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Revolutionise your naval C4I systems and capabilities...

C4I systems provide a vital resource for anyone involved in information warfare. Enhancing your knowledge of these systems and their respective capability will maximise your efficiency in this area.

Following the immense success of our previous Naval C4I conferences, this year’s event will continue to expand on past strengths.

Through case studies and presentation you will gain insights into the issues that matter to you.

Programme highlights:
· Identify the key efforts in interoperability development
· Examine the policy and doctrine shaping the development of C4I
· Review the existing ability of Naval C4I systems
· Develop key contacts through this focused networking forum
· Learn about the use of NCW concept in C4I architecture

A unique opportunity to learn from military, government & research experts including:
Colonel Neil Baverstock, Deputy Director, Command and Battlespace Management, Ministry of Defence, UK
Captain Craig Madsen, Navy NMCI Program Manager, SPAWARSYSCOM PMW 164, NMCI Navy PMO, PMW-164, SPAWAR
Commander Tim Jara, Director, Network Centric Innovation Center
Robert Pfeffer, Physical Scientist, US Army Nuclear and Chemical Agency
Dr Michael Wunder, Head of Department, FGAN Research Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE)
Per Brämming, Senior Research Officer, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency
Christopher Milburn, Senior Technical Manager, Communications Department, QinetiQ
Nick Hiscock, Senior Technical Leader, Mobile Secure Information Networks, QinetiQ

“Good topical agenda and very timely in today’s climate”
Previous SMi Delegate: Craig Christensen, Team Chief CONOPS, NIMA

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lt Col Giles Ebbutt

Lt Col Giles Ebbutt, , Independent Defence Consultant

9:10 A JOINT PERSPECTIVE

Colonel Neil Baverstock

Colonel Neil Baverstock, Deputy Director, Command and Battlespace Management, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Brief overview of the UK approach to joint operations
  • Emerging UK thinking on future command and information management within the battlespace
  • Description of the tenets emerging on the style of command of joint operations in the future
  • Analysis of how the UK plans to approach information management in the medium and long term, including the joint operational picture
  • 9:40 THE NAVY MARINE CORPS INTRANET

  • The initial concept
  • Concept meets navy culture
  • Current program structure
  • Issues and resolution – some examples
  • The way ahead – IT and other potential outsourcing possibilities
  • Captain Craig Madsen

    Captain Craig Madsen, Navy NMCI Program Manager, SPAWARSYSCOM PMW 164, NMCI Navy PMO, PMW-164, SPAWAR

    Laura Adams

    Laura Adams, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

    10:20 THE NETWORK CENTRIC CONCEPT IN A NAVAL CONTEXT

    Commander Tim Jara

    Commander Tim Jara, Director, Network Centric Innovation Center

  • Requirements for NCW in the Navy
  • Challenges in implementing NCW concepts
  • The IT 21 system
  • A sample of the Navy's NCW tools
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 THE DANISH C4I SOLUTION

  • Weapon and sensor integration
  • Plug and play configuration
  • The use of COTS SW
  • System responsibility and maintenance
  • Captain Arne Pedersen

    Captain Arne Pedersen, Managing Director, Naval Team Denmark

    Eric Kressel

    Eric Kressel, Senior Vice President, Naval and Ground Systems, Terma

    12:00 A SWEDISH PERSPECTIVE

    Per Brämming

    Per Brämming, Senior Research Officer, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency

  • The Swedish background
  • The Swedish NBF plan
  • The development of future C4I systems
  • Demo 05/06
  • FOI NBF activities and projects
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 FORCEnet - THE NAVAL APPROACH

    Dr Stephen Woodall

    Dr Stephen Woodall, Consultant, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)

  • FORCEnet – purpose and definition
  • FORCEnet as a key element of SEAPOWER 21
  • A FORCEnet architectural framework – open architecture, including the warfighter
  • FORCEnet and the need for enforceable standards
  • FORCEnet and the implementation of new technologies
  • The importance of cultural change in FORCEnet implementation
  • 14:40 CONCEPT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF FUTURE MARITIME TACTICAL NETWORKING (MTN) CAPABILITY

