January 29-30, 2020 | Parma Payne Goodall Center | San Diego, CA

The ability to share information and maintain reliable, secure lines of communication between people, platforms, weapons, and systems is essential to military success. The 4th Annual Joint Networks Summit will convene leaders to discuss the current state of the DoD’s communication networks, the challenges facing them, and future requirements as technology continues to advance and the threat landscape evolves.

The DoD’s current communications infrastructure is sprawling, including over 15,000 networks, 17,000 satcom terminals, and 10,000 operational systems. Advancing technology has surpassed the DoD’s hardware-based infrastructure and the military’s piecemeal efforts to update this infrastructure has led to challenges with interoperability between updated COTS systems and legacy systems. In the current era of Great Power Competition our peer competitors, Russia and China, pose a serious threat: cyber attacks and information warfare have become a constant challenge, and a technology arms race has led to a DoD-wide push for network modernization and continued investment in new technologies, including space-based networks.

2020 Confirmed Speakers:

RDML Jeffrey S. Scheidt,

Commander, Naval Information Warfighting Development Center  

COL Trent Smith, 

USA, Deputy Commanding Officer, 311th Signal Command (Theater)

CAPT Kerrie Trebbe,

Chief of C4IT, USCG Pacific Area


CAPT Shaun A. Swartz, 

Program Manager, MIDS Program Office US Navy, US Navy


Joe Vanderpoorten 

Chief, MILSATCOM Advanced Concept Division, MILSATCOM Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center

Mat Guerrieri,

JTNC Acting Director

Dr. Albert Legaspi

Senior Engineer for Tactical and Enterprise Networks, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command

Stephan Lapic, 

Chief Scientist, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific


Download the Agenda for Complete List of Speakers


Why You Should Attend:

In order for the US Military to fight and win in Multi-Domain Operations, there must be a secure and robust communications network. Ensuring reliable and interoperable communications is essential to coordinating a response between the branches of service and their domestic partners and foreign allies. As we enter an era of Great Power Competition, such coordination is critical. DSI’s 4th Annual Joint Networks Summit will focus on these communication capabilities and will examine how tactical data links and IT networks can be strengthened, particularly in the expansive Asia-Pacific arena, where networks are key to overcoming the tyranny of distance.

The 2020 Joint Networks Summit will convene speakers from across the services and Federal Government to discuss the challenges of exchanging information during joint operations in a multi-domain environment. Critical themes, such as the increasing connection between C4I and space capabilities, protecting networks from cyber threats, the role of networks in humanitarian and disaster relief missions, and new interoperability initiatives across the Joint Staff, will be discussed.

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 identity management as well as key-policy makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Topics to be Covered at the 2020 Summit:

    • – Aligning, Integrating, and Advancing the Navy’s Information Warfare Capabilities
    • – Ensuring Operational C4I Capability for the US Pacific Fleet
    • – Providing and Protecting the Coast Guard’s Critical Communication Infrastructure 
    • – Leveraging C4 Capabilities to Achieve Mission Success and Overcome the Tyranny of Distance
    • – Leveraging MilSatCom Technologies to Strengthen and Enhance Joint Networking Capabilities
    • – The Role of Resilient and Interoperable Network Capabilities in Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Missions


Exhibit & Sponsorship Information:

The 4th Annual Joint Networks Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions
Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus.


At the Summit You Will Have the Ability To:
Gain Education & Insight:  Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the most complex issues facing the DoD and Federal Government as it relates to modernizing and improving our networks and C4ISR capabilities.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest joint networks priorities of interest to the DoD and Federal Government.

Influence:  Help foster ideas. Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Our town hall format is your opportunity to address our speakers with questions or comments on the current mission.

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 2019 Summit:

Cisco, Collins Aerospace, Raytheon Secure Information Systems, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Ciena Government Solutions, Fuse Integration, ViaSat Inc., Boeing, Xanesti Technology Services, General Atomics, Owl Cyber Defense Solutions, Peraton, Rantec Microwave Systems, Kord Technologies, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Dell

HQMC, Joint Communications Support Element, 5th Combat Communications Group, Joint Tactical Networks Center, SOCOM, US Navy, US Coast Guard, PEO-C4, CSA, AMRDEC, CG Aviations Logistics Center

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.