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Naval C4 and ISTAR capabilities are undergoing a rapid and sustained transformation, as network-centric capabilities are expanding the reach and response of navies around the world. C4ISTAR is at the cutting edge of many of the developments referred to by the term “Revolution in Military Affairs”, and as such, developments in this important area cannot afford to be ignored by anyone in the defence sector who wishes to stay ahead of the game.

Benefits of Attending:
· IDENTIFY the vision and doctrines of C4ISTAR in the next decade
· LEARN about the increasing centrality of command, control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in effective naval warfare
· UNDERSTAND how expanding demands on naval forces will be aided by developments in C4ISTAR
· APPRAISE the next generation of platforms required to meet the demands of national initiatives
· EVALUATE how C4ISTAR will help naval firepower to be projected beyond the coast in support of forces deployed inland
· DISCOVER what impact new technologies will have on C4ISTAR capabilities and how these will be utilised

A unique opportunity to learn from leading military and industry experts including:

  • Captain Al Grecco, DD(X) Warfare Systems Engineer, Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems, US Navy
  • Captain Craig Madsen, Navy Program Manager, Navy Marine Corps Intranet, SPAWAR
  • Commander Alex Lochrane, DCDS (EC Underwater Battlespace - Sensors), Royal Navy
  • Commander John Bycroft, Section Head, C4ISR Directorate Maritime Requirements, Canadian Department of National Defence
  • Lieutenant Commander Tom Labor, Deputy Director, Network Centric Innovation Center, US Navy
  • Dr Michael Wunder, Head of Department, FGAN-FKIE
  • Dr Gene Layman, Research Engineer, Naval Research Laboratory, US Navy
  • Dr Paul Mitchell, Director of Academics, Canadian Forces College
  • Dr Alex Bordetsky, Information Systems Academic Group, Naval Postgraduate School, US Navy
  • Lieutenant Commander Per Bramming, Autonomous Systems Department, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)
  • Erik Berglund, Research Director, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)

    “Worthwhile conference… very glad I came”
    Stephen Woodall, President & CEO, Strategic Synthesis

  • Conference programme

    8:30 Registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Giles Ebbutt

    Giles Ebbutt, , Croft Consultants

    9:10 FORCEnet – THE NAVAL APPROACH

    Captain Donald Kerrigan

    Captain Donald Kerrigan, Deputy Director, FORCEnet, US Navy

  • 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
  • 9:40 EVOLVING UNDERWATER C4ISTAR SYSTEMS

    Commander Alex Lochrane

    Commander Alex Lochrane, DCDS (EC Underwater Battlespace - Sensors), Royal Navy

  • How DEC (UWB) is evolving the development and procurement of surveillance equipment
  • The new RN towed LFA sonar 2087
  • Countering the asymmetric advantages offered by shallow water warfare - from surface platforms - from underwater platforms
  • 10:20 NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE

    Lieutenant Commander Tom Labor

    Lieutenant Commander Tom Labor, FORCEnet Execution Center, Network Centric Innovation Center, US Navy

  • Overview of FORCEnet capabilities
  • Trident Warrior- "Speed to Capability"
  • Spiral development with operational units
  • The bundling of FORCEnet enabling systems
  • Measuring the effectiveness of FORCEnet initiatives
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 EUROPEAN NETWORK SYSTEMS

  • The Swedish background
  • The Swedish NBF plan
  • The development of future C4I systems
  • Demo 05/06
  • FOI NBF activities and projects
  • Lieutenant Commander Per Bramming

    Lieutenant Commander Per Bramming, Autonomous Systems Department, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)

    Erik Berglund

    Erik Berglund, Director of Research, Swedish Defence Research Agency, FOI

    12:00 THE NAVY MARINE CORPS INTRANET

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

    Captain Craig Madsen, Navy Program Manager, Navy Marine Corps Intranet, SPAWAR

    Dr Mary-Ellen Hecker

    Dr Mary-Ellen Hecker, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

    12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 NEXT GENERATION NAVAL C3I AND SURVEILLANCE

    Captain Al Grecco

    Captain Al Grecco, DD(X) Warfare Systems Engineer, Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems, US Navy

  • C3I capabilities inherent in the DD(X) program
  • DD(X) surveillance and targeting systems
  • Major milestones
  • 14:40 COALITION C4ISTAR CAPABILITY AUSCANNZUKUS

    Commander John Bycroft

    Commander John Bycroft, Section Head, C4ISR, Directorate Maritime Requirements, Canadian Department of National Defence

