Event Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

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The Digital Transformation of Air, Space & Cyber

AFCEA NOVA is proud to host our 18th Annual Air Force IT Day. Our theme, The Digital Transformation of Air, Space & Cyber, encompasses the SECAF and CSAF vision and the resulting demand on Air Force IT and Cyber. Join us as senior Air Force and Joint speakers discuss their challenges, programs, and acquisition strategies across IT and Cyber to meet this vision.

Confirmed speakers include:

The Honorable Dana Deasy, Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense

Mr. Bill Marion, Deputy Chief Information Officer, US Air Force

MAJ GEN Garret Yee, USA, Assistant to the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency

Mr. Stephen Wert, Program Executive Officer Digital, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

Mr. Richard Aldridge, Program Executive Officer for Business and Enterprise Systems and Director of the Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate, US Air Force

Colonel Bobby King, Senior Material Leader, Enterprise IT and Cyber Infrastructure Division, AFLCMC/C3I&N

Colonel Enrique Oti, Director of Kessel Run (AFLCMC/HBH)

Ms. Eileen Vidrine, Chief Data Officer, US Air Force

Mr. R. Chandler Swallow, Director for Studies, Analyses and Assessments, US Air Force

Mr. Nand Mulchandani, Chief Technology Officer Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

Mr. Mark D. Andress, CIO-T, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

         Maj. Gen. Kevin B. Kennedy, Assistant Deputy CIO, Digital Transformation and Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force 

         Lt Col Andrew "Auto" Glass,  Chief EW& Spectrum Operations Branch OSD-CIO

         Col William "Cliffy" O'Brien, Chief Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Enterprise Engagement Division (A5LE)

          Mr. Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

         Laurie Moe Buckhout, COL US Army (Ret)

These influential leaders will come together to address the following relevant topics:

  • Joint All-Domain Command and Control
  • Agile DevOps and Project Kessel Run
  • Emergent Space Force and Cyber Commands
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Air Force Information Dominance Vision and Strategy
  • EW and  Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations
  • Enterprise IT as a Service (EITaaS), Cloud Hosted Enterprise Service (CHES)
  • Trends in Cloud Migration, Cybersecurity, Mobility, automation, data analysis and so much more!

Join us to engage with these senior Service, Joint, DOD, and Industry leaders as they share their insights into current issues, priorities, philosophies, directives and goals that are driving warfighter information systems planning, acquisition, and sustainment. Given today’s strategic and budgetary challenges and the ever-increasing pace of technological innovation, this is a must-attend conference.
 

Agenda

18th Annual AFCEA NOVA Air Force IT Day

12 Dec 2019, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA

Theme: “The Digital Transformation of Air, Space & Cyber”

Time

Speaker

8:00am- 8:10am

Main Ballroom

Welcome
Mike Winters, Colonel, USAF (Ret.) Air Force IT Day Chair and President, Gen Charles A. Gabriel Chapter, AFA

Tamara Greenspan, President, AFCEA NOVA

8:10am - 8:50am

 

Opening Keynote

Mr. Bill Marion

Deputy Chief, Information Dominance and Deputy CIO, Headquarters USAF

8:50am- 9:20am

The Honorable Dana Deasy

Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense

“DoD Digital Modernization: Strategy and Progress”

9:20am- 9:50am

Ms. Eileen Vidrine

Cheif Data Officer, Headquarters, USAF

9:50am-10:00am

Break

 

10:00am-10:45am

MAJ GEN Garret Yee, US Army

Assistant to the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency

Mr. Stephen Wallace, System Innovation Scientist, Emerging Technology Directorate, DISA

Mr. Jason Martin, Acting Director, Cyber Development Directorate, DISA

10:50am—11:50am

Panel: Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO): Requirements for Success in Today's Constrained, Congested and Contested Operational Environments

William H. O’Brien, IV, Colonel, USAF

Chief, Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Enterprise Engagement Division (A5LE) , DCS for Strategy, Integration, and Requirements, Headquarters USAF

Andrew J. Glass, Lt Col,  USAF, EW and Spectrum Operations Branch Chief, OSD-CIO

Mr. Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Mr. Troy Orwan, Vice President, EMS Mgmt, E3 & EW Programs, Corvus Group

Moderator:

Ms. Laurie Moe Buckhout, CEO and President, Corvus Group

 

12:00pm-1:00pm

 

 

Lunch

12:10pm-12:20pm

IT Day Business Briefs

Mr. Sean Caulfield

IT Day Chair and VP for Special Activities, AFCEA NOVA

Mike Winters, Colonel, USAF (Ret.)

