March 11-12, 2020 | AIA National HQ, Washington, DC

DSI’s Information Warfare Symposium is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military services, government agencies, acquisition authorities, academia & industry will be brought together for actionable discussions and debate on how to further electronic warfare and cyber operations for the future military mission. The Information Warfare Symposium will focus on initiatives to provide the mission integration of IW at the operational and tactical levels. It will detail how EW & Cyber will enable the Warfighter to be combat-ready in contested information environments and assist in their understanding of where persistent adversaries are operating, all in an effort to ensure a more lethal force and deny the enemy the ability to control the spectrum.

Statement on COVID-19:
The summit will occur as scheduled March 11-12, 2020. The event is not being canceled or postponed. Our planning closely follows the CDC guidelines, local and state public health authorities, and the U.S. State Department travel rules related to the COVID-19 virus. We are monitoring updates from the CDC, DC Health, and the Virginia Department of Health, which indicate a low risk of exposure. The health and safety of our attendees and the broader community is our utmost priority and we will continue to monitor events and provide updates on our website if needed.


2020 Confirmed Speakers Include:

LTG Stephen G. Fogarty, USA
Commanding General
U.S. Army Cyber Command

Lt Gen Timothy D. Haugh, USAF
16th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber)

VADM Timothy “T.J.” White, USN
U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet

LtGen Loretta Reynolds, USMC
Deputy Commandant for Information
Commander, Marine Corps Force Strategic Command

RADM Jeffrey S. Scheidt, USN
Commander, Naval Information Warfighting Development Center
N2/N6, Office of the CNO

MajGen Matthew Glavy, USMC

Christopher Miller
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations & Combatting Terrorism

Download the Agenda Here


Why You Should Attend This Symposium:

The current administration is aiming to boost EW and other IW capability spending by $1.48 billion come 2021 (a 16.3 percent increase). “EW is the No. 1 functional area where investments need to be made in the coming years,” said Gen. (Ret) Joseph Dunford, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who retired in September 2019. At DSI’s 2nd Information Warfare Symposium, military services, government agencies, acquisition authorities, academia & industry will be brought together to further discuss how electronic warfare and cyber operations will help facilitate the future military mission. This event will detail the current and future Joint Force efforts to synchronize mission areas of ISR, electronic warfare, cyber, and information operations to ensure the ability to fight and win wars across all Warfighting domains. EW & Cyber capabilities will enable the Warfighter to be combat-ready in contested information environments and assist in their understanding of where persistent adversaries are operating.

Senior-level speakers at this Symposium will offer perspective into how IW will ensure combatant commanders increased interoperability, reliability, and actionability. They will also address the need for collaborative efforts among military, government, & allied partners to utilize information warfare techniques to ensure the Warfighter will be able to effectively deal with threats on social media, disrupt adversary operations, and achieve military deception on the battlefield. The panel for this Symposium, which will feature DoD/Industry prime speakers, will examine the importance of weapons systems hardening using sophisticated software programs for increased sustainment, in order to help protect against EW & cyber-attacks. Finally, this event will explain how the rise of such capabilities will require IW experts to be rapidly deployed to various brigades throughout the military, to assist combatant commanders to be more agile in their decision-making & help create a more decisive overmatch on the adversary.

DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Symposiums' content and focus areas. We assemble the most respected minds in the information warfare community, as well as the key policymakers 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.

Topics of Discussion:

- Providing C4/Cyber Capabilities to the Joint Warfighter to enable them to fight & win in contested information environments

- Delivering Full-spectrum Electronic Warfare & Cyber Across Army’s Multi-Domain Operations

- Furthering USAF’s goal to compete in the Great Power Competition by bringing conflict in the information environment to the adversary’s front lines

- Enabling the effective training & equipping of the Fleet in order to decisively deter, compete, & win in the information environment

- Advancing the integration of information warfare to the tactical edge: Ensuring more resilient USMC information operations

- Ensuring the hardening of weapon systems to defend against an enemy’s EW or cyber attack

- Leveraging information warfare tools such as ISR to help expose the adversary across a range of conflicts such as the Gray Zone


Participating Organizations at the Last Symposium:

AT&T Public Sector Solutions, LMCO, Booz Allen Hamilton, Raytheon SAS, L3Harris, Noblis, SitScape Inc., Smartronix, NGC, BAE Systems, Deloitte, Soar Technology Inc., Nusura Inc., MacAulay Brown, Inc., Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Micro Focus Government Solutions, Alion S&T, Research Innovations, Colsa Corporation, Motorola Solutions, Boeing, D-TA Systems Inc., SAIC, SRC, Norseman Defense Technologies, Mercury Defense Systems, Curtiss- Corp, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Crane Keltec, Abaco Systems, Perspecta, CACI Intl, USCYBERCOM, USARMYCYBERCOM, NSA/CSS, 16th Air Force, NAVIFOR, US Army G-3/5/7, MARFORCYBER, PEO IEW&S, Air Forces Cyber 67th Cyberspace Wing, HQAF A2, Joint Staff J6, USD A&S, USD R&E, HQMC DC CD&I, CCDC C5ISR Center, DSO – DISA, NRL, AFRL, and more!


At our Symposium You Have the Ability To:

  • Gain Education & Insight: Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing our 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.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The Information Warfare Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here


Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

- DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD 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.

- The 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.