September 2023 NDIA Luncheon

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When: Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 1100-1330
What: NDIA Luncheon “IT Systems that support self-sufficiency for Communication and Cybersecurity”
Where: Handlery Hotel, 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: $50 (Members, non-members, government); $60 at the door

“Developing integrated information technology systems that support self-sufficiency in communications and cybersecurity in a tactical environment, designed for today’s Sailor.”

Guest Speaker Bio

Mrs. Jennifer Blankenship currently serves as Force Cyber and Command Information Officer (CIO) for COMNAVSURFPAC. Her duties include strategic policy and planning for Surface Force cybersecurity and IT infrastructure, network and cybersecurity integration afloat and ashore, as well as ensuring the training, manning, and equipment requirements meet higher level requirements and initiatives.

As CIO, she is responsible for the network infrastructure for shore claimancies, to include the technical installation requirements and supporting policies. She also supports the N7 department for the Cyber Warfare Mission Area requirements, as well as Ready Relevant Learning (RRL). Mrs. Blankenship previously served as the Assistant Program Manager – Training for PMW 130, Information Assurance and Cyber Security.

Mrs. Blankenship began her career as a Cryptologic Technician – Maintenance (CTM) in the U.S. Navy from 2003-2009. Her duty stations included Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, FL; Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC), Yokosuka, Japan; and Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) San Diego.


September 12, 2023
11:00 am - 1:30 pm


Handlery Hotel
950 Hotel Cir N
San Diego, 92108 United States
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