Day Two: 6 November

8:00 - 8:45 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

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Lieutenant General David A. Deptula (Ret.)

First Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Headquarters U.S. Air Force (2006-2010)

8:55 - 9:00 OPENING REMARKS FROM RAYTHEON - FOUR STAR LEAD PARTNER



  • The Next-Generation ISR Dominance Flight Plan. ISR in an era of multi-domain operations and great power competition
  • Developing and delivering the sensing grid. Integrating across domain to support the joint intelligence picture
  • The path to automation and AI within the future ISR enterprise
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Mr Kenneth Bray SES

Acting Associate Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Headquarters U.S. Air Force

9:40 - 10:10 RAYTHEON KEYNOTE


  • As the operating environment becomes increasingly multi-domain, how does our C2ISR framework need to adapt, and how can it do so ‘at the speed of relevance’?
  • How do we transition from multi-domain at an individual service level to multi-domain at the joint level? What are the opportunities for integration, and what are the barriers?
  • Intelligence will be perhaps the first branch of defence to truly benefit from the application of advanced technologies, including AI and machine learning. How will those technologies impact the ways in which we fuse and exploit data, and how can indsutry help to speed up their introduction?
  • How do we ensure that the airborne ISR platform plays the most effective possible role within the future threat environment, and how will unmanned capability support its contribution to situational awareness and C2?
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Lieutenant General David A. Deptula (Ret.)

First Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Headquarters U.S. Air Force (2006-2010)

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Dr Charles Perkins

Principal Deputy to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Emerging Capability & Prototyping)
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E))

10:50 - 11:30 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

  • Improving the integration of operational C4 capabilities across domains to support future land and joint operations
  • Supporting information manoeuvre for land forces operating in the contested environment
  • Embedding innovation within the OODA loop. Enhancing the analysis and exploitation of data and decreasing the cognitive burden on the warfighter
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Brigadier Ben Kite

Head of Capability Strategy and Development, Army Information Directorate
British Army

  • How do industry leaders assess the approaches of the individual services to deliver multi-domain concepts and capabilities? What can they do to support the joined up approach necessary to realize multi-domain command and control in practice?
  • What are the barriers to implementing ABMS, and how does industry plan to solve them?
  • What opportunities do capability-centric – as opposed to platform-centric – modes of thinking provide for industry leaders to collaborate with non-traditional innovators, and how will they support their integration within the ISR supply chain?
  • How should we prioritise for future ISR? Is information assurance a realistic goal given the constraints of the contested battlespace, and how do we assure the mission when information assurance falls short?


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Lieutenant General David A. Deptula (Ret.)

First Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Headquarters U.S. Air Force (2006-2010)

13:00 - 14:20 NETWORKING LUNCH

14:20 - 14:50 ENABLING THE RAPID INTRODUCTION OF CAPABILITY TO SUPPORT USAF’S MULTI-DOMAIN ISR ENTERPRISE

  • Defining priorities for RCO within the intelligence space – opportunities for fast-tracking cybersecurity
  • Developing open architectures to support the introduction of future ISR capability
  • Simplifying the acquisition model to support the leveraging of emerging capability, sooner
  • Integrating research efforts across the services to support multi-domain C2 initiatives
  • Successfully building on legacy ISR capabilities to support future USAF intelligence 
  • S&T priorities for AFRL
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Dr Greg Spanjers

Chief Scientist of the Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation (SDPE) Office
US Air Force

  • Priorities for PEO Digital and supporting agile software development
  • Delivering software iteratively to meet immediate needs
  • Applying agile softwarde development to support ISR and C2
  • Cloud migration and its role in enabling agile software development
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Colonel Ryan Mantz

Deputy PEO, Digital
US Air Force Lifecycle Management Center

15:50 - 16:20 AFTERNOON COFFEE AND NETWORKING

16:20 - 16:50 EMBEDDING AI AND MACHINE LEARNING WITHIN THE FUTURE INTELLIGENCE ENTERPRISE

Lieutenant Colonel Jeremy Verbout - Deputy Program Manager for Experimentation, ACO, DARPA
  • Automation and AI within the future decision loop. Lessening the demand on the warfighter
  • Applying automation within a legacy intelligence architecture
  • Supporting the rapid fusion and exploitation of data to shorten the decision loop. Applying AI to simplify intelligence analytics
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Lieutenant Colonel Jeremy Verbout

Deputy Program Manager for Experimentation, ACO
DARPA

16:50 - 17:20 THE FUTURE OF DEFESE INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS

  • Outlining the threat from a non-combat perspective
  • Embedding AI and machine learning within the intelligence analytics process
  • Leveraging open-source information to support the intelligence enterprise
  • Coping with hybrid threats in a non-combat context. Mitigating cyber and broader information warfare challenges 

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Lieutenant General David A. Deptula (Ret.)

First Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Headquarters U.S. Air Force (2006-2010)

17:30 - 17:40 CLOSE OF DAY TWO