Past event: Joint Networks Summit 2020

Leveraging Joint Networking Capabilities to Ensure Continued Operational Success

The ability to share information and maintain reliable, secure lines of communication between people, platforms, weapons, and systems is essential to military success. The 4th Annual Joint Networks Summit will convene leaders to discuss the current state of the DoD's communication networks, the challenges facing them, and future requirements as technology continues to advance and the threat landscape evolves.

The DoD's current communications infrastructure is sprawling, including over 15,000 networks, 17,000 satcom terminals, and 10,000 operational systems. Advancing technology has surpassed the DoD's hardware-based infrastructure and the military's piecemeal efforts to update this infrastructure has led to challenges with interoperability between updated COTS systems and legacy systems. In the current era of Great Power Competition our peer competitors, Russia and China, pose a serious threat: cyber attacks and information warfare have become a constant challenge, and a technology arms race has led to a DoD-wide push for network modernization and continued investment in new technologies, including space-based networks.

Topics to be Covered at the 2020 Summit:

  • Aligning, Integrating, and Advancing the Navy's Information Warfare Capabilities
  • Ensuring Operational C4I Capability for the US Pacific Fleet
  • Providing and Protecting the Coast Guard's Critical Communication Infrastructure
  • Leveraging C4 Capabilities to Achieve Mission Success and Overcome the Tyranny of Distance
  • Leveraging MilSatCom Technologies to Strengthen and Enhance Joint Networking Capabilities
  • The Role of Resilient and Interoperable Network Capabilities in Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Missions

Why You Should Attend:

In order for the US Military to fight and win in Multi-Domain Operations, there must be a secure and robust communications network. Ensuring reliable and interoperable communications is essential to coordinating a response between the branches of service and their domestic partners and foreign allies. As we enter an era of Great Power Competition, such coordination is critical. Our 4th Annual Joint Networks Summit will focus on these communication capabilities and will examine how tactical data links and IT networks can be strengthened, particularly in the expansive Asia-Pacific arena, where networks are key to overcoming the tyranny of distance.

The 2020 Joint Networks Summit will convene speakers from across the services and Federal Government to discuss the challenges of exchanging information during joint operations in a multi-domain environment. Critical themes, such as the increasing connection between C4I and space capabilities, protecting networks from cyber threats, the role of networks in humanitarian and disaster relief missions, and new interoperability initiatives across the Joint Staff, will be discussed.

Our team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits' content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in identity management as well as key-policy makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Participating Organizations at 2019 Summit:

Cisco, Collins Aerospace, Raytheon Secure Information Systems, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Ciena Government Solutions, Fuse Integration, ViaSat Inc., Boeing, Xanesti Technology Services, General Atomics, Owl Cyber Defense Solutions, Peraton, Rantec Microwave Systems, Kord Technologies, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Dell

HQMC, Joint Communications Support Element, 5th Combat Communications Group, Joint Tactical Networks Center, SOCOM, US Navy, US Coast Guard, PEO-C4, CSA, AMRDEC, CG Aviations Logistics Center

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

The 4th Annual Joint Networks Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions

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2020 Confirmed Speakers:

  • RDML Jeffrey S. Scheidt, Commander, Naval Information Warfighting Development Center
  • COL Trent Smith, USA, Deputy Commanding Officer, 311th Signal Command (Theater)
  • CAPT Kerrie Trebbe, Chief of C4IT, USCG Pacific Area  
  • CAPT Shaun A. Swartz, Program Manager, MIDS Program Office US Navy, US Navy
  • CAPT Shawn Roberts, Commander, JITC
  • Joe Vanderpoorten  Chief, MILSATCOM Advanced Concept Division, MILSATCOM Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center
  • Mat Guerrieri, JTNC Acting Director
  • Dr. Albert Legaspi,  Senior Engineer for Tactical and Enterprise Networks, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command
  • Stephan Lapic, Chief Scientist, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific

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Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, San Diego State University
5250 55th St, 92115
San Diego, CA, USA

Guests are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.
We recommend the following hotel:
Sheraton Mission Valley, San Diego Hotel
1433 Camino Del Rio South.
San Diego, CA 92108, United States
Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21798

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