Track Sessions

Track 1: Signals

Track 2: Cyber      Track support provided by:  

                                                                                                    
                                               

Track 3: Electronic Warfare

 

Signals Track

(Estes B.  NOTE Session 4 has been moved to Tuesday, September 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and will be located in the Engagement Theater in the Exhibit Hall)

 

 

Tuesday, September 9
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Signal Requirements: Integrated Tactical Networking Environment (ITNE)

1 CompTIA CEU Network+, Mobility+ and 1 GIAC CPE

LTC Gregory H. Grzybowski, USA

Military Deputy

TRADOC Capability Manger Tactical Radios

Presentation

Audio

Description:

This session will provide an update from last year's session on the Integrated Tactical Networking Environment (ITNE) and detail the efforts on the ITNE CONOPs, Requirements Development, and Data Modeling of ITNE (Ontology) that have occurred over the last year. 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 10
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Signal Force Design

Mr. Dwayne Williams (GS 14)

Requirements Integration Division (RID)

US Army Cyber Center of Excellence

Presentation

Audio

Description: This session will provide a broad overview of the Signal force structure current designs and future  initiatives from 2015 through 2021.  Specifically, it will address the G6 and S6 structure from Corps and Division to Brigade Combat Team, Multi-Functional Brigade and Functional Brigade; functions of the  Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB); restructure of the Theater Tactical Signal Brigade and Theater Strategic Signal Brigade; and the alignment of Signal Command (Theater) to support the daily requirements and operational missions in each theater.   The session will address our unique structure such as the Satellite Control and Special Operations Battalions.  Finally, the session will describe structure enabling  cyber operations based on current concepts and proposed doctrine

 

Wednesday, September 10
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mid-Grade Learning Continuum: A Tailored, Student-Centered, Life-Long Learning Model

Mr. Randall K. Faulkner

Instructional Systems Specialist

Directorate of Training

Presentation

Audio

Description: The Mid-Grade Learning Continuum 2015 (MLC 2015) supports the Army Learning Model (ALM) through a concept for a mid-grade officer’s development that breaks the old brick and mortar based educational paradigm, replacing it with a tailored, learner-centric, life-long learning continuum.  It is a bold concept that establishes learning as a continuous life-long practice within officer leader development.  It also provides new academic governance, staff and faculty models that enable the effective management and execution of this new learning environment.  It is an ambitious vision for the future.  To be realized, it will require significant changes in our current culture.  Just as in any research and development process, this process will need to be adaptive, moving forward with the elements of the concept that prove feasible, while abandoning those elements that are not. 

 

Thursday, September 11
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday, September 9
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Engagement Theater in Olmstead Exhibit Hall

Joint Communications Modernization Upgrade

COL Nora Marcos

DISA CONUS Commander (plus Army & Air Force panel members)

Presentation

Video

Description: The Army, Air Force and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) are engaging in a joint communications modernization upgrade based on Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and single security architectures using Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS).  A JRSS Management Suite (JMS) is being developed to allow for centralized management and de-centralized execution with DISA, Army and Air Force and potentially Navy as we begin IOC capabilities beginning at Joint Base San Antonia (JBSA). The panel will briefly discuss the new MPLS architecture (layer 2 and layer 3) and how we are approaching this from a decentralized execution perspective with NETOPS/DoDIN OPS and CDO.  This session will be approximately 20 minutes of panel led overview followed by open discussion.

 


Cyber Track

(Estes A)

Track support provided by:

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Tuesday, September 9
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Federated Cyber Training: Leveraging Cyberspace

1 CompTIA CEU Security+ and 1 GIAC CPE

COL Jennifer Buckner, USA

Presentation

Audio

Synopsis: As more and more educational institutions leverage cyberspace as a medium to present educational content, the Cyber Center of Excellence (COE) will develop a holistic methodology in implementing their federated training strategy to include synchronous and asynchronous individual and team  training curriculum.  This session will discuss current and future training efforts of the Cyber COE focusing on Cyberspace Operations, Electronic Warfare, and Signal/Communications Network and Services.


Wednesday, September 10
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Cyber Requirements

MAJ Hercules Murray, USA

Presentation

Audio

Synopsis: The presentation will focus on current and emergent Army cyberspace requirements identified through capability based assessments, capability  needs analyses, operational needs, war fighting function concepts, and Army, joint, and national strategies.  While much focus has been on the strategic level and cyber mission force requirements, recent CSA guidance has equally highlighted the need to determine tactical cyber requirements as part of a long-term objective.  Capability requirements are the precursor to capability gaps, thus discussions will additionally include a description of the shortfalls between  requirements and current or projected capabilities. Ultimately, requirements alone do not provide the cyber capabilities necessary to gain freedom of action in and through the cyberspace domain in support of unified land operations, so the presentation will conclude with an overview of efforts to produce materiel and non-materiel solutions applied to the offensive and defensive cyberspace operations, cyber situational awareness, and cyber and EW convergence.