  • The origins of coalition C4I activity
  • The role and rationale of AUSCANNZUKUS
  • How Canada’s national maritime defence benefits from AUSCANNZUKUS participation
  • How coalition interoperability is achieved and improved
  • The benefit to the naval commander of multi-level interoperability
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 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 co-operation
  • Nature of limited war and its impact on naval co-operation
  • The policy domain – the determinant of co-operation
  • No panaceas: the limits of interoperability
  • 16:20 INTEROPERABILITY

    Dr Michael Wunder

    Dr Michael Wunder, Head of Department, FGAN-FKIE

  • General preconditions for interoperability
  • Semantic understanding
  • An example of coalition interoperability from the army
  • Data exchange and data replication
  • Future initiatives
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Giles Ebbutt

    Giles Ebbutt, , Croft Consultants

    9:10 MODELLING AND SIMULATION IN C4ISTAR

    Dr Gene Layman

    Dr Gene Layman, Research Engineer, Naval Research Laboratory, US Navy

  • C4I applications incorporating embedded simulations
  • Embedded Simulation Infrastructure
  • Managing simulated data in C4I
  • Sharable M&S software components
  • M&S as an aid to development of C4ISTAR tactics
    Developing data representation other than track data
  • The C4I Team Training System
    Scenario generation
  • 9:40 CONCEPT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF FUTURE MARITIME TACTICAL NETWORKING CAPABILITY

  • Future MTN system architecture
  • Maritime platform integration technology demonstrator – status and capabilities
  • Maritime tactical sub networks implemented using legacy bearers
  • Maritime C4ISR capability demonstration – progress and results achieved
  • Nick Hiscock

    Nick Hiscock, Technical Leader for Maritime Tactical Network, QinetiQ

    Christopher Milburn

    Christopher Milburn, Business Development Executive, QinetiQ

    10:20 THE NEXT TECHNOLOGICAL DIRECTIONS

    Dr Alex Bordetsky, Professor

    Dr Alex Bordetsky, Professor, Information Systems Academic Group, Naval Postgraduate School

  • · The implications of using mobile wireless communications are significant for emerging peer-to-peer (P2P) collaborative C4I environments. From a networking perspective, the use of wireless technologies to support collaboration may impact bandwidth and spectrum utilization. This paper explores the effects of providing feedback to system users regarding wireless P2P network behaviour on the performance of collaboration support applications in urban warfare, tactical humanitarian, and UAV-based ISR networking operations.
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 FORCEnet - THE NAVAL APPROACH

    Dr Stephen Woodall

    Dr Stephen Woodall, Consultant, CSC & President and CEO, Strategic Synthesis Ltd (LLC)

  • The nature of the problem --- is there an “end state?”
  • Leadership, Management, and Governance
  • Organization and Process
  • Standards and Guidelines, with industry involvement
  • Requirements development, and prioritization of investments
  • Capabilities selection, and integration into the Fleet
  • Measuring performance, including the Human Element
  • The Joint and Allied connections
  • 12:00 COMMAND AND CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES

    A Senior Representative

    A Senior Representative, from, Computer Science Corporation

  • On overview of topic
  • Enterprise Mission Systems Solutions
  • Technology and operations
  • Legacy/coalition integration
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 INFORMATION SHARING BETWEEN NAVAL PLATFORMS

    Bonnie Young

    Bonnie Young, Senior Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman

  • 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 NEXT AREAS OF NAVAL COMBAT

    Charles Booth

    Charles Booth, Senior Manager, Global Defense Initiatives, Cisco Systems

  • Do commercial technologies have a place in C4ISTAR?
  • Commercial technologies applicable to C4ISTAR
  • Investment versus expense
  • Interoperability initiatives, joint and coalition
  • Information assurance from the commercial perspective
  • Future possibilities
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 COMMUNICATIONS INTEROPERABILITY

    Chris Meeking

    Chris Meeking, Senior Consultant, STASYS

  • It’s the same language, only different
  • The need for uniformity
  • Standardised information definitions
  • Interoperable Systems Management And Requirements Transformation (iSMART)
  • 16:20 CREATING SHIPBOARD SYSTEMS

    Eric Kressel

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

  • Weapon and sensor integration
  • Plug and play configuration
  • The use of COTS SW
  • System responsibility and maintenance
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Developing C4I Requirements
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    Developing C4I Requirements

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    23rd April 2004
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