First Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and ReconnaissanceHeadquarters U.S. Air Force (2006-2010)
Lieutenant General David A. Deptula (Ret.) was the first Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Headquarters U.S. Air Force. Responsible for policy formulation, planning, and leadership of AF ISR and remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), he transformed those enterprises setting a standard emulated by services and nations around the world. A highly decorated military leader, he transitioned from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) in 2010 after more than 34 years of distinguished service. General Deptula has significant experience in combat and leadership in several major joint contingency operations, including Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom, where he orchestrated air operations over Afghanistan during the period of decisive combat. He is now Dean of the Mitchell Institute of Aerospace Power Studies.
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?
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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