May 10 | Washington DC

We’re Looking for Great Speakers

Deadline: May 18, 2021

The submission deadline for speaker proposals has passed. Any submission received at this point will be considered as a potential replacement in the event of an unforeseen opening in the conference program. The CSfC Conference seeks proposals for conference presentations from industry professionals who have experience with the Commercial Solutions for Classified program. We are seeking:

Front-Line Professionals

We prefer high-quality vendor-neutral presentations from information security integrators, consultants, procurers, deployers, administrators, government organizations, and academia. 

Strong Topic Focus

Our focus is on the development, testing, certification, specification, and integration of commercial ICT products and solutions for classified applications.

Neutral Content

We prefer proposals on real-world experience from front-line product developers, testers, specifiers, and integrators.

Benefits of Speaking

As a speaker, you’ll receive complimentary conference registration. Your name, photo, professional biography and organization will be featured in conference promotion and the conference web site. Over 325,000 marketing impressions are made in this promotion campaign. One complimentary speaker registration per presentation is permitted. Additional co-speakers will receive discount registration of 20% off published fees. Speakers are responsible for their travel expenses. For any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Submission is Easy

Only a proposal title and brief (about 75-word) description is required for submission. All submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, relevance to conference focus, and speaker experience. English is the official language of the conference.

About the Submission Process

Conference Format

Our program consists of a full day of 30-minute presentations (including time for Q&A). We solicit proposals for high-quality presentations and relevant workshops that will be of interest to the community involved with CSfC standards, testing, certification, implementation, and policy. Examples of topics:

  • Understanding security requirements
  • Translating security requirements into product requirements.
  • Implementing security features
  • Providing vendor support for certified products
  • Requirements for implementing the Data-at-Rest (DAR) capabilities package
  • Defending against side-channel attacks
  • Encryption requirements for the DAR capabilities package
  • Integrating physical security
  • Secure mobility in CSfC solutions
  • State-of-the-art in tactical CSfC technologies

Speaker Proposal Management System

Speaking proposal submissions and reviews for the CSfC conference are managed through an online management system called EasyChair which allows the author to submit a proposal and check the status of their submission. The Program Committee will review the submissions and notify the authors of the results. If you have any questions about the process, please contact us at [email protected]

Entering a Proposal

  1. Click the button above: “Click Here to Submit.”
  2. Click “create an account” (If you have an existing EasyChair account, log in and skip to step 8)
  3. Enter the Captcha code and click “Enter”
  4. Enter your contact info and click “Continue”
  5. You will receive an email with an activation link for your account. Use the link to finish the registration process
  6. Enter your personal data and click “Create My Account”
  7. Log in by clicking “click here” and enter your username and password
  8. Enter your presentation proposal and click “Submit”

Due Dates for Presentation Proposals

Proposals Due: May 18, 2021, May 25, 2021
Review and Comments: May 25, 2021
Acceptance Notifications: June 1, 2021
Presentation Slides Due: August 3, 2021
Date of Conference: August 31, 2021

Checking Status and Notification of Your Submission

Once the review of your submission is finalized, you will receive notification by email. You can also check the current status of your submission by logging in to EasyChair.

Conference Program Committee

      • Erin Connor, Consultant, Program Director, CSfC Conference
      • Ken Hackley, CSfC Program Office, NSA
      • Clara Harris, CSfC Program Office, NSA
      • Brandon Harvey, Regulatory Senior Principal Engineer, Dell Technologies
      • Brent Hildebrand, CSfC Program Office, NSA
      • Eddie Jennings, Solutions Architect-Chief, Mobility Subject Matter Expert SAIC
      • Charlie Kawasaki, CTO, PacStar
      • Jack Rose, Territory Manager—US Army, Aruba Networks
      • Bill Rutledge, Project Director, CSfC Conference
      • Jim Thompspn, Principle Network Engineer MAG Aerospace
      • Jeff Watkins, Communications Director, CSfC Program Office, NSA
      • Jim West, CIO, TRECIG