Charleston Defense Contractors Association-11th Annual CDCA Defense Summit

11th Annual CDCA Defense Summit – The Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA) will hold their 11th Annual CDCA Defense Summit (Formerly C5ISR Summit) Dec. 5-8, 2017 at the North Charleston Convention Center. This event yields 1400 plus defense leaders, contractors, and industry experts to examine technology challenges and innovation. CDCA works to bring cutting edge solutions to defense mission needs, and they pull together the government and industry to do so. The 2017 theme, “Powered by Technology, Energized by Community,” is intentionally designed to create an environment of collaboration while continuing to position South Carolina as a burgeoning major military and Defense technology hub.

Register early,, to capture the Early Bird rates because you won’t want to miss out on this phenomenal line up of speakers: Thomas A. Baer, SES, Principal Cyber Strategist and Infrastructure Agent, Rear Admiral Christian Becker, Commander Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command; Rear Admiral Carl P. Chebi, Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command; Dan Craytor, Chief Technology Officer US Department of Defense Services, Microsoft; Nigel LeBlanc, Founder &CEO, Cyber Warrior Network; Bill Littleton, Cyber Forensics SME, SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic; Joseph Opacki, VP of threat research, analysis and intelligence, PhishLabs; Captain Geno Paluso, Citadel Commandant of Cadets; and Dr. Peter Singer, Strategist & Senior Fellow, New America Foundation; and Ms. Ruth Youngs Lew, SES, Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems. Sponsor opportunities are filling up, but if you would like to be a part of the show, please see our sponsor packet: Additionally, the CDCA holds an Annual Mobile App competition with up to $10k in cash awards; 7th Annual Student Mobile App Competition. Winners are announced at our Summit. We hope you can join us! Any questions may be sent to: