Network Modernization 2019 Summit

Washington, DC, United States

Modernizing Networks and Streamlining Acquisition Processes to Utilize Technology and Capabilities of Our Soldiers

Given the increasingly complex environment of emerging threats, it is a priority to have modernized networks to support soldier mobility and gain an advantage of adversaries on the battlefield. Legacy systems that cannot operate to the capabilities of our soldiers, the need to centralize data, advancing communications and mobility on the battlefield are the main drivers towards the need for modernization. In addition, networks vulnerability to hackers is also a main driver. This is an exciting time we are living in, one where soldier readiness and resiliency is in heavy demand. This summit is designed to provide the necessary dialogue to help the military bring their technology up-to-date and into the future.

Network Modernization 2019 Summit
brings together individuals from government, military and technology and information officers, stakeholders in the IT networks community, academics, and industry representatives from across the U.S. and global stakeholders to discuss the challenges of updating military networks and streamlining the acquisition process.

Key themes running throughout the summit include:

  • Integrating Networks
  • Command Control and Communication
  • Mobile and Wireless Networks
  • Data Consolidation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cyber Security
  • Artificial Intelligence
Interactive discussion groups and panels will create the opportunity to share your expertise, while learning about the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, DoD, DARPA, DISA, DIA, and DTIC (to name a few) agencies' priorities, strategies, and operations on modernizing networks.

NETMOD provides a forum to examine and collaborate on major topics including:

  • Communication, Mission Command and Data access at the Tactical Edge
  • Modernization and movement from Localized Data Centers to Cloud Based Networks
  • Joint Information Enterprise Solutions to increase Accessibility and Reduce Deployment Logistics
  • Tactical Mobile and Wireless technology, VoIP Capabilities and App Based Systems
  • This venue will bring together thought leaders, Acquisition executives, industry solution providers, and academia in order to tackle some of the challenges that face this community in the near, mid, and far term fight.


  • Brigadier General Kevin Kennedy, Principal Director, C4&IIC, Department of Defense
  • Brigadier General Johnny Davis, Commanding General, Joint Modernization Command ARCIC
  • Mr. Rory Kinney, Director, Architecture and Engineering, Office of the DoD CIO
  • Frank Konieczny, Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Chief of Information Dominance & Chief Information Officer, Air Force
  • Gerald Caron, Director Enterprise Network Management, Department of State
  • Kenneth W. Bible W., SES, Deputy Director, HQMC, C4, Marine Corps
  • CW5 William Robinson, Chief Technology Officer, CIO/G6, Army
  • Dr. Sukarno Mertoguno, Program Officer (Cyber Security and Complex Software Systems Program), Office of Naval Research
  • Dr. Robert Dye, Deputy Program Director, National Security & Defense, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • John C. Bowling, Technical Expert, Avionics Architectures and Interoperability, AFLCMC/EZAC, U.S. Air Force
  • Chris Garrett, Technical Advisor, Air Force
  • Mr. Nathan Kielman, Tactical Mobility Lead, Weapons Division, Naval Air Warfare Center
  • Kara Frederick, Research Associate, Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New American Society
  • Kerry Long, Program Manager, IARPA
Focus Day - January 28, 2019

Summit Day One - January 29, 2019

Summit Day Two
- January 30, 2019


Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road Alexandria Virginia 22311
United States
Phone: 703-845-1010

Located five miles from Washington, DC and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center sits near a serene lake and botanical preserve. Enjoy world-class amenities including 55,000 sq. ft. of indoor-outdoor meeting space and the award-winning Finn & Porter restaurant. Make the hotel your home away from home as you bask in the joy and comfort of the furnishings of their comfortable rooms, conveniently equipped with WiFi access and Direct TV.

The special room rate of $149 has been established to make your reservation process easy.  Simply call 703-845-1010 and give the group name IQPC4 or click here to book here. You must make your reservation no later than January 5th, 2019. For your convenience, the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference.

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.
Network Modernization
Event details
Organizer : IDGA
Venue : Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Washington, DC, United States
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19076