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 DI2E Plugfest  

DI2E Plugfest 

 Extending Interoperability and Reuse for the Warfighter 

Event Number



 5/22/2014  to 5/22/2014 


 George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 


 Tammy Kicker   [email protected] 


Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E)

Doors open at 0700, program begins at 0800.

Part of the DI2E Governance Teams Week

The DI2E Plugfest is the annual demonstration of advancements in the DI2E.  The purpose is to provide a environment of networked, interoperable and reusable components, the Plugfest eXchange, where vendors are able to deploy and show their tools to provide flexible, agile and data-driven capabilities to Warfighters.  


UPDATE by the Numbers

Number of Vendors in Plugfest: 37

Number of Mashup Challenge Teams: 3

Number of Government displays: 9

See complete list of all displays here


Teams Week

This year Plugfest is being held as a part of the DI2E Teams week, and participants in the various meetings and reviews of Teams Week will also be attending the Plugfest.  For more on Teams Week see the FAQ here.

Each of the 24 participating teams, groups and agencies has been invited to attend the Plugfest. 

The Plugfest Program for 2014 adds

  • Panel of DI2E Program Managers
  • Lightning Round Presentations for sponsors
  • Content Discovery and Retrieval Focus
  • RESTful services
  • Academic Mashup with the GMU C4I Center
  • DI2E Teams week participation

The 2014 edition extends DI2E web service access control to support RESTful services, in addition to SOAP. We have also added a web single sign-on specification.  A main focus for this year’s DI2E Plugfest is demonstrating the ability for vendors to support the Content Discovery and Retrieval (CDR) specifications.  


Download Agenda here 

8:00 AM


Welcome to George Mason University

Dr. J. Mark Pullen, Director, Center of Excellence in C4I, Professor of COmputer Science, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University

Introduction to DI2E Plugfest

David E. Chesebrough, President, Association for Enterprise Information, Vice President, National Defense Industrial Association

8:10 AM


DI2E: Bridging JIE and ICITE 

James R. Martin, Director of Defense for Intelligence Strategy, Programs and Resources (ISP&R), Office of the Under Secretary for Intelligence OUSD(I)

8:30 AM


DI2E: Governance and Acquisition

Kevin L. West, Deputy Director, Intelligence Infrastructure Directorate (I2D), ISP&R, OUSD(I)

8:50 AM

DI2E Clearinghouse Process 

Ed Lane, Deputy Director, NRO Application Service Provider (NASP), NRO

9:10 AM


DI2E Plugfest Technology 101

The Technologies behind the mashup demos

Gerhard Beck, I2D, ISP&R, OUSD(I)

9:30 AM

DI2E Plugfest Showcase Opens - Networking Break

11:00 AM


DI2E Panel: How Industry Can Help DI2E

Panel discussion of on how industry can help programs meet their needs.  


John A. Snevely, DI2E Programs of Record Capabilities for Enterprise Programs, I2D, ISP&R, OUSD(I)


George "Dan" Doney, Chief Innovation Officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency

Rajeev Parekh, MITRE, BICES-X

Colonel A. Charles Wells, Project Manager for the Distributed Common Ground System – Army

Charles J. Gassert, Jr., Assistant Program Manager, Distributed Common Ground System– Navy

Jan E. Fitz, Deputy Program MAnager, Distributed Common Ground System -SOF

Daniel M. Fitzgerald, Product Manager, DCGS, Marine Corps System Command, USMC

12:00 PM


 1:00 PM

Technical Profiles
Gerhard Beck, I2D, ISP&R, OUSD(I)

 1:20 PM

Sponsor Lightning Rounds

Plugfest sponsor presentations on their perspectives and what they are displaying in the Vendor Showcase and DI2E Plugfest.

 2:30 PM

Networking Break

 3:45 PM

DI2E Mashup Award Ceremony - Vendor Showcase

Gary Wang, Director, I2D, ISP&R, OUSD(I) 
David L. De Vries, Acting Chief Information Officer, DoD

4:00 PM


Plugfest Showcase Closes  


George Mason University

Fairfax Campus
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Johnson Center

The DI2E Plugfest and Mashup is being held on the ground floor of the Johnson Center of GMU's Fairfax Campus.  The DI2E demonstrations will be held in Dewberry Hall and presentations will be held in the adjacent theater. 

Download floor plan here.


GMU's Fairfax Campus is bounded by Rt 123 on the west and Braddock Road on the south.  For maps and driving directions visit the GMU web site here.


All visitors to the Fairfax Campus are strongly encouraged to park in the Visitor Parking at either the Mason Pond, Shenandoah Parking Deck (formerly Sandy Creek Parking Deck), or Rappahannock River Parking Decks at the prevailing rates ($3 per hour, $14 per day). Visitors may also park at parking meters at the prevailing rates. See GMU Parking web site.

