Past event: FutureG For Defense Summit 2024

Advancing Wireless Network Capabilities for Operational Advantage

The Inaugural FutureG for Defense Summit will bring together DoD, Federal Government, Industry, & Academia to discuss goals & initiatives toward accelerating the adoption of transformative 5G and future generation wireless networking technologies to offers faster speeds, more bandwidth, and the ability to customize network operations in support of specific mission needs.

Topics to be covered at the 2024 Summit:

  • bolstering Resiliency of 5G Networks with Emerging Security Techniques
  • Diversifying the Global Wireless Supply Chain for Strategic Operational Advantage
  • Enabling Security & Resilience across 5G Network Systems
  • Revolutionizing USMC Logistics & Operations through a 5G Communications Fabric
  • Integrating 5G and FutureG Technologies to Enhance Military Connectivity
  • Delivering Seamless & Secure 5G Capabilities in Complex Threat Environments
  • Improving DoD Data Management Strategies to Enhance 5G Adoption Capacity
  • Integrating Modular, Deployable & Secure 5G Connectivity to Improve and Conduct Mission Planning
  • Leveraging Open-Source Software & Systems to Enhance Security for 5G and FutureG Wireless Networks

Why You Should Attend This Summit:

With 6G and next generation networks on the horizon, promising even greater network progress, market transformation and improved communications capabilities support the United States' technological power in an age of global competition. The integration of these technologies will also be critical to ensuring the Warfighter can operate effectively in contested environments, where networks are compromised. DoD's recent designation of future generation wireless as one of their fourteen critical technology areas underscores the need to act quickly in building the ecosystem necessary to rapidly deliver requirements to the Warfighter. At our first-ever FutureG for Defense Summit, attendees will hear from leaders and experts across the wireless telecommunications and defense communities about the technologies and policies necessary to establish and maintain a strategic, operational, and tactical advantage through advanced wireless networking capabilities and development.

The team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits' content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the wireless telecom community.

At Our Summit 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 the DoD and Military Services.

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 encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

The 2024 FutureG for Defense Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.
Contact us for sponsorship information

2024 Early Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Juan R. Ramirez, Director, 5G Cross Functional Team, Office of the DoD CIO
  • Amanda Toman, Director, Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund, NTIA
  • Col Matthew J. McKinney, USMC, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany
  • Winston A. Beauchamp, SES, Deputy CIO,, Department of the Air Force
  • Neal Ziring, Technical Director, Cybersecurity Directorate, NSA
  • Dr. Brian Kelley, PhD, Principal Investigator and SME, FutureG Applied Research, OUSD(R&E)
  • Diane Rinaldo, Chief Technology Officer, Executive Director, Open RAN Policy Coalition
  • Lance Spencer, Client Executive VP, Defense, AT&T

Please fill in your name and email to receive the Summit Agenda of this event.


Sunset Room at National Harbor Marina
137 National Plaza, 20745
National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD

Discounted rates are available at the following hotels:
Hyatt Place at National Harbor
123 Waterfront St.,
National Harbor, MD

AC Hotel National Harbor:
156 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland
(*This discounted partner rate will be available starting 60 days before the event begins).

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Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24761