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 DI2E Plugfest 2015 

DI2E Plugfest 

 Extending Interoperability and Reuse for the War fighter 

Event Number



 5/19/2015  to 5/19/2015 


 George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 


 Tammy Kicker   [email protected] 


Defense Intelligence
Information Enterprise

May 19, 2015
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

NEW!  SvcV-4 released April 22, 2015  Get it here


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.  

The DI2E is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) enterprise architecture for the Intelligence Mission Area. As such it is part of the DoD Joint Information Environment and must federate with the other capability architectures across the DoD. Thus DI2E acts as a bridge between the DoD Joint Information Environment (JIE) and IC Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE).

Teams Week

Once again Plugfest is being held as a part of a 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 2015 features

  • DCGS Program Managers
  • Expanded Mashup Challenge
  • Interoperability Talk from PM-ISE
  • New head of ISR Infrastructure, OUSD(I)

The 2015 edition continues 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 implement the technical profiles Content Discovery and Retrieval (CDR) specifications.   


The DI2E Plugfest program features updates from senior leadership on DI2E strategy and progress as well as issues and challenges across the DCGS Programs of Record

7:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

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: Framework for the Future

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

8:30 AM

DI2E: What it Means to the Warfighter

Thomas E. Matthews
Director, Combatant Command Intelligence Support, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Warfighter Support

8:50 AM

DI2E: The Importance of Integration  

Jack L. Jones

9:10 AM


DI2E Plugfest Technology 101 

Gerhard Beck

9:30 AM Plugfest Showcase Opens - Networking Break

11:00 AM


Enabling Acquisition Innovation Through Plugfests  

Dr. Camron Gorguinpour, Director of Transformational Innovation for the United States Air Force, Office of the Assistant Secretary (Acquisitions)

11:20 AM

Common Profiles, Standards and Interoperability

Michael Kennedy
Deputy Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE)



11:40 AM


1:00 PM

Army Acquisition

Stephen J. Morton
Deputy Product Manager
DCGS-Army Increment 2 Program

1:20 PM


Navy Acquisition

Charles J. Gassert, Jr.
DCGS-N Enterprise Assistant Program Manager (APM)

1:40 PM


Vendor Lightning Rounds

Plugfest sponsors present their perspectives and what they are displaying in the Vendor Showcase and DI2E Plugfest and how it aligns with DI2E

2:00 PM Networking Break

4:20 PM


Enabling the Enterprise 

David Cotton
DoD Deputy CIO for Information Enterprise

4:40 PM

Mashup Challenge Award Ceremony

Jack L. Jones and Dave Cotton

Plugfest Showcase Closes

5:00 PM

DI2E Plugfest Adjourns


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 is no longer available on the GMU campus. It has been renovated to accommodate additional housing and educational space.

GMU has hotel options available in the local area. For a list of these, visit the GMU link below

Online Registration is now CLOSED.

How to Register, the Registration categories within the Customer Portal, and what registered attendees will receive are described below.

"Register Now" link will direct you to online registration through the NDIA Customer Portal.  Use your current 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, 2015)
    (by form only)

    All registrants will have access to the Plugfest Showcase, the General Session, Presentation slides (upon public release), and the all day meal functions unless otherwise outlined under the registration category.

Government employees Registration
(Must register/provide a .Gov or .Mil email address)*

Government employee ID badge
must be shown to pickup your badge and registration materials at time of registration check-in.
*Government registration only available for active-duty military and civilian government employees.

An All-Day Meal pass is available for $30 per government perdiem guidelines. It is available at the time of registration for Government attending as complimentary (no program fee).*  There will be no onsite meal pass purchase available. (Meal pass includes food and beverage served for breakfast, lunch, and breaks).

Academia Registration

Academic employee ID badge must be shown to pickup your badge and registration materials at time of registration check-in.

Industry Registration

Industry registrants are requested to show a government issued ID (driver's license) at the 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
till January 26

Regular fee 
January 27 - May 4th

Onsite fee
Begins May 5th


No fee

No fee

No fee

* All-Day meal pass available for  $30 as noted above in the Government registration category





AFEI Industry Member
(NDIA and affiliates)




Industry Non-Member




C4I Discount Registration Fees for DI2E Plugfest
(request a form & must be pre-registered for C4I)

C4I Program Guest
Critical Issues in C4I Symposium
(details below)




 C4I Program Guest Registration

Attending the GMU C4I Center/AFCEA program on May 20-21, 2015?
The DI2E Plugfest is on Tuesday, May 19th. It is the first of a three day co-located event with GMU C4I Center and AFCEA Program.

A special discount rate (above) is being offered to those who have pre-registered for the Critical Issues in C4I Symposium. 

