Plenary Speakers


Dennis Crall

LTG Dennis Crall

Lieutenant General Dennis Crall currently serves as the Director for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers / Cyber and Chief Information Officer, Joint Staff J6. A native of South Carolina, he graduated from the University of South Carolina and was commissioned in 1987. Brigadier General Crall is a career Aviation Command and Control Officer who has commanded at the Squadron and Group levels. Joint assignments include: Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor / Senior Military Advisor for Cyber Policy; Chief, Joint Cyberspace Center, US Central Command (CENTCOM); Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander, CENTCOM; and more. 

Michael Studeman

Rear Admiral Michael Studeman, USN

Rear Admiral Michael Studeman is a distinguished graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, an honors graduate in Mandarin Chinese from the Defense Language Institute, and a distinguished graduate of the National War College. At sea, Studeman served as air intelligence officer for the VA-35 Black Panthers on USS Saratoga (CV-60) during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Studeman is currently director for intelligence, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Andrew Hallman

Andrew Hallman

Andrew Hallman brings over 30 years of experience as a proven Intelligence Community (IC) leader, currently serving as Senior Advisor at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He previously served as the Principal Executive at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Director of the Office of Transnational Issues at CIA, and Deputy Director of CIA for Digital Innovation, where he was responsible for accelerating the integration of digital and cyber capabilities across all of CIA's mission areas. Mr. Hallman earned a master's degree in International Affairs from American University's School of International Service and a bachelor's degree in Public Affairs Management. . 

Craig Faller

ADM Craig S. Faller, USN

Admiral Craig Faller serves as Commander of the United States Southern Command. He is a 1983 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering and a 1990 graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School with a Master’s in National Security Affairs. Admiral Faller has served in a variety of leadership positions both at sea and ashore and assumed duty as senior military assistant to the secretary of defense in January 2017.