Air Force IT Day Chair and President, Gen Charles A. Gabriel Chapter, AFA

12:25am-12:55pm

Luncheon Keynote

Maj. Gen. Kevin B. Kennedy, USAF

Assistant Deputy CIO, Digital Transformation and

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters USAF

 

1:00pm- 1:15pm

 

Break & Dessert – Networking & Booth Viewing

 

1:15pm-2:00pm

Panel: Artificial Intelligence and the Joint Operating Environment

Nand Mulchandani, Chief Technology Officer, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

Mr. Mark D. Andress, CIO-T, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

Moderator:

Bill Bender, Lt Gen, USAF (Ret.) Former SAF/CIO and A6, Senior Vice President for Strategic Account Executives / Government Relations, Leidos

2:00pm-2:30pm

Mr. R. Chandler Swallow, SES

Principal Deputy Director for Studies, Analyses and Assessments (HAF/A9), HQ USAF

2:30pm-3:00pm

Colonel Enrique Oti, USAF

Commander, Kessel Run (AFLCMC/Det 12), USAF

3:00pm-3:10pm

Break

3:10pm-4:40pm

 

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Program Executive Officers (AFLCMC PEOs)

 

3:10pm-3:40pm

Colonel Bobby King, USAF, Senior Material Leader, Enterprise IT and Cyber Infrastructure Division, AFLCMC/C3I&NUSAF

3:40pm-4:10pm

Mr. Richard Aldridge, Program Executive Officer for Business and Enterprise Systems & Director Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate, USAF

4:10pm-4:40pm

Mr. Steven Wert

Program Executive Officer Digital, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, USAF

4:40pm

Closing Remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense

Mr. Dana Deasy is the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO). He is the primary advisor to the Secretary of Defense for matters of information management, information technology, and information assurance, as well as non-intelligence space systems, critical satellite communications, navigation and timing programs, spectrum, and telecommunications.

Program Executive Officer for Business and Enterprise Systems and Director of the Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate, US Air Force

Richard T. Aldridge, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Program Executive Officer for Business and Enterprise Systems and Director of the Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate, Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Annex, Alabama. The BES portfolio is comprised of more than 150 programs, 2,300 military, civil service and contractor support personnel located at four bases throughout the United States with total funding of $1.025 billion. The organization acquires, operates and sustains operational support information technology systems for the Air Force and the Department of Defense.

Colonel (Retired) Laurie Moe Buckhout is  COL (Ret) Buckhout is an internationally-known subject matter expertin Cyberspace Operations and Electronic Warfare, speaking often and defense and industry forums addressing the asymmetric threat of spectrum warfare around the world. She is CEO and President Corvus Group.

 

Deputy Chief Information Officer, US Air Force

William E. Marion II is the Deputy Chief Information Officer, Washington, D.C. Mr. Marion leads two directorates and supports 20,000 cyber operations and support personnel across the globe with a portfolio valued at $17 billion. He provides oversight of the Air Force’s Information Technology portfolio including the Information Technology investment strategy from networks to cloud computing, Enterprise policies, information resources management, IT innovation initiatives, information assurance, and related matters for the Department of the Air Force. As Deputy Chief Information Officer, Mr. Marion delivers cyber security, and enforces freedom of information act and privacy act laws. He integrates Air Force warfighting and mission support capabilities by networking and securing air, space, and terrestrial assets. Mr. Marion also leads career management initiatives for 10,000 IT/Cyber civilian personnel across all human resources facets from recruiting to professional development.

Air Force Chief Data Officer, Headquarters, United States Air Force
Eileen M. Vidrine is the Air Force Chief Data Officer, Headquarters, United States Air Force, Washington, D.C. She develops and implements strategies for enterprise data management, analytics, and digital transformation to optimize performance and drive out innovation in and across all missions and operations.
Assistant to the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
US Army

Major General Garrett S. Yee has led Army network modernization for the Chief Information Officer/G-6, since July 2015, and Acting Director since December 2016. MG Yee reports directly to the CIO/G-6 and assists in the development of strategy, policy and guidance for the Army's ongoing effort to modernize and improve the network and cybersecurity.

United States Air Force

Lt Col Andrew J. Glass is the Electronic Warfare (EW) and Spectrum Operations Branch, Chief, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO), Pentagon, Washington DC. He is responsible for development of DoD Strategies, Policy, DoD's position on Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS), Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3), Interfacing with OSD staff, Combatant Commands, Mil Deps, JCS, Congressional Staffs, and Fed/Non-Fed agencies.

