Virtual Agenda

NOTE: All of the sessions will be streamed live online on the dates/times below. Registration entitles attendees to participate in any or all of the available sessions. The links to join the broadcasts will be sent to attendees the day before the symposium start date.

Tuesday May 19, 2020

1000 - 1005 Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Kenneth Ball, Dean of the Volgenau School of Engineering, GMU

Dr. Mark Pullen, Director of the C4i and Cyber Center, GMU

1005 - 1200 2nd Annual CxO Roundtable

Chair: John Dvorak BIO
Emerging Technology and the Future of Warfare
These Technology SMEs share their perspectives on how emerging technology is changing the character of warfare, where services are prioritizing their technology efforts, and what to expect from the future. After each panelist provides their opening talk, we will host an interactive discussion panel where military, academic, and industry attendees can explore topics with the panelists.

  • USAF Panelist Frank Konieczny, Chief Technology Officer, Office of Information Dominance, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force BIO
  • USArmy Panelist William Robinson, CIO/G6 Army Chief Technology Officer BIO
  • NATO Panelist Brigadier General Poul Primdahl, Allied Command Transformation BIO
  • DISA Panelist Steve Wallace, Emerging Technology Directorate BIO

1230 - 1330 Keynote Address

Dr. Mark Lewis BIO
Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Modernization
New Defense Technology Challenges

1400 - 1600 Critical Technology Issues

Chair: John Dvorak, CTO, VariQ BIO
Dr. Mark Pullen, Director of the Center of Excellence in C4I and Cyber, GMU BIO
Topic: Interoperability (CWIX)
GMU has been part of a major NATO Science & Technology Organization effort to standardize Command and Control - Simulation interoperability for coalitions. This presentation will review the project and describe recent major results, including NATO CWIX testing and standardization.
Terry Dunlap, CSO and Co-Founder, ReFirm Labs, Inc BIO
Topic: Supply Chain (In)Security
Join Terry on a journey into the darker side of supply chains and cyber (in)security. Learn why the tools and techniques you use today to mitigate supply chain risk are useless against the advanced stealth techniques they discovered in the wild.
Sean Plankey, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, Department of Energy BIO
Topic: From Prevention to Defend Forward, the Dept of Energy Pathfinder Program with DHS and DOD
Sean Plankey will discuss the recently signed tri-agency Pathfinder agreement and how the Department of Energy is developing our capabilities to characterize threat actors, prevent attacks on energy sector critical infrastructure, and work with the Department of Homeland Security to support their response capabilities and empower the Department of Defense to persistently engage our adversaries.

Wednesday May 20, 2020

10:00 - 12:00 Artificial Intelligence Issues for Defense Applications

Chair: Brad Mascho BIO
Topic: Maintaining US Superiority in AI
Dr. Nathaniel D. Bastian, MAJ, USA; DoD Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) BIO
Topic: Protecting the US AI Technology Advantage
Chris McGuire, Director for Research and Analysis on the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) BIO
Topic: Impact of AI on the Workforce
Dr. Bill Halal, George Washington University BIO

1230 - 1330 Keynote Address

Dr. Walter S. Scott BIO
CTO of Maxar
Founder and CTO, Digital Globe
Commercial Satellite Imaging Discussion

1400 - 1600 5G Cellular Impact Issues and Concerns for Defense

Chair: Randy Clark BIO
Moderator: Sal D’Itri, Chair of Spectrum Consortium BIO
Dr. Charles Clancy, MITRE BIO
Terry Halvorsen, Samsung BIO
Junaid Islam, Research Fellow, SDP Co-Chair Cloud Security Alliance BIO
David Simpson, RADM (ret.) USN BIO
Where is 5G now?, Impact on the Internet Of Things, Baseline reference Architecture, ORAN: Open Radio Access Network, Resiliency, Supply Chain Risk