August 21 - 23, 2019
Washington D.C.

Focus Day

9:00 - 9:50 Registration & Breakfast

9:50 - 10:00 OPENING REMARKS

The transfer of data across a series of networks and across all services is not an easy task. It is pertinent to centralize data and get the information out to our soldiers quickly. This session provides insight to network modification strategies to support warfighters in areas with many network and cyber challenges.

-Obtaining a granular picture of network traffic
-Better visibility of enemies
-Denying adversaries access into the network so they cannot affect our decision making process
Brigadier General Johnny Davis, Commanding General at Joint Modernization Command,  Futures and Concepts Center, Army Futures Command U.S. Army Joint Modernization Command

Brigadier General Johnny Davis

Commanding General
Joint Modernization Command, Futures and Concepts Center, Army Futures Command U.S. Army Joint Modernization Command

11:00 - 11:45 Networking Break

11:45 - 12:45 Ensuring that Military Communication, C2 and C4 Systems are Interoperable so Information can be Shared Easily

Interoperability is key for Multi-Domain Battle Management. It is pertinent to have open and reliable communication pathways between systems so that data sharing can
occur effectively.
• Sharing information across each domain effectively
• Developing and acquiring interoperable systems that allow convergent operations
• Addressing vulnerabilities in new developments in C2 and C4
Colonel Benjamin Ring, Director J9 ARD at USCYBERCOM

Colonel Benjamin Ring

Director J9 ARD


13:45 - 14:45 Artificial Intelligence Capabilities to Process Large Volumes of Information to Augment Joint Operations

The application of Artificial Intelligence is the future of multi-domain warfare. AI enhanced technologies will have an exceeded capability to visualize and understand the
battlespace at even greater ranges than before, thus completing tasks in a more efficient manner.
• Advanced intelligence analysis enabling pattern recognition
• Aggregating information from different datasets
• Filtering through noise to obtain pertinent information
Brigadier General Scott Bethel (USAF, Retired), Former Vice Commander, U.S. Air Force at Integrity ISR

Brigadier General Scott Bethel (USAF, Retired)

Former Vice Commander, U.S. Air Force
Integrity ISR

14:45 - 15:15 NETWORKING BREAK

15:15 - 16:15 Priorities for Improving Networks in Order to Fill Capability Gaps

Military network modernization for multi-domain battle management is essential. Filling in these capability gaps will speed the flow of information to the operators while
denying adversaries free range to maneuver on the electronic battlefield
• Acquiring new technologies to aid in sharing data across the services
• Cross-domain solutions that assist information in traveling through the networks without being exfiltrated
• Modernization of command and control systems
Michael McCarthy, Chief, Plans and Operations at Network Cross-Functional Team

Michael McCarthy

Chief, Plans and Operations
Network Cross-Functional Team

16:15 - 16:30 Closing Remarks

16:30 - 16:30 End of Focus Day