Chief Technology Officer
Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

Nand Mulchandani serves as the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Defense Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. Mulchandani brings more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry as a serial entrepreneur and senior executive in the enterprise infrastructure and security software industries to his service in the government to help transform the Department of Defense in adopting next-generation AI and software technologies.

Principal Deputy Director, Studies, Analyses and Assessments
U.S. Air Force

Robert Chandler Swallow, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Principal Deputy Director, Studies, Analyses and Assessments, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Virginia. He is responsible for the development of Air Force-wide policy, guidance and analyses that inform Air Force leadership decisions concerning current and future warfighting capabilities.

Program Executive Officer Digital, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

Steven D. Wert, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Program Executive Officer Digital, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. He leads more than 3,500 Airmen, government civilians and support contractors in the acquisition of software and weapons systems and in the standardization and dissemination of agile software development processes throughout the Air Force. PEO digital also executes a $19 billion FYDP portfolio of ACAT, non-ACAT, technology transition and Foreign Military Sales programs. He reports directly to the Service Acquisition Executive and is a milestone decision authority for delegated ACAT-II and all ACAT-III programs in the PEO Digital portfolio.

Senior Material Leader for the Enterprise IT D& Cyber Infrastructure Division, Hanscom Air Force Base

Colonel Robert Franklin King, “Bobby,” is the Senior Materiel Leader for the Enterprise IT & Cyber Infrastructure Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA. The 900+ person Division is the program management office for the $6B AF Intranet, Information Transport System, Deployable Communications, and commoditized infrastructure programs. The Division delivers AF-wide network management and network defense solutions and fields the wired, wireless, and hosting infrastructure for over 300 AF and ANG installations worldwide.

United States Air Force

Maj. Gen. Kevin B. Kennedy is the Assistant Deputy Chief Information Officer, Digital Transformation and Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Virginia. As the Cyberspace Operations and Support Career Field Functional Manager, General Kennedy is responsible for the development of 36,000 officer and enlisted personnel. He balances costs and risks for Air Force Enterprise Information Technology programs in light of all legislative, Department of Defense and joint policies and directives.

Managing Director Kessel Run / AFLCMC
Air Force and Air Forces Cyber

Colonel Enrique Oti is the Director of Kessel Run (AFLCMC/HBH), where he is responsible for introducing commercial software development tools, methodologies, and culture into the Air Force.  Under his portfolio, his team is modernizing the worldwide Air Operations Center enterprise, Targeting and GEOINT systems, and a range of unit-level systems for maintenance, command and control, and intelligence.   

CIO and Director, CIO-T
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Mr. Andress serves as the Chief Information Officer and Director of the CI 0-T directorate at the Na ti on al Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Named to the position in March 2019, Mr. Andress oversees all development, governance, management and innovation related to NGA's information technology infrastructure, systems and services, data libraries and cybersecurity. He leads a combined civilian-contractor-military workforce of approximately 7,000 across multiple NGA mission locations.

United States Air Force

Colonel William H. O’Brien, IV, Division Chief Enterprise and Engagement, Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Directorate, Headquarters United States Air Force, transforms the Air Force’s approach to organizing, training, equipping and conducting electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) operations (EMSO). Develops EMS-related strategy, doctrine, policy and guidance and processes for managing EMS-related career fields, personnel billets, assignments, and training. Coordinates across the entire Department of Defense EMSO enterprise to establish/maintain USAF EMS superiority.

Systems Innovation Scientist Emerging Technology Directorate
Defense Information Systems Agency

Mr. Stephen Wallace is Systems Innovation Scientist for the Emerging Technologies (EM) Directorate at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).  Wallace focuses on delivering innovative processes, services, and capabilities across the agency. The EM Directorate develops, executes, prioritizes, and collaborates EM-based needs such as browser isolation, Software Defined Networking and Assured Identity.  Previously, Mr. Wallace served as the Technical Director of DISA’s Development and Business Center.

Vice Director, Development and Business Center & Acting Director, Cyber Development Directorate
Defense Systems Information Agency

Jason G. Martin is the Vice Director of the Development and Business Center (DBC) and the Acting Director for the Cyber Development Directorate, Defense Information and Systems Agency (DISA).  As the Vice Director of the DBC he facilitates the development of DISA’s core services and capabilities supporting the Department of Defense mission partners. He assists the director of the DBC in mission partner engagement and requirements processes for the agency to include technical feasibility studies, new innovation, proposal development, portfolio management, and DOD test and evaluation.