Military Communications Conference
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Nov 18 – Nov 20, 2013

MILCOM 2013 Schedule & Events

Sunday, November 17, 2013
12:00 pm – 5:00 pmRegistration Hours
Monday, November 18, 2013
6:30 AM – 7:00 PMRegistration Hours
6:45 AM – 8:00 AMContinental Breakfast (all full conference attendees)
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Lt. Gen. John Toolan, Jr., USMC
Plenary Session with Welcome and Keynote Address
Welcome Address

Jerry Sanders

President, San Diego Chamber of Commerce
Keynote Address

Lt. Gen. John Toolan, Jr. – USMC

Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force (confirmed)
9:15 AM – 12:00 PM Technical Program Sessions (Tutorials)
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Plenary Panel

Communications Requirements for War-fighters in 21st Century Environments

Moderator: LTG Mark S. Bowman, USA, Director, C4/Cyber and Joint Staff J-6
Panelists:
  • Lt Gen Michael J. Basla, USAF, Chief Information Dominance Officer and SAF/CIO A-6
  • RADM David G. Simpson, USN (Ret), former Vice Director, Defense Information Systems Agency
  • RADM Robert E. Day, USCG, Assistant Commandant for C4IT/CIO and Commander CG Cyber Command, USCG
  • BG John B. Morrison, Jr., USA, Commanding General, 7th Signal Command (Theater)
  • Brigadier Andy Bristow, UK (Ret.), former Director, Information Capability, British Army
Abstract: Our Armed Forces are being reshaped and rebalanced in accordance with the President’s strategic guidance. The result will be a Joint Force that is agile, flexible, ready, technologically advanced, and smaller. It will have cutting edge capabilities, exploiting our technological, joint and networked advantages. It will have global presence emphasizing the Asia-Pacific and Middle East while maintaining commitments to Europe and our alliances and partnerships across all regions. The Joint Force will recalibrate its capabilities and make selective investments to succeed in 10 broad missions that include Counter Terrorism and Irregular Warfare; Deter and Defeat Aggression; Project Power Despite A2/AD Challenges; Operate Effectively in Cyberspace and Space; Defend the Homeland; Provide Stabilizing Presence; and others. DOD will take extra measures to retain and build upon key advancements in networked warfare in which Joint Forces are interdependent. DOD will also foster development of partner capabilities that improve interoperability and are relevant to common defense interests. A panel of senior leaders who manage military communications and networking will address requirements for communications capabilities needed by 21st century warfighters to execute this strategy.
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Technical Program Sessions (Papers, Panels)
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Networking Break in the Breakfast Area
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Dr. Irwin Jacobs
Luncheon with Keynote Address

Dr. Irwin Jacobs

Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus, Qualcomm (confirmed)
1:45 PM – 7:00 PMExhibit Hall Hours
1:45 PM – 2:30 PMDessert in the Exhibit Hall
2:15 PM – 5:00 PM Technical Program Sessions (Tutorials)
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM Technical Program Sessions (Papers, Panels)
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Plenary Panel

Warfighter Experience with Military and Commercial Communications Technology

Moderator: LTG Jeffrey A. Sorenson, USA (Ret.), Partner, AT Kearney LLC, former Army CIO/G-6
Panelists:
  • Brigadier Andy Bristow, UK (Ret.), former Director, Information Capability, British Army
  • MG Steven W. Smith, USA, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Manpower & Reserve Affairs
  • BG John B. Morrison, Jr., USA, CG, 7th Signal Command (Theater)
  • CAPT Craig Goodman, Force N6, Naval Air Forces
  • COL Roger Standfield, USMC, I MEF G-6
Abstract: Over the last 10 years warfighters received a massive influx of communications and networking capabilities over and above their pre-war authorizations. Combatant commanders submitted a host of Joint Urgent Operational Needs Statements which resulted in accelerated deliveries of capabilities from programs of record; modifications to in-service equipment; and procurements of commercial capabilities to meet operational needs. As the values of new capabilities were validated by warfighter experience, standard packages of theater-provided communications gear were acquired for issue to rotational units. These packages included a mix of military and commercial radios, networks, data transport capabilities, automation, audio/visual kits, end user devices, and specialty terminals to interface with external sources. In addition, new networks were developed to improve interoperability with coalition forces. A panel of experts with personal experience in employing these communications and networking technologies in combat will discuss their insights, lessons learned, and recommendations for acquisition, employment, retention, refreshment, sustainment, and integration of military and commercial communications capabilities provided to warfighting units.
2:30 PM – 5:00 PMTechnology Exchange Theater Session
5:00 PM – 7:00 PMWelcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
6:45 AM – 5:00 PMRegistration Hours
6:45 AM – 8:00 AMContinental Breakfast (all full conference attendees)
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Larry Payne
Plenary Session with Keynote Address and Awards Ceremony

Larry Payne

Vice President – US Federal, CISCO Systems (confirmed)
9:00 AM – 5:00 PMExhibit Hall Hours
9:00 AM – 9:45 AMCoffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
9:15 AM – 5:00 PMIEEE COMSOC CEU Course - Practical Wireless Communications Engineering
9:15 AM – 12:00 PM Technical Program Sessions (Tutorials)
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Plenary Panel

