Track Sessions

 

 

Empower Track

(Estes B)

The Empower Track contains aspects of training and education that ensure Soldiers, Leaders and Civilians have the necessary tools to implement Network Operations in the operational force and better facilitate Mission Command. The primary focus of this track is strengthening Soldiers and leaders’ ability to adapt rapidly, handle transition and deal with uncertainty in an operational environment where the mission and technology are constantly changing.

 

Tuesday, September 10
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Sustaining C2 System Facilities for Geographically Dispersed Elements

(1 CEU CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ 1 GIAC CMU)

Audio

Presentation

MAJ Jennifer Mendel (confirmed)

35th Signal Brigade

MAJ William Heitzman (confirmed)

35th Signal Brigade

 

Synopsis: The presentation will focus on the concept of The Installation As A Docking Station, which encompasses the Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS), and will also focus on Signal Mission Command systems that are used for Command and Control (C2) of units that are dispersed in different regions across the CONUS and OCONUS environment. The discussion will detail the integration of ABCS onto garrison networks and how the concept “train as you fight” by allowing units who operate tactical IT systems during deployments to train and work on them in the garrison environment. Signal Mission Command systems will also provide insight on how they are used to provide command and control, distributed planning, and situational awareness capabilities to commanders in charge of multiple dispersed units.

 

Wednesday, September 11
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Implementing the Army Learning In A Financially Constrained Environment

Audio

Presentation

COL Stephen Elle (confirmed)

Commander

15th RSB

Mr. Alan Makowsky (confirmed)

General Dynamics

Synopsis: The presentation will focus on how the Army is currently training the modern-day and Soldier of the future in an environment where there exist financial constraints. Discussion will also deal with protecting the integrity of instructional spending costs; leveraging training and educational partnerships with industry to reduce training costs; the effects of cross-training for cost reduction; and analyzing material and technology needs to identify when to change or upgrade. The premise is to capture the effects and impact of training Soldiers with a lower or in many cases a limited budget, and what measures should be taken to offset the impact of training in such an environment.

 

Wednesday, September 11
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Leveraging Knowledge to Enhance Organizational Efficacy

Audio

Presentation

COL Cameron Leiker (confirmed)

Chief

TRADOC Knowledge Management Officer

Dr. Anthony Hite (confirmed)

Insignia Technology Services

Synopsis: The presentation will focus on “How Knowledge Management-Process Improvement maximizes organizational efficacy within a Dynamic Knowledge Environment.” Discussion will include TRADOC’s Enterprise Knowledge Management-Process Improvement (KM-PI) Strategy and Implementation Plan, and how it supports Army transformation; how to develop actionable knowledge for timely, actionable decisions utilizing information that is visible, accessible and transportable with governance and security; and how a Dynamic Knowledge Environment impacts leaders and organizations.

 

Thursday, September 12
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

How to Use New Signal CoE's KM-PI Tools

Audio

Presentation

Moderator:

Mr. Quinzel Chestnut (confirmed)

Chief

Signal CoE Knowldge Management Officer

Panelists:

Mr. Mike Sizemore (confirmed)

Director

LandWarNet eUniversity, C4 Planning Solutions

Mr. Rick Sanmiguel (confirmed)

Chief

SIGCoE Lessons Learned

Mr. Jacob Seebode (confirmed)

Operations Officer

SIGCoE KM Office

Mr. Keith Davis (confirmed)

SIGCoE Warfighters' Forums SME

Paramount Solutions

Mr. Patrick Perkinson (confirmed)

SIGCoE Web Services SME

Paramount Solutions

Ms. Karen Davis (confirmed)

SIGCoE Software Engineer

Paramount Solutions 

 

Synopsis: The presentation will focus on "How Knowledge Management Process Improvement maximizes organizational efficacy within a Dynamic Knowledge Environment." Discussion will include how Knowledge Management - Process Improvement (KM-PI) will be executed at the Signal Center of Excellence (CoE). There will be demonstrations and discussions that focus on the different tools that fall under the Signal Knowledge Network Umbrella.

 


Connect Track

(Estes A)

This track will describe how the SIGCoE is developing capabilities to modernize the Network.  The Army will pursue a capability set management construct that cut across functional areas and focus on three primary objectives:  building capacity; improving security; and delivering enterprise services to the entire force.  The Network is treated as a single entity, unified from the Global Information Grid, to the installation, to the farthest tactical edge, and provide the same basic capabilities from home station to the dismounted Soldier in theater.  The ultimate goal is to enable mission command, empowering our formations with unmatched lethality, protection and situational awareness to achieve tactical dominance.

Tuesday, September 10
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Integrated Tactical Networking Environment (ITNE)

(1 CEU CompTIA Network+ and 1 GIAC CMU)

Audio

Presentation

Concept of Operations (CONOPS)

CONOPS Appendices

 

LTC Greg Grzybowski, USA (confirmed)

Military Deputy for TRADOC Capability Manger Tactical Radios (TCM-TR)

Synopsis: The ITNE is the successor network environment to what is known as the lower tactical internet (LTI), combat net radio (CNR) and the tactical edge (TE).  The ITNE is a combination and evolution of the LTI, CNR and TE through the integration of the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) 2 MHz - 2.5 GHz based technologies.  The ITNE will serve as the integrator of the lower and mid tier tactical network key components: commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)/government-off-the-shelf (GOTS) tactical radios and ancillary components, waveform applications, NetOps management, ancillary networking devices and mission command mobile (MC) applications management.  The ITNE is the commander's dedicated network environment operating as an integrated capability within the higher headquarters expeditionary network (Corps -BCT) or autonomously based on mission requirements.   The integrated ITNE will provide the capability to integrate all planning, configuring, managing and monitoring of TNE components to overcome the complexity of disparate systems to allow the Commander to rapidly establish and quickly modify the tactical network based on the mission priorities and operational needs