The closest parking areas to the Johnson Center are the Mason Pond and Shenandoah Parking Decks.  Download GMU parking map here The parking decks have Pay Kiosks prior to parking deck departure or you may pay at the exit booth. (Visa and Master Card accepted).

The Mason Inn 
The Mason Inn

The Mason Inn is conveniently located on-campus at George Mason University.  While we do not have a room block, the hotel offers comparable rates to the local area hotel for our DI2E Plufgest attendees.

For more information visit the Mason Inn website at

Other local hotel options are available.  For a list of these visit the GMU link below


Pre-Registration has now CLOSED!
You may download and print the onsite registration from and bring it with you for Onsite Registration

Registration Form
Be sure to bring your business cards for networking purposes.

Online registration will direct you to the NDIA customer portal.  Login or create your profile to register as an attendee for this event.

 DI2E Plugfest Registration Categories

  • Government Civilian and Active Duty Military
  • Academia (fulltime faculty of a University or College)
  • Industry/Public Sector (member or non-member)
  • C4I Program Guest (discounted rate for Pre-registered guests of the Issues in C4I Symposium - May 20-21, 2014)(by form only)

Government and Academia - Online Registration * 

Government or Academic employee ID badge must be shown to pickup your badge and registration materials at time of registration check-in. A lunch ticket contribution for free government attendees is available for pre-purchase or onsite purchase.

*Government registration only available for active-duty military and civilian government employees.

Industry Registration - Online Registration

This registration is for the industry attendee. A government issued ID (driver's license) will be requested at time of registration check-in.

Discounts available for groups of 5 or more industry attendees from the same organization.  Contact registration support for necessary forms as this is not an online registration option.

Registration Fee

Early Fee
Febraury 3rd - March 10th

Regular fee 
March 11th - May 6th

Onsite fee
Begins May 7th


No Fee

No Fee

No Fee





AFEI Industry Member
(NDIA and affiliates)




Industry Non-Member





C4I Program Guest Registration

A special discount rate is being offered to those who have pre-registered for the Issues in C4I Symposium. Registration for that event will be confirmed by supplying your registration id for this event prior to being registered at this discount rate.

The DI2E Plugfest is the third day of a three day co-located event with GMU C4I Center and AFCEA Program. A discounted rate for attendees registered with the AFCEA program (to be verified)

This offer is only available by completing the C4I Discount Registration form. Click on the link to download the form.  Download/View/Print C4I guest registration form (fillable pdf).
Fax the completed form to (703) 522-1885 or email to Tammy Kicker at [email protected]You will be registered only after your registration at the Critical Issues in C4I Symposium has been verified.  You will not be charged until this verification has been completed.

C4I Discount Registration Fees for DI2E Plugfest

Registration Fee

Early Fee
February 3rd - March 10th

Regular fee
March 11th-May 6th

Onsite fee
Begins May 7th

C4I Program Guest
Critical Issues in C4I Symposium (registered attendee)





Registration Policy
Deadline for online or fax/email registration is by COB Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
Registration forms may be sent via postal mail through May 7th.
Registrations will not be taken over the phone; payment must be made at the time of registration. The registration form may be downloaded, completed, and brought to the technology event for onsite registration.

Cancellation Policy
A written request is required for cancellations. Full refund for paid registrations will end COB March 14, 2014. A partial refund for paid registrants less a $75 cancellation fee will end COB April 11, 2014. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, April 11, 2014.

Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations, as long as there is no financial transaction. If change is made to correct a financial transaction there is a $25.00 process fee. All substitutions and cancellations must be made in writing to Tammy Kicker,



Become a sponsoring partner today. Download the sponsorship prospectus below outlining all of the a la carte items and levels of sponsorship.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Contract

How Visible Are You?
In this time of shrinking budgets there are fewer opportunities for your brand to rise above the noise and get the attention of your customers.  Getting industry together with the government customer is getting harder and harder, resulting in less interaction and information exchange.  This is happening at a time when government wants to make major changes to information capabilities they are buying.  Now more than ever our colleagues in DoD and the IC need to know about innovative companies and their products.

Sponsoring the DI2E Plugfest provides targeted exposure for your business, and networking opportunities for your company representatives at the event. 

Who Attends?
DI2E is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) capability architecture for the Battlespace Awareness and Intelligence Mission Area, federating with intelligence mission architectures of the Military Services, Combat Support Agencies (CSA), Combatant Commands (CCMD)s, Intelligence Community (IC) and International Partners.

The DI2E Plugfest is being coordinated with the DI2E Enterprise Focus Team (EFT), which is working to coordinate the Plugfest with the next DI2E Teams week meetings.

