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On June 6th, 2018, The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies VITAL Center cohosted a seminar with Venable LLP on “The Coming 5G Revolution”. Topics discussed included policy questions and recommended actions for the rapid adoption of a 5G network, with input from a distinguished panel of government and industry experts. Mr. Terry Halvorsen, Executive Vice President of Samsung and CIO/IT and Mobile B2G provided the keynote, with further input from representatives of Nokia, KMPG, Samsung, The Institute of Cyber Law, and Venable LLP. Dr. Michael Fritze of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and Director of the VITAL Center at the Potomac Institute moderated the discussion.

The seminar can be viewed at the link below.

On September 13, 2017, The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies VITAL Center cohosted a seminar with Venable LLP on, "National Strategy for a Secure Microelectronics Supply Chain". Microelectronics are key components in our defense systems, and assuring that they are both trusted and secure is critical for US national security. In today’s global electronics supply chain, hardware and software vulnerabilities are increasingly prevalent, and a whole-of-government solution is needed to ensure a long-term domestic capability. A solution must exist at every stage of the supply chain to include research and design; production; supply, stock, and store; and deployment. Speakers included: Mr. Terry Halvorsen, former DOD Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Officer at Samsung Worldwide; Mr. Ari Schwartz, former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Cybersecurity, and Director of Cybersecurity Services at Venable; and Mr. J. Michael Daniel, President, Cyber Threat Alliance, and Former White House Cybersecurity Advisor.

This seminar can be viewed below.

 

On September 19, 2018, The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies VITAL Center hosted a seminar on, "Security Strategies for Global Supply Chains". Many industries critical to national security depend on supply chains that today are highly interconnected and global in reach. Attacks and other disruptions to these supply chains can have serious downstream consequences to our economy, infrastructure, and military capabilities. The U.S. government will need to find and implement new tools to identify, monitor, and neutralize threats to the supply chain and will need to eliminate or mitigate the effects of supply chain vulnerabilities. Keynote speaker at this seminar was Dr. Joye Purser, Deputy Director, Analysis and Innovation Division, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE). The panel included Chris Nissen, Director, Asymmetric Threat Response and Supply Chain Security, Special Concepts Group at the MITRE Corporation, and Dr. Tushar Misra, Vice President and Head of Global Oncology and Biologics Operations, Global Manufacturing and Supply, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Inc. Dr. Michael Fritze of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and Director of the VITAL Center at the Potomac Institute moderated the discussion.

This seminar can be viewed below.