This offer is only available by completing the C4I Symposium special registration form available January 27, 2015. Download/View/Print the C4I guest registration form(fillable pdf).  

You will be registered upon verification of your C4I Symposium registration ID. You will not be charged until this verification has been completed.

Fax or email the completed form to (703) 522-1885 or email to Tammy Kicker at [email protected].

Commitment/Registration/Cancellation Policies

Registration Policy

Online registration will end COB Monday, May 4, 2015.
Need to register by Form?  Contact Tammy Kicker for a registration form to be emailed.  Cutoff date to register by form is May 1, 2015 and may be returned via email or fax listed on the form.

Registrations will not be taken over the phone; payment must be made at the time of registration. There will be onsite registration; however, onsite registration does increase per the fee chart.

Attendees will receive access to the agenda program, the technology showcase, and an all day meal pass - badges will marked and lunch ticket to be collected at the luncheon (unless otherwise noted).

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations or changes must be sent in writing to [email protected].
A full refund for paid registrations will end COB Monday, March 2, 2015.
A cancellation fee less 50% of your paid registration will be refunded for all cancellations after March 2, 2015.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Wednesday, April 15, 2014.
No refunds on meal passes will be given after registration or after post-event due to logistics.

Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations, as long as there is no change in the original financial transaction. If change is made to correct a financial transaction there is a $25.00 process fee. 
Any substitution or cancellation must be made in writing to Tammy Kicker,


Why Sponsor?

1.  Expose your brand - your brand gets broad exposure to the DI2E community.

2.  Display your unique capability - Your products are demonstrated to align with DI2E.

3.  Beat the competition - DI2E is looking for solutions, you achieve a competitive advantage demonstrating you have them.


Become a DI2E Plugfest sponsor!

Sponsoring at the Platinum or Gold levels delivers maximum value and gives you the greatest exposure to the DI2E Plugfest attendees, including the opportunity to speak to the audience during the sponsor lightning rounds.  These sponsorships place your brand and message in front of the largest number of attendees.  

Sponsorship at any level demonstrates to the community your committment and dedication to the critical mission of integrated ISR across the community, and your support of the DI2E. 

Contact Tammy Kicker at [email protected] or (703-247-9494) for details on how to become a sponsorship partner for 2015 Plugfest. Need some flexibility with your sponsorship budget? Be sure to ask how AFEI can help.

Download Sponsorship Brochure

Download Sponsorship Contract

Top Three Reasons to Sponsor

1. Broad Exposure

DI2E Plugfest participation provides exposure to the DI2E community, a broad customer base across DCGS programs, JIOCs and the IC, and DoD and IC governance.   Each PoR is measured annually against their ability to align to DI2E standards, so having access to capabilities that can be reused and have been demonstrated to align to DI2E standards is preferred. 

Government Mashup Teams are directly exposed to vendor capabilities in the PX, and in turn Service and COCOM users see through these demonstrations the capabilities that are available to them.  DI2E Plugfest aligns with the quarterly DI2E Teams Week, bringing key decision makers from across DoD and the IC to the event. 

In the 2014 DI2E Plugfest 51% of the 400+ participants came from 57 different Government organizations.

This year you have an opportunity to meet the senior leaders from USD(I), DIA, NRO, DoD CIO, Joint Staff, PM-ISE, Air Force Acquisition, and Prgram Managers from DCGS programs of record.

2. Entry to the DI2E Clearinghouse Process

DI2E Plugfest streamlines entry into the DI2E Storefront  process for component reuse and interoperability evaluation.  Level 0 exposes your product to the entire DI2E community, and with Government sponsorship, the product can be taken through the clearinghouse evaluation, integration and testing process and become available to the DI2E community in the DI2E Storefront.

3. Competitive Advantage

Alignment with the DI2E SvcV-4 Reference Architecture, demonstrated by successful completiong of PX integration and application of conformance test kits and awarding of the DI2E Plugfest “Gold Star”, is a significant signal to the DI2E community that this vendor’s products can be considered as viable capabilities.  Vendors who have completed Plugfest alignment verification may cite this as a qualifying past performance for purposes of government market research.


Who Attends?

In 2014 there were over 400 attendees participating in the DI2E Plugfest, 51% of them were from 57 different Government organizations. 

The attendees came from every military Service, several COCOM JIOCs, the IC agencies, and related Federal organizations. 

They ranged in rank from the Acting Deputy CIO and an agency CIO and CTO to engineers and analysts for specific intelligence programs.

Participants  included all of the key leaders of the Defense intelligence enterprise including OUSD(I), OUSD (AT&L), DISA, DNI, DIA, NRO and all of the military services who a building the ISR systems of tomorrow. 

The entire DI2E governance community participates in Plugfest including the Integration Board, The Architecture Framework Action group, the Implementation Action Group, The International Partner Action Group, EFT, TEFT, DMO the DCGS programs of record.

Partial List of attending organizations:

Air Combat Command
Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center - Hanscom
Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Defense Intelligence Agency
Department of Homeland Security
Dept. of Army Headquarters G8
Directorate for Intelligence, J2, Joint Staff
Headquarters Marine Corps, Intelligence
Joint Staff Remote & Autonomous Systems Team
National Geospaptial Intelligence Agency
National Guard Bureau
National Security Agency
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
U.S. Pacific Command - Joint Intelligence Operations Center
US Army Intelligence & Security Comm.
US BICES and International Intelligence Programs
US Coast Guard

Partial List of attendee titles:

Asst Under Secy of Defense (Acting)
Avionics & C4ISR Specialist
Chief Architect, TCPED - GEOINT
Chief Innovation Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Chief, Enterprise IA Architecture & Tecnical Framework Office
Chief, Integration Div, JSJ2
Chief, M&S DCS G2 HQDA
Computer Scientist
DCGS Branch Lead
DCGS Enterprise Focus Team LNO to DCGS-SOF
DDTE Lead Network Engineer
Dep. Dir., Mission IT Alignment
Deputy CIO
Deputy Director, I2D
DIA Chief Technology Officer
DIB Capability Program Manager
Director for Innovation
Director Marine Corps Intelligence
Director, C2
Director, Counter-WMD Systems
Director, Intelligence Integration Division
Division Chief, Software Engineering
EFT Chair / Enterprise Architect Program Director
GDAC Project Manager
GEOINT Data Manager
Intelligence Architect/Technologist
Intelligence Communications Specialist
IT Specialist
JIE/DI2E/IC-ITE Integrator
Joint Staff/J2 Action Officer
Joint Staff/J28
Lab Program Manager
MQ-8B Government Flight Test Director
Operations Research Analyst
PEO-C2C Data Strategy Lead
Program Management Execution Officer
Program Manager
Program Officer
Requirements and Integration Analyst
Supervisory Electronics Engineer
Supervisory IT Specialist
Systems Engineer
Systems Offcier
Technical Director

AFEI reserves the right to update the content and/or dates that reflect the needs of the program and event.


Attendee Information

Be sure to bring your business cards for networking purposes.

Registration Check-in
On event day, each participant will be issued a registration badge. All attendees must show identification upon check-in based on the registration type (noted under the registration tab). Badges must be worn throughout the entire event.

Onsite Registration
Attendees may register onsite on the day of the event. 

International (ITAR attendance)
Attendees from Allied nations and coalition partners are welcome to register to attend the event. Because of ITAR restrictions, participation in the Plugfest eXchange (PX) is limited to US Persons. Visit the US Persons page for more information.

Appropriate dress for this conference is business casual for civilians and class B uniform for military. 

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].

Exhibits in the Vendor Showcase

NEW E-Portal
for 2015!

Access to the Exhibits E-Portal

This year vendors may access the E-Portal for viewing and selecting a booth space.  The Dewberry Hall will be the main PX showcase and the Dewberry Hall Lobby will be the new extension. To showcase in the Plugfest eXchange (PX exhibitor) or to have a traditional exhibit (non-PX) please visit the link E-Portal (exhibits Portal).

 Exhibit Floor plan (full view)

Full details Categories for Exhibiting and participation fees are located on the E-Portal site

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(500watts), wired connection internet (wireless available)
• Vendor provides electrial extensions and power supply strip
• 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 (500watts) Additional needs require notification to show management
• Vendor provides electrial extensions and power supply strip
• Wireless internet (public)(no access to PX Environment private network)
Tabletop/Booth placement within Vendor Showcase or DH Lobby
  (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.

DI2E: Framework for the Future

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



DI2E: What it Means to the Warfighter

Thomas E. Matthews
Director, Combatant Command Intelligence Support, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Warfighter Support



DI2E: The Importance of Integration

Jack L. Jones




DI2E Plugfest Technology 101

Gerhard Beck




Enabling Acquisition Innovation Through Plugfests

Dr. Camron Gorguinpour, Director of Transformational Innovation for the United States Air Force, Office of the Assistant Secretary (Acquisitions)



Common Profiles, Standards and Interoperability

Michael Kennedy
Deputy Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE)




Army Acquisition

Stephen J. Morton
Deputy Product Manager
DCGS-Army Increment 2 Program




Navy Acquisition

Charles J. Gassert, Jr.
DCGS-N Enterprise Assistant Program Manager (APM)

Points of Contact

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

DI2E Plugfest eXchange Help Desk: ([email protected])

Attendee Registration - Tammy Kicker ([email protected])

Sponsorship Opportunity - Tammy Kicker ([email protected])


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