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

9 November: C2ISR Tomorrow

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & Welcome Breakfast

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Lieutenant General David A. Deptula (Ret.)

First Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Headquarters U.S. Air Force (2006-2010)

•    Delivering a multi-domain solution set to prepare for a complex, highly contested and unpredictable environment against sophisticated adversaries
•    How will the USAF acquisition process have to adapt to deliver improved ISR capabilities to the warfighter?
•    What does the integrated multi-domain network look like?
•    Next Generation ISR Strike Capabilities: linking lethality with surveillance
•    Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS)
•    Agile Communications concepts and the oiling of the kill chain
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Lieutenant General VeraLinn “Dash” Jamieson

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

9:40 am - 10:25 am Ahead Of The Curve: Priorities And Focus Areas For The Defense S&T Community

Jack Blackhurst SES, Executive Director, Headquarters Air Force Research Laboratory
•    What are the key ideas from science and technology that need to be applied to the future Command and Control challenge spaces?
•    What are the most promising technologies and projects being looked at by Five Eyes S&T officials?
•    Complexity theory and disaggregation/distribution of sensors, systems and platforms and C2
•    Complexity management, secure and resilient coms, and system integration
•    Protecting human capital in defense S&T and the role of industry

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Jack Blackhurst SES

Executive Director
Headquarters Air Force Research Laboratory

10:25 am - 11:05 am Morning Coffee & Networking

11:05 am - 11:35 am Innovation And Opportunities In The AF Battle Management Portfolio

Steven Wert SES, Program Executive Officer for Battle Management,U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
•    Recap on the Recap: An overview of the JSTARS program
•    What is the art of the possible for the USAF’s Battle Management portfolio?
•    Insight into the acquisition strategy and opportunities for industry up ahead

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Steven Wert SES

Program Executive Officer for Battle Management
U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

11:35 am - 12:05 pm Exploring The Art Of The Possible: Retaining NATO’s Information Advantage After 2035

•    Exploring NATO’s options for the delivery of a follow-on to the E-3 capability after 2035
•    The challenges in conceptualizing requirements of the future
•    The need to engage with industry to support the project

12:05 pm - 12:50 pm Maintaining Overmatch In U.S. Defense Innovation

•    The current state of the Third Offset: success, lessons learnt and future spending
•    The importance in retaining overmatch over adversaries in defense innovation and futures thinking
•    Defense Innovation Advisory Board recommendations and objectives for the future of the U.S. DOD’s innovation strategy
•    Building a relationship between Defense and Silicon Valley

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm Lunch & Networking

Intelligent Discovery, Big Data Analytics And Visualization

1:55 pm - 2:25 pm The Xpress Challenge: Achieving The Goal Of Machine-Generated Finished Intelligence
Dr David Isaacson, Program Manager, Intelligence Ventures in Exploratory Science and Technology Acquisition, Technology, and Facilities,Office of the Director of National Intelligence
•    Overview of the Xpress challenge
•    How successful are government-led challenges in encouraging innovation in defense intelligence?
•    What are the main challenges facing analysts currently and what can industry provide to solve these issues?


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Dr David Isaacson

Program Manager, Intelligence Ventures in Exploratory Science and Technology Acquisition, Technology, and Facilities
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Intelligent Discovery, Big Data Analytics And Visualization

2:25 pm - 12:00 am Ahead Of The Game: Predictive Analytics To Support Decision-Making
Dr Seth Goldstein, Program Manager, Hybrid Forecasting Competition (HFC) ,Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)
•    The growing need for predictive analytics in an increasingly complex and unpredictable world
•    Insight into some of the key advances in forecasting via big data
•    Major hurdles for the armed forces in implementing and acting on predictive intelligence

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Dr Seth Goldstein

Program Manager, Hybrid Forecasting Competition (HFC)
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)

Intelligent Discovery, Big Data Analytics And Visualization

2:55 pm - 3:25 pm Winning the Data War: Decision-Making Compression and Advanced Big Data Technologies
Colonel Steven Desjardins, J2,Canadian Joint Operations Command Wade Shen, Program Manager, Information Innovation Office (I2O) ,DARPA
•    The challenges for winning the war in the digital age
•    Leveraging big data tools to support decision-making across the whole force
•    What are the priorities for the coming decades in terms of technology implementation in the ISR domain?

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Colonel Steven Desjardins

J2
Canadian Joint Operations Command

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Wade Shen

Program Manager, Information Innovation Office (I2O)
DARPA

Commercial Space And The Future Of Satellite-Derived Intelligence

1:55 pm - 2:25 pm Space Technology Innovation In The U.S. Army
•    What are the priorities for the Army Space and Missile Defense Command in the long term, particularly in new technology adoption?
•    The contested space domain and the emerging counter-measures being developed by near-peer and peer adversaries
•    The protection of space assets via surveillance sensors


Commercial Space And The Future Of Satellite-Derived Intelligence

2:25 pm - 2:55 pm The Commercial Revolution In Space And The Democratization Of Data
Lieutenant Commander Alan Brechbill, Program Manager, Space Requirements & Capabilities Developer,U.S. Navy
•    What are the implications for the Intelligence Community with the growing commercialisation of space assets and SIGINT?
•    How does the Government need to respond to the proliferation of small satellites and ensure they are taking advantage of this technology?
•    Cyber security of critical space-derived data

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Lieutenant Commander Alan Brechbill

Program Manager, Space Requirements & Capabilities Developer
U.S. Navy

Commercial Space And The Future Of Satellite-Derived Intelligence

2:55 pm - 3:25 pm Lost In Space? Future Priorities To Maintain And Improve Dominance In The Space Domain
•    The contested space domain and the emerging counter-measures being developed by near-peer and peer adversaries
•    The protection of space assets via surveillance sensors
•    Data verification and the FY18 budget priorities for the space domain
•    Five Eyes space priorities for long-term and their role in supporting broader ISR and C2 strategies

3:25 pm - 12:00 am Leg Stretch & Return to Plenary

3:40 pm - 4:25 pm From Megacities To Star Wars: Global Trends, Future Challenges And The Role Of ISR In 2030+

Professor John Blaxland, former Director Joint Intelligence Operations (J2) and Head, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre,Australian National University
•    Global trends: from diplomacy to defense
•    What threats exist to the survival or creation of international alliances and regional/sub-regional defense partnerships?
•    Are we prepared for a transition away from asymmetric COIN to near-peer conflict?
•    The Mega City threat and the future challenges we face in collecting intelligence in complex urban environments
•    How can the Five Eyes partnership, as well as other diplomatic alliances, improve in their sharing of data?
•    What future do we envisage for ISR with regards to institutional cultures, ethics, technology and strategy?

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Professor John Blaxland

former Director Joint Intelligence Operations (J2) and Head, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
Australian National University

4:25 pm - 4:30 pm Chairman's Closing Remarks