AFCEA/GMU Agenda for 2017

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   2017 Symposium Theme:

Technology Challenges in Defense and Intelligence  




DRAFT Schedule of Events



Wednesday May 24, 2017

   
08:30 – 08:55    

Registration                            
   
08:55 – 09:00     Welcome by Kenneth S. Ball and Dr. Mark Pullen

 Dean, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University

 Director, C4I and Cyber Center Excellence, George Mason University
   
09:00 – 10:00     Keynote Address

Dr. Paul Nielsen


Challenges of Increasingly Autonomous Systems


Autonomous systems are attracting strong interest today because they can provide a significant advantage to military forces, which the US and its allies are well positioned to exploit. However, they come with a variety of challenges for development and deployment. This talk will address some compelling challenges and suggest possible approaches to dealing with them.


Nielsen photo
         
bio

   
10:00 – 10:30     Coffee Break in exhibit area
   
10:30 – 12:00    

Session 1


Modernization of the Global C4ISR Enterprise


To support today’s Mission/Operational challenges, a new approach is required in developing C4ISR Systems.  Today’s modern C4ISR Systems need to address a broad range of challenges including processing an ever-increasing amount of data, technical and mission interoperability, resiliency from cyber-attacks, and ensuring support to the tactical edge.  This panel of technical leaders across representative Services and Combat Support Agencies will share their challenges, solutions, and lessons learned.


Chair:
  Ki Lee
  Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton


1 – Panelist


      bio      
  Doug Cate
     Deputy CTO DIA
     

2 – Panelist


      bio      
  Joaquin Martinez de Pinillos
     PMW 120 PEO C4I SPAWAR
     


3 – Panelist


      bio      
  Alan Hansen
     Division Director Army I2WD
     

  
12:00 – 13:00     Lunch in upstairs food court

   
13:00 – 14:00 Keynote Address

Maj Gen (Ret) USAF Robert Wheeler


Moving the Nation Forward in Spectrum Usage—
 Critical Enabler for the US Economy and DoD


Outlining a national approach to spectrum utilization for both the US economy and the federal government. How to move forward both from a policy and technical perspective in spectrum usage and capability.

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14:00 – 14:30     Break in exhibit area
   
   
14:30 – 15:30    

Session 2

Military Simulation

Chair:
  Dr. Mark Pullen
  C4I&Cyber Center, GMU


1 – Breakthroughs in Military Simulation


      bio and abstract      
  Dr. Michael Hieb
     job GMU
     

2 – Government Solutions to the Optics of ISR


      bio and abstract      
  LTC Chad Bates, USA
     GMU PhD student

                               
   
15:30 – 16:30    

Session 3

SCADA/IOT Panel


This panel will focus on innovative & emerging solutions and remaining challenges in the cybersecurity of industrial control systems ICS/SCADA. Representatives from government and infrastructure providers will talk about major efforts that are providing greater levels of protection for our Critical Information Infrastructure. New levels of collaboration, technology that reaches well beyond current solutions, and the generation of new resiliency tactics will be offered. Remaining challenges for work in both government and industry will also be addressed.


Chair:
  John Saunders
  Principal Cyber Security
  Engineer,
  The MITRE Corporation


1 – Panelist


      bio         
  Mr. Daryl Haegley     
     DoD Program Manager,
     OASD for Energy,
     Installations and Environment

2 – Panelist


      bio      
  Dr. John H. Saunders  
     Cyber Security Engineer
     MITRE Corporation

3 – Panelist


      bio      
  Mr. Craig Lightner
     System Integrator
     Industrial Control Systems (ICS)
     Washington Gas

4 – Panelist


      bio      
  Mr. Jonathan Homer
     Cyber Security Analyst
     U.S. Department of Homeland
     Security

                               
16:30     Reception
   
   









Thursday, May 25, 2017

                                            
09:00 – 10:00 Keynote Address

Mr. Paul Tilghman
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office (MTO)

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

DARPA Collabrative Spectrum Grand Challenge



The speaker is the Program Manager for the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Grand Challenge, has the premise that collaborative use of spectrum can make this scarce resource more available to everybody. He will begin his talk with an overview of the DARPA Grand Challenges, including the Robotics and Cyber Challenges, and will include insights form his expertise in the areas of electronic warfare and software defined radios.

Tilghman photo
         
bio

   
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break in Exhibit Area
   
10:30 – 12:00

Session 4

Cloud Migration and Interoperability Panel


  • The current state of DoD Cloud
  • Key decision factors for migrating to the Cloud
  • The current State of Cloud hosting
  • Identifying hurdles and technical solutions




Chair:
  Al Mink
  
Managing Partner, Systems
  Spirit
  


1 – Panelist


      bio   
  Robert Foster     
     Deputy Director, Information
     Operations
     Defense Logistics Agency

2 – Panelist


      bio   
  John Hale     
     Chief, DISA Cloud Portfolio and
     Defense Information Systems Agency
     (DISA)

   
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch in upstairs food court
   
13:00 – 13:45 Presentation

Brian Seagrave and David Bridgeland

A New Approach to Industry-Government Dialog



This talk will explain how Open-book Modeling & Simulation enables buyers of solutions for complex systems to understand the changes that will have the greatest impact towards their objectives; and how this method enables industry to craft, test, and present alternative applications of their offerings to resolve government requirements – during the market survey phase of procurements.
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13:45 – 15:00    

Session 5

Secure Mobility Challenges

Security and hacking trends change overnight and how do we take proactive steps to eradicate or mitigate the vulnerabilities? For all the government and industry more and more organization are moving towards securing the mobile computing environment whether it is for internal mission, public applications, or defending our nation. The role of mobility is driving workplace efficiency, flexibility, and this transition is leading to more challenges for the safety and integrity of government data. How can we be smarter to secure mobility and outsmart the bad ones?


Chair:
  Anitha Raj

  President, ARAR Technology

Moderator:
  Mike Wilkerson

  Senior Director, End User Computing,
  Federal VMware, Inc.

  bio


1 – Panelist


      bio      
  Rob Anderson
     Director,
     DoD Mobility Solutions at IBM

     IBM GBS, Cyber and Biometrics
     Division

2 – Higher Learning needed for Security capabilities for the future


      bio      
  Rick Walsh
     ‎PM Army Mobile Innovation Lead
     at US Army

3 – Panelist


      bio      
  Greg F Youst
     ‎DISA Chief mobility engineer
     ‎Mobility Division, Cyber Directorate,
     ‎DISA

4 – Panelist


      bio      
  Lawrence Taylor
     AVP Mobility – AT&T Global Business
     Public Sector Solutions

   
   
15:00     End of Symposium
   
   

14:30 End of Symposium