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Recent military operations and warfighting experiments have clearly demonstrated the increased combat power and warfighting effects enabled by Network Centric Warfare (NCW). With the dominant role of multi-national operations, there is a clear imperative for Allied and Coalition partners to jointly explore and refine this emerging theory of warfare. Network Centric Warfare will explore in depth the theory, concepts, and enabling technologies of NCW and address key implications for Allied and Coalition Operations.

As a senior industry executive or leader in the international defence community, you won't want to miss this unmatched opportunity to increase your understanding of the challenges, implications, and opportunities associated with the ongoing shift to Network Centric Warfare. You are cordially invited to attend SMi's 2nd Network Centric Warfare Conference. Speakers include recognised leaders from Government and from leading domestic and foreign research establishments and the defence industries.

Please register now to guarantee your place at this important conference.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:10 Chairman’s Opening Remarks

John Garstka

John Garstka, Scientific and Technical Advisor in the Joint Staff Directorate for C4 Systems, Pentagon, US DoD

9:10 OPENING ADDRESS - THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF INFORMATION

Dr David Alberts

Dr David Alberts, Director, Research and Strategic Planning, OASD (N11), US Department of Defense

  • Conceptual framework
  • Metrics
  • Proofs of concepts
  • The way ahead
  • 9:40 NETWORK CENTRIC OPERATIONS

    Captain Charles W Martoglio

    Captain Charles W Martoglio, Director, Assured Access Division, and Captain Joseph M Volpe, Director Concept Development , Navy Warfare Development Command, US Navy

    10:20 NCW in the us army

    Fred Stein

    Fred Stein, Principle Engineer / PEO 3CS liaison to III Corps, US DoD

  • How the US army is implementing NCW
  • Use of situational awareness at the National Training Centre
  • Schedule of Army communications systems
  • Schedule of Army computational systems
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 USJFcom’s first joint experiment:

    Col Jack A Jackson

    Col Jack A Jackson, Joint Advanced Warfighting Program, Institute for Defense Analysis

  • The Joint Advanced Warfighting Program (JAWP) has just completed the first joint experiment for USJFCOM focused on attack operations against critical, time-sensitive mobile targets in the 2015 timeframe.
  • This concept combines an adaptable, reconfigurable C2 cell that analyzes data from and tasks future networks of sensors and weapons in real time.
  • This presentation covers the experiment results, how the joint experiment was conducted, and how good joint experiments can be conducted in the future.
  • 12:00 ADAPTIVE JOINT COMMAND ARCHITECTURES AND NETWORK CENTRIC

    Daniel Serfaty

    Daniel Serfaty, Chief Scientist, Aptima Inc

  • Model based experiments and preparations for GLOBAL wargame 1999 (Bridge to Global)
  • C2 Architecture design, analysis, and evaluation of the comparative merits of different command structures working under NCW principles and using NCW collaborative tools
  • Methods: Constructive and humans-in-the-loop simulations
  • Quantitative assessments of organizational performance at GLOBAL
  • NCW lessons learned
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 USE OF MODELING AND SIMULATION (M&S) IN SUPPORT OF THE ASSESSMENT OF IT AND NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE SYSTEMS AND CONCEPTS

    Dr William K Stevens

    Dr William K Stevens, Senior Vice President, Metron Inc

  • Lessons learned including modelling challenges and the need for warfare process re-engineering
  • Example results
  • 14:40 Network centric business operations and network centric defence networking

    Terry Morgan

    Terry Morgan, Global Defence Alliance Manager, CISCO Systems

  • Strategic vision and operational change
  • Net readiness
  • Leveraging Internetworking technology and business process
  • NCW and Networking technology trends
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 ADVANTAGE: INTERNET

    Philip L McIndoo

    Philip L McIndoo, Senior Partner, Telecommunications Management Services

  • Development of internet business applications
  • Potential for battlefield use
  • The Information Warrior
  • 16:20 The communications jigsaw

    Claire Moss

    Claire Moss, Project Leader (Networks) BAE SYSTEMS Advanced Technology Centre - Great Baddow, BAE SYSTEMS

  • An overview of some enabling communications technologies
  • Linking operational islands with the tactical trunk bearer
  • Bandwidth - a limited resource
  • Managing the spectrum
  • Commercial technologies - benefits and limitations
  • Connecting the coalition - specific issues for interoperability
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Drinks Reception for Delegates & Speakers

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks

    John Garstka

    John Garstka, Scientific and Technical Advisor in the Joint Staff Directorate for C4 Systems, Pentagon, US DoD

    9:10 AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVES ON NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE

    Dr Ed Kruzins

    Dr Ed Kruzins, Head of Military Systems Synthesis DSTO Joint Systems Branch, Australian DoD

  • Recognising the need for better integration information oriented warfighting assets
  • Approaches towards affordable solutions for maximising the exploitation of networked assets
  • Conceptual development of network enabled warfare through the futures and force options work
  • Translation of the networked concepts into exploratory architectures and their testing using models that derive the warfighting value of integration
  • Methods for experimentation for network enabled warfare under the Defence Science and Technology Organisation's Takari Program
  • 9:40 NATO COALITION NETS

