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Network Centric Operations 2003

Networking for the Information Age: Transforming National Security and Protecting the Homeland


Agenda and Presentations
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April 15-17, 2003
Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner
Vienna, Virginia

About This Conference

Information plays a critical role in combating terrorism and trans-national threats.

Network Centric Operations 2003 will be the one conference of the year which will address the practical realities of using technology to respond to the threats of today’s world.

Achieving and maintaining information superiority is a national imperative. To achieve this we must think differently about what must be done and by whom.

Foremost leaders in government and industry will discuss the requirements, programs and challenges of using information technology to defeat enemies and secure the homeland.

This conference will look at the different approaches of becoming network centric and will provide a forum for discussing network centric funding, rationalization and convergence. It is designed to provide attendees the opportunity to participate in dialogue and to make recommendations for further activity.

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Agenda and Presentations

Tuesday, April 15

Executive Workshop on Net-centric Operations
(Invitation only, limited to 80 participants)


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Welcome - Mr. Ron Koontz, Manager, Net-Centric Systems, Lockheed Martin NE & SS

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM


Executive Workshop on Net-centric Operations
Part One - What are the benefits? Realities of today’s world - Why we need network centric operations
Moderator: Honorable Jacques Gansler, University of Maryland
Panel Members:

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM


Networking Break

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM


Part Two - How do we get there?
Getting connected - Building a robust infrastructure
Moderator: Ms. Janice Marconi, Marconi Works International
Panel Members:

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


The Executive Networking Reception
Sponsored by
Lockheed Martin

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM



Wednesday, April 16


Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:00 AM


Call to Order - Mr. Robert Kiggans, Chairman, AFEI; President and CEO, Advanced Technology Institute

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM


Welcome, Conference Chairman - LtGen Carl O’Berry USAF (Ret.), Vice President Strategic Architecture, The Boeing Company

8:05 AM - 8:15 AM


Defense Transformation Strategy - Dr. Thomas P.M. Barnett, Assistant for Strategic Futures (pdf), Office of Force Transformation, Office of the Secretary of Defense and Professor/Senior Strategic Researcher, Decision Strategies Department, Center for Naval Warfare Studies, U.S. Naval War College

Link to the Web Files at the U.S. Naval War College (external site)

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM


Keynote Address - VADM Arthur K. Cebrowski, USN (Ret.), Director, Office of Force Transformation, OSD (pdf)

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Q & A with Force Transformation

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM


Networking Break - Exhibits Area

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Power to the Edge! Foundations for DoD Net-Centric Operations
Honorable John Stenbit, Assistant Secretary for Defense, C3I

Dr. Mike Frankel, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense, C3ISR, and IT Systems

Ms. Priscilla Guthrie, Deputy CIO, DoD

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Luncheon Speaker -
Mr. Andy Zogg, Raytheon
Sponsored by Raytheon

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM


Reality Check - Getting the Requirements Right for NCO
Panel Chair: LTG Joseph K. Kellogg, JCS J-6 (pdf)
Panel members:

1:30 PM - 3:15 PM


Networking Break - Exhibits Area

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM


Industry Challenge: Furnishing Affordable, Reliable, and Secure "Systems of Systems"
Moderator: Dr. Joseph Mait, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University
Panel members:

  • Ms. Alison Wood, Group Managing Director for Network Enabled Capability, BAE SYSTEMS
  • Ms Christine Reynolds, Northrop Grumman IT
  • Mr. Mark Jefferson, Manager, System of Systems, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
  • Dr. Roger F. Roberts, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Space and Intelligence Systems, Boeing
  • Mr. Jerry Harrison, Vice President, General Dynamics Decision Systems (pdf)

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM


The