Winning the Talent Wars for Recruiting and Retaining 21st Century Cyber Engineers
Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Ramada Inn BWI, 7253 Parkway Drive, Hanover, MD 21076
This event/activity qualifies for 1.00 PDU.
Presented by Jeffrey Kubik
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NOTE: Registration for this event is CLOSED.
ALSO, we cannot accomodate walk-in registration on the day of the event, since the table setup and number of meals is based on reservations made online.
As a result of the recent Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), several Federal agencies responsible for defending the Nation’s critical information systems and global networks have been brought to the Ft. Meade, MD area, creating a center of excellence attracting cyber engineering and operations talent. Defense contractors, large and small, are engaged in a talent war amongst themselves, as well as with the Government agencies they support, to attract and retain the technical talent to build security solutions and conduct cyber operations to defend America’s interest in the Information Age. As program managers responsible for capturing and managing these efforts, it is essential to understand and develop effective techniques for recruiting and retaining this talent.
In his keynote, Jeff Kubik, portfolio manager of Information Assurance at Praxis Engineering, will share his experience and insights into how to prepare for and win the “talent war” for the next generation of cyber warriors.
The presentation will cover the following topics:
- What distinguishes cyber engineering talent from other technical talent
- Challenges with recruiting cyber engineering professionals for national defense customers
- A PM’s role in recruiting and developing a successful recruiting strategy
- Retention strategies for sustaining the cyber talent
- Lessons learned from managing enterprise-level information assurance and cyber network defense (CND) programs
About the Speaker
Jeff Kubik, PMP, CISSP, IAM, IEM has been involved in all stages of life cycle development and operations of advanced cyber security solutions for national defense customers for more than 18 years. After serving for 6 years in the US Air Force as an electrical engineer, he became a contractor where he has served as an information system security engineer (ISSE), technical team lead, and program manager. At Praxis Engineering, Jeff is the Portfolio Manager of Information Assurance programs supporting a Federal government customer.
About Praxis Engineering
Praxis Engineering, headquartered in Annapolis Junction, Maryland, is a consulting, products, and solutions firm dedicated to the practical application of software and systems engineering technologies to ensure the success of our customers.
Praxis Engineering brings together world class engineering talent combined with engineering best practices, domain expertise, commercial technologies, and proven agile management approaches to create high-value solutions aimed at helping our customers meet their mission critical needs.
For more information on Praxis Engineering, please visit http://www.praxiseng.com.
Time and Location Information
Ramada Inn BWI
7253 Parkway Drive
Hanover, MD 21076
For directions: Ramada Inn BWI website
6:00-6:30 p.m. Registration and networking
6:30-7:30 p.m. Buffet dinner served
7:15-7:30 p.m. Announcements and speaker introduction
7:30-8:20 p.m. Guest speaker
8:20-8:30 p.m. Q&A
8:30 p.m. Wrap-up and Adjourn
NOTE: All reservations must be confirmed in advance with pre-payment using a credit card. We also regret that we cannot accommodate walk-in registration on the day of event due to advance ordering of meals made on Monday the week of the event and a fixed number of tables set up based on paid reservations.
Cost: $30 PMI Baltimore Chapter members in good standing -- $32 Non-members