March 30-31, 2022 | Sunset Room at National Harbor | Oxon Hill, MD

All information below pertains to the 2022 Summit. Details on the 2023 Summit will be available soon!

DSI’s 4th Annual Information Warfare Symposium is designed as an educational, “Town Hall” style forum, where thought leaders and key policymakers across military services, government agencies, acquisition authorities, & industry will be brought together for actionable discussions and debate on how electronic warfare & cyber capabilities are increasingly being deployed to enhance the modern battlefield & aide joint efforts toward achieving a decisive information advantage. The Information Warfare Symposium will focus on how the DoD & each of the services are developing their information warfare capabilities to enable decision dominance for Combatant Commanders as well as freedom of maneuver, increased lethality for the Warfighter at the tactical edge.

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2022 Confirmed Speakers Included:


VADM Kelly Aeschbach, USN
Commander
Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR)




LtGen Matthew G. Glavy, USMC
Deputy Commandant for Information
USMC




Sharothi Pikar, SES, DAF
Command Acquisition Executive,
Director of Acquisition & Technology
J9, USCYBERCOM



John Costello
Chief of Staff, Office of the National Cyber Director
The White House



RADM Jeffrey S. Scheidt, USN
Senior Military Advisor for Cyber Policy
OUSD(P)




David E. Tremper, SES
Director of Electronic Warfare
OUSD(A&S)/A/PWPM



Kenneth W. Strayer
PM, Electronic Warfare & Cyber
PEO IEW&S




Download the 2022 Agenda Here

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Why You Should Attend This Symposium:


The FY ‘22 DoD budget details how the future character of warfare will be defined more by information than by hardware. DoD spending on overall IT capabilities increased by 7.8 percent over FY ’21. The integration of commercial information technology (IT) products with legacy electronic warfare (EW) technologies will continue to accelerate. EW spending through 2025 is expected to remain stable, and the US Department of Defense (DoD) electronic warfare market is estimated to reach $3.6 billion by 2025. Joint service EW planning is gaining priority as multi-domain concepts of operations, joint battle management, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) jamming technology, electromagnetic spectrum deception, and mitigation and anti-jam satellite systems are deployed. DSI’s 4th Annual Information Warfare Symposium will offer attendees actionable discussions and debate on how such technologies are currently being deployed to enhance the modern battlefield & aide joint efforts toward achieving a decisive information advantage. The Information Warfare Symposium will focus on how the DoD & each of the services are developing their information warfare capabilities to enable decision dominance for Combatant Commanders as well as freedom of maneuver, increased lethality for the Warfighter at the tactical edge.

Senior Leaders at this event will detail how they are utilizing EW & Cyber effects to defend U.S. weapons systems & an exponentially expanding trove of military data. They will also explain how information superiority & spectrum dominance will need to be achieved in order to be successful in the digital battlespace. Attendees at this forum will have the chance to hear about how the services are continuing to work toward building a synergetic approach by having information operations specialists work alongside cyber operators, to give the Warfighter the expertise needed to compete in the future fight. Acquisition priorities such as the fielding of electronic protection (EP) technologies to better protect systems from jamming and signal spoofing attempts by the adversary will also be discussed at this forum. Finally, there will be a panel of Senior level experts that will examine current initiatives toward implementing the DoD’s Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Superiority strategy as a critical component for mission success.

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 EW & Cyber communities, 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.

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*Symposium is CLOSED TO PRESS / NO RECORDINGS*

Topics of Discussion Include:

- Developing superior EW capabilities across the DoD to transform modern battlefield operations

- Ensuring information dominance in a changing global competitive environment

- Driving ARCYBER initiatives toward implementing new formations & skills to compete against adversaries in the information environment

- Accelerating the Air Force’s information warfare capabilities across the spectrum from competition to crisis to high-end conflict

- Transforming the future Fleet’s information combat power: Developing strategies to prevail in the information war

- Creating a synergy in the information environment through the combining of Space & Cyber capabilities for a competitive MAGTF Advantage

- Fielding integrated intelligence, cyber, & electronic warfare capabilities that provide spectrum superiority to enable freedom of maneuver on the battlefield

- Implementing the DoD’s Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Superiority strategy as a critical component to mission success

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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

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Participating Organizations at the Last Symposium:

LookingGlass, General Dynamics IT, TIME Systems LLC, FireEye, University of Maryland, Northrop Grumman, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Parsons, Palo Alto Networks Public Sector LLC, By Light, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boeing, Balius Partners, Ball Aerospace, Cubic Corporation, Germanna Community College, CACI International, SAIC, Security Compass, RTL Networks, Lockheed Martin Cyber Solutions, AT&T, Dell Technologies, GTRI, IDS International, ManTech, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Red Hat, SRC Inc., Collins Aerospace, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Honeywell, Perspecta, Expanse, Alion Science and Technology, Georgia Tech Research Institute, The Cohen Group, Expression Networks LLC, DC I IPS, Cyber Bytes Foundation, BESL, Cisco Systems, Inc., Raytheon Cyber Solutions Inc., Palantir Technologies, Inc.,JHUAPL, SANS Institute, USCYBERCOM, ARCYBER, MARFORSPACE, MARFORCYBER, U.S. Fleet Cyber/U.S. Tenth Fleet, 16th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber), USSTRATCOM, US Army CCoE, OUSD (A&S), OSD, DoD CIO, NAVIFOR, DISA, PEO IEW&S, HQMC, US Army CCDC C5ISR Center, USCG, ONR & many more…!

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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.
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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.