Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: Granby Lobby

    Tuesday, November 12, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

    • Room: Main Ballroom
    Speaker(s)
    Keynote (confirmed)
    Gen James M. "Mike" Holmes, USAF
    Commander
    Air Combat Command
    Tracks:

      Tuesday, November 12, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

        Approved for 3 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+ The military relies heavily on networking technology for tactical edge battlefield communications, big data analytics, and cyber warfare operations. Military communications programs of record are tasked with leveraging commercial-off-the-shelf equipment that provides state-of-the-art networking capabilities for the warfighter. Traditionally, networking protocols and feature sets have been driven primarily by vendors who control a vast share of the network equipment market. In this model, network control software is highly proprietary and tightly coupled to specific hardware platforms. Consequently, flexibility in deploying novel networking protocols and features is limited by the vendor product lifecycle. Network function... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker (confirmed)
        William Kasch
        Wireless R&D Group Director
        Textron Corporation
        Tracks:
            Approved for 3 CompTIA CEUs: Network+ The availability of real-time, high-accuracy positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) is essential for situational awareness and information superiority. Current and future military applications, which rely on PNT include narrow-beam communications, multi-target tracking, autonomous fleet, and sensor networks. For example, PNT enables warfighters to operate amidst GPS-denied and GPS-spoofing situations commonly encountered in contested battlespaces. The coming years will see the implementation of PNT in challenging environments with sub-meter accuracy and minimal infrastructure requirements as the 5G ecosystem evolves. Topics covered will include fundamental bounds, cooperative algorithms, operation strategies, and network experimentation to provide researchers and practitioners... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker (confirmed)
            Andrea Conti, Ph.D.
            Department of Engineering (DE) and CNIT
            University of Ferrara
            Speaker (confirmed)
            Moe Win, Ph.D.
            Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
            MIT Institute for Data, Systems and Society
            Tracks:

              Tuesday, November 12, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                The rise of advanced machine learning capabilities is revolutionizing organizational tools, processes, and performance models. For military communicators, the large-scale adoption of these technologies will not only impact capabilities for how each Service provides C4IM services but also the demands upon these services for subscribers. Policy decisions on data standardization, platform consistency, and infrastructure planning are urgently needed. This panel will explore this topic given perspectives from Army Futures Command, Academia, and Industry....
                Speaker(s)
                Moderator (confirmed)
                MAJ Ryan Kenny, USA
                Goodpaster Scholar, PhD Student, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University Advanced Strategic Planning and Policy Program (ASP3), School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS)
                U.S. Army
                Panelist (confirmed)
                Lujo Bauer
                Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
                Carnegie Mellon University
                Panelist (confirmed)
                Alex Davis
                Associate Professor, PhD
                Carnegie Mellon University
                Panelist (confirmed)
                LTC Tyrone Lewis, USA
                Lead, Network Systems Engineer for AFC AI Task Force
                U.S. Army Futures Command
                Panelist (confirmed)
                Derek Strausbaugh
                Solutions Specialist
                Microsoft-DoD
                Tracks:
                    Approved for 2 CompTIA CEs: A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, CySA+, CASP+, PenTest+; and 2 GIAC CPEs Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) such as vehicles, military platforms, and the power grid existed before cyber came along. Cyber has brought tremendous performance gains, operational flexibility, reduced operational cost, and faster technology refresh. However, it has brought new threats from cyber attacks and coordinated cyber and physical attacks. Consequences of cyber attacks in such systems could have devastating impacts on human lives as well as the mission and the time between attack and consequences could be very short. Architecture, design, and operations of such systems... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Moderator (confirmed)
                    Bharat Doshi, PhD
                    Senior Consutant for Cyber Operations
                    Office of Naval Research (ONR)
                    Panelist (confirmed)
                    Greg Briskin
                    Associate Director
                    Intelligent Automation Institute
                    Panelist (confirmed)
                    K. Eric Harper
                    Senior Principal Scientist
                    ABB
                    Panelist (confirmed)
                    Joe Maurio
                    Senior Professional Staff
                    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
                    Panelist (confirmed)
                    Doug Schafer
                    Program Manager and Senior Advisor for Cyber Security
                    Air Force Research Laboratory
                    Panelist (confirmed)
                    Christine Zhang
                    Associate Director and Group Leader for Cyber
                    United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)
                    Tracks:

