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Defending the Nation in Cyberspace

Location: Vogt Bldg. Room 311
Date: Thursday September 26, 2013
Reception starts at 11:30 AM
Presentation starts at 12:00 PM
Informal Discussion starts at 1:00 PM


Defending the Nation in Cyberspace

Presenter: Mark A. Smith, Deputy to the Commanding General, INSCOM

The digital universe is growing at an explosive rate. With that growth have come unprecedented electronic attempts to penetrate US Government and military networks to disrupt these systems or steal national security secrets. Cyberspace bad actors, both domestic and foreign, mount thousands of attempts daily to penetrate our network defenses.

The US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) is forming a new Military Intelligence (Cyber) Brigade -- the Army’s first high-tech cyber start-up that brings new capacity to the US arsenal of defense and response capabilities in cyberspace. INSCOM is recruiting the best and brightest, high-tech cyber talent for full time federal civilian employment working alongside military cyber professionals on the Nation’s premier Digital Response Force. INSCOM representatives will provide a short multi-media presentation regarding the critical role of cyber in the Department of Defense, the military’s role in cyberspace operations, an overview of the Cyber Brigade missions, and the types of federal civilian positions it is recruiting to fill (

Mark Smith is a 30 year veteran of the Intelligence Community with extensive overseas experience that has served in a wide range of technical and operational positions. For the past three years, his primary responsibility has been recruiting, training, developing, and fielding cyberspace capabilities.

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