*Reminder* - Watch Live - Mad Scientist "The 2050 Cyber Army" Conference

Watch Live - Mad Scientist "The 2050 Cyber Army" Conference

Mad Scientist is the vehicle for visualizing the Army’s Cyber Force in 2050 and is partnering with the Army Cyber Institute (ACI) at Unites States Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, NY.  For the DoD Missions in cyberspace to be successful, the Army must have cyberspace operational forces, capabilities, facilities, and, partnerships that it can seamlessly and effectively utilize in support of regional, global, Joint, and Army operations.

Mad Scientist is a Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) G-2 (Intelligence) initiative that enables continuous dialogue between Joint military, international partners, academia, policy institutions, and private sector organizations to help the Army explore the evolution of the Operational Environment (OE) through the year 2050.  Mad Scientist also seeks to examine the effects of all aspects of technology on the far-future of armed conflict. 

The Army Cyberspace Strategy for Unified Land Operations 2025 defines three primary missions for the Department of Defense in the cyberspace domain:

1. Defend DoD networks, systems, and information.

2. Defend U.S. and its interests against cyber-attacks of significant consequence.

3. Provide integrated cyber capabilities to support military operations, and contingency plans.

For the DoD Missions in cyberspace to be successful, the Army must have cyberspace operational forces, capabilities, facilities, and, partnerships that it can seamlessly and effectively utilize in support of regional, global, Army, and Joint operations.

To support the primary missions above, this event will address the following three major objectives:

1. What does the cyber environment look like in 2040-2050:  How will cyber influence the environment and the population?  What will connecting look like/what will they connect to?  What are the drivers influencing this or not?

2. How do we build an Army Cyber Force that can dominate the cyber domain in the context of the multi-domain battle concept to gain a position of relative advantage?

3. How can we build shared goals and expectations as well as develop an understanding of roles and responsibilities in order to build and maintain partnerships with U.S. and international academia, industry, defense departments/ministries and other agencies to enhance cyberspace operations?  What new ideas should we be considering?

This event will be streamed live from 13-14 September 2016. The live stream will start at 0900 EST each day. Remote attendees will also be able to participate in the discussions via an online chat room and will be provided an opportunity to provide questions that will be proposed to conference speakers. Please go to the TRADOC Watch Website to view:  http://www.tradoc.army.mil/watch/   

Please join the All Partners Access Network (APAN) to receive updates on the conference, to include list of speakers, agenda, and related information at:  https://community.apan.org/wg/tradoc-g2/mad-scientist/

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