                      Tuesday, November 12, 9:40 AM - 12:00 PM

                      Tuesday, November 12, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                        Speaker(s)
                        Moderator (invited)
                        Maj Gen Kevin Huyck, USAF
                        Director of Air and Space Operations
                        Air Combat Command
                        Panelist (invited)
                        Maj Gen Patrick Doherty, USAF
                        Director of Plans, Programs and Requirements
                        Air Combat Command
                        Panelist (invited)
                        Maj Gen Tom D. Miller, USAF
                        Director of Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection
                        Air Combat Command
                        Panelist (confirmed)
                        Brig Gen Gregory J. Gagnon, USAF
                        Director of Intelligence
                        Air Combat Command
                        Panelist (confirmed)
                        Brig Gen Chad Raduege, USAF
                        Director of Cyberspace and Information Dominance
                        Air Combat Command
                        Tracks:

                          Tuesday, November 12, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                          • Room: Main Ballroom
                          Speaker(s)
                          Keynote (confirmed)
                          VADM Andrew L. "Woody" Lewis, USN
                          Commander, U.S. Second Fleet
                          Commander, Joint Forces Command Norfolk
                          Tracks:

                            Tuesday, November 12, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                            Tuesday, November 12, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                              Approved for 3 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+ In addition to ever-present thermal noise, various communication and sensor systems can be affected by interfering signals that originate from a multitude of other natural and technogenic (man-made) phenomena. Such interfering signals often have intrinsic "outlier" temporal and/or amplitude structures, which are different from the Gaussian structure of the thermal noise. The presence of different types of such outlier noise is widely acknowledged in multiple applications, under various general and application-specific names, most commonly as impulsive, transient, burst, or crackling noise. For example, outlier electromagnetic interference (EMI) is inherent in digital electronics and communication... ...read more...
                              Speaker(s)
                              Speaker (confirmed)
                              Ruslan L. Davidchack
                              Professor of Mathematical Modelling and Computation, Department of Mathematics
                              University of Leicester
                              Speaker (confirmed)
                              Alexei V. Nikitin
                              Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer
                              Nonlinear LLC
                              Tracks:
                                  Approved for 3 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network; 3 GIAC CPEs Named Data Networks (NDN) has emerged in recent years as a realization of data-centric networking. In a data-centric network model, the focus of the network and its core services is on fetching named data by the end consumers. NDN uses semantically meaningful application names to name data and secure data directly, enabling NDN to natively support data and origin integrity, in-network opportunistic caching, delay/disruption tolerance, and multicast/multipath forwarding with built-in path optimizations. These features have been shown to provide scores of improvements to network resilience in the face of network disruptions,... ...read more...
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                  Alexander Afanasyev, Ph.D.
                                  Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Information Sciences
                                  Florida International University
                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                  Tamer Refaei, Ph.D.
                                  Principal Information Security Scientist
                                  The MITRE Corporation
                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                  Lixia Zhang, Ph.D.
                                  Professor, Computer Science Department
                                  University of California, Los Angeles
                                  Tracks:

                                    Tuesday, November 12, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Moderator (invited)
                                      RDML John F. "Oscar" Meier, USN
                                      Commander
                                      Navy Warfare Development Command
                                      Tracks:

                                        Tuesday, November 12, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                                          Approved for 2 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+, Security+ Experimentation and analysis are important steps in the overall research and development process for network, middleware, and services development for military networks. Such experiments need to be conducted using realistic communications environments and scenarios. Field experimentation with hardware in the loop tends to be expensive and inaccessible to many researchers. While simulation-based experiments are a popular alternative, they are limited in terms of the radio models they offer, the scenarios available, and the inability to use actual systems. Emulation-based experimentation provides a good compromise, allowing systems and software components in the loop while... ...read more...
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Moderator (confirmed)
                                          Niranjan Suri, Ph.D.
                                          Associate for Research – Information Sciences Division
                                          US Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                          Mariann Hauge
                                          Principal Scientist
                                          Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)
                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                          Arjen Holtzer
                                          Principal Scientist
                                          The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                          Kelvin Marcus
                                          Computer Scientist
                                          US Army Research Laboratory
                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                          Jan Nilsson, Ph.D.
                                          Deputy Research Director
                                          Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)
                                          Tracks:
                                              The panel will discuss what research is going on in the QIS field. It will highlight the very high levels of overseas funding in the area and cover the economic benefits for the country, who can patent the breakthroughs. Government, Academia and Industry will all be represented on the panel of this game changing technology....
                                              Speaker(s)
                                              Moderator (confirmed)
                                              Tommy Gardner
                                              Chief Technology Officer
                                              HP Federal
                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                              Jay Cohen
                                              Chertoff Group
                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                              Duncan Earl
                                              Founder
                                              Qubitekk
                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                              James Gable
                                              President
                                              Bra-Ket Science
                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                              Jason Turner
                                              President
                                              Quantum Entanglement Institute
                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                              John Wharton
                                              Commander
                                              Army Research Labs
                                              Tracks:

                                                Tuesday, November 12, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

                                                Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                                                • Room: Granby Lobby

                                                  Wednesday, November 13, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

                                                  • Room: Main Ballroom
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Keynote (invited)
                                                  LTG Eric J. Wesley, USA
                                                  Director, Futures and Concepts Center Deputy Commanding General
                                                  U.S. Army Futures Command
                                                  Tracks:

                                                    Wednesday, November 13, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                      Approved for 3 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+ This tutorial aims to provide attendees with practical knowledge of advanced intelligent learning algorithms and how they can be applied to communications and networking problems. The tutorial will first provide attendees with an introduction to intelligent algorithms as well as a crash course on some of the theory behind intelligent algorithms. The tutorial will then provide an overview of many of the key types of learning algorithms, including machine learning algorithms, genetic algorithms, bio-inspired algorithms, deep learning, and then discuss the emerging field of multi-agent learning algorithms. The tutorial will then go on to... ...read more...
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                      Julia Andrusenko
                                                      Senior Communications Engineer and Chief Engineer of the Tactical Wireless Systems Group
                                                      Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                      Jack L. Burbank
                                                      Senior Wireless Network Engineer
                                                      Sabre Systems
                                                      Tracks:
                                                          Approved for 3 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+ Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) represent key communication infrastructure within tactical networks. The basic requirement for MANETs is to provide a minimum level of connectivity under a wide range of operating conditions. The connectivity must be sustained despite unpredictable and adverse radio propagation conditions, unexpected environmental and technical events including jamming, equipment failures, network overload and varying QoS demands. In addition, the connectivity must support coordinated activities of many distributed sub-systems to enable increasingly autonomous operations, and timely and appropriate responses to events and changes in the environment. For these reasons, information not delivered in... ...read more...
                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                          Salman M. Al-Shehri
                                                          Swansea University
                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                          Michael Hirsch, Ph.D.
                                                          President & Chief Technologist
                                                          ISEA TEK LLC
                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                          Pavel Loskot, Ph.D.
                                                          Senior Lecturer in Information and System Engineering
                                                          Swansea University
                                                          Tracks:

