Apr 10, 2019 /

Adm. Michael Rogers: 2019 OSAC Appreciation Dinner Keynote Speaker

The International Security Foundation (ISF) is delighted to announce that Admiral Michael S. Rogers is the keynote speaker for the ISF 7th Annual OSAC Appreciation Dinner, to be held on November 20, 2019 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

As former Director, National Security Agency, and Former Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Adm. Rogers is recognized as one of the most-knowledgeable intelligence professionals and cyber security experts. He joins an impressive list of OSAC Appreciation Dinner keynote speakers, including Gen. Michael Hayden (2018), General James Clapper (2017) and others.

We expect another sold-out event in November for this highly anticipated networking dinner for the global security community, which is held during OSAC’s Annual Briefing Week.

Download the 2019 Sponsorship Packet here or click on the brochure.

Details on the 7th Annual OSAC Appreciation Dinner

Dinner Sponsorship information

Thank you to last year’s sponsors whose generosity is funding OSAC events, seminars and information-sharing programs worldwide. A special thanks to Chevron, the first-ever Diamond Sponsor of the OSAC Appreciation Dinner, for its leadership support of the 2019 event.

About Adm. Rogers

Upon his retirement in 2018, he served his country for 37 years at the highest levels of the U.S. government. An MIT technology seminar fellow and former Harvard senior executive in national security, he served under both Presidents Trump and Obama and oversaw the NSA and Cyber Command responses to both the Snowden leaks and Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. He also put the NSA through its largest reorganization in 20 years and led the creation and operationalization of the nation’s cyber mission force, culminating in the elevation of Cyber Command to the senior-most command level in the Department of Defense.

As director of the NSA, Rogers oversaw the largest intelligence organization in the U.S. government, with a multi-billion-dollar budget and tens of thousands of military, civilian and contract employees around the globe. He worked across all three branches of the U.S. government to develop and implement cyber policy solutions and execute intelligence and cyber operations, partnering particularly closely with the DOD, DHS, FBI, Department of State, the Congress, the FISA court and the U.S. and global intelligence community as well as foreign civilian and military cyber organizations. Rogers spent significant time partnering with foreign governments and counterparts around the world, as well as with private sector actors in Silicon Valley and New York City. He is unique in his past roles as both a developer of cyber security policy and a practitioner. Rogers has also served as the director for Intelligence for both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Pacific Command, and most recently as commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet.

Originally a surface warfare officer, he was selected for re-designation to cryptology (signals intelligence) in 1986. Duties at sea have included service as the senior cryptologist on the staff of commander, Carrier Group 2/John F. Kennedy Carrier Strike Group, and as the fleet information operations officer and fleet cryptologist on the staff of Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet embarked in USS Lasalle. He has led direct support missions focused on signals intelligence aboard U.S. submarines and surface units in the Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean. Rogers’ joint service both at sea and on shore is extensive. Prior to becoming a flag officer, he served at U.S. Atlantic Command, CJTF 120 Operation Support Democracy in Haiti, Joint Force Maritime Component Commander, Europe and the Joint Staff. From 2003 to 2007, his Joint Staff duties included leadership of the J3 Computer Network Attack/Defense and IO Operations shops, EA to the J3, EA to two directors of the Joint Staff, special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, director of the Chairman’s Action Group, and a leader of the JCS Joint Strategic Working Group.

A Chicago native, Adm. Rogers attended Auburn University (1981) and is a graduate of highest distinction from the Naval War College. He holds an M.S. in National Security Strategy.