Defense Strategies Institute’s Inaugural Assured PNT Summit

Defense Strategies Institute is proud to announce the Assured PNT Summit, taking place this April 14-15, 2021 at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, Virginia. DSI designed this year’s summit to focus on the theme of “Enhancing PNT Capabilities to Ensure a Resilient National Defense.”

Alexandria, VA, February 10, 2021 --( The Assured Positioning, Navigation, & Timing (PNT) Summit will provide a town-hall type forum focused how the U.S. Military has been a leader in integrating PNT into its everyday operations & how such capabilities have become vital to the military’s ability to shape the global arena, deter aggression, and fight and win wars, now and in the future.

DSI’s team specializes in extensive research and development of the summit’s content and focus areas, and has assembled the most respected minds in the PNT community.

2021 Confirmed Speakers Include:
William Nelson, SES, Director, APNT CFT, Army Futures Command

Brig Gen Heather L. Pringle, USAF, Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory
Richard De Fatta, SES, Director, U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Center of Excellence

Cordell “Del” DeLaPena, SES, Program Executive Officer for Space Production Space & Missile Systems Center, USAF

Harold W. Martin III, SES, Director, National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing

COL Nickolas Kioutas, USA, PM, PNT, PEO IEW&S

James Platt, Chief, Strategic Defense Initiatives, DHS

Topics will include:
- Leading current DoD initiatives toward integrating new PNT capabilities to help the Warfighter remain resilient in a dynamic threat environment

- Synchronizing PNT, Navigation Warfare, & Space capability development efforts across the Army to help reduce key capability gaps

- Delivering resilient, affordable & sustainable Space capabilities such as modernized GPS to enhance Warfighter superiority

- Providing alternate Positioning, Navigation, & Timing (PNT) for potential Global Positioning System (GPS)-denied environments

- Accelerating the implementation of cutting-edge Air Force research projects such as NTS-3 GPS Satellite to provide the most value to the Warfighter

- Developing critical PNT-related products to enable a Soldier’s PNT capabilities in all warfighting domains

- Overseeing the collection of GPS-related Information from multiple federal Agencies in an effort to improve & maintain Space-based PNT capabilities

- Advancing efforts to provide GPS protection for all Naval Air platforms

- Detailing the DHS plan to test the vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure systems, networks, & assets If PNT services were to be disrupted or manipulated

Register now to reserve your seat. Active military, government, and state personnel attend complimentary. Those interested in attending the in-person Assured PNT Summit can visit Defense Strategies Institute's website at

Anyone interested in learning more can contact Christopher Elliott at, 201-672-8745.

**Summit is closed to press / No recordings**
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Christopher Elliott