  • Future maritime C4ISR concepts overview
  • Future MTN system architecture framework – MITA update
  • Maritime platform integration technology demonstrator – status and capabilities
  • Maritime tactical sub networks implemented using legacy bearers
  • Maritime C4ISR capability demonstration – progress and results achieved
  • Christopher Milburn

    Christopher Milburn, Senior Technical Manager, Communications Department, QinetiQ

    Nick Hiscock

    Nick Hiscock, Senior Technical Leader, Mobile Secure Information Networks, QinetiQ

    15:20 IS THERE SUCH A THING AS “NAVAL” C4I

    Tony Fisher

    Tony Fisher, Senior Consultant, STASYS

  • “Naval” in an operational context
  • Requirements
  • Capabilities
  • Interoperability and integration
  • Through life planning
  • 16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks followed by Afternoon Tea
    Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Lt Col Giles Ebbutt

    Lt Col Giles Ebbutt, , Independent Defence Consultant

    9:10 MULTINATIONAL NAVAL COALITIONS IN A NETWORK CENTRIC ENVIRONMENT

    Dr Paul Mitchell

    Dr Paul Mitchell, Director of Academics, Canadian Forces College

  • Nature and role of NCW in current naval operations
  • Obstacles to seamless integration within combined naval formations
  • Impact of international environment on naval cooperation
  • Nature of limited war and its impact on naval cooperation
  • The policy domain – the determinant of cooperation
  • No panaceas: the limits of interoperability
  • 9:40 INTEROPERABILITY

    Dr Michael Wunder

    Dr Michael Wunder, Head of Department, FGAN Research Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE)

  • General preconditions for interoperability
  • Semantic understanding
  • An example of coalition interoperability from the army
  • Data exchange and data replication
  • Future initiatives
  • 10:20 EMERGING ENERGY REQUIREMENTS FOR FUTURE C4I

    Robert Pfeffer

    Robert Pfeffer, Physical Scientist, US Army Nuclear and Chemical Agency

  • The ongoing energy evolution
  • Present conditions that warrant change
  • The need for energy independence soon
  • A proposed energy solution
  • Future C4I
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 MARITIME COMMAND AND CONTROL OF EXPEDITIONARY STRIKE GROUP FIRES

    Steven Wood

    Steven Wood, Naval Fires Command and Control Planner, Booz Allen Hamilton

  • ISR planning and execution – tying sensors to the engagement grid
  • Fires planning and execution – organic and supporting fires
  • Expeditionary Strike Group engagement command and control systems – current and future
  • 12:00 ARCHITECTING C4I FOR A NETWORK CENTRIC FUTURE

    Hart Rutherford

    Hart Rutherford, DD(X) Software V&V Integration Manager, Northrop Grumman

  • An overview of the DD(X) program
  • Warfighting capabilities and technologies
  • C4I design goals and system requirements
  • Command and control for NCW
  • Implementing FORCEnet: opportunities and challenges
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 INFORMATION SHARING BETWEEN NAVAL PLATFORMS

    Bonnie Johnson

    Bonnie Johnson, Senior Systems Engineer, SAIC

  • Sensor resource management across naval platforms
  • Problems plaguing the network centric paradigm
  • Information time domain synchronicity
  • Intelligent data dissemination concepts
  • Comparison of information architectures
  • Gaining naval battlespace through automation
  • 14:40 DIGITAL APPLICATION

    John Muston

    John Muston, Director, Sales and Marketing, Surveillance and Information Systems, DRS Technologies Canada

  • Embedded DSP engine for multi-channel audio processing
  • 3D audio
  • Radio noise reduction
  • Transformational technology
  • Improving operator efficiency
  • 15:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks followed by Afternoon Tea
    Close of Conference

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