Main Track:

CORE (Cyber Operations Readiness & Experiences)


  • Main track will be livestreamed to MCPA members

  • Presentations will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel

  • See the schedule for the two other tracks at these links:

    • research / academic oriented track (here)

    • commercial / private sector oriented track (here)

Schedule for Thursday 19 May 2022

Note: The agenda is subject to change. All times EST.

0730: Event Registration Opens

0830: Opening Remarks

Colonel (Ret) Carmine Cicalese

Track MC and Former Division Chief for Cyberspace and Information Operations at the Army G-3/5/7


Joe Billingsley

Founder of the Military Cyber Professionals Association


Dr. Brad Sims

President of Capitol Technology University


Congressman Jim Langevin

Chair of the HASC Cyber Subcommittee

White House Site

Brigadier General (Ret) Chris Inglis

National Cyber Director

White House Site

Jeff Moss

Founder of DEF CON and Black Hat


Brigadier General Paul Craft

Army Chief of Cyber


0930: A View from the Pentagon

Chris Cleary

Principal Cyber Advisor at the Department of the Navy


1000: Talent Management is More Than Money

Sergeant Major Amanda Draeger

Sergeant Major of the Army Cyber Institute


1030: Panel: The State of Military Cyber Career Fields

Captain James Caroland

Panel Moderator and Chair of the Cyber Science Department at the Naval Academy


Colonel Carlos Alford

Former Air Force Cyberwarfare Operations Career Field Manager

Service Site

Colonel Todd Arnold, PhD

Cyber Electromagnetic Activities Research Group Lead at the Army Cyber Institute


Commander Michael Chien

Cyber Strategy Division Chief at the US Coast Guard


Captain Will Tirrell

Former Cryptologic Warfare Officer Community Manager


Colonel Joe Wingo

Cyber and Spectum Operations Chief at the US Space Force


Lieutenant Colonel Tony Siciliano

Senior Cyberspace Warfare Development Officer (1705) in the US Marine Corps


1200: Lunch Break

1300: Convention Keynote

Command Sergeant Major Sheryl Lyon

Command Senior Enlisted Leader of US Cyber Command and the National Security Agency


1400: Fireside Chat

Tom Wingfield

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy


Rear Admiral (Ret) Mark Montgomery

Executive Director of the US Cyberspace Solarium Commission


1430: Update from the Front

Colonel Ihor Kovalevskyi

Military Attaché at the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA

Embassy Site

1500: A Hacker's Perspective

Chris Roberts

Hacker and Veteran


1530: Mentorship Panel

Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Mason

Panel Moderator and J2-Air of the DC Air National Guard


Major General (Ret) George Franz

Former Director of Operations at USCYBERCOM


Dr. Diane Janosek

Deputy Director for Compliance of the National Security Agency


Master Gunnery Sergeant Scott Stalker

Command Senior Enlisted Leader of US Space Command


1630: Closing Remarks

1700: Evening Reception and Scholarship Announcement

1900: End of Entire Event