                                                            Wednesday, November 13, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                              Approved for 2 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+, Cloud+ In the era of network centric warfare, highly resilient communications capacity is required in an environment of increasing space and cyber threats. MILSATCOM system resiliency is enabled by technology, system architecture improvements, and enhanced operations. Convergence of mission needs and these rapidly evolving capabilities and threats stresses our current operations constructs and demands revolutionary approaches to address the challenge.  Combatant commanders will soon need to know what the probability of success is for all aspects of a given mission or campaign.  Current efforts to move DoD satcom into the 3 and 5G age... ...read more...
                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                              Moderator (confirmed)
                                                              Lt Col Joseph Tringe, USAF
                                                              Air Force
                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                              James Beall
                                                              Stratcomm
                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                              Kurt Fiscko, Ph.D.
                                                              Technical Director, (PMW/A 170) Navy Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I)
                                                              Naval Information Warfare Systems Command
                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                              John Kirk
                                                              Army Stratcom
                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                              Patrick Rayermann
                                                              DoD-CIO
                                                              Tracks:
                                                                  This panel will include the Co-Chairs of the DHS Supply Chain Cyber Risk Management Task Force Working Group on Threats.  It will focus on the different categories of threats, the vulnerabilities and risk as well as policy options of dealing with them in the IT and Communications sectors....
                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                  Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                  Tommy Gardner
                                                                  Chief Technology Officer
                                                                  HP Federal
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  George Duchak, Ph.D. PE
                                                                  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, Cyber & Business Systems C3CB
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  Drew Morin
                                                                  Director, Futures and Concepts Center Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Futures Command
                                                                  T-Mobile
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  Angela Smith
                                                                  Cybersecurity Division
                                                                  DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                    Wednesday, November 13, 9:40 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                                    Wednesday, November 13, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                                    • Room: Main Ballroom
                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                    Keynote (confirmed)
                                                                    LtGen Robert F. Hedelund, USMC
                                                                    Commander
                                                                    U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command
                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                      Wednesday, November 13, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                                      Wednesday, November 13, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                                        Approved for 3 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+ The concept of deep learning has revitalized machine learning research in recent years. In particular, researchers have demonstrated the use of deep learning for a multitude of tasks in wireless communications, such as signal classification, waveform creation, and cognitive radio, colloquially coined Radio Frequency Machine Learning (RFML) by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Traditionally, these deep learning solutions are developed using static datasets or require the interfacing of a digital signal processing framework, such as GNU Radio or LiquidDSP, with a machine learning framework, such as Keras or PyTorch. Given these facts,... ...read more...
                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                        Bryse Flowers
                                                                        University of California San Diego
                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                        William "Chris" Headley, Ph.D.
                                                                        Research Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Electronic Systems Lab
                                                                        Ted & Karyn Hume Center for National Security & Technology
                                                                        Tracks:
                                                                            Approved for 3 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+ This tutorial presents the basics of transponded satellite communication (SATCOM) system operations including Dynamic Resource Allocation (DRA) decision making, Radio Frequency (RF) situational awareness, transponder performance optimization with pre-distortion, as well as networking related problems. The material assumes a basic understanding of communications and of basic engineering. The course will cover basics of transponded SATCOM systems and important aspects of its operations including link budgets, SATCOM waveforms, protected SATCOM waveforms with frequency hopping (FH), quality measure of transponded SATCOM links, traditional RF situational awareness and advanced RF situational awareness with information fusion, DRA problem... ...read more...
                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                            Khanh Pham
                                                                            Senior Aerospace Engineer
                                                                            Air Force Research Laboratory-Space Vehicles Directorate
                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                            Dan Shen, Ph.D.
                                                                            Assistant Professor of Statistics
                                                                            University of South Florida
                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                            Xin Tian
                                                                            Network and Communication Research Director
                                                                            Intelligent Fusion Technology, Inc.
                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                              Wednesday, November 13, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                RDML William E. Chase III, USN
                                                                                Deputy Director, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers/Cyber, J6, Joint Staff
                                                                                Panelist (invited)
                                                                                MG David T. Isaacson, USA
                                                                                Director, Networks, Services and Strategy
                                                                                Army CIO/G6
                                                                                Panelist (invited)
                                                                                Cécile Marly
                                                                                Colonel OF5 French Armament Corps Acting Branch Head
                                                                                Federated Interoperability Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                Brig Gen "Kumo" J. Kumashiro, USAF
                                                                                Cross-Functional Team Lead
                                                                                AF Multi-Domain Command and Control AF Warfighting Integration Capability
                                                                                Tracks:

                                                                                  Wednesday, November 13, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                                                                                    Approved for 2 CompTIA CEUs: A+ 5G represents a promising new chapter in the evolution of wireless communications. Industry continues to make enormous investments into next-generation 5G technologies, hoping to deliver unprecedented wireless capabilities. The military domain appears eager to adopt advanced 5G technologies.  5G indeed presents a unique opportunity to provide enhanced networking capabilities to the military and enable a wide range of future applications and use cases. 5G promises extremely high data rates, very low latency, as well as greatly improved network scalability, reliability, and security. Furthermore, 5G offers a wide range of new feature sets and architectural enhancements... ...read more...
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                    Jack L. Burbank
                                                                                    Senior Wireless Network Engineer
                                                                                    Sabre Systems
                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                    David Debrecht
                                                                                    CTO, US Majors Customer Business Team
                                                                                    Nokia
                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                    Ashutosh Dutta, PhD
                                                                                    Co-Chair, IEEE Future Networks Initiative
                                                                                    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                    DJ Shyy, Ph.D.
                                                                                    Principal Communications Engineer
                                                                                    The Mitre Corporation
                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                    Anthony "Tony" Triolo, Ph.D.
                                                                                    Chief Scientist / Senior Manager
                                                                                    Perspecta Labs
                                                                                    Tracks:
                                                                                        Approved for 2 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Cloud+ The military deploys countless IoT devices globally, creating a serious burden in managing and exploiting vast quantities of data. With sensors mounted everywhere from satellites to jet engines to airmen’s flight suits, the Air Force alone collects more than 22 terabytes of data daily, according to Defense Department officials. Meeting the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance needs of today’s operational and tactical missions means processing this growing volume of data closer to the sensors—at the edge.    The difference between falling behind and enhancing the decisive edge depends on the ability to quickly disseminate insights to commanders... ...read more...
                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                        Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                        Amber Corrin
                                                                                        Director of Content
                                                                                        Sage Communications
                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                        Mark Barnell
                                                                                        Principal Computer Scientist
                                                                                        Air Force Research Laboratory
                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                        Yemaya Bordain
                                                                                        Internet of Things Group Public Sector Sales
                                                                                        Intel
                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                        Jim Shaw
                                                                                        Executive Vice President of Engineering
                                                                                        Crystal Group
                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                        John Shotwell
                                                                                        Director of the Technology Management Division
                                                                                        PEO C3T
                                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                                          Thursday, November 14, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                          • Room: Granby Lobby

