October 28 - 30, 2019
Washington, D.C.

Main Day Conference Two

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration & Morning Networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson Opening Remarks: Jonathan White, President and CEO, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, President and CEO at Consortium for Ocean Leadership

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White

President and CEO
Consortium for Ocean Leadership

9:00 am - 9:45 am Advancing Defense and National Security Capabilities and Conversation across the Kingdom of Denmark

 The Kingdom of Denmark is centrally located in the Arctic, with the three parts of the Realm including Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. These regions share a number of values and interests and all have a responsibility in and for the Arctic region, of which is experiencing heavy military mobilization. This session will detail the efforts Denmark is taking to provided enhance Arctic defensive operations. 
- Updated Arctic policy as it relates to Arctic defense and national security policies 
- Coordinating with NATO to ensure better monitoring of Arctic region 
- Danish acquisition priorities to improve Arctic standing 


Rear Admiral Martin La Cour-Andersen, Defence Attaché and Danish Defence Counselor to NATO at Embassy of Denmark

Rear Admiral Martin La Cour-Andersen

Defence Attaché and Danish Defence Counselor to NATO
Embassy of Denmark

Understanding the changing geophysical environment in the Arctic is essential to advancing the American blue economy, promoting homeland and national security, and conserving natural resources. NOAA Science and Technology Innovation is improving our ability to characterize, predict, and understand Arctic sea ice decline, weather and climate patterns, and ocean and ecosystem dynamics. This Innovation is focused on 5 transformative areas:

-Earth System Modeling 
-Unmanned Systems and Marine Robotics
-Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
-Omics and Bioinformatics
-High Performance and Cloud Computing

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., USN, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy NOAA Administrator at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., USN

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy NOAA Administrator
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

10:30 am - 11:15 am Networking Break and Demo Drive

Alaskan Command (ALCOM), a subordinate unified command of the U.S. Northern Command, plans and conducts homeland defense missions within the ALCOM Joint Operations Area (JOA), which is primarily comprised of the State of Alaska.  MG Andrysiak will provide insight as to how Alaskan Command is adapting to the changing military posture in the Arctic.

- Emerging trends in the North American Arctic
- Training opportunities:  Exercise ARCTIC EDGE
- Addressing shortfalls:  Arctic capabilities advocacy
Major General Peter B. Andrysiak, Commanding General, US Army Alaska at Deputy Commander, Alaskan Command (ALCOM)

Major General Peter B. Andrysiak

Commanding General, US Army Alaska
Deputy Commander, Alaskan Command (ALCOM)

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Educating Future Leaders of the Armed Forces on the Future of Arctic Strategy

At this session, you will have the opportunity to learn about the National War College’s ongoing education efforts as it relates to a modern Arctic geopolitical environment.

- NWC perspectives as to the future of Arctic Military operations
- Understanding the future of Arctic national security strategy
Rear Admiral Cedric Pringle, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3 at Incoming Commandant, National War College

Rear Admiral Cedric Pringle

Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3
Incoming Commandant, National War College

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Lunch

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Improving 2nd Fleet Navy Efforts in the Arctic

Admiral Waddell will provide an overview of 2nd Fleet’s efforts to bolster operations across the US Navy’s area of responsibility across the Arctic domain. With a strong focus on readiness, this session will highlight the supporting initiatives to increase situational awareness of the USN Arctic Domain. 

- 2nd Fleet Arctic priorities
- Technological areas of investment to increase ease of access
- Understanding the role of USN efforts in the Arctic: the way ahead


Rear Admiral Steve Waddell, Vice Commander, 2nd Fleet, Norfolk, VA at United States Navy

Rear Admiral Steve Waddell

Vice Commander, 2nd Fleet, Norfolk, VA
United States Navy

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Leveraging Unmanned Aircraft Systems across the Arctic Region for Increased Domain and Situational Awareness

Of the greatest challenges that the expansive Arctic region encompasses, maintaining an adequate operating picture and sense of situational awareness has proven to be a demanding one. This session will provide an in depth look into the challenge of domain awareness in the Arctic with a specific focus on limited bandwidth challenges, the issue of command and control, sensor quality, and more.
 
- Technological capability needed to improve Alaska domain awareness and lessons learned for future Arctic mission sets
- Understanding the UAS security spectrum: counter drone considerations
- Challenges associated with de-icing of UAS assets
Dr. Catherine Cahill, Director, Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI) at University of Alaska Fairbanks

Dr. Catherine Cahill

Director, Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI)
University of Alaska Fairbanks

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm NORAD Challenges in the Arctic Domain

The North American Aerospacee Defense Command conducts aerospace warning, aerospace control and maritime warning in the Defense of North America. NORAD has identified major challenges increasing in severity across the Arctic, and has been increasing plans and strategies to better conduct operations in this rapidly emerging AOR.

• Initiatives to bolster surveillance, communications, infrastructure to maintain credible Military presence in the Arctic
• Efforts to advance procurement of radars and space based systems
• Challenges associated with communications and early warning capabilities
Brian "Bear" Lihani, Deputy Chief, Aerospace Warning Branch at NORAD

Brian "Bear" Lihani

Deputy Chief, Aerospace Warning Branch
NORAD

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Chairperson Closing Remarks: Jonathan White, President and CEO, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, President and CEO at Consortium for Ocean Leadership

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White

President and CEO
Consortium for Ocean Leadership