ISR and C2 Battle Management Conference

  • November 5-7, 2019
  • Washington, DC, United States


The ISR and C2 Battle Management USA conference serves as a landmark strategic forum for the Five Eyes partners, bringing more than 150 representatives from DoD, Navy, Army, Air Force and Joint Staffs together with defense industry leaders. It is part of our world-leading ISR portfolio, the overall aim of which is to deliver and to sustain a decisive information and decision advantage for combat forces across every warfighting domain - from space to cyberspace, from air to the seabed.

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In 2017 and 2018, the conference charted the development of multi-domain command and control as a transformative concept for the US and its Five Eyes Partners. The 2019 conference will pick up where the last conference left off, engaging more explicitly with the operationalization of MDC2 and those capabilities that the concept has driven forward. As the demands of long-term strategic competition urge readiness for a peer-level fight, the Five Eyes must find ways to sustain the integrity of assured C2 even when information superiority is challenged or denied. The challenge for them - and for the conference - is to assure the mission, no matter how contested or degraded the operational environment becomes.


2019 Conference Co-Chairmen

  • Vice Admiral Frank Pandolfe (Ret.), Former Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (2015-2017)
  • Lieutenant General Robert P 'Bob' Otto (Ret.), Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force (2013-2016)
  • Lieutenant General David A. Deptula (Ret.), First Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force (2006-2010)

2019 Speakers Include:

  • General Stephen W. Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
  • Mr Kenneth Bray SES, Acting Associate Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force
  • Ms Cherie A. Smith, Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems, US Army
  • Randall G. Walden SES, Director and Program Executive Officer, Rapid Capabilities Office, US Air Force
  • Brigadier General Robert Collins, Program Executive Officer Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S), US Army
  • Brigadier General Johnny Davis, Commanding General, Joint Modernization Command
  • Brigadier Ben Kite, Head of Capability Strategy and Development, Army Information Directorate, British Army
  • Brigadier General James Cluff, Director of Remotely Piloted Aircraft and Big Wing Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, US Air Force
  • Jack Blackhurst SES, Executive Director,Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Mr Patrick J O'Neill, Director, C5ISR Center, US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command
  • Mr Thomas Browning, Director, Adaptive Capabilities Office,DARPA
  • Mr Rob Murray, Head of Section, Intelligence, Land and Maritime, Defence Investment Division, NATO
  • 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))
  • Captain Matthew Frauenzimmer, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, US Navy
  • Colonel Parker Wright, Commander, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, US Air Force
  • Colonel Richard Dickens, Commander, 505th Command and Control Wing, US Air Force
  • Colonel Ryan Mantz, Deputy PEO, Digital, US Air Force Lifecycle Management Center
  • Colonel Max Pearson, Commander, 480th ISR Wing, US Air Force
  • Colonel Mike McGinley, Defense Engagement Team Lead, Defense Innovation Unit, DoD
  • Colonel Brian Mellen, Commander, 1st Information Operations Command, U.S. Army
  • Dr Michael Zatman, Assistant Director For Fully Networked C3, US DoD
  • Colonel Andrew Allen, F-35 Integration Office, US Air Force
  • Colonel Nick Torrington-Smith (Tentative), Director of Air Domain Development, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Dr Todd Lowery, Associate Deputy Director for S&T, CIA

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Oct 14, 2019