August 21 - 23, 2019
Washington D.C.

Main Day 1

8:00 - 8:50 REGISTRATION & MORNING NETWORKING

8:50 - 9:00 OPENING REMARKS

9:00 - 9:45 Changing the nature of warfare in order to integrate all domains

In order to effectively defeat our adversaries we must utilize all of our resources & thus commit to operationalizing and integrating all service branch strategies.
-Identifying the amount of available resources
-Creating simultaneity and connecting operations
-Achieving cross domain synergy
Lieutenant General Daniel O’Donohue, Director at Joint Force Development, J7

Lieutenant General Daniel O’Donohue

Director
Joint Force Development, J7

9:45 - 10:30 Integrating C2 capabilities across all 5 domains in order to increase mission success

Ensuring that C2 technologies can operate successfully amongst all domains will drive technological overmatch in the multi domain battlespace.
- Improving architecture of current technologies to increase compatibility with other services
- Increasing situational awareness
-Rapid decision making processes by utilizing all service branches
Colonel Charles Jones, Division Chief, Joint Integrated Air & Missile Defense Organization at Joint Chiefs of Staff - J8

Colonel Charles Jones

Division Chief, Joint Integrated Air & Missile Defense Organization
Joint Chiefs of Staff - J8

10:30 - 11:15 NETWORKING BREAK

It is critical that the frameworks which form the foundation of AI-assisted Joint Operations incorporate both the noise of messy complex systems and an agile human workforce. In this panel we will discuss the following:

-Detecting signals hidden in noise to detect asymmetric, multi-domain battle spaces by mining operator knowledge.
-Using AI to detect opposing force battlefield preparations
-The integration of human and AI/ML capabilities to create superior foresight and response
Lilian Alessa, Program Manager at Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Lilian Alessa

Program Manager
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Michael Marks, - at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Michael Marks

-
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Donald Hepburn, President at Boanerges Solutions

Donald Hepburn

President
Boanerges Solutions

Phyllis Corley, Director of the Advanced Campaign Cell at Office of Director of National Intelligence

Phyllis Corley

Director of the Advanced Campaign Cell
Office of Director of National Intelligence

James Collins, Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Intelligence at U.S. Customs and Border Protection

James Collins

Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Intelligence
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH

This is the year for MDO 2.0. The Multi domain operations doctrine has been around since the 1980s and with adequate battle management strategies, we can move concept into reality by fully understanding individual and convergent impacts of each domain.
-Driving the Multi Domain Operation Concept
-Converging operations in the modern era: utilizing existing technologies for tactical, operational and strategic success
-Identifying gaps in MDO 2028
Colonel Douglas Macgregor, (USA, Retired), Commander 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, Executive VP, at Burke-Macgregor Group LLC

Colonel Douglas Macgregor

(USA, Retired), Commander 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, Executive VP,
Burke-Macgregor Group LLC

Colonel Eric Walters, (USMC, Retired) Intelligence Officer, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Operational Art at Marine Air/Ground Task Force (MAGTF), US Army Command and General Staff College

Colonel Eric Walters

(USMC, Retired) Intelligence Officer, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Operational Art
Marine Air/Ground Task Force (MAGTF), US Army Command and General Staff College

13:45 - 14:15 Addressing challenges with the classification of data in synchronized operations

Classifying data is a challenge across just one military service branch— classifying data across multiple will be even more of a challenge. With the right resources and a force that’s equipped in combat, the classification of data will aid in joint operations to ensure battle management success.
- ISR operations to acquire and process information across the military
- Categorizing intelligence data in order to identify patterns
- Analyzing data for multi domain missions

14:15 - 15:00 Networking Break

15:00 - 15:45 Multi-domain operators and the transition of Air and Space Operation Centers to MDO-Centers

Changing the Air and Space Operation Centers to Multi-Domain Centers will ensure that all service operations and resources are being utilized. In order to present our enemies with multiple dilemmas, we must converge and integrate our solutions and approaches before the battle starts.
-Moving operational C2 from a staff function to a warfighting function
-The OODA Loop concept
-Developing architecture that can leverage air, space, and cyber capabilities to confuse the enemy

15:45 - 16:30 Addressing challenges with C2 for joint and multinational operations

To incorporate our international counterparts into our integrated service operations will be a challenge – the more players involved, the more challenging it is to execute tasks resourcefully.
-Improving weapon control across all domains
-Enhancing data link management
-Developing modern computer systems

16:30 - 16:45 CLOSING REMARKS

16:45 - 16:45 Post Conference Networking