PROGRAM OUTLINE – 2012 ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS, ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION COMMAND, CONTROL, COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTERS INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE SYMPOSIUM
The C4ISR Symposium is a forum for the ethical exchange of information; increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to information technology, communications, and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities.
In 2012 we are focusing on Total Ownership Costs and the delivery of affordable and sustainable Information Dominance including all aspects of system design and sustainment. This symposium will be convened in San Diego, CA at the Hall of Champions, Balboa Park, May 1-3, 2012. This conference is sponsored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), with technical co-sponsorship by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Pacific San Diego.
Information is no longer limited to an enabling role — “Information Dominance is the ability to seize and control the information domain “high ground” when, where and however required for decisive competitive advantage across the range of Navy missions. Information Dominance means freedom of action to maneuver and act — conduct offensive and defensive actions, kinetically and non-kinetically — at the intersection of maritime, information and cyberspace domains.
~U.S. Navy’s Vision for Information Dominance, May 2010
“We have to look closely at total ownership costs for individual systems but we also have to focus on operational excellence and total capability that allows for maximum deployment of our platforms.”
~ Rear Admiral Patrick Brady, Commander Space and Naval Warfare Command, 2011
“…we cannot continue to do business the same old way, or it will adversely affect our ability to direct necessary resources to the “tip of the spear.”…you don’t get to 25 percent by doing what you’re doing more efficiently. You can’t get there. You have to change the model.”
~ Terry Halvorsen, DON CIO, June 2011
This conference seeks to create an interactive forum for Program Managers, Systems Engineers, Business Development, Corporate Operations, Chief Scientists, Engineers and Managers from the Requirements, Design, Verification, Support, Logistics and Test communities from the C4ISR communities including Government and Industry. The conference will provide the opportunity to shape acquisition, policy and operational procedures by exchanging innovative tactics and lessons learned.