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Guest Speaker – Rick Lipsey
Rick Lipsey serves double duty as the Deputy Director of the ISAO SO, while also working as the Senior Strategic Cyber Lead for LMI. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Analysis from Miami University, and a Master of Arts in Management and Procurement from Webster University. He also earned a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the Air War College, where he graduated with academic distinction. In addition, he holds a CISSP certification and is an active life member of the Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association (AFCEA).
Mr. Lipsey has deep cyber roots. He served 28 years in the United States Air Force where he distinguished himself in providing strategic leadership in the application of communications, computer, networking, and cybersecurity capabilities to meet operational mission requirements. In addition to assignments with six operational communications units, he served as the Director for C4 Systems for Air Force Central Command, where he was responsible for all deployed Air Force cyberspace capabilities in the CENTCOM area of responsibility. He also served on the staff of U.S. European Command, where he led the establishment of DoD’s first combatant command Network Warfare Center. In his final assignment, he served as Vice Commander of 24th Air Force, the Air Force component of U. S. Cyber Command, which is responsible to extend, operate, and defend the Air Force portion of the DoD global network, as well as to plan and conduct full-spectrum cyberspace operations.