Resilience of the country’s energy infrastructure, a longstanding pillar of national security, has never been more important than it is today.
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Global conflicts, geo-political shifts, economic pressures, and hostile actions by adversaries, comprising both cyber and physical attacks, are sounding the alarm to action. Obsolete legacy IT systems and processes further make the case for a bold and decisive response. Lack of resilience makes the nation’s energy infrastructure vulnerable to cyber threats, natural disasters, market fluctuations, and other disruptors.
Meanwhile, in many parts of the world, nations are adopting policies to prioritize expansion of renewable generation, energy diversification, and energy storage. For some countries, these are their most pressing goals. The challenge is to balance energy-sector aspirations against the reality of geopolitical conflicts, fluctuating commodity prices, supply chain disruptions, and increases in extreme weather.
To meet future demand, traditional energy producers are evaluating newer, cleaner, and more efficient energy sources. At the same time, the U.S. government has blazed a path to energy independence, using grants to develop new technology and break the country’s reliance on energy imports. These actions and ongoing modernization initiatives by the federal government align with the theme of AFCEA Bethesda’s 2023 Energy, Infrastructure, and Environment (EIE) Summit, Reimagine Energy: Advancing the Mission Towards a Resilient Energy Infrastructure.
The EIE Summit will convene leaders from federal energy, infrastructure, and environment agencies to discuss the modernization efforts that must be undertaken to address today’s energy challenges with a focus on cyber, identity and credentials, data and digital transformation, technology modernization, the workforce, operational excellence, robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), and the emergence of generative AI such as ChatGPT.
Join us on November 15 as federal leaders discuss how their agencies are adopting best practices, techniques, and innovative technology to strengthen the nation’s energy infrastructure and support mission outcomes.
|Wednesday, November 15, 2023|
|Registration Check-In & Exhibits||12:30 PM - 1:00 PM|
|Welcome Remarks||1:00 PM - 1:10 PM|
|Opening Keynote||1:10 PM - 1:40 PM|
|Opening Panel||1:40 PM - 2:45 PM|
|Networking Break & Exhibits||2:45 PM - 3:15 PM|
|Roundtable Discussions||3:15 PM - 4:15 PM|
|Closing Keynote Address||4:15 PM - 4:50 PM|
|Closing Remarks||4:50 PM - 5:00 PM|
|Networking Reception||5:00 PM - 7:00 PM|