennedy earned his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Tulane University and entered the Air Force in May of 2001. He completed Basic Communications Officer Training in February of 2002. Col. Kennedy’s most significant assignments enabled him to understand operations in multiple domains. He gained cyberspace experience while assigned to the National Security Agency from the Air Force Information Warfare Center. He was selected for a career broadening tour as an Air Operations Officer assigned to the Presidential Airlift Squadron. Colonel Kennedy deployed throughout the Middle East with United States Central Command and U.S. Forces-Iraq. He emplaced the initial cyberspace defense personnel on the Space Based Infrared System, then gained invaluable Space Operations experience as the Deputy Commander of the 460th Operations Group.

  • Peter Reddy
    Peter Reddy -
    Executive Director, Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic, U.S. Department of the Navy

    As Executive Director and senior civilian official of Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic, Peter C. Reddy sets command-wide strategic goals and manages engineering and business operations for more than 4,900 federal civilian and military employees, and approximately 9,000 industry partners. NIWC Atlantic’s main campus is in Charleston, South Carolina, with several offices located inside and outside the continental U.S. Reddy is responsible for the execution of technical work applying systems engineering and programmatic discipline to deliver information warfare solutions to warfighters. He provides technical stewardship and expert advice to the Fleet, resource sponsors and stakeholders in the cyber warfare and business IT domains. He works closely with NAVWAR headquarters and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (RDT&E) to further strengthen NIWC Atlantic’s organic engineering capabilities. Commissioned a U.S. Marine Corps second lieutenant in May 1984, Reddy served as an Air Defense Control Officer. He served as an Air Control Officer and Weapons and Tactics Instructor at Marine Air Control Squadrons 7 and 6 in Yuma, Arizona, and Cherry Point, North Carolina, respectively. Significant operational assignments were as Command, Control, Communications Department Head at Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1; and commanding officer of Marine Air Control Squadron 4, MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, deploying with his squadron to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was also commanding officer of Marine Air Control Group 38, deploying with the Group to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Reddy’s staff and acquisition assignments included Mobile Electronic Warfare Support System Project Officer at Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM), Quantico, Virginia; and Air Defense Action Officer, Air Command and Control Branch at Marine Corps headquarters. He served as Project Team Leader for the Common Aviation Command and Control System, MARCORSYSCOM; and Product Group 11 Director, MAGTF C2, Weapons and Sensors Development and Integration, MARCORSYSCOM. After a command reorganization, he was named Program Manager, MAGTF Command, Control and Communications from 2012 until his retirement from active duty in February 2014. After briefly working as a contractor supporting the Rapid Reaction Technology Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Emerging Capability & Prototyping), Mr. Reddy entered federal civil service as chief engineer for the Expeditionary Enterprise Systems & Solutions Sub-Portfolio at NIWC Atlantic. He was selected systems engineer for the Marine Corps and Special Operations Command Portfolio in March 2015. In this position, he provided technical oversight for all center engineering support provided to the Marine Corps and U.S. Special Operations Command spanning command, control, communications, cyber operations, vehicular integration, information technology, and software development and sustainment projects. In January 2017, Reddy was selected for the Senior Science and Technology Manager (SSTM) position of NIWC Atlantic Chief Engineer/5.0 Engineering Competency Lead. He provided technical leadership of the Engineering competency, and formulated, planned and developed comprehensive sets of systems engineering best practices across NIWC Atlantic. In January 2019, he was selected as NIWC Atlantic Deputy Executive Director, providing management oversight over the command’s customer facing departments and project management function. He entered the Senior Executive Service as the command’s Executive Director in November 2019. A 1984 graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering, Reddy also received a Master of Science in systems engineering (electronic warfare) (with distinction) from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey, California; and a Masters of Strategic Studies (distinguished graduate) from the Marine Corps War College. He also has a Master’s in Business Administration from George Mason University and a Master’s Certificate in Information Systems and Operations from NPS. Mr. Reddy also graduated from the Air Command and Staff College and the Marine Corps War College. He is certified Level III in the Defense Acquisition Program Management and Systems Engineering Career Fields; as a Certified Systems Engineering Professional; as a Project Management Professional; and as a Professional Engineer.

  • 9:00am - 9:05am EST

    Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • 9:05am - 9:45am EST

    Keynote Speaker: Lt. Gen. Matthew Glavy

  • 9:45am - 10:45am EST

    Panel: Modernizing Information Warfare in the Commercial Age to Address DoD Needs at the Tactical Edge

  • 10:45am - 10:50am EST

    Closing Comments

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