November 06 - 08, 2018 | Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

8 November: C2ISR Today

7:45 am - 8:45 am Registration & Welcome Breakfast


Lieutenant General Robert P ‘Bob’ Otto (Ret.)

Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Headquarters U.S. Air Force (2013-2016)

8:55 am - 9:00 am Raytheon's Welcome Remarks

•    Where are we now? A view of the current operating environment for US Armed Forces and the current challenges we face
•    How can we ensure that our C2ISR enterprise is prepared for near peer threats whilst sustaining our COIN/CT capabilities?
•    How can we prosecute multi-domain battle in A2/AD environments?
•    Are our existing concepts of C2 applicable to current threat scenarios?
•    Application of the US offset strategy in the European and Asia Pacific theatres


Lieutenant General VeraLinn “Dash” Jamieson

Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Headquarters, U.S. Air Force


Brigadier General Peter Lambert

Director of Intelligence
Headquarters Air Combat Command


Colonel Shawn Nilius

Chief of Intelligence
U.S. Army Africa

9:45 am - 10:15 am Reserved for Raytheon

10:15 am - 11:00 am Industry Perspectives On The Challenges Of Today

•    How should are current practices adapt to suit more agile acquisitions and more rapid rates of technical innovations in the future?
•    Beyond platform to a system/system of systems-centric procurement culture and process
•    Industry’s view of the future: where should investment gravitate towards?
•    Cyber resiliency and the implications for new acquisitions and lifecycle management

11:00 am - 11:40 am Morning Coffee & Expo Tours

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Managing Obsolescence Whilst Preparing For Tomorrow’s Threats: USAF's Emerging Requirements In The Context Of The New Defense Budget

Lieutenant General Arnold Bunch, Jr, Military Deputy,Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition
•    USAF priorities in the context of the U.S. Administration’s defense budget
•    Interoperability of systems with fifth generation platforms and improved data flows
•    Network resiliency and the implications of A2/AD on legacy systems
•    Funding the U-2 program and managing unknown obsolescence issues in the future
•    Open architecture potential  to reduce life cycle costs and improve rapid capability expansion


Lieutenant General Arnold Bunch, Jr

Military Deputy
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

11:30 am - 12:00 am Platform Considerations To Support Future C2ISR Recapitalization Programs

•    Future platforms should leverage economies of scale to lower procurement, operations, and sustainment costs    
•    Design Margin is critical for managing risk during platform development and supporting future capability growth
•    Total ownership costs are more than just fuel burn alone
•    Platform interoperability should be a key factor when planning future C2ISR recapitalization programs

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm AWACS Update And Nato’s Collective Defense In Europe

Major General Dawn Dunlop, Commander,NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force Command
•    AWACS program update
•    What are NATO’s C2 gaps and how can they be solved?
•    How to achieve a common federated C2 network to support collective defense
•    What is realistic and affordable for NATO moving forward as they look to bolster their airborne early warning and ISR capabilities?  


Major General Dawn Dunlop

NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force Command

1:10 pm - 1:55 pm Persistent Surveillance And The Future Of Global Reach

Brigadier General Sean Boyle, Deputy Commander,1 Candian Air Division
•    Maintaining persistent surveillance in a challenging threat environment
•    Sensor requirements to support global reach objectives
•    A2/AD and the future of global reach


Brigadier General Sean Boyle

Deputy Commander
1 Candian Air Division

1:55 pm - 2:55 pm Lunch & Networking

Command & Control

2:55 pm - 3:25 pm Multi-Domain C2 And The USAF's Vision Of Future Warfare
Brigadier General Bradley Saltzman, Director of Current Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations,USAF HQ
•    Outlining the MDC2 concept and enterprise engagement
•    Areas for future investment to support a multi-domain concept and federated architecture
•    Intelligence fusion
•    What are the vulnerabilities in the current C2 architecture? What short or mid-term capabilities are required to remove gaps?


Brigadier General Bradley Saltzman

Director of Current Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations

Command & Control

3:25 pm - 3:55 pm The Path Toward Multi-Domain Operations
•    Today: Stove-piped and separated environments impede decision making
•    Tomorrow: Integrated ISR/C2 domains help achieve decision superiority and get inside the enemy’s OODA loop

Command & Control

3:55 pm - 4:40 pm Commanders Panel: C2 Challenges And Perspectives On MDC2
Colonel Laurie Dickson, Commander, 710th Combat Operations Squadron,USAF
•    Are our current C2 concepts effective and agile enough for this current, complex operating environment?
•    What steps will be required to decentralise and federate our C2 architecture to support more agile decision-making across the whole force?
•    How can autonomy and AI support C2 now and in the future?


Colonel Laurie Dickson

Commander, 710th Combat Operations Squadron

•    Integrated training system needs to support ISR and information operations in COIN and near-peer or peer-to-peer hybrid conflict environments
•    Training cyber warriors and their role in supporting C2ISR missions


Brigadier General William Spangenthal

Director of Plans, Programs, Requirements and Assessments
Headquarters Air Education and Training Command (AETC)

Tactics and Training

3:25 pm - 3:40 pm NEST-ISR
•    ISR- Beyond Drone Platforms
•    Decadal Review- Optimizing The Quiet Victory
•    Centennial Forecast- The Technology-Enabled Age of Man

Tactics and Training

3:25 pm - 12:00 am Special Operations Today And The Isr Capabilities Needed To Prepare For The Threats Of Tomorrow
•    SOCEUR’s concept of operations in Europe and the enduring need for tactical ISR
•    Small tactical UAS and how they’re revolutionizing the ISR landscape
•    Integration of SOF mission kits with small tactical UAS
•    What ISR requirements are unique to Special Operations?

Tactics and Training

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm Live Virtual Constructive Training For C2ISR
Luis Velazquez, Branch Head, Future Capabilities & Innovation,Marine Corps Systems Command
•    FY18 requirements and future acquisitions
•    The challenge in developing simulations that accurately reflect complex, hybrid war environments that include multi-domain threats
•    What training lessons learnt from COIN operations can be applied to A2/AD?


Luis Velazquez

Branch Head, Future Capabilities & Innovation
Marine Corps Systems Command

4:40 pm - 12:00 am Afternoon Tea & Networking

5:10 pm - 12:00 am Delivering The Uk’s ISTAR Programme

•    Strategic Defence & Security Review
•    The ISTAR challenge for U.K. post-Brexit
•    Programme update
•    Remaining challenges

5:25 pm - 5:55 pm Rcaf Strategic Roadmap For Its C2isr Assets, Training And Acquisition

Brigadier General Michel Lalumiere, Director General Air Force Development ,Royal Canadian Air Force

Brigadier General Michel Lalumiere

Director General Air Force Development
Royal Canadian Air Force

6:10 pm - 7:40 pm Closing Remarks & Drinks Reception