February 3-4, 2021 | via Live Broadcast 

DSI’s 5th Annual Joint Networks Summit will be a ‘Town-Hall’ style discussion that will bring together members of the DoD, Military Services, Industry, & Academia to examine the current efforts toward developing & implementing a joint tactical network that is unified, resilient, & interoperable for the Warfighter/Combatant Commanders. This Summit will focus on the push across the Military Services to work together on facilitating agile & secure communications in a complex battlespace, that will help to enable Joint All-Domain Command and Control, or JADC2.


2021 Confirmed Speakers:

LtGen Dennis A. Crall, USMC
Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber
Chief Information Officer (CIO), Joint Staff, J6

VADM Andrew Lewis, USN
Commander, SECOND Fleet/Commander
Joint Forces Command

Maj Gen Robert J. Skinner, USAF
Director, Command, Control, Communications and Cyber (C4)

MG Christopher T. Donahue, USA
82nd Airborne Division

RADM John F. Meier, USN
Naval Air Force Atlantic

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

Jane Rathbun, SES
Chief Technology Officer & DASN Information Warfare and Enterprise Services

BG Christopher L. Eubank, USA
Commanding General
7th Signal Command

Download 2021 Agenda Here


Why You Should Attend This Summit:

The 2020 DoD Appropriations Act appropriated $100.8 million for Multi-Domain Command and Control Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) and another $43.6 million for Advanced Battle Management System RDT&E toward development of the JADC2. This furthers the push across the military to have a joint tactical network that is interoperable for mission success across the spectrum of conflict. At this event, attendees will have the chance to hear from Senior level speakers from across the DoD offer their perspectives on how they are helping to develop the architectures & technologies needed connect tactical data links, as well as strengthen overall C4IT capabilities for the Warfighter.

This Summit will also detail the current initiatives toward establishing a network that is compatible across the Joint Force and will enable a decisive advantage in Multi-Domain Operations. There must be a secure and robust communications network to enable increased speed and flexibility in decision-making for the Warfighter to outpace the adversary. At this forum, attendees will hear about the DoD’s current approach to ensuring that warfighters can access mission data from any tactical network or any device in the battlespace. In the era of Great Power Competition, collaboration amongst the services on how to bridge the gap between legacy C3 capabilities & JADC2 will be critical at the tactical edge.

Lastly, the 2021 Joint Networks Summit will provide the attendees insight into the current challenges of exchanging information across the various networks in a multi-domain environment, as well as how Zero Trust architectures may be the key in defending against cyber-attacks on the network. Leveraging various emerging technologies in collaboration with industry 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 2021 Summit:

– Delivering a unified & resilient network that will prepare U.S. Forces to fight & win a war against any adversary

– Advancing agile and secure communications to enable Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2)

– Implementing effective C5IT capabilities in support of worldwide Army operations

– Developing, producing, deploying & sustaining Air Force networks to enable decisive combat operations

– Transforming the Joint Force: A warfighting concept for Great Power Competition

– Ensuring integrated & interoperable C4I and Space capabilities for the US Navy

– Providing resilient & responsive Tactical Communications Systems in support of Joint, Allied, & Coalition Forces across all spectrums of conflict

– Facilitating unclassified and classified IT systems support for tactical networks across the USMC


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.


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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:

AvL Technologies, Cisco, Vertek Corporation, Owl Cyber Defense, Datron World Communications, Inc,, BAE Systems, Viasat, Tethers Unlimited, Figure Eight Federa,l ARRAY Information Technology, CP Technologies, LLC, L3Harris Technologies, Peraton, Frontier Technology Inc., Trace Systems, Ciena, Government Solutions, Boeing Research and Technology, Georgia Tech Research Center, CPC, Tyto Athene, Scalable Network Technologies, Nokia Of America, Viavi Solutions, Klas Telecom Government, Inc., IBM, IMPRES Technology Solutions, Inc., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Collins Aerospace, Alion Science & Technology, General Dynamics, Honeywell Aerospace, CACI Intl., Raytheon Technologies, Palantir, Dell Technologies, Naval Special Warfare Command, GSA, HQMC CD&I, SAF/AQS, 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, NIWC, USCG Research and Development Center, US Army G6, Joint Staff J6, OUSD R&E, Air Combat Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, USINDOPACOM, PEO C4I & SPACE – US Navy, DoD CIO, NETCOM, JTNC, JITC, USMC G6/CIO & many more…!