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National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security

Executive Leadership Forum

May 19 – 21, 2020

Chicago, IL

Hosted by Dakota State University and Moraine Valley Community College


Overview: This year, the Executive Leadership Forum (ELF) will have peer reviewed paper tracks to highlight the research, outreach, and curricular efforts nurtured by the NSA/DHS CAE programs. 


Topics of interest, include, but are not limited to the following research topics:

1) High Integrity Programming Languages

2) Secure Software Development

3) Reverse Engineering

4) AI and Cybersecurity

5) Network and Host Security

6) Trusted Operating Systems


Also, topics such as these in the Innovative Outreach:

1) DoD/Veteran partnerships

2) GenCyber – SFS – C3P – ATE – FIPSE success stories

3) Engagement with underrepresented groups

4) Cyber workforce development

5) CAE local impacts case studies

6) Partnerships between CAE-2Y, CAE-CD, CAE-R, and CAE-CO


Plus, we are interested in curriculum:

1) Impact of CAE programs on cybersecurity student enrollment and retention

2) Innovations in interdisciplinary cybersecurity education 


Key Dates

Submission of one page abstracts deadline — 22 February 2020

Notification of acceptance — 7 March 2020

Final Papers due — 31 March 2020 

Paper should be scoped to be presented in a fifteen minute speaking slot

Application is being made to conduct the research track in co-operation with ACM

Email abstracts and full paper submissions to with subject line "ELF 2020 Research Submission

Research Program Committee 

Drew Hamilton, Mississippi State University – Research Program Chair

Kyle Cronin, Dakota State University

Stanley Kostka, Moraine Valley Community College

Wayne Pauli, Dakota State University

John Sands, Moraine Valley Community College