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Joint Tactical Networks Summit

Advancing Joint Communications through Multi-Domain Interoperability

January 17-18, 2017, Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, San Diego State University
Address: 5250 55th St, San Diego, CA 92115

DSI’s 2017 Joint Tactical Networks Summit will engage the DoD, Government Agencies, partner nations, industry and academia in a collaborative, open forum to discuss technological solutions and best practices to enhance the Joint Force’s ability to communicate and exchange information across multiple operating domains. This Summit will focus on enhancing tactical data linkage tools and network architectures to provide advanced communication capabilities for Joint Forces when concerning multi-domain operations.


2017 Speakers Include:

Lawrence F. Thoms
Brig. Gen. Lawrence F. Thoms, USA, Commander, 311th Signal Command (Theatre)

Welton Chase
Brig. Gen. Welton Chase Jr., USA, Commanding General, U.S. Army 7th Signal Command (Theatre)
James J. Mercer
James J. Mercer, Director, Joint Tactical Networking Center
Robert D. Croxson
CAPT Robert D. Croxson, USN, PM, MIDS Program Office (PMA/PMW-101), NAVAIR
Albert Legaspi
Dr. Albert Legaspi, Senior Technologist (ST) Tactical and Enterprise Networks, SPAWAR Systems Center-Pacific
Jim Churchill
Jim Churchill, Acting Program Manager, PMW 160, U.S. Navy PEO C4I


Additional Speakers Include:

  • David Narkevicius, OSD/CIO, C4III, OASD NII
  • Col Michael S. Erickson, USAF, Chief, Space & IAMD Division, U.S. Pacific Command
  • CAPT Herman Archibald, USN, Commanding Officer, NCTAMS PAC

Previous DSI Attending Organizations:
General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, DISA, BAE Systems, Harris, Headquarters Marine Corps, Oceus Networks, PEO C3T, MITRE, Raytheon, Smartronix, Thales Defense & Security, Inc., Lockheed Martin, Motorola Solutions, Inc, Inmarsat Government, U.S. Navy, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Boeing, John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratories, DoD CIO, Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, Rockwell Collins, Viasat, Inc, Exelis, Inc, ADS, Inc, ManTech Intl, Honeywell International, Innoflight, Hughes Network Systems, Nexagen Networks, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., Naval Post Graduate School, US Army War College, Institute for Defense Analysis

2016 Topics to Include:

  • Updates on Network Architecture Modernization for Enhanced Joint Force Communication Capability
  • Building Tactical Data Links Capabilities for Greater Communication Resiliency
  • Advancing Multi-Domain Network Architectures for Cross Domain Operations
  • Enhancing Network Capacity to Support Reliable Communication in an Expeditionary Environment
  • Updates on JCN and BCN Capabilities
  • Leveraging Software-Defined Networking Processes for Agile Network Response
  • Tactical Communication Considerations in Pacific AOR
  • Developing Cybersecurity Strategies to Strengthen Network Architecture Security
  • SATCOM Initiatives Supporting Multi-Domain Communication Capabilities

Why You Should Attend This Summit
In all mission sets, the ability to effectively communicate from the command level to the tactical level is of the utmost importance. It is especially important when considering joint force cooperation across multiple operating domains, as the ability to connect and communicate across various network architectures becomes increasingly difficult.
In order to fight in a multi-domain, joint environment, military services need the strength of an effective and efficient network to support communication capabilities. To support these capabilities, this Summit will examine the various initiatives regarding tactical data link tools, waveform standards, as well as numerous other wireless communication technologies and trends.
The Joint Tactical Networks Summit will focus on the technologies, policies, and strategies that enable robust communication systems and advanced network architectures to facilitate joint cooperation in a multiple domain environment to support mission success.
DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits’ content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the Communication and Network communities both military and civil offices, along with key leaders in industry. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all involved organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decisions makers and solution providers.
“We need a degree of jointness, in my opinion, in which no one military service dominates and domain has a fixed boundary. A combatant commander must be able to create effects from an single domain to target our Military Services need the network capabilities in every domain in order to fight tonight and win,”. (ADM Harry Harris, Commander PACCOM, October, 2016)


Operating Guidance for Government Attendees
DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD, DHS, and public sector priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department’s mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.
DSI’s Symposium 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 employees and is considered an educational and training forum.


Exhibit and Sponsorship Information
The Joint Tactical Networks Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions. Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here:



Advisory Board
DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings. In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all. Learn more about our Advisory Board Members.