Next Generation ISR Symposium

Opportunities, Capabilities, Needs and Challenges 19 March, 2018 - 20 March, 2018, Washington, DC, United States

The Next Generation ISR Technologies & Capabilities Symposium addresses the urgent demand for more ISR assets, platforms and a continued stride for maintaining advantages over U.S. adversaries. The continual push by the services for diversification & leveraging ISR capabilities by U.S. and our coalition partners, permeates government planning across a broad range of critical missions. Next Gen ISR is a plethora of multi-int & interoperable technologies truly shaping Persistent Global Surveillance, Global Strike, Counter-intelligence/ Counter-terrorism, Maritime Domain Awareness, Space Defense, Anti-Access and the Contested Global Commons.

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This incredible forum is an outstanding opportunity for attendees to meet and interact with Key ISR thought leaders from DoD, Government & Industry. Additionally, you will hear from Senior Leaders who are defining requirements and shaping the next generation of ISR and speaking on the most critical ISR issues:

Key Themes include:

  • What are the Latest OSD and Service Next Gen ISR Strategies, Roadmaps, Needs and New Initiatives?
  • What are the key Critical Gaps Needed Now for Providing Actionable Intelligence to Decision Makers and the Warfighter?
  • How will Next Generation ISR address multi-sensor data fusion technologies across organizations and platforms and diverse operating environments?
  • What are Needs & Challenges for Integrating All-Source Intelligence to meet Robust Next Gen ISR Intelligence Production requirements?
  • What are the needs & Requirements of the Future Force to incorporate an Automated and Secure PED data collection process at the Tactical Level?

Over 20 Service & Industry Experts from: USCG, HQ ACC, USAF, U.S. GAO, NORAD, DON(ASN (RD&A), Army (PEO IEW&S), USPACOM, NGA, Sandia National Labs, Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems, Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen Hamilton, iDirect Government, Raytheon, Haivision, BAE Systems, Sierra Nevada Corp, and SAIC, will will be presenting:

Special Presentations by:

  • Rear Admiral Robert Hayes, USCG Assistant Commandant for Intelligence, U.S. Coast Guardn
  • Mr. John Vona, Chief, Intelligence Systems Division, Plans, Programs & Requirements Directorate, HQ Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis
  • Mr. Steven Armstrong, Chief, NORAD Strategic Engagement, Deputy Chief, NORAD Operations


  • The Latest in Government and DoD Next Generation ISR Needs & Requirements
  • Cutting-edge Capabilities, Mission Challenges, and Opportunities in Airborne, Maritime, Battlefield, Homeland Security, Geospatial and Special Operations ISR Technologies
  • In Depth Discussion on the Most Critical Capability Gaps, Needs in Information Sharing and Dissemination in Next Generation ISR

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Our Confirmed Speakers for Next Generation ISR Symposium include:

  • Rear Admiral Robert Hayes, USCG, Assistant Commandant for Intelligence, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Mr. John Vona, Chief, Intelligence Systems Division, Plans, Programs & Requirements Directorate, HQ Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis
  • Mr. Steven Armstrong, Chief, NORAD Strategic Engagement, Deputy Chief, NORAD Operations
  • Mr. Paul Geier, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • Dr. Joseph W. Kirschbaum, Director, Defense Capabilities and Management, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Mr. Michael Said, Assistant Deputy for T&E, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation
  • Mr. Rick Lober, Vice President and General Manager, Defense and Intelligence Systems (DISD), Hughes Network Systems, LLC
  • Mr. Bobby Rush, Manager, Airborne ISR Systems, Sandia National Labs
  • Dr. Andrew Korb, Chief Scientist, Korb Space Systems
  • Col (USAF-ret) Gregory Power, PhD., Liaison for Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Emerging Capability and Prototyping and the Joint Capability Technology Demonstration Program, (S&T) Office, (USPACOM)
  • Dr. Sherin Kamal, Chief Scientist, Engineering, SAIC
  • Col Anthony Sanchez, USA, Project Manager, Terrestrial Sensors, PEO IEW&S
  • Dr. Ravi Ravichandran, Director, Strategic Development, Fusion Battle Mgmt and Computing Technology Group, BAE Systems
  • Mr. Ralph Wade, Vice President, Digital Solutions/C4ISR, Strategic Innovation Group, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Mr. Karl Fuchs, Vice President of Technology, iDirect Government
  • Mr. Trip Carter, Strategy and Business Development Director, Special Programs, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.
  • Mr. Andy Vaughn, Executive Vice President, North American Sales, Haivision
  • Mr. Tim Cronin, Director, Special Capability Sensors, Surveillance and Targeting Systems, Raytheon SAS
  • Col (USA-ret) Joseph Green, Senior Director, nContext Programs, Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • Dr. Hakjae Kim, Program Manager, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Feb 2, 2018