Wednesday, September 10
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm

Army Cyber Doctrine: Capturing Cyberspace

1 CompTIA CEU Security+ and 1 GIAC CPE

Speaker: Mr. Rick San Miguel

Presentation

Audio

Synopsis: Discussion on how the Cyber Center of Excellence is capturing cyberspace operations doctrine.  Topics will include: the consolidation of cyber, electronic warfare, and signal proponent doctrine into a unified cyberspace operations doctrinal program and the capturing of cyberspace operations lessons and best practices for inclusion into doctrine and training.

 

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

Cyber Warriors

Speaker: Mr. Todd Boudreau

Presentation

Audio

Synopsis: New Army Cyber Career field for the purpose of leading, planning, and executing Defensive and Offensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO/OCO) and Electronic warfare (EW) functions within cyberspace domain in support of Unified Land Operations. These Cyber Warfare Soldiers will emerge from a small Corps of Army service level provided Soldiers fully capable of succeeding in achieving additional Cyber Mission Force (CyMF) joint training & certification requirements as dictated and provided by United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and the National Security Agency (NSA).

 


Electronic Warfare Track

(Lamar B/C)

 

 

Tuesday, September 9
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Electronic Warfare Portfolio

1 CompTIA CEU Security+, Mobility+ and 1 GIAC CPE

LTC Steven Oatman, USA,

Commandant, US Army Electronic Warfare School

Chief, Materiel Developments Branch, TCM EW

CDID, Cyber CoE

Presentation

Audio

Synopsis: Discussion on current US Army Electronic Warfare Materiel Development Program the "Integrated Electronic Warfare System Family of Systems." IEWS Family of Systems includes the EW Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT), Multi-Function Electronic Warfare (MFEW) and Defensive Electronic Attack (DEA) systems.  IEWS provides commanders with an organic EW capability that dramatically improves a land force's ability to seize, retain, and exploit the advantage within the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) in order to execute successful unified land operations. IEWS consists of These capabilities give the commander a competitive advantage by denying, degrading or modifying the enemy's ability to conduct command, control and targeting, and allows the commander to optimize effects within the EMS by integrating electronic attack, protect and support functions.

Wednesday, September 10
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Spectrum Management

1 CompTIA CEU Security+, Mobility+ and 1 GIAC CPE

Mr. Matthew Cullen

Deputy, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities Branch (CEMA), TCM Cyber

CDID, Cyber CoE

Presentation

Audio

Synopsis: Spectrum Management Operations have evolved in recent years from a pre-mission planning task into an ongoing operational activity spanning well beyond Signal operations across all Warfighting Functions, and with direct responsibility for he Electron Protect (EP) pillar Electronic Warfare (EW).  This discussion will cover where Army Spectrum Management Operations stood on 9-11, how it evolved in response to Counter-IED actions, the relationship with EW, and how the Army pursue modernization of one of three pillars of Cyber Electromagnetic Activities.

Wednesday, September 10
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

EW Training: Adjusting Electronic Warfare Training to Enhance CEM Warfare

LTC Steven L. Oatman, USA

Commandant

US Army Electronic Warfare School

Presentation

Audio

Synopsis: Discussion on current US Army Electronic Warfare training at the institutional training level for 29 series personnel at the Functional Area, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) qualification and Advanced PME levels. Topics will include: 29 series EW training (to include Cyberspace Operations (CO) planning), emerging doctrine (FM 3-36, FM 3-38, JP 3-12), and EW in support of Cyberspace Operations.  As the evolution and application of Cyberspace Operations continues the EW professional will be increasingly relied on by their Maneuver commanders to conduct not only EW but Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) Planning, Integration, and Synchronization at all echelons from BCT to ASCC.

 

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

Electronic Warfare's Role in Cyber

1 CompTIA CEU Security+, Mobility+ and 1 GIAC CPE

Mr. Michel E. Ryan

U.S. Army Deputy PM for Electronic Warfare

Presentation

Audio

Synopsis: This briefing will address an integrated Electronic Warfare, Cyberspace Operations, and Spectrum Management Operations (SMO) capability set approach that consists of tactical offensive and defensive electronic attack systems and tools that will dramatically improve a land force’s ability to seize, retain, and exploit an advantage within the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS). The US Army PM Electronic Warfare will discuss current and future plans for developing and fielding agile, affordable and holistic materiel solutions by integrating EW, Cyber, Spectrum, and SIGINT capabilities within its portfolio to provide the Brigade Combat Team (BCT) commander with a competitive advantage to target, attack and exploit enemy and adversary systems; gain situational understanding through Cyber Electro-Magnetic Activity (CEMA); and provide force protection to individual soldiers and platforms.