Marnie Vance

Marnie Vance, Director of Innovation, Cyber Convergence Center (C3), College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST), University of Arizona

Monday, May 20, 2024,

2:30pm – 3:30pm,

ASA Koffler Great Room and Zoom


Marnie Vance will deliver an engaging talk on the Cyber Convergence Center (C3) and its pivotal role in shaping the future of cybersecurity and intelligence operations. Highlighting the transformative journey of these fields over the past decade, she will delve into how C3’s unique structure, blending research initiatives with comprehensive education in Cyber, Intelligence, and Information Operations, is driving innovation in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Emphasizing the rapid evolution of cybersecurity, she will underscore CAST’s commitment to cultivating a future-ready workforce. The talk will also spotlight CAST’s cutting-edge approach to education through a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment, offering students a fully immersive, synthetic training ground for honing their skills in real-world scenarios.

Marnie is a visionary leader in multi-domain innovation with over 34 years of experience as an intelligence professional and served in various military and civilian positions within the U.S. Army. Pioneering a Path in Joint Operations, she served on a joint mission aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Notably, she spearheaded the creation of the Army’s first hybrid Cyber Intelligence teams while serving as the senior intelligence analyst supporting Cyber Operations for a global command of 15,000 personnel. Mrs. Vance brings a wealth of expertise in intelligence prototype development and modeling & simulation, having dedicated 13 years to supporting DoD capability development. She has extensive experience fostering international collaboration, having played a key role in interoperability efforts with the ABCANZ Armies’ Program (American, British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand). During her intelligence career, Mrs. Vance also spent five years as a field software engineer and software tester, demonstrating a well-rounded understanding of the technical aspects of intelligence gathering and analysis. A retired U.S. Army Intelligence Analyst and Knowlton award recipient, Mrs. Vance holds a B.S. in Occupational Education and is actively pursuing her graduate degree.

Compiled and edited by Rosemary Brown, Academy Village Volunteer

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