The Data Science Institute and the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies present: “Online at the Front Line: Air Force Cybersecurity and the Challenge of Winning Wars in the Digital Age” with Air Force Lt. Gen. William J. “Bill” Bender, Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force

The U.S. Air Force was the world’s dominant air force in the industrial age – is it prepared to win in the digital era? Lt. Gen. Bill Bender, the Air Force’s Chief Information Officer and a veteran pilot of nearly a dozen military aircraft, is quick to note that there is no “divide” between the digital world and its tangible counterpart: every modern Air Force mission is conducted in, through and from the cyber realm. Every industry in the world faces similar challenges with digital technology, data and cybersecurity, but perhaps few with more at stake than our nation’s armed forces. Gen. Bender will discuss the challenges of management and innovation in a vast IT enterprise, efforts to improve how the Air Force acquires and develops technology and recruits digital experts, and the best way ahead to guarantee American cybersecurity in a rapidly-changing world.

Light Fare Available | Open to the Public | Registration Not Required