9 November: C2ISR Tomorrow

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


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

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, 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


Jack Blackhurst

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 D Wert, 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


Steven D Wert

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

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• 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

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?



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 - NaN:NaN AM Ahead Of The Game: Predictive Analytics To Support Decision-Making

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


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?


Colonel Steven Desjardins

J2
Canadian Joint Operations Command

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

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• 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


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 - NaN:NaN 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?


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