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Big Data For Defense & Intelligence Symposium

19 March, 2014 - 20 March, 2014, Washington, DC, United States

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Big Data for Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security

Today’s Warfighter has access to an ever-increasing number of sensors, imagers, internet artifacts, open source and other sophisticated collection devices and mechanisms, to the point that a major challenge has become how to sift through this massive amount of information to find the most critical and actionable items of intelligence. Increasingly, this must be accomplished in near-real time and the information must be packaged in a format capable of being shared with all other pertinent parties. The result is that sensor, computer and communication technologies are being strained beyond capacity to keep pace with current and future information management and analysis needs. ‘Big Data’ tools, techniques, and technologies seek to provide the means to analyze, exploit and share conclusions drawn from this seemingly overwhelming information load.

This outstanding symposium brings together the key government and industry experts who are shaping the direction of big data research and development for defense and homeland security.

  • What are the latest DoD, Intelligence Community, and Homeland Security needs and initiatives in big data?
  • How is big data analytics being applied to ISR, intelligence sharing, GEOINT fusion, video analytics, atmospherics, identity, biometrics, and a whole range of other critical mission applications?
  • What role are new tools, techniques, and technologies – predictive analytics, cloud computing, metadata, etc. – playing in making big data analytics a reality? What are the future challenges and opportunities?
  • What are the future challenges and opportunities?  What role(s) can industry play?

These and many other critical questions will be examined during this outstanding two-day event.

Over 20 Top Experts from OASD/R&E, DHS, NGA, DIA, SAF/A9, OUSD-I, ONR, INSCOM, Army G-3/5/7, AFRL, CAA, CIA, DISA, NSF, IBM, Unisys, Booz Allen Hamilton, 2bSecure, Elder Research, and Machine Analytics


  • Government Strategy, Policy, Plans and Initiatives
  • Identifying High-Value Missions and Applications
  • Flexibility, Scalability and Security Issues and Solutions
  • Using The Latest Tools and Technologies – Predictive Analytics, Semantics, Cloud, Metadata, etc.
  • BDA Implementation: Collection, Processing, Management and Dissemination Strategies and Techniques
  • BDA in the Enterprise Architecture

Who You Will Meet

  • Presidents/Vice Presidents
  • Principles
  • Sr. Directors
  • Directors, IT
  • Directors, Information Systems
  • Directors, Intelligence
  • Directors, Enterprise Solutions
  • Directors, Business Development
  • Directors, Advanced Programs
  • Program Directors
  • Chief Sales Executives
  • Scientists
  • Chief Architects
  • Technical Architects
  • Chief Engineers
  • Sr. Engineers
  • Engagement Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Sr. Managers, Federal Accounts
  • Sales Directors
  • Principle Scientists
  • Software Engineers
  • Account Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Commanding Officers
  • Technology Officers
  • Managers of Network Operations
  • Managers of Network Security
  • Sr. Data Scientists
  • Data Space Engineers
  • Research Engineers
  • Systems Analysts
  • Information Assurance Officers
  • Information Protection Specialists
  • Intel Evaluators
  • Engineering Leads
  • Operations Managers


Sheraton Pentagon City
900 S. Orme Street
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: (703) 521-1900 or (800) 325-3535
(Mention  “Technology Training” for a special room rate)
Attendee accommodations must be arranged directly with the hotel.

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

Speakers for Big Data for Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security include:

  • DR. REGGIE BROTHERS, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research, OASD/R&E
  • DR. DANIEL GERSTEIN, SES, Under Secretary (Acting), Science and Technology, DHS
  • MR. KEVIN MAGEE, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Central Intelligence Agency
  • MS. LISA SHALER-CLARK, Deputy Director/Program Manager, Futures, INSCOM, US Army
  • MR. JOSEPH KELLY, Deputy Director, Cyber, OUSD-I
  • DR. MARK GALLAGHER, SES, Technical Director, SAF/A9
  • MR. GEORGE DUCHAK, Director, Information Directorate, Rome Research Site, AFRL
  • MR. MARTIN KRUGER, Thrust Manager, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, ONR
  • MR. TODD MYERS, Lead Global Computer Architect, NGA
  • COLONEL SCOTT NESTLER, USA, Chief, Force Strategy Division, Center for Army Analysis
  • MS. CATHY JOHNSTON, Senior Data Scientist, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • LT. COLONEL BOBBY SAXON, USA, Division Chief and Program Director, EMDS, G-3/5/7 PO, US Army
  • SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE, Defense Information Systems Agency
  • DR. ROD FONTECILLA, Vice President, Application Modernization, Unisys Federal Systems
  • MR. ROBERT BIGMAN, Chief Executive Officer, 2bSecure
  • MR. JOSEPH KIELMAN, Science Advisor, Cyber Security, S&T Directorate, DHS
  • DR. FEN ZHAO, Senior Staff Associate, CISE Directorate, National Science Foundation
  • MR. STEVE STENNETT, Chief Technology Officer, Federal Information Management, IBM
  • DR. SUBRATA DAS, Chief Scientist, Machine Analytics
  • MR. BRAD MEDAIRY, Vice President, Strategic Innovations Group, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • MR. ALAN BRIGGS, Data Scientist, Elder Research


Event details

19 March, 2014
20 March, 2014
Sheraton Pentagon City
District Of Columbia
United States


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