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AFA’s Next Mitchell Hour Covers Air Force Cyber Heritage and the Future

June 18, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies welcomes Jason Healy, director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council, as the guest speaker for an upcoming Mitchell Hour. He will discuss both Air Force cyber initiatives and the way ahead.

This Mitchell event will take place on Friday, June 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at AFA’s national headquarters at 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA, next to the Key Bridge Marriott. The presentation will be in AFA’s fourth floor boardroom.

Healey has gathered experience working issues of cyber conflict and security spanning 15 years across the public and private sectors. Starting his career in the United States Air Force, Healey earned two Meritorious Service Medals for his early work in cyber operations at Headquarters Air Force at the Pentagon and as a founding member of the Joint Task Force – Computer Network Defense, the world’s first joint cyber warfighting unit.

Later, as Director for Cyber Infrastructure Protection at the White House from 2003 to 2005, he helped advise the President and coordinated US efforts to secure US cyberspace and critical infrastructure. He has also worked twice for Goldman Sachs, first to anchor their team for responding to cyber attacks and later, as an executive director in Hong Kong to manage Asia-wide business continuity and create the bank’s regional crisis management capabilities to respond to earthquakes, tsunamis, or terrorist attacks.

All Mitchell Hours are free to the public. To register for this event, go to http://june22mitchell2012.eventbrite.com. For additional information, contact Rachel Zimmerman at r.zimmerman@afa.org.

The Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies is an independent, non-profit research, studies, and analysis organization founded by the Air Force Association. It takes its name from America’s most famous and arguably greatest airman, Brig. Gen. William Mitchell. The Institute seeks to carry on, in the modern day, General Mitchell’s tireless and dedicated effort to expand airpower thinking and increase public awareness of the need for this unique military instrument. For more information, visit http://www.afa.org/Mitchell/.

The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage. To accomplish this, we:

  • EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security.
  • ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education.
  • SUPPORT the Total Air Force family and promote aerospace education.

AFA has 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing more than 108,000 members. Visit AFA on the internet at www.afa.org.

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