Suits and Spooks: Innovative Problem-Solving On National Security Issues

“What we are creating now is a monster whose influence is going to change history, provided there is any history left.” (John von Neumann)

 When John von Neumann said those words in 1952, he didn’t mean the Atomic bomb that he helped create as a scientist with the Manhattan Project. He was referring to his revolutionary work in high speed computing. Over sixty years later, the computer has revolutionized every aspect of our life – from currency to medicine to warfare. Our almost total reliance upon insecure software and hardware has made the world less safe, and has fundamentally changed the power equations between State and Non-State actors. 

Suits and Spooks 2017 will focus on identifying the world’s most valuable new technologies, who the threat actors are that are looking to acquire them, and what can be done to stop them.

Admission is $549 for industry, and $375 for full-time government, military, or academia employees. Visit SuitsandSpooks.com to register.

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Greg Elin

GovReady PBC
Greg Elin is the founder and CEO of GovReady PBC which The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate recently awarded a two-year contract to develop tools to help developers through the C&A process to open the door for more secure, compliant and quality software systems. Mr. Elin provides governance, risk management and compliance consulting on multiple projects for federal and state government agencies including the Department of Education, the San Francisco Department of Environment, and Defense Security Cooperation Agency. Before founding GovReady, Mr. Elin was the first Chief Data Officer at the Federal Communication Commission, where he also briefly served as Acting CIO. Before the FCC, he created and established Sunlight Foundation’s Sunlight Labs as tent-pole organization in open government data.