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Past event: Airborne ISR & C2 Battle Management 2015 Conference

Generate and Disseminate to Dominate

Building on the discussions at the 2014 event, the Airborne ISR & C2 Battle Management USA Summit will be returning to Washington D.C. between the 16th – 18th November 2015.

The summit will once again provide 150+ Policy Makers, Chiefs of Staff, ISR Commanders, Acquisition Executives and Industry Leaders from the USA and across the globe with their Annual General Meeting. The meeting will once again evaluate the challenges and success shaping Airborne ISR and C2 Battle Management for the current dynamic world of conflict and into the future.

The proliferation of Airborne ISR technologies over the past decade of conflict in the Middle East and Central Asia has led to these assets becoming a mission critical component in operations. With new operating environments come new threat types and new capability challenges. In order to maintain battlefield dominance the US Armed Forces needs to take the global lead and strive for intelligence generation, analysis and dissemination excellence.

With this challenge in mind the summit will focus on 3 specific elements:

  • Acquisition and development of next generation ISR and C2 Battle Management assets such JSTARS, UCLASS and DCGS to ensure capability superiority
  • Alignment of DoD strategies with Process, Exploitation and Dissemination technological developments in order to provide timely, accurate and effective intelligence products
  • International engagement and the building of mutually beneficial partnerships to solve challenges with transparent information sharing, the quality of shared post analysis products and use coalitions to maintain capability

To share and explore their thoughts on these discussion points, the conference will host an exceptional speaker faculty made up of senior officers from the Department of Defense, Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines in addition to the US’s global allies.


  • Brigadier General (R) Scott Bethel, Vice President, Intelligence Education and Training J Mark Services, Inc

2015 Speakers

  • Honorable Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force, US Air Force
  • Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), US Army
  • Admiral Bill Gortney, Commander,, North American Aerospace Defense Command, & Commander, U.S. Northern Command
  • Lieutenant General Robert P. Otto, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters US Air Force
  • Vice Admiral Ted Branch, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance and Director of Naval Intelligence, US Navy (Pending Final Confirmation)
  • Mr Dyke Weatherington, Principal Director, Space, Strategic and Intelligence Systems, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
  • Dr. Greg Zacharias, Chief Scientist, US Air Force
  • Rear Admiral John Haley, Commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic, US Navy
  • Rear Admiral Robert V. Hoppa, Director, J-2, U.S. Africa Command
  • Major General Thomas Deale, Director, Operations, Air Combat Command, US Air Force
  • Rear Admiral Hugh Howard, Director of Operations, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Brigadier General Michael Groen, Director of Intelligence, US Marine Corps
  • Brigadier General Dawn Dunlop, Commander, NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force Command
  • Brigadier General Phil Garbutt, Director Force Development, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Brigadier General Jeffrey B. Taliaferro, Director, Directorate of Plans, Programs and Requirements, Air Combat Command, US Air Force
  • Air Commodore Gary Martin, Defence Advisor, Royal Australian Air Force
  • Colonel Michael Schmidt, Program Executive Officer, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance & Special Operations Forces, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, US Air Force
  • Colonel Dale Van Dusen, Deputy PEO, Battle Management, AFLCMC, US Air Force
  • Colonel David Learned, Senior Materiel Leader JSTARS Recapitalization, Battle Management, AFLCMC, US Air Force
  • Michael J. Fisher, Chief, US Border Patrol, US Customs and Border Protection
  • Colonel Patrick Thauberger, Chair, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance & Commander 17 Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Confirmed For Director for Defense Intelligence Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence OUSD(I)
Pre-Conference Focus Day:
  • Next Generation ISR and C2 Battle Management Assets & Procurements, Monday 16th November 2015
Main Conference:
  • Conference Day One: Tuesday 17th November 2015
  • Conference Day Two: Wednesday 18th November 2015

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

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Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Rd, 22311
Alexandria, VA, USA

Venue & Accommodation

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

Please note: Travel and accommodation is not included in the registration fee. However a number of discounted bedrooms have been reserved at The Hilton Alexandria Mark Centre on the 15th and 16th of November.  Prices start from $149.00 per night, excluding breakfast and tax. There is limited availability until the 01st of November, so we do encourage attendees to book early to avoid disappointment.
Event details
Organizer : IQEU
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-4640