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Senior Military, DoD, Academic, and Industry Leaders to Convene to Discuss and Debate the Next Advancements in Military Tactical Communications


On Sept. 9 -10, 2013, Defense Strategies Institute will bring together stakeholders across the U.S. Military, Government, Academic, and Industry to discuss and debate some of the most challenging subjects involved in successfully deploying military tactical communications in an efficient and effective manner.

Washington, DC, June 24, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Recognizing that today’s U.S. Military Services must accelerate the development and fielding of initiatives focused on the agile approach to modernizing secure, networked, and interoperable tactical communications systems, senior leaders will convene September 9 -10, 2013 to discuss and debate the next steps forward in a Town Hall forum hosted by Defense Strategies Institute.

Military communications networks are by definition dynamic, under stress and vitally important. Real-time situational awareness drives real-time Command and Control. While the technical enablers for this concept of communications on-the-move are rapidly maturing, the operational challenges are quickly coming to the forefront. Challenges including waveform and signal processing, security, jamming/anti-jamming techniques along with a vast list of distinct operational requirements for the technologies has challenged military leaders to critically analyze next-steps in moving communication technologies forward.

DSI’s upcoming Summit recognizes that in a field such as tactical communications, where there are multiple agents acting in tandem, it is extremely important that all involved are working towards a cohesive and holistic approach. “The Summit is designed to offer a full spectrum viewpoint towards tactical comms. Rather than focus purely on satellites, or radios, or the network, we have created a Summit that will bring together a variety of stakeholders in order to build out two days of discussion and debates that tackle many of the areas involved in enhancing effective and efficient tactical communications,” stated Lisa Madison, Director of Communications for Defense Strategies Institute.

“While the field has seen an immense amount of ebbing and flowing, we believe that truly great advancements are on the horizon….and this is why our Senior Partners decided to lend our expertise towards creating a forum that can bring together stakeholders across the continuum of the community,” Ms. Madison further stated.

Some key highlight sessions will include briefings from:
- Dr. Ronald Jost, DASD, C3 & Cyber, DoD on “Understanding the Entire Network: Integrating the Core to the Tactical Edge”
- Dr. John Zangardi, DASN, C4, IO, & Space addressing “Navy’s Space Activities in Support of Forward and Geographically-Dispersed Operations “
- COL Mark Elliott, USA, Director, HQ G 3/5/7 LandWarNet/ Mission Command “Delivering the Network to the Tactical Edge: Expectations for NIE 14.1 and Beyond”
- Dr. Wayne Phoel, PM, STO, DARPA giving a review on DARPA’s “Advanced Research in Communications, Networks, and Electronic Warfare for the Tactical Edge”

Recognizing the great sacrifice that our men and women of the Armed Services have endured, the summit will benefit the non profit 501c3 Wounded Warrior Project through the direct charitable donations of Defense Strategies Institute.

The forum is open to the public, however seating is limited.

Anyone interested in learning more on the content or focus, or is interested in participating in the Summit can go to Defense Strategies Institute's website at www.dsigroup.org for more information or contact Monica Mckenzie, Senior Partner, at mckenzie@dsigroup.org : 1-347-732-5326

Compliant:The Military Tactical Communications Summit is compliant with Department of Defense operating guidelines, and adheres to the most recent standards of the Office of General Council, Standards of Conduct Office: *Qualifies as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C. Chapter 41 and is compliant with The Office of Government Ethics, Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch: currently 5 CFR part 2635 and 31 U.S.C. 1353 as it pertains to OGE Standards.

*The Military Tactical Communications Summit is open to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered a compliant education and training forum
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Defense Strategies Institute
Lisa Madison
347.732.5326
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