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Military Tactical Communications Summit

12 September, 2018 - 13 September, 2018, Alexandria, VA, United States

The 2018 Tactical Communications Summit will focus on advancing network capabilities by delivering enhanced C4ISR and information dominance to the current and future Warfighter. The Summit will look to strengthen reliable access to data, voice, and video anytime and anywhere to support situational awareness and operational flexibility at the tactical edge.

Topics to be covered at the 2018 Summit:

  • Facilitating secure and resilient communications for commanders in expeditionary environments
  • Enabling Warfighter readiness through the increase of intuitive communication devices at the tactical edge
  • Integrating sustainable tactical communications systems to ensure operational dominance
  • Enabling Warfighter superiority and information dominance across the Army Enterprise
  • Developing emerging technologies to secure robust tactical networks and improve expeditionary operations
  • Ensuring the Warfighter's ability to communicate from long distances anytime and anywhere in austere environments
  • Advancing C2 architecture to maintain and secure tactical communications between the Warfighter and mission command
  • Developing a simplified network to assist the Warfighter from anywhere in the battlespace
  • Shaping the Army's tactical communications to ensure readiness now and in the future

Why You Should Attend This Summit:

The 2018 Military Tactical Communications Summit will serve as an educational forum for personnel from US Military Commands, DoD Labs, and Industry to discuss the efforts being made to advance C4ISR capabilities, as well as enhance the tactical network for the Warfighter. The Summit will look to strengthen the commanders' situational awareness and C2 capabilities through ensuring reliable access to data, voice, and video anytime and anywhere on the tactical edge.

The current Warfighter requires a real-time, operational picture to ensure information dominance. While operating in an array of austere, expeditionary environments, their ability to receive and transmit critical information may become compromised. This makes the Warfighter reliant on the Commander to effectively communicate this vital information to them from Mission Command.

To ensure that operational superiority is maintained, both the Commander and the Warfighter will need to be provided with a network that is simple, yet agile. Commanders are dependent upon the development of resilient, sustainable tactical networks for continued battlefield success. This summit will provide an in-depth look into the policies and strategies that are currently facilitating tactical communication networks for increased operational flexibility.

Our team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summit's content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the community from operational leaders, the R&D Community, key policy-makers, as well as solution providers from industry and academia. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all involved organizations bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

At our Symposium You Have the Ability To:

  • Gain Education & Insight:  Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing our tactical communications community.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions, comments or ideas.


Mary M. Gates Learning Center
701 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA

The Crowne Plaza Hotel, at 901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA, has parking available for a small fee.
(there is no parking available at the conference center, and street parking is limited to 2 hours.)

Hotel Rooms are available at a discounted rate.

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(Two walking blocks from the Mary M. Gates Learning Center.)The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

This Year's Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • MG Mitch L. Kilgo, USA, Director, C4 J-6, USCENTCOM
  • Kevin M. Mulvihill, SES, Director, C4, Information Infrastructure, DoD CIO Office
  • Thomas F. Greenfield, SES, Deputy Director, Communication and Networks Directorate, DASD C3CB, OSD (AT&L)
  • MG (Ret.) N. Lee S. Price, USA, Price Solutions, LLC (SDVOSB), Former Program Executive Officer, PEO C3T
  • COL Greg Coile, USA, Project Manager, Tactical Networks, PEO C3T
  • Col Scott F. Stebbins, USMC, Director, Information Warfare Integration Division (IWID), Capability Portfolio Manager JCA 5 & 6 Capabilities Development Directorate DC CD&I, HQMC
  • COL Enrique Costas, USA, PM, Defense Communications & Army Transmission Systems, (DCATS), PEO EIS
  • COL Nora Marcos, USA, Network Cross-Functional Team, U.S.Army


Event details

Defense Strategies Institute
12 September, 2018
13 September, 2018
Mary M. Gates Learning Center
United States

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