H A M M E R C O N . O R G
HammerCon is the national convention of the Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA) and serves as the premier gathering of/by/for the American military cyber community.
More than another event with a bunch of speakers, this is truly an experience. Check out photos, videos, and other archival information about our inaugural 2022 convention here.
HammerCon 2.0 is scheduled for Thursday 18 May at the CapTech campus in Laurel! Check back here for further details!
The theme for our upcoming HammerCon is
"Understanding our PAST to succeed in the PRESENT and shape the FUTURE"
Past - Present - Future
All pre-registered attendees are also invited to the pre-HammerCon Social at DreamPort on Wednesday 17 May. There are currently no other official/authorized HammerCon pre-parties or after-parties.
All Enlisted members of the MCPA with a child going to college are encouraged to apply for the scholarship no later than 30 April 2023! Apply here.
Planned Activities: similar scope as last year, but more!
3 Tracks: main, academic, and commercial
Speakers, panels, and fireside chats on a diverse array of topics
Villages: IOT, RF, and Lock Picking
Exhibitors: info tables from orgs across this community and beyond
VIP Lounge: GO/FO/SES, speakers (see below), Advisors, and others
Consumables: food, drink, and other free stuff
Cyber Single Barrel Bourbon pre-order pickup and real wooden barrel raffle
Free for US military personnel (active, reserve, guard, and academy/contracted cadets) and MCPA members (which is free for US military, US government, and honorably discharged US military veterans). Small fee for US Government Civilian Employees. Larger fee for others. Register ASAP before space fills up!
Get ready to hear, meet, and interact with leaders and practitioners from across the broader military cyber community of interest. Find info about the speakers below. This page will continue to be updated, so check back soon!
General (Ret) Keith Alexander
Inaugural Commander of US Cyber Command and former Director of the National Security Agency (NSA). https://www.linkedin.com/in/kbaironnet/
Admiral (Ret) Mike Rogers
Former Commander of US Cyber Command and former Director of the National Security Agency (NSA). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_S._Rogers
Congressman Mike Gallagher
Chair of the cyber subcommittee in the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and the select committee on China. https://gallagher.house.gov/
Lieutenant General (Ret) Karen Gibson
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Dr. Diane Janosek, Esq.
Deputy Director for Compliance at the National Security Agency (NSA) and former Commandant of the National Cryptologic University. https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-janosek-abc/
Major General (Ret) Jim Keffer
Vice President for Future Warfare Concepts and Cyber at Lockheed Martin Government Services and former Chief of Staff of US Cyber Command. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-keffer-major-general-us-air-force-ret-lockheed-martin-096160b6/
Major General (Ret) Mitchell Kilgo
Former Commander of the US Army's Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM). https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchellkilgo/
Colonel Ihor Kovalevskyi
Command Sergeant Major (Ret) Dave Redmon
Former Senior Enlisted Advisor of US Cyber Command and the National Security Agency (NSA). https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidredmon/
Sergeant Major Amanda Draeger
Principal Cyber Advisor of the Department of the Navy. https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-cleary-pmp-cissp-6242b635/
Cyber Strategist in the Office of the National Cyber Director. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonhealey/
Intelligence Officer in the DC Air National Guard and MCPA Director. https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandasmason/
Colonel Wayne Sanders
Chief of Staff of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. https://www.linkedin.com/in/wayne-sanders-a4b92216/
Captain (Ret) G Mark Hardy
Dr. Paul de Souza
Professor at the National Defense University (NDU) College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC). https://www.linkedin.com/in/jd-work-22096010/
Dr. Brad Sims
Navy Cyber Warfare Engineer (CWE) veteran and contractor at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-dean/
Dr. Ibrahim Baggili
Founder of the BiT Lab at the Louisiana State University (LSU). https://www.linkedin.com/in/baggili/
Cyber Systems Researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) / Lincoln Laboratory and former US Cyber Command J9 Deputy Director for Technology. https://www.linkedin.com/in/berl-mike-thomas/
Dr. Tyler Cody
Assistant Research Professor at the Virginia Tech (VT) National Security Institute (NSI). https://www.linkedin.com/in/tyler-cody-8a3074124/
Captain (Ret) Andy Stewart
Senior National Security and Government Strategist at Cisco and former Commanding Officer of the Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group (NCWDG) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewdstewart91/
Senior Advisor of Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC) 2.0. https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipniedermair/
Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos
Faculty at the New York University (NYU) Center for Global Affairs (CGA) and founding Dean of the Air Force Cyber College (AFCC). https://www.linkedin.com/in/yannakog/
Director of Strategic Engagement at the National Defense University (NDU) College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) and founder of the Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA). https://www.linkedin.com/in/joebillingsley/
We are welcoming a limited number of exhibitors that can provide information useful to American military cyber professionals. These exhibitors include military units, government offices, schools, industry, and/or nonprofits. If interested in exhibiting please fill out the CFE and contact christine at milcyber dot org. To get a sense of what to expect this year, check out a list of last year's organizations below.