Innovation and Opportunities to Leverage Emerging Technologies

Moderator: Mr. Larry Payne, Area Vice President, US Federal, Cisco Systems
Panelists:
  • Mr. Robert Gold, Director of Information and Cyber Systems, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Mr. George Horihan, Technical Director, BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Dr. Stephen Russell, Director of Science and Technology and CTO, SPAWAR
  • Dr. Nick McKeown, Professor, Stanford University
  • Dr. Ramesh Rao, Director, Calit2 Qualcomm Institute, University of California, San Diego
Abstract: Emerging capabilities and innovation in information technology are dramatically improving operations, productivity, and information sharing in the commercial sector. Government agencies are also adopting these technologies to improve services. As the Nation’s Armed Forces are reshaped for 21st century missions, there will be new opportunities to employ the power of intelligent programmable networks, virtualization, and ubiquitous connectivity to improve Joint operations, increase efficiency, and dominate the future battlespace. A panel of experts will share their views on opportunities for our Joint Forces to leverage transformational information and communications technologies, with specific emphasis on advanced networking, wireless mobility operations, advanced data center operations, advanced collaboration, and autonomous operations.
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Technical Program Sessions (Papers, Panels)
9:30 AM – 12:00 PMTechnology Exchange Theater Session
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Alfred Grasso
Luncheon with Keynote Address

Alfred Grasso

President and Chief Executive Officer,
The MITRE Corporation (confirmed)
1:45 PM – 2:30 PMDessert in the Exhibit Hall
2:15 PM – 5:00 PM Technical Program Sessions (Tutorials)
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM Technical Program Sessions (Papers, Panels)
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Plenary Panel

Protected SATCOM Services and Joint Aerial Layer Networking

Moderator: VADM Lyle G. Bien, USN (Ret.), former Deputy CINC US Space Command
Panelists:
  • Mr. David W. Madden, Executive Director, Space and Missile Systems Center, U.S. Air Force Space Command
  • RADM Christian "Boris" Becker, USN, PEO C4I, U.S. Navy
  • Tim Frei, Vice President, Communications Systems, Space Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • David M. Cooper, Senior Technical Director, BAE Systems, Inc
  • Mr. Todd Harrison, Fellow, Defense Budget Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
Abstract: Over the past two decades of intense military conflict, SATCOM has emerged as an indispensible element of command and control and situational awareness. With this increased dependence, the threat of denying these SATCOM links is of increased concern. At the same time, the protected community is looking at increased disaggregation between strategic and tactical missions, architecture resiliency, and system affordability. In this light, what is the future of protected and contested SATCOM for conventional / tactical forces, and how does Joint Aerial Layer Networking contribute to more robust and reliable communications for the warfighter? And how do we provide assured communications capabilities in a timely and affordable fashion? A panel of SATCOM experts will address these questions and related issues.
2:30 PM – 5:00 PMTechnology Exchange Theater Session
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
6:45 AM – 2:30 PMRegistration Hours
6:45 AM – 9:00 AMContinental Breakfast (all full conference attendees)
8:00 AM – 2:30 PMExhibit Hall Hours
8:00 AM – 10:45 AM Technical Program Sessions (Tutorials)
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM Technical Program Sessions (Papers, Panels)
8:00 AM – 10:30 AMTechnology Exchange Theater Session
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Plenary Panel

Cyber Security and Survivability

Moderator: Mr. Richard “Dickie” George, Senior Advisor for Cyber Security, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Panelists:
  • Mr. Lewis Shepherd, Director, Microsoft Institute for Advanced technology in Government
  • Mr. Brian Christiansen, NCIA Executive Lead on Cyber Defence Research, NATO
  • Mr. Ray Yuan, Deputy Business Area Executive, Cyber Operations, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
  • Dr. Mark Althouse, Technical Director for Mobility, NSA
Abstract: Revolutionary advances in information technology continue to transform the world. The emerging Internet of Everything and convergence of Big Data, Analytics, Virtualization, Cloud, Social, and Mobile technologies are enabling ubiquitous connectivity, collaboration, and digital relationships. Military forces are moving into a hybrid operating environment combining commercial and military infrastructures and adopting new services, applications, and most notably, mobile devices. Global connectivity offers exciting opportunities, but it also increases dependencies and vulnerabilities. Malevolent actors on the world stage using increasingly sophisticated and persistent digital tools and malware pose a constant threat. The explosion in use of mobile devices and networks for business, personal, and military purposes has led to “Bring Your Own Device” and “Bring Your Own App” practices which complicate the cyber security challenge. A panel of experts will address the issues and challenges of cyber security in an increasingly interconnected and mobile information technology environment.
10:30 AM - 12:15 PMIndustry Interface and Coffee in the Exhibit Hall
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Maj. Gen. Steven W. Busby
Luncheon with Keynote Address

Maj. Gen. Steven W. Busby – USMC

Commanding General, Third Marine Aircraft Wing (confirmed)
1:45 PM – 2:30 PMDessert in the Exhibit Hall
2:15 PM – 5:00 PM Technical Program Sessions (Tutorials)