    C Kent Wiemeyer

    C Kent Wiemeyer, US National Expert at the NC3A, NATO

  • Interoperability at NATO
  • Special Purchase segment operational architecture
  • Sub strategic Forces C2
  • NATO JWID Evaluation Process
  • NATO Interoperability Environment (NIE) Testing Infrastructure
  • 10:20 EXTENDING NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE TO COALITION CRISIS

    Douglas M Hart, President, Cyberneutics

    Douglas M Hart, President, Cyberneutics, Dennis M Gormley, President, Blue Ridge Consulting Group (NIETI), C Kent Wiemeyer, US National Expert at the NC3A, NATO

  • Coalition context and challenge
    Adapting to changes in the threat environment
  • New information technology tools for crisis management
    Towards genuine coalition crisis interoperability
  • Crisis space vs battle space and the role of information technology
    Traditional vs. emergent threats
  • Distributed, collaborative coalition crisis warning and management
    Intelligence preparation of the crisis space
  • Enabling technologies
    Data mining and discovery
  • Structured argumentation
    Gateways, information policies, meta data generation and multi-level security systems
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 COALITION ASPECTS OF NETWORK CENTRIC OPERATIONS

    Hans E Keus

    Hans E Keus, Senior Consultant Maritime Command & Control, TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory

  • Balancing national independence versus international integration
  • Information disclosure as a show-stopper: Creating sharable information
  • Coping with the information abundance
  • Levelled sychronisation of information filtering and control
  • Modelling simulation to guide the national approach towards network centric integration
  • Designing forces, equipment and proceedures for NC operations
  • 12:00 Building a virtual collaboration framework for the Coalition Net

    Sheldon Gardner

    Sheldon Gardner, Project Manager, Naval Research Laboratory, US DoD

  • Distributed computing for theatre wide joint/coalition command and control
  • Full human interaction with low latency
  • Mobile intelligent agents for dynamic allocation and control of resources
  • Protection, aggregation and dissemination of information objects
  • Fault tolerance and graceful degradation
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 DECISION SUPPORT AND COLLABORATION ENVIRONMENTS FOR THE COALITION NET

    Gary Toth

    Gary Toth, Command & Control Program Manager/Officer, Office of Naval Research, US DoD

  • Collaborative joint planning
  • Interoperability across commands
  • Sharing a Common Operational Picture
  • Collection, integration and dissemination of situation updates
  • Collaborative analysis tools
  • 14:40 DYNAMIC WIDEBAND WIRELESS NETWORK- A COALITION COMMUNICATIONS RESOURCE

    Douglas G Bowen

    Douglas G Bowen, Chief Engineer, L-3 Communication Systems-West

  • Concepts:
    Global, high bandwidth, wireless, secure, mobile networks
    Digital transport based on modified COTS protocols
    Derived from existing and planned ISR communication data links and networks
  • Enabling Technologies:
    Programmable, adaptable RF processing front-ends
    Multiple frequency, multiple beam apertures
    Photonics RF distribution matrix
    Programmable high speed modems with bandwidth efficient modulation
    High speed switch/router with integrated RF subnet manager
  • Demonstrations to date:
    Proof of Concept
    Wide bandwidth wireless networks
    Modified COTS protocols
    Sensor to shooter interactions across the network
    Global reach-back across the network
  • Enabling Technologies:
    Partial Adaptable RF front-ends
    Multibeam agile apertures
    Programmable high speed modems with bandwidth efficient modulations
    High speed switch/router
    RF subnet manager
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 JOINT TACTICAL RADIO SYSTEM AS AN ENABLER OF INFORMATION

    Jim Oberlin

    Jim Oberlin, Manager, C3I Business Development, BAE SYSTEMS Aerospace, Inc.

  • The JTRS Vision
  • Approaching the JTRS Vision now
  • Coevolving JTRS technology with organization and doctrine through experimentation
  • The implications of a coalition net for JTRS
  • Developing JTRS applications as an Information Warfare System
  • 16:20 Networked information management for Coalition c4isr

    Air Vice Marshal, Mike Jackson CB FRAeS (Ret’d)

    Air Vice Marshal, Mike Jackson CB FRAeS (Ret’d), Executive Director, Business Development, Oracle Corporation

  • Security
  • Data/ Information Aggregation
  • The Common Operational Picture/ Information Portal
  • The Internet Computing Model
  • 17:00 Where's the beef? operational implications

    Dr. Edward A Smith Jr

    Dr. Edward A Smith Jr, Senior Defense Analyst, Boeing

  • Triple Technological Revolution: Kaleidoscopic Change
  • Combat Efficiency: Breaking or Grinding?
  • Decision Cycles vs Combat Power Generation
  • Stimulus and Response
  • Standing on the ‘Edge of Chaos’
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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