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U.S. Navy Lt. Cdr. Rollie J. Wicks Featured Speaker at March DC Cybersecurity Workshop
Interviewed in 60 Minutes Program "The Coming Swarm"- Revealing Segment about Rise of Game-changing Autonomous Systems

Needham, MA - February 23, 2017 - On March 21, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Rollie J. Wicks will present "The Coming Swarm Autonomous Drones" at the complimentary Cybersecurity Workshop to be held from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Reston, Virginia, USA. Registration is required. Media can register for a complimentary press pass using the code TCVAP17.

Lt. Cdr. Wicks is an associate advisor of the Secretary of the Navy Naval Innovation Advisory Council and an expert in autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Joined by Dr. Jeff Smith, Multi Agency Collaboration Environment (MACE), LCDR Wicks will discuss autonomous systems and the cyber challenges his team is addressing.

Invited to speak about "Managing Cybersecurity Risk in Avionics" is Dr. Kalabhai "Raju" B. Patel, U.S. Air Force. He is the Technical Advisor, Embedded Computer Systems Software Engineering within the Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. An international authority in embedded computer systems software and information assurance, Dr. Patel is responsible for providing advice and guidance to the highest-level Air Force and government officials as well as for nationally important military aerospace weapon system programs.

Echoing the workshop's major theme of bolstering cyber defense, authorities in cybersecurity and C4I standards from the Consortium for Information & Software Quality ™, KDM Analytics, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics Mission Systems will address:

  • Emerging technologies that contain the cost curve for cyber development and integration
  • Cybersecurity and risk analysis
  • How to communicate in an evolving cyber threat environment
  • How to efficiently maintain cyber protection with constantly evolving threats
  • Case studies that reveal the costs of integrating cyber into new systems
  • Economics of Cybersecurity: cost vs. protection

The Cybersecurity Workshop is part of the Object Management GroupĀ® Technical Meeting from March 20-24, 2017 in Reston, Virginia, USA. Details about other events open to the public during the week can be found at https://www.omg.org/news/meetings/tc/va-17/info.htm.

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