Protecting the Nation in the Information Age

Thursday, April 17, 2008
Reception 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Program 7:00 p.m.

Steelcase, Inc., 4 Columbus Circle (58th Street at Eighth Avenue)

Speaker:
Lt. Col. David T. Fahrenkrug
Chief Strategist
Eighth Air Force Base, Barksdale, Louisiana

In May 2001, hackers took down the White House web site for almost three hours. According to AIR FORCE magazine, since then, the attacks originating from servers in the Far East have grown in sophistication and intensity. From cell phones, to computers, to satellite television, government, businesses, and individuals depend on the use of cyberspace. Similarly, US military operations increasingly rely on cyberspace and the networking of sensors, command and control elements, and weapons systems to conduct warfare.

Governments around the world are very much aware of this dependence on cyberspace and are actively seeking ways to gain an advantage.

Lt. Col. David Fahrenkrug will examine some of the strategic and operation considerations for using cyberspace and will explore the impact of cyber power on the conduct of modern warfare.

Lt. Col. David “Driver” Fahrenkrug
Lt. Col. David T. Fahrenkrug is currently the Chief Strategist at Eighth Air Force located at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. He is responsible for developing concepts and strategies for air, space, and cyberspace operations in support of US Strategic Command missions. He is a senior pilot with more than 2000 hours in the T-38 and F-15C. He has flown combat operation in support of Operations Northern and Southern Watch and served as the Detachment Commander for Operation Northern Guardian. He is a graduate of the Air Force’s advanced strategy school, The School of Advanced Air and Space Studies and completed graduate studies at the University of Chicago where he received a Doctorate in Political Science. His dissertation showed how certain political strategies can extend the longevity of empires by overcoming nationalist resistance to imperial control. He was the lead author for the Eighth Air Force’s Concept of Cyber Warfare and his current projects include developing strategies for cyber operations.

Admission:
UNA Members Free
Non-members, join for a $25 introductory membership and attend for free.

SPACE IS LIMITED!
YOU MUST HAVE A CONFIRMED RESERVATION TO ATTEND!
For reservation call (212) 907-1353 or e-mail: info@unanyc.org