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March 11-12, 2020 | 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.
2020 Confirmed Speakers Include:
LTG Stephen G. Fogarty, USA
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
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations & Combatting Terrorism
Why You Should Attend This Symposium:
The current strategy calls for the DoD is to continue to ramp up investments in electronic warfare. Administration requests for research funding for unclassified electronic warfare capabilities have increased from $4.9 billion in fiscal 2019 to $5.5 billion for 2021. There will be a continued focus on using information warfare methods to disrupt & stop the spread of disinformation by the adversary, whether it be in the battlespace or to combat attempted interference in U.S. Elections. The Information Warfare Symposium will focus on initiatives from each of the services as to how they are utilizing electronic warfare capabilities & information warfare to enable a strategic decision advantage for the Warfighter & Combatant Commanders at the operational and tactical levels.
Senior Leaders at this forum will detail how EW & Cyber operations can enable the Warfighter to be successful in contested information environments, and alert them to where adversaries are operating. They will also explain their efforts to ensure persistent engagement & more effectively execute electronic warfare & information operations into all-domain operations. This event will offer insight into & give industry the opportunity to learn where they can assist the DoD in developing new technologies to increase agility & lethality of the Force. Attendees will hear of the push amongst the Services for collaborative efforts to ensure there is effective training & equipping of cyber/information operators to decisively deter, compete, & win in the information environment. Additionally, a panel discussion at this Symposium will examine innovative ideas & technologies, such as AI, that are being implemented by the DoD JAIC & others to support the future of information warfare.
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 manufacturing and acquisition 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.
*Symposium is CLOSED TO PRESS / NO RECORDINGS*
Topics of Discussion:
– Developing CYBERCOM’s Approach to Defend Forward & Prepare for Influence Operations in the Form of Information Warfare
– Integrating EW technologies to transform modern battlefield operations & maintain technological superiority in the era of Great Power Competition
– Leading Army’s efforts to build new formations & skills to better compete against adversaries in the information environment
– Utilizing information warfare operations across the Fleet to provide speed for an advantage
– Achieving information warfare outcomes across the conflict continuum to ensure a more agile, lethal Air Force
– Creating a synergy in the information environment through the combining Space & Cyber capabilities for a competitive MAGTF advantage
– Advancing information warfare dominance through Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations
– Fielding area-wide & targeted Cyber/Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) effects for the Soldier at the tactical edge
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.
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.
DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings. In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all. Learn more about our Advisory Board Members.