AFCEA/GMU Agenda for 2017

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   2017 Symposium Theme:

Technology Challenges in Defense and Intelligence  




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


The Challenges of Building and Transitioning Increasingly Autonomous Systems


Autonomous functionality is increasing in systems and products.  From drones to self-driving cars, from voice controlled devices to Watson, autonomy is increasing.  The effective transition of increased autonomy depends upon trust—trust that these systems will be safe, trust that they will have appropriate cybersecurity, trust that they will perform within ethical boundaries.  Establishing trust for complex systems is hard.  Establishing trust for non-deterministic systems and for systems that continuously learn is even more challenging.   Managers, chief engineers, and boards need to be aware of these challenges and strategies to overcome them.
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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

      “Supporting the DIA CTO in shaping the future state and building the technology road map”


      bio      
  Doug Cate
     Deputy CTO DIA
     

2 – Panelist

      “Experience developing large complex software solutions to very complex business problems
      in very complex organizations”


      bio      

  Joaquin Martinez de Pinillos
     PMW 120 PEO C4I SPAWAR


3 – Panelist

      “US Army Acquisition CORPS Certification”


      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.

photo
         bio

   
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
     C4I & Cyber Center
     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

      “Generation of cyber range requirements and the DoD processes and integrate capabilities
     needed to systematically track, analyze, secure and report facility energy and related data”




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

2 – Panelist

      “Artificial Intelligence, Decision Support, and Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure”




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

3 – Panelist

      “System integrator for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) for 26 years providing SCADA systems
       for utilities, industrial and chemical processes”




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

4 – Panelist

      “Incident response for cyber-attack of critical infrastructure and coordinates isolation,
       eradication, and forensics for cyber-related event on U.S. industrial control systems”




      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


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

      “Has overseen the deployment of enterprise medical systems that support the provision of
      medical care to warfighters, families and retirees around the world.”


      bio   
  Robert Foster     
     Deputy Director,
     Information Operations
     Defense Logistics Agency

2 – Panelist

      “Enhancing operational effectiveness, cross-organizational collaboration, and cyber-security”


      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
                    Introduction by Amy Fadida

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.
  bios



   
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 – “Enabling mobility challenges”


      bio      
  Rob Anderson
     Director,
     DoD Mobility Solutions at IBM

     IBM GBS, Cyber and Biometrics
     Division

2 – “Higher Learning Needs for Security Capabilities in Mobility”


      bio      
  Rick Walsh
     ‎PM Army Mobile Innovation Lead
     at US Army

3 – “Mobility Product Security Certification Processes”


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

4 – “Road to Secured mobility in Defense & Intel”


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

   
   
15:00     End of Symposium