Keynote Speaker Major General Thomas E. Murphy
Director of DoD’s Protecting Critical Technology Task Force, Air ForceMaj. Gen. Thomas E. Murphy is the Director, Protecting Critical Technology Task Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. In this capacity, he leads the Secretary of Defense-established task force responsible for countering the loss of the department's critical information and technologies, ensuring the competitive advantage of the Joint Force.
General Murphy entered the Air Force in 1989 as a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He has served in a variety of operational and training assignments in the C-5, T-38 and T-1. He has commanded the 47th Flying Training Wing, the 376th Expeditionary Operations Group and the 9th Airlift Squadron, and has served on the staffs of a combatant command, Joint Staff, Air Force headquarters and numbered Air Force. Prior to his current assignment, General Murphy was the Deputy Director of Resource Integration and Logistics Chief Information Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon.