DATES: March 28-29, 2018 

VENUE: Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

DSI’s DoD Information Warfare Symposium will focus on the efforts to fight and win in an increasingly congested information battlespace. This year’s event will focus on the convergence of Cyber, EW, and IA and the employment of these capabilities to win in the information environment.

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This year's scheduled speakers include:

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VADM Jan Tighe, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, OPNAV N2/N6

     

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LtGen Daniel O ’Donahue, USMC, Deputy Commandant for Information, HQMC

     

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MG Kirk Vollmecke, Program Executive Officer, PEO IEW&S

     

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Gregory Radabaugh, SES, Director, Joint Information Operations Warfare Center

     

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John Hurley, Cyber Leadership Department, College of Information & Cyberspace, National Defense University

     

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Why you should attend this year's Symposium:

  DSI’s DoD Information Warfare Symposium will bring together leaders from the DoD, IC, Federal Agencies, Private Industry, and Academia to discuss DoD efforts to fight and win in an increasingly congested information Environment.
The DoD Information Warfare Symposium is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military services, defense agencies, and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. The DoD Information Warfare Symposium will focus on initiatives to equip and train the warfighter to operate in contested information environments and we will seek to generate understanding of the capabilities necessary to ensure that the force will be able to execute information operations for years to come. Join us for this year’s DoD Information Warfare Symposium as we discuss the various opportunities and challenges that the DoD, IC, and private industry face as they develop and integrate information warfare capabilities into the force.
Participating organizations at last year's Symposium:
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Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:
The DoD Information Warfare Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions. Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here. Exhibit and Sponsorship Information Here

Topics to be covered at the 2018 Symposium:
- The Convergence of Cyber, EW and Information Assurance as a Single warfighting function
- Shifting Policy and Viewing the Information Environment (IE) as a Contested Space
- Leveraging Information Warfare to Ensure Maritime Superiority
- Delivering Combat Ready Information Warfare Forces in Support of Mission Success
-  Ensuring Information Warfare Dominance throughout the Fleet
- IW on the Tactical Edge: Preparing Present & Future Marines for Information Operations
- Future Information Environments & Evolution of Army Information Warfare Initiatives
- Providing Information Warfare Dominance to the Modern Airman
- Understanding the Acquisition Challenges for the Future of Army Information Operations
- Understanding the Information Warfare Threat Matrix
- How Partnerships with Industry & Academia Help Deliver Mission-Essential Capabilities
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At our Symposium you will 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 information warfare community.
 
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. ______________________________________________________________
Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:
  DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD, IC, and Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.
DSI’s Symposium will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.
The Symposium is open and complimentary to all DoD, IC and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.
(Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)
Symposium is CLOSED TO PRESS / NO RECORDINGS