As this chart shows the majority of attendees were from Government at the 2013 DI2E Plugfest.  The Plugfest is highly focused on the issues important to the DI2E, which is a fully integrated, cross-domain, globally-connected, all-source intelligence enterprise.

DI2E comprises the DCGS Programs of Record, the JIOC IT initiatives, and elements of the IC ITE.  The DI2E Plugfest audience has a high concentration of government officials charged with making DI2E happen across the Defense intelligence market.

There were 52 government organizations in attendance at the 2013 Plugfest, at a time when Government and industry were still coming to grips with the effects of the 2013 sequestration action.  These organizations included all of the key leaders of the Defense intelligence enterprise including OUSD(I), OUSD (AT&L), DNI, DIA, NRO and all of the military services who a building the ISR systems of tomorrow.  You can expect an even better turnout in 2014 as there is pent-up demand for meaningful interaction.  See the full list.

Sponsorship Packages Offered

Plugfest sponsorship options enable you to select a level of exposure that that is most likely to attract Plugfest attendees who are interested in what your company has to offer, and at a very reasonable cost. We offer a menu of sponsorship items that you can choose from.  Then, based on the price of those options, a company may qualify as the Platinum sponsor of the Plugfest, or as a Gold or Silver sponsor.  Each of these levels brings addition benefits and levels of exposure.  Contact us to get the full story and receive a sponsorship package that includes a prospectus and sponsor application.  Many of these sponsorships are exclusive, and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

For additional information, or to discuss how your company can benefit from sponsoring the DI2E Plugfest, contact Tammy Kicker ([email protected]) or (703) 247-9494

Sponsor opportunities include:

  • DI2E Plugfest Command Center
  • DI2E Plugfest Vendor Showcase
  • Luncheon
  • Networking Breaks
  • Networking Breakfast
  • QR LiveScan T-shirts
  • DI2E Plugfest Registration

Sponsor levels are:

  • Platinum Sponsor
  • Gold Sponsor
  • Silver Sponsor
  • Mission Partner Sponsor

Attendee Information

Be sure to bring your business cards for networking purposes.

Appropriate dress for this conference is business casual for civilians and class B uniform for military. During registration and check-in, each participant will be issued an identification badge. Please be prepared to present a picture ID. Badges must be worn at all conference functions.

Special Needs
AFEI supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs or allergies/dietary restrictions should call or email Tammy Kicker, at 703-247-9494 or
[email protected].

Exhibit in the Vendor Showcase

To showcase in the Plugfest eXchange (PX exhibitor) or to have a traditional exhibit (non-PX) please visit the Vendor Plugfest Participation link in the left navigation. 

Exhibit Floorplan

Vendor Showcase Plugfest PX Participant
• Pipe and Drape and a 7” x 44” I.D. sign
• 6’ skirted table, 2 chairs and one wastebasket
• Electrical, wired connection internet (wireless available)
• Plugfest private network/wired connection
• Booth placement required in showcase due to setup logistics 

• 2 booth personnel + 2 meal tickets

Vendor Showcase Plugfest Non-PX Participant
• Pipe and Drape and a 7” x 44” I.D. sign
• 6’ skirted table, 2 chairs and one wastebasket
• Electrical, wireless internet available
  (no access to PX environment/Private network)
Tabletop or booth placement within Vendor Showcase or 
   pre-function area. (first come, first serve)
due to PX logistics 

• 2 booth personnel + 2 meal tickets

Show management reserves the right for placement and any showcase changes.

Click on the image to access the presentation.

The following presentations were a part of the DI2E program.

DI2E: Bridging JIE and ICITE 

James R. Martin, Director of Defense for Intelligence Strategy, Programs and Resources (ISP&R), Office of the Under Secretary for Intelligence OUSD(I)

Jim Martin Briefing 

DI2E: Governance and Acquisition

Kevin L. West, Deputy Director, Intelligence Infrastructure Directorate (I2D), ISP&R, OUSD(I)


DI2E Clearinghouse Process 

Ed Lane, Deputy Director, NRO Application Service Provider (NASP), NRO


DI2E Plugfest Technology 101

The Technologies behind the mashup demos

Gerhard Beck, I2D, ISP&R, OUSD(I)


Technical Profiles

Gerhard Beck, I2D, ISP&R, OUSD(I)


Points of Contact

Vendor Plugfest Registration - Tammy Kicker ([email protected])

CEE-West Help Desk Support POC: ([email protected])

DI2E EFT PX & Technical Info - Michael Ko ([email protected])

OUSD(I) Coordination - Michael Ko ([email protected])

Attendee Registration - Tammy Kicker ([email protected])

Sponsorship Opportunity - Tammy Kicker ([email protected])






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