Friday, May 20th, 2016
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
121 Cannon House Office Building

Featuring Remarks by:

The Honorable John Young, Jr.
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition (ASN(RDA)); Former Director, Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E), Member of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Ms. Melissa Hathaway
Spearheaded the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Barack Obama; Led the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) for President George W. Bush; Senior Advisor, Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Member of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Mr. Ken Colucci
Former Head of Strategic Relations for MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Former Chief of Staff of the National Commission for the Review of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Former VP for Business Development & Strategic Planning, Pacific Sierra Research Corporation (PSR)


Microelectronics are key components in our defense systems, and assuring that they are trusted is critical for US national security. Today the United States spends billions of dollars on software in cybersecurity but very little to secure the hardware our systems depend on. With the sale of IBM Microelectronics to GlobalFoundries, long-term US government access to Trusted State-of-the-Art microelectronics remains uncertain. To successfully meet current and future operational needs, the USG must invest in alternative fabrication solutions that solve both trust and access issues, and can be implemented in the near-term. Secure and assured microelectronics are essential to our national security systems, and a solution that ensures long-term viability is needed. This seminar will review the importance of hardware security and discuss current efforts to ensure US government access to Trusted State-of-the-Art microelectronics for the future.


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