MILCOM 2003 Conference Attendee:
Only a couple of years ago, military
transformation was a vision shared by military leaders but a
vision difficult to define, much less implement. Now, that
vision is being transformed into reality through collaboration
among government, academia and industry. Advanced digital
information technologies are enabling military forces to be
more mobile, lighter and more effective and to fight jointly.
Ultimately, land, sea, air and space-based platforms will be
nodes on an expansive, integrated, seamless information grid,
maximizing their effect as a joint force.
Consistent with DoD’s focus on greater
force integration through transformation and its
vision of a smaller,
lighter, more agile force, empowered by information available
through a ubiquitous network, the theme for the MILCOM 2003
symposium is “Transformation: Power to the Edge”.
For more than 20
years the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics
Association (AFCEA) and the IEEE Communications Society
the MILCOM symposium. MILCOM offers classified and
unclassified technical sessions, tutorials, keynote speakers,
panel discussions and exhibitions focusing on the technology,
systems and operations for military communication and networks
to a broad international audience. DoD sponsors the security
for the classified program and the USAF Electronic Systems
Center has a key advisory role.
General Dynamics C4 Systems and The MITRE Corporation are
honored to host MILCOM 2003 on October 13-16, 2003. For the
first time ever, the symposium will be held in downtown
Boston, Massachusetts at the beautiful Seaport Hotel and World
MILCOM 2003 will provide a forum for forward-thinking
military communications experts and technologist to discuss
topics ranging from Operational Lessons Learned to
Transformational Vision, from Networking Protocols to Sensors
and Mobile Networks to Ultra-Wideband Communications. A full
three-day classified program will enable participants to
explore operational experience and the latest advances in
military transformation concepts and communications
technologies. In addition to a superior technical program with
over 300 papers selected from the more than 800 submitted,
MILCOM 2003 will feature distinguished speakers, dynamic panel
discussions and tutorials on key communications concepts and
technologies. More than 100 industry exhibitors will
demonstrate their latest technologies and systems.
The MILCOM event will afford participants ample
opportunities to meet in relaxed social gatherings including
an old-fashioned New England Clambake. Spouses may elect to
participate in the exciting organized tours or explore Boston
on their own.
I hope that you will join me for this revolutionary event
in a beautiful and historic city. I look forward to seeing you
at MILCOM 2003.
Kenneth C. Dahlberg
MILCOM 2003 General Chair
Executive Vice President and Group Executive
Information Systems and
General Dynamics Corporation