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

8 November: C2ISR Today

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

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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

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Lieutenant General VeraLinn “Dash” Jamieson

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

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Brigadier General Peter Lambert

Director of Intelligence
Headquarters Air Combat Command

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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

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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?  

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Major General Dawn Dunlop

Commander
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

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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?

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Brigadier General Bradley Saltzman

Director of Current Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
USAF HQ

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?

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Colonel Laurie Dickson

Commander, 710th Combat Operations Squadron
USAF

•    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

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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?

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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
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Brigadier General Michel Lalumiere

Director General Air Force Development
Royal Canadian Air Force

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