UPDATE: Unfortunately, we have cancelled this event due to a last minute schedule conflict. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, will speak at a Military Reporters & Editors event at 11 a.m., Monday, May 16, 2016, at the Air Force Association building, 1501 Lee Highway in Arlington, Va.
Rogers will discuss current operations and possible changes to the command structure. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., suggested in early April that CYBERCOM should be elevated to a unified command. The command, which reached full operational capability in October 2010, currently is a sub-unified command subordinate to US Strategic Command. Rogers said at the time “the combatant commander designation would allow us to be faster, which would generate better mission outcomes.”
The cost of the event is $15, payable at the door. The money raised supports MRE and enables the organization to continue offering events such as this, our annual conference, and the annual awards contest. The closest metro stop is Rosslyn on the blue, orange, and silver lines.
Rogers has served as commander of CYBERCOM, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service since March 2014. He previously served as director for intelligence for both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Pacific Command, and most recently as commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. 10th Fleet.
The event is being held in partnership with the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Education Program, CyberPatriot. CyberPatriot was conceived by the Air Force Association to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to the nation’s future.
Military Reporters and Editors exists to advance public understanding of the military, national security and homeland defense; to educate and share information with its members and the public on best practices, tools and techniques for such coverage; to represent the interests of working journalists to the government and military; and to assure journalists have access to places where the U.S. military and its allies operate.
Please RSVP to MRE President Amy McCullough at firstname.lastname@example.org.