 

Wednesday, September 11
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

LandWarNet (LWN) Enterprise Requirements
(1 CEU CompTIA Network+, Security+ and 1 GIAC CMU)

Audio

Presentation

COL Tim Presby (confirmed)

Chief

TRADOC Capability Manager (TCM) for Global Network Enterprise (GNE)

Mr. Al Morrison (confirmed)

Deputy Chief

TRADOC Capability Manager (TCM) for Global Network Enterprise (GNE)

Presentation

The focus of this presentation will be the LandWarNet Initial Capabilities Document (LWN ICD). The LWN ICD is the Army's Enterprise requirements documents that supports CIO/G6 LWN 2020 Strategy as well as NETCOM's requirements.  This document also includes requirements that support Army Cyber Command.  The presentation will also provide an overview on Cyber Operations and the on-going efforts of the SIGCoE to develop and disseminate DOTMLPF solutions in support of cyberspace operations.  NetOps tools convergence will also be discussed as a directed requirement from the VCSA.

 

Wednesday, September 11
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 pm

Expeditionary Network Signal Modernization
(1 CEU CompTIA Network+ and 1 GIAC CMU)

Audio

Presentation

LTC Charles Johnson, USA (confirmed)

Military Deputy, TRADOC Capability Manager Networks and Services (TCM-NS)

The focus of this presentation will be the Expeditionary Network Signal Modernization. The presentation will identify the expeditionary network communications requirements and addresses the network technology to meet those needs within the FY 2014 - 2018 timeframe. The specified requirements will address some key aspects of the Army's expeditionary network modernization efforts to achieve LandWarNet 2020 - building network capacity, improving system interoperability and extending the network to the tactical formation edge. The incorporation of these new capabilities into the expeditionary network will enhance the Warfighting commander's ability to conduct Unified Land Operations and further converges the Army's expeditionary network. 

 

Thursday, September 12
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

The German Armed Forced IT System at a Turning Point

(1 GIAC CMU)

Audio

Presentation

LTC Frank Beyer (GM) (confirmed)

Chief, German Armed Forces Liaison Team to the U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence

The focus of this presentation will be the German MoD IT Strategy as of May 2012. "How can we transform the currently available information and communications systems into a near-term, affordable and structurally independent system that also provides us with a network- enabled operations capability?“ The Director of the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, aptly defined the principal challenge. The IT strategy provides us the harmonized implementation planning and evaluation criteria for the production of budgetary documents. The presentation will describe the conceptual reboot for the modernization, harmonization and development of the German Armed Forces IT System.  Therefore it puts an emphasis on defining, evaluating and improving capabilities, functionalities and IT services and also defines parameters for inferring, evaluating and implementing future user requirements as well.

 


Dominate Track

(Lamar B/C)

This track includes all aspects of acquiring, developing, and retaining world class Army cyberspace professionals who enable freedom of action in and throughout  cyberspace networks providing information dominance for the Warfighter.  Defense of the network is essential to globally integrated operations. The ubiquity of our communications networks and Information services at every echelon has created a cyberspace battlefield with abstract areas of operation that possess virtual routes by which friendly forces can move information but possess imperceptible threat vectors which adversaries can exploit or attack.  Stakeholders will present human capital strategies for provisioning cyberspace personnel capable of securing and defending the GIG against emerging threats.

 

Tuesday, September 10
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Real Time Security Threat Management

(1CEU CompTIA Security+ and 1 GIAC CMU)

Audio

Presentation

Mr. David Carroll (confirmed)

Chief Architect - Cybersecurity

AT&T

Discussion includes overview of GNOC functions, service operations functions, ATS functions, NPC/NTC functions and NRC functions; monthly network threats, Network performance and reliability; incident management; information management; enterprise system architecture; traffic management; network disaster recovery; challenges and lessons learned.  

 

Wednesday, September 11
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Network Security Operations

(1CEU CompTIA Security+ and 1 GIAC CMU)

Mr. Scott Montgomery (confirmed)

VP of Advanced Technology

McAfee

Audio

Presentation

Discussion includes overview of McAfee functions; cybercrime and attacks; security; technology; IA/CND; host base security; ePO; deployment challenges; challenges and lessons learned. McAfee will discuss how the network sensors must tie into host sensors for Network 2020 and will also discuss Zero day/targeted attacks on weapons systems and tie in global threat intelligence and how it works.

 

Wednesday, September 11
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Protecting the Network to Enable Sustained Operations

(1 CEU CompTIA Security+, CASP and 1 GIAC CMU)

Mr. Matt Healy (confirmed)

Information Security Investigator

Cisco Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)

Audio

Presentation

Presented by Cisco, this session will discuss the tools, techniques and procedures (TTPs) used by CSIRT in the constant cyber battle.  This will include a step by step look at the layers of defense in use today; a look into some of the new tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP’s) being considered for moving forward; and a discussion of trends being seen in how attacks have changed. 


Thursday, September 12
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Full Spectrum Cyber Operations

(1 CEU CompTIA Security+ and 1 GIAC CMU)

Audio

Presentation

Mr. Daniel Velez (confirmed)

Director, Defense Programs

Raytheon

 

The focus of this discussion will be to demonstrate the complexities of Cyber Operations from DCO to OCO by analyzing capabilities in both areas. DCO will provide insight into the approach and methodology for uncovering and addressing insider threats, and present an analytical approach to Cyber offensive operations.