Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm



Westfields Marriott
14750 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151

The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Northern VA Chapter (AFCEA NOVA), with the Signal Corps Regimental Association (SCRA), is proud to host our 18th Army IT Day Friday, May 1, 2019 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, VA. 

Our 2019 theme is Network Enabling in a Dynamic Environment

This one-day conference will provide Army Senior-Leadership, Program Managers, and Acquisition Officials with an opportunity to brief industry on their vision, expectations for the future, and near term plans. This event will provide a forum for leadership to discuss the impacts of legislative changes for defense acquisition to close critical capability gaps, and implementing approaches to “Operationalize IT". Learn how industry can support filling capability gaps with Information Technology and related services, understand key drivers, and the perspective of Army and industry experts.  The program will provide outstanding content as well as an excellent networking opportunity.  Hear directly from senior-leaders to learn about:

  • Strides the Army Futures Commands and Cross Functional Teams (CFTs) have made and top priorities and focus areas moving ahead
  • How the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) ASA (ALT) plans to leverage acquisition vehicles like OTAs and buy, try, decide and approaches to accelerate acquisitions and fill critical Capability Gaps.
  • Hear directly from Senior Acquisition Officials from  ASA (ALT), and the Major Program Executives Offices including PEO-EIS, PEO-IEW&S, and PEO-C3T to gain an understanding of their priorities and acquisition plans
  • How to best position your company in support of Army requirements and with potential teaming and business partners  
  • Expected Program funding and funding priorities

Leadership is expected to address:

  • Their top priority warfighting and acquisition challenges
  • Expectations for solutions from Information Technology and the IT community
  • Efforts to increase the speed of acquisition while improving efficiency and effectiveness
  • New and continuing efforts to spur innovation throughout their organizations and ultimately to the battlefield
  • Successes and challenges of a mutually supportive partnership with industry to support the warfighter
  • Special topics in hot trends such as cybersecurity, cloud, mobility, architecture, automation and data analysis

Keynote Address (Invited / Confirmed participants)

Hear from, Undersecretary of the Army, ASA (ALT), Futures Command, G6, Network CFT and PEO-EIS leadership on challenges, direction and opportunities.

  • LTG Bruce Crawford, Army CIO/G-6  (Invited)
  • LTG Paul OstrowskiPrincipal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) and Director of the Army Acquisition Corps (Confirmed)
  • MG Peter Gallagher, Army Futures Command, Director, Army Network Cross Functional Team  (Invited)
  • MG David Bassett, Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications- Tactical (PEO C3T) (Confirmed)
  • Ms. Cherie Smith: Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems (Invited)

Panel Discussion with Network CFT, Cyber CoE and PEO C3T

Driving Army Network Modernization Strategy The panel will discuss how the CFT is conducting experimentations and demonstrations of proven joint and special operations solutions, commercial off the shelf (COTS) technology, and Non-developmental items (NDIs) with operational units to inform future requirements; and how the Network CFT is working by, with, and through their Centers of Excellence (CoE) and Program Executive Office (PEO) partners.

Panel Discussion


Connecting One on One with PEO-EIS Project Managers

Come meet PEO PM’s  at our “Speed Dating”  session in the afternoon. Your chance to meet and learn more about their needs and your solutions for mission success. 

Doing Better Business with Small Business Panel

Join us as we will discuss how small businesses tackle addressing the Government’s common process of requirements gathering, market research, business case analysis, contracting vehicle selection and the acquisition process. We will also address common mistakes made by industry in; preparing for the response, teaming, past performance, and response compliance.

Small Business 

Don't miss an opportunity to be a key participant in this year's Army IT Day!  Register today and secure your free table during this networking session. You just may find yourself brokering the ideal partnership for your next winning bid!  

Eligibility Requirements:
You must have at least one person from your company officially registered to attend the full Army IT Day event to be eligible to sign up for a Small Business Networking Session/Small Business Lounge table.

Registration Costs

Registration Type



AFCEA Member






Active Military/Government




Chief Information Officer/G-6
US Army

Lieutenant General Bruce T. Crawford became the Army Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6 on 1 August 2017. As the CIO, LTG Crawford reports directly to the Secretary of the Army, setting strategic direction and objectives for the Army network, and supervises all Army C4 (command, control, communications, and computers) and Information Technology (IT) functions. He also oversees the Army’s $10 billion IT investments, manages enterprise IT architecture, establishes and enforces IT policies, and directs delivery of operational C4IT capabilities to support warfighters and business users. As the G-6, he advises the Chief of Staff of the Army on the network, communications, signal operations, information security, force structure, and equipping.

Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) and Director of the Army Acquisition Corps

Lieutenant General Ostrowski has more than twenty-five years of experience in acquisition, operational, and Joint assignments. He currently serves as the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA (ALT)) and Director of the Army Acquisition Corps. Prior to this assignment, Lieutenant General Ostrowski served as the Deputy Commanding General for Support, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. He also served as the Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, Office of the ASA (ALT) in Washington, D.C., from September 2014 to March 2016. Lieutenant General Ostrowski was assigned as the Program Executive Officer, Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, from April 2012 to September 2014. Previous assignments include the Assistant Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, Office of the ASA (ALT); Executive Officer to the Commander, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, as well as PEO for Special Programs, USSOCOM; and Program Manager for Counterproliferation, USSOCOM. He served as a Legislative Fellow, as well as Project Leader for the Rapid Equipping Force in both Washington, D.C., and in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom from June 2001 to July 2003. He also served as a Company Grade Officer in several command and staff positions in Joint Special Operations, Special Forces, and Infantry assignments.

Army Futures Command, Director, Army Network Cross Functional Team
US Army

Major General Peter A. Gallagher serves as the Director of the Network Cross-Functional Team. As part of the Army’s six modernization priorities, he is responsible for the focused integration of network, command, control, communications and intelligence to enable mission command across the tactical network.

Program Executive Officer Command, Control and Communications-Tactical

As Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, CommunicationsTactical (PEO C3T), Major General David G. Bassett guides a workforce of more than 1,600 personnel who acquire, field and support the communications networks, radios, satellite systems and other hardware and software Soldiers require for information dominance on the battlefield. MG Bassett took command of PEO C3T on January 30, 2018.

Director, Operations and Architecture, Acting Director Cybersecurity and Information Assurance CIO G-6

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.

Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems
US Army

On April 1, 2018, Ms. Chérie A. Smith was appointed to the position of Program Executive Officer, Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. As the Program Executive Officer, Ms. Smith is responsible for managing more than 60 Department of Defense and Army acquisition programs across the business, warfighting and enterprise information missions, optimizing how the Army does business and globally connecting the Army and its mission partners.

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