Keynotes:

  • Mark D. Andress, Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (OPNAV N2N6B) – Confirmed
  • LTG Alan Lynn, DISA director – Confirmed
  • Doug Wiltsie, Director, Army Rapid Capabilities Office – Confirmed

Agenda:

7:45 am – 8:20 am Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:20 am – 8:30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Jill Aitoro, Editor, Defense News
  • Amber Corrin, Editor, C4ISRNET
8:30 am – 9:00 am Morning Keynote

  • Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, Director, Defense Information Systems Agency
9:00 am – 9:45 am The State of Cyber: A Look at Capabilities and Progress
The military is well into its efforts to develop cyber forces, but not every service is taking the same approach. And at the top of the chain of command, U.S. Cyber Command faces myriad demands, whether it’s a high-profile hack taking down major networks or threats that continue to emerge and target the Defense Department. Leaders from across the services are answering the call – this panel will take a hard look at how.

  • Moderator: Amber Corrin, Editor, C4ISRNET
  • Maj. Gen. George Franz, Director of Operations/J-3, U.S. Cyber Command
  • Maj. Gen. Lori Reynolds, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command
  • Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, Commander, Coast Guard Cyber Command & Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Technology (C4IT)
  • Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett, Director, Navy Cyber Security Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
9:45 am – 10:00 am Networking Break
10:00 am – 10:45 am Network Sustainment for Comms on the Move

As the military shifts its focus to smaller formations in a range of settings and theaters, the ability to deploy on the fly and remain connected is more critical than ever. Leaders from Defense Department signal, ground operations, communications and technology will give an overview of the tactical capabilities in development and in demand – and how they’re meeting that demand.

  • Moderator: Jen Judson, Reporter, Defense News
  • Brig. Gen. Todd Isaacson, FORSCOM Deputy Chief of Staff/G-6
  • Mr. Mike McCarthy, Chief, LANDWARNET Division, Army Capabilities Integration Center
  • Bill Weiss, Ground Systems Vice President & General Manager, General Dynamics Mission Systems
10:45 am – 11:30 am Informing the Mission: Enterprise Intelligence for Command and Control

Across the intelligence community and the military are growing efforts to fuse data and intelligence into common operating pictures and present them at analysts’ and troops’ fingertips. Boosting command and control with actionable intelligence, it’s literally saving lives. But doing so means multiple agencies working together to build capabilities for users from Washington to the battlefield. The goal: enterprise intelligence that’s interoperable with existing and emerging technologies, improving decision-making and C2.

  • Moderator: Mark Pomerleau, Reporter, C4ISRNET
  • Maj. Gen. Bradford “B.J.” Shwedo, Commander 25th Air Force
  • Mr. Kenneth Bray, Associate Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, U.S. Air Force
  • Mr. Geoffrey Strayer, Chief, Office for Analytic Enterprise Operations, Directorate for Analysis, DIA
  • Mr. Louis Werdebach, Senior Defense Intelligence Expert, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, DIA
  • Steve Cook, Airworthiness Engineering Fellow, Northrop Grumman
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Lunch Keynote

  • Doug Wiltsie, Director, Army Rapid Capabilities Office
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch and Elite Six Awards Presentation

In this special awards presentation, C4ISRNET recognizes the top programs and accomplishments in six key categories: Cyber, C2/Comms, IT/Networks, Mobility, UAS/ISR/Sensors and GEOINT.

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Don’t Call It Convergence: Electronic Warfare and Cyber Operations Going Forward

At last year’s C4ISR & Networks conference, the Army’s then-chief of electronic warfare, Col. Jeffrey Church, bristled at the notion of “converging” EW and cyber – much like soldiers don’t “converge” with their armor. But it’s no secret that EW and cyber have a symbiotic relationship, one that’s becoming more critical as near-peer adversaries create an increasingly contested environment.

  • Moderator: Aaron Boyd, Editor, Federal Times/Fifth Domain
  • Maj. Gen. Patricia Frost, Director of Cyber, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army
  • Brig. Gen Patrick Burden, Program Executive Officer – Enterprise Information Systems, U.S. Army (Invited – Pending Agency Approval)
  • Mr. Kevin Coggins, Program Manager, Position, Navigation and Timing, U.S. Army
  • Mr. Ronald Pontius, Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command
  • Paul Bristow, Chief Network Architect, General Dynamics Mission Systems
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Afternoon Keynote

  • Mr. Mark Andress, Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Networking Break
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

 

Moving Ahead on Satcom: Powering Comms at the Tactical Edge

Without satellite communications, it’s tough – maybe impossible – to get any messages across the tactical transom. As the demand signal increases for satcom to power ever-growing connectivity needs, the military is evaluating the best ways, including collaboration across the services and commercial satcom, to meet that demand and keep missions on track.

  • Moderator: Amber Corrin, Editor, C4ISRNET
  • Col. Charles Stein, Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems, U.S. Army (Invited – Pending Agency Approval)
  • Mr. Eron Miller, Chief, Services Division COMSATCOM Center at Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Mr. Tim Deaver, Corporate Vice President, Development, SES Government Solutions
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm The Unmanned Movement: Unmanned Systems in the Multi-Domain Battle

Call them unmanned aerial systems, remotely piloted aircraft or the commercially popular “drones,” the fact of the matter is the unmanned movement is creating serious challenges – and serious benefits – for the military and civilian government agencies. Relatively cheap and easy to access, terror groups are claiming drones, while the U.S. government develops unmanned systems and potential weapons of its own. In one of the hottest areas of technology, the development of unmanned systems is taking off.

  • Moderator: Jill Aitoro, Editor, Defense News
  • Lt. Col. Gary Rafnson, Deputy Chief of Capabilities-Based Planning, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, U.S. Air Force
  • Dr. Arch Turner, Operations Analysis Chief, DHS Science & Technology
  • Greg Gardner, Chief Architect, Defense and Intel Solutions, NETAPP
4:30 pm – 4:35 pm Closing Remarks