May 25-26, 2022 | Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

All details below pertain to the 2022 Summit; 2023 details coming soon!

DSI’s 6th Annual Joint C2 Summit, previously the Joint Networks Summit, is a ‘Town-Hall’ style discussion that will bring together members of the DoD, Military Services, Allied Nations, Industry, & Academia to focus on evolving current command and control systems for joint multi / all domain operations with a focus on the people, processes, authorities and technologies needed to field a meaningful and robust  unified network supporting the future of C2 in a data-dependent and data-saturated world. 


2022 Confirmed Speakers Included:

General David Allvin, USAF
Vice Chief of Staff
U.S. Air Force

Lt Gen Robert J. Skinner, USAF
Director, DISA
Commander of the Joint Force Headquarters- DoDIN

Maj Gen Michael J. Schmidt, USAF
PEO, Command, Control, Communication, Intelligence and Networks
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

Mr. Kevin Mulvihill, SES
Principal Director, DCIO

Francis A. “Skip” Hiser, SES
Director, Communications & Information Systems; CIO
U.S. Fleet Forces Command

RDML Susan BryerJoyner, USN
Deputy Director, Command, Control, Communications and
Computers/Cyber Systems, J-6, Joint Staff

Mr. Joseph Welch, SES
Director, C5ISR Center
DEVCOM, Army Futures Command

BGen Joseph Matos, USMC
Director, IC4

Download 2022 Agenda Here


Why You Should Attend This Summit:

As the character of warfare changes, so too must the art and capabilities of C2. Victory will belong to the side with decision superiority where commanders sense, make sense, understand, decide, act, and assess faster and more effectively than their adversaries.

But to reach decision dominance, what are the key factors the Services, Allied and Mission Partners need to consider as we evolve our C2 structure and methodology? How do we build a bridge from the current C2 system to C/JADC2? What does the chain of command and authorities to act appropriately look like in a convergence of C2, dispersed at varying echelons across domains and pushed to the tactical edge? How do we train our Warfighters, Operators and Partners to operate and interpret the data and information and then execute on that information in a degraded and contested environment? What does the architecture, and specifically, the underlying unified network need to look like to assure connectivity in degraded and contested environments that can exchange data at the speed of relevance, in a way that is resilient, secure and aligned with a Zero Trust Architecture?

To truly be joint, the seams between non-DoD agencies and international partners must be addressed throughout the process and not ad-hoc. As DOD enters into the first phase of delivery of JADC2, how are the initial challenges of implementing new capabilities such as identity control access management, artificial intelligence, diagnostics and treatment to heal broken C2 networks in real time, zero-trust cybersecurity, open source and data transport capabilities being addressed? How can DoD take advantage of technologies such as 5G, mesh networking, edge connectivity, software-defined networking, and AI-enabled on-the-fly network configuration.

What processes, authorities and governance of the acquisition process need to evolve in order to match the speed and agility of commercial technical capabilities that can be fielded in the near term to support a more joint C2 ecosystem?

In summary, evolving the training, governance, authorities and leveraging emerging technologies will be key to DoD’s fully networked modernization approach that allows Joint All-Domain Operations for a more lethal Joint Force. ___________________________________________________________________________________

*Summit is Closed to The Press/ No Recordings*

Topics to be covered at the 2022 Summit:

- Priorities for evolving network transport, data management and hosting and ensuring spectrum access so that data arrives in the right place, at the right time, in the right format

- Building standards-based security architectures on Zero-Trust principles

- Deciding how and where to utilize AI /ML capabilities: at what level do you integrate to aide decision making

- Developing more robust, unified joint processes and standards for how the services build new capabilities that are inherently meshed. How might the JROC best support?

- Increasing integration and current priorities for the IC and NATO towards more robust and interoperable C2 capabilities

- Organizing and designing a Unified Resilient Network, advancing ABMS capabilities and current activities with improving C2 in Distributed Maritime Operations that aligns with the people, process, and organizational frameworks of contested C2 in MDO

- JADC2 evolving strategy, priorities and timelines: developing a fundamental platform, identity control access management, zero-trust cybersecurity and data transport capabilities.

- Determining the correct C2 relationships for space operations

- Training the Command and Control Warfighting Function of the Future: Mastering the Art and Science of C2 in the Digital Age


At Our Summit You Have the Ability To:

Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing our tactical communications community.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.

Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas. __________________________________________________________________________________

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The Joint C2 Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, Tech Talks and speaking roles and product demonstrations.

Download the 2022 Sponsorship Prospectus Here


Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD & Federal Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their organization’s overall mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

DSI’s Summit will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal Government employees and is considered an educational and training forum. ___________________________________________________________________________________

Participating Organizations at Past Summits:

Collins Aerospace, Raytheon, METRON, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Veretek Corporation, SCALABLE Network Technologies, Trace Systems Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, Persistent Systems, LLC, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Viasat, Inc, DTRA, JCSE, Air Force, Naval Special Warfare Command, 93rd Air-Ground Operations Wing, 5th Combat Communications Group, DHS S&T, HQMC CD&I, CDD/CE-INFO, MARSOC, JTNC, AFGSC A3/6E, NIWC PAC, Air Force Engineering and Technical Services, MCIOC/ USMC, CD&I, Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration, SAF/AQS, JECC & many more…! ___________________________________________________________________________________