The Army and Air Force plan to link their operations and share data this year to defend across all domains — land, sea, air, space and cyberspace. It’s an initial step to connect all the services’ multidomain efforts to ultimately achieve joint war fighting. How hard is it to work together on CJADC2? What improvements will be noticeable right away?
The Space Development Agency’s plans to put 1,000 satellites in orbit in record time is shaking up typically slow acquisitions, promising a new-style constellation to track hypersonic weapons, deter deeper space threats, and offer a GPS alternative when signals get jammed. With the first satellites to launch next year, we ask leaders how they’ll stick to the whirlwind schedule and what challenges the project has overcome.
Vast volumes of data and artificial intelligence are key to making joint war-fighting operations a reality. How are the services using AI, and where will the capabilities lead them in the future?
With electronic warfare gaining outsize importance in future conflicts, the services are making big changes to their approaches and the technology they’re procuring. We’ll ask leaders to update us on their plans to dominate the electronic domain and the tools they need.
The Army’s new Capability Set 23 will build on its commitment to modernize its tactical network. We’ll ask leaders to share what they learned from CS21 and to preview the goals and new technologies coming with CS23.
To prevent hackers from stealing information from Pentagon systems, the agency is working to ensure that the companies it hires have practiced strong cyber hygiene. The Defense Department is increasing its reliance on endpoint security and zero-trust architectures, and it will learn more about its vendors’ safeguards with CMMC risk audits. As the DoD turns to vendors for IT services, let’s learn about the protections in place and the ideas the department might explore, including a possible threat-hunting system with the defense industrial base.
The U.S. military is using unmanned systems in innovative ways across land, sea and air to fend off enemy attacks. What technologies are on the horizon, and how are military leads using drones in novel ways for tasks that they were not originally intended for? We’ll explore how unmanned machines help with missile defense, stronger communications and surveillance, and precision strikes on the front line.
Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations/Director of Naval Intelligence, U.S. Navy
Moderator: Mark Pomerleau, C4ISRNET