                                                                                            Thursday, November 14, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

                                                                                            • Room: Main Ballroom
                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                            Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                            Scott Gustafson
                                                                                            Vice President, Satellite Centers of Excellence
                                                                                            Lockheed Martin Space
                                                                                            Panelist (invited)
                                                                                            Barbara Borgonovi
                                                                                            Vice President, Integrated Communication Systems
                                                                                            Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                            Michael Cacheiro
                                                                                            AEHF DEP Program Manager
                                                                                            Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co
                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                            Cyrus Dhalla
                                                                                            VP, Communication Systems
                                                                                            Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                            Todd M. Nygren
                                                                                            Corporate Chief Engineer and General Manager
                                                                                            The Aerospace Corporation
                                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                                              Thursday, November 14, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                                                                Approved for 3 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+ Due to the unprecedented scale of connected devices today, designing scalable, accurate, energy-efficient and tamper-proof authentication mechanisms has now become more important than ever. Moreover, with reconfigurable radios, there is a rich diversity of protocols and standards, modulation schemes, and other dynamic transmitter-side settings that cannot be decided ahead of deployment. Drawing from hands-on experiences as a performer in the DARPA Radio Frequency Machine Learning Systems (RFMLS) program, this tutorial presents practical methodologies of extracting "RF fingerprints", i.e., unique signatures embedded in the transmitted signals arising from unchangeable and device-specific hardware characteristics. Using pre-developed... ...read more...
                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                Kaushik Chowdhury, Ph.D.
                                                                                                Associate Professor and Faculty Fellow, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
                                                                                                Northeastern University
                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                Stratis Ioannidis, Ph.D.
                                                                                                Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
                                                                                                Northeastern University
                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                Tommaso Melodia, Ph.D.
                                                                                                William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor
                                                                                                Northeastern University
                                                                                                Tracks:
                                                                                                    Approved for 3 CompTIA CEUs: A+ Quantum computing is a new model of computing, one that uses quantum mechanical effects to improve computational speed and power. Strong theoretical proofs show that, when certain engineering challenges are overcome, quantum devices can do amazing things. Quantum devices should be able to model chemical and molecular physics in ways that are impossible today, create proven guarantees of secure encryption, and crack current, RSA-based, encryption. Many other advances in the fields of cryptography, artificial intelligence, and optimization are also possible. However, current devices are still significantly limited. Today, we have so-called "NISQ" (Noisy, Intermediate-Scale Quantum) devices.... ...read more...
                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Gideon Bass, Ph.D.
                                                                                                    Lead Data Scientist
                                                                                                    Booz Allen Hamilton
                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Daniel Campbell, Ph.D.
                                                                                                    Postdoctoral Associate, Research Laboratory of Electronics
                                                                                                    MIT
                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                    JD Dulny, Ph.D.
                                                                                                    Chief Scientist
                                                                                                    Booz Allen Hamilton
                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Steven Silverman, Ph.D.
                                                                                                    Adjunct Professor, UCLA Samueli Masters OnLine Program
                                                                                                    Senior Lead Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton
                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Casey Tomlin, Ph.D.
                                                                                                    Lead Scientist
                                                                                                    Booz Allen Hamilton
                                                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                                                      Thursday, November 14, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                        Approved for 2 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, CySA+, CASP+, PenTest+; and 2 GIAC CPEs Recently, the Allied Command Transformation (ACT) has proposed a Vision and Strategy for adoption of a Data Centric Security (DCS) approach within the Alliance Federation. Data Centric Security has three main tenets where data is the key focus: Control, Protect and Share. As the Alliance Federation transitions to new CIS paradigms and faces increasingly changeable and dynamic operational conditions, understanding where data is located, how it flows, controlling its usage, identifying what risks it is exposed to and who is permitted to access it requires... ...read more...
                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                        Moderator
                                                                                                        LtCol Abigail Parkinson
                                                                                                        NATO Allied Command Transformation
                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                        Alan Borland
                                                                                                        Boldon James, UK
                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                        Patricia Lee
                                                                                                        NSA DSAW
                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                        Hemma Prafullchandra
                                                                                                        CTO
                                                                                                        Microsoft 365 Security+ Compliance
                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                        Ryan Schultz
                                                                                                        NATO Data Management Capability Team Chair
                                                                                                        Data and Service Division, JS J6
                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                        Gerry Talbert
                                                                                                        Principal Advisor Information Assurance and Security (IAS)|C4S Group
                                                                                                        Cyber and Information Systems Division, DSTL, UK
                                                                                                        Tracks:
                                                                                                            The objective of the Spectrum Aware Tactical Radio (SATR) Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) program is to maximize the use/reuse of limited spectrum, allow for spectrum sharing, seamlessly migrate wireless networks to better spectrum, and reduce operator workload. Environmental spectrum sensing, propagation modeling, spectrum management tools, and over-the-air control mechanisms are being implemented and integrated as software upgrades to the existing Army Program of Record (PoR) products for rapid transition to the user.     In Phase 1, the SATR DSA program implemented and demonstrated core functionality such as organic spectrum sensing in the waveform, seamless frequency change with no packet loss, DSA policy... ...read more...
                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                            Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                            Joseph Snively
                                                                                                            SATR DSA Deputy PM and Tech Lead
                                                                                                            Naval Information Warfare Center - Atlantic
                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                            George Elmasry
                                                                                                            Systems Engineer
                                                                                                            Collins Aerospace
                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                            James Neel
                                                                                                            Technical Director of Federal Business
                                                                                                            Federated Wireless
                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                            George Palafox
                                                                                                            Army C5ISR
                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                            Yuriy Posherstnik
                                                                                                            Lead, Strategic Initiatives Regulatory and Strategic Initiatives Branch Strategic Planning Division
                                                                                                            DISA DSO
                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                            James Stevens
                                                                                                            Fellow
                                                                                                            Collins Aerospace
                                                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                                                              Thursday, November 14, 9:40 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                                                                              Thursday, November 14, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                LTG Rhett Hernandez, USA (Ret.)
                                                                                                                West Point Cyber Chair
                                                                                                                Army Cyber Institute
                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                Robert Butler
                                                                                                                Senior Vice President , Critical Infrastructure Protection Operations
                                                                                                                AECOM
                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                CAPT Kevin M. Carroll, USCG
                                                                                                                Commander
                                                                                                                Sector Hampton Roads
                                                                                                                Tracks:

                                                                                                                  Thursday, November 14, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                                                                                  Thursday, November 14, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                                                                                  Thursday, November 14, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                                                    Approved for 3 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+ This tutorial aims to provide attendees a solid understanding of the emerging Fifth-Generation (5G) wireless communications architecture. The tutorial will discuss the various technologies that will compromise the overall 5G network architecture and how these technologies are either complimentary or competitive in nature. This tutorial will provide attendees with a strong familiarity of 1) the emerging 5G cellular standards as defined in 3GPP Release 15 and 16, and 2) key IEEE 802.11 technologies that are emerging to support 5G usage cases.  Rather than simply regurgitating material directly from standards documents, this tutorial will present material... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                    Jack L. Burbank
                                                                                                                    Senior Wireless Network Engineer
                                                                                                                    Sabre Systems
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                                                                                                                        Approved for 3 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+; 3 CertNexus CFR CECs; 3 GIAC CPEs Fundamentally, the safety and cyber security problems stem from the complexities inherent in the software at the heart of cyber-physical systems. The objective of the tutorial is to expose the attendees to software model checking as a state-of-the-art technology for verifying critical software.  Software model checking is the algorithmic analysis of programs to prove properties of their executions. It traces its roots to logic and theorem proving, both to provide the conceptual framework in which to formalize the fundamental questions and to provide algorithmic procedures for the analysis... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                        Suraj "Suresh" Kothari, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                        Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
                                                                                                                        Iowa State University
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                                                                                                                          Thursday, November 14, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                                                                                                                            There is a need for a mechanism and toolset to enable innovation-focused collaboration among NATO, NATO nations, academia and industry and provide an incubation capability to help close an existing gap in the Idea-to-Operational Use process.  The objective would be to reduce a noticeable duplication of efforts within NATO and NATO nations caused by limited coordination of similar efforts (e.g. exploration of AI technologies) - and to increase reuse of resulting products. An Innovation Framework that would harmonize innovation activities and products, addressing the major steps that span across the end-to-end process of Idea-to-Operational Use. The objective of the panel is... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                            Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                            Konrad Wrona, PhD NATO
                                                                                                                            PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST
                                                                                                                            NCI AGENCY
                                                                                                                            Panelist (invited)
                                                                                                                            Peter Lenk
                                                                                                                            Chief Scientist
                                                                                                                            NATO Communications and Information Agency
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                                                                                                                            Krzysztof Skurzak
                                                                                                                            Innovation Branch, NATO Allied Command Transformation
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                                                                                                                            Alex Kott
                                                                                                                            Chief Scientist
                                                                                                                            U.S. Army Research Laboratory
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                                                                                                                            Milica Pejanović-Djurišić
                                                                                                                            Professor, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Montenegro at UN
                                                                                                                            United Nations
                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                            Katy Person
                                                                                                                            Program Manager
                                                                                                                            MIT Innovation Initiative – Mission Innovation Lab
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                                                                                                                                The Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) is a maneuver space that is an integral part of all domains and many argue it is a warfighting domain itself.  Observations of our near peers and their investments and operations indicate it will be a highly contested maneuver space.  Competing and winning in this maneuver space will be contingent on our ability to conduct dynamic spectrum operations which in turn depends on our ability to command and control and to manage the maneuver of spectrum dependent systems (SDSs) in the EMS.  Currently, there is a Joint effort to define and start the building of an... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                John Stine
                                                                                                                                Department Head
                                                                                                                                MITRE
                                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                Jesse "Judge" Bourque
                                                                                                                                Board Member
                                                                                                                                Association of Old Crows
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                                                                                                                                William G. Conley
                                                                                                                                Director of Electronic Warfare
                                                                                                                                Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Electronic Warfare Executive Committee
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                                                                                                                                Daniel McNamara
                                                                                                                                Spectrum Management Expert
                                                                                                                                Joint Electronic Warfighting Center
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