AFCEA_ GMU Agenda for 2020

 

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2020 Symposium

Critical Issues in C4I

 


Schedule of Events


Tuesday May 19, 2020
 

08:00 – 08:55 Registration and Continental Breakfast
08:55 – 09:00 Welcome to GMU–Dr. Michael Hieb
  Center of Excellence in Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence and Cyber
  George Mason University

09:00 – 10:00

Session 1 Part I

2nd Annual Department of Defense CTO Roundtable:
Emerging Technology and the Future of Warfare

These four Chief Technology Officers (or their equivalents) from the Services share their perspectives
on how emerging technology is changing the character of warfare, where services are prioritizing their
technology efforts, and what to expect from the future. After each panelist provides their opening talk,
we will host an interactive discussion panel where military, academic, and industry attendees
can explore topics with the panelists.






Chair: John Dvorak
  


   

   
Bio

 

1 – USAF Panelist


      Bio

Frank Konieczny

Chief Technology Officer,
Office of Information Dominance,
Office of the Secretary of the Air Force

 

2 – USArmy Panelist


      Bio   
William Robinson
CIO / G6 Army Chief Technology Officer
 

3 – USNavy Panelist


      Bio   
Gregory Shaffer
Chief Technology Officer
Assistant Chief Engineer Mission  Architecture and Systems Engineering
Naval Information Warfare Systems
 Command

 

4 – USMC Panelist


      Bio   
Dan Corbin
Chief Technology Officer
Office of Information Dominance
Chief Technology Advisor, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps

 
 

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

 

10:30 – 12:00

Session 1 Part II

CTO Discussion Panel



Chair and Moderator:
  John Dvorak
  
  




 
 
12:00 – 13:00  Lunch (on your own)

               
13:00 – 14:00 Keynote Address

Dr. Mark Lewis
 Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Modernization



  


New Defense Technology Challenges





 


Abstract    Bio
      
14:00 – 14:30                         Coffee Break in exhibit area

14:30 – 16:30

Session 2

Critical Technology Issues






Chair: John Dvorak
  


   

   

 

1 – Interoperability (CWIX) Panelist

            GMU has been part of a major NATO Science & Technology Organization effort to standardize
            Command and Control – Simulation interoperability for coalitions. This presentation will review
            the project and describe recent major results, including NATO CWIX testing and standardization.

            Abstract and Bio   

Michael Hieb

2 – Supply Chain (In)Security Panelist


         Bio   
Terry Dunlap
 

3 – Workforce Issues Panelist


         Bio
William Halal
 

4 – Panelist


         
Sean Plankey
 

16:30

                        Reception in exhibit area









Wednesday, May 20, 2020


08:00 – 09:00   Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
09:00 – 10:00
Keynote Address

Dr. Walter S. Scott
      CTO of Maxar
Founder and CTO, Digital Globe


Commercial Satellite Imaging Discussion


Abstract    Bio
      
10:00 – 10:30                       Coffee Break in exhibit area

10:30 – 12:00









Session 3

Artificial Intelligence Issues for Defense Applications



Chair:
  Brad Mascho
  
  




 

1 – Topic: Maintaining US Superiority in AI


         
Nathaniel Bastian
Major, USA of Search Joint Artificial Intelligence Center– JAIC


2 – Topic: Ethics in AI


         




3 – Topic: AI on the Tactical Edge


         




12:00 – 13:00                 Lunch (on your own)

             
13:00 – 14:00
Keynote Address

Andrés Irlando

 SVP & President Public Sector and Verizon Connect at Verizon
  


Wireless 5G Impact and Concerns



   
Abstract    Bio
      


 
14:30 – 16:00
Session 4

5G Cellular Impact Issues and Concerns for Defense








Chair: Randy Clark
  


   



Moderator: Sal D’Itri
Chair of Spectrum Consortium

   
 

1 – Where is 5G now?


         
Joe Evans
 5G R&E Spectrum – Former DARPA

2 – Impact on the Internet Of Things


         
COL Sean Branch
 Operator

3 – Baseline reference Architecture Discussion


         

 

4 – ORAN: Open Radio Access Network


         
Terry Halvorsen
 Samsung

5 – Resiliency, Supply Chain Risk


         
David Simpson
 RADM (ret.) USN


16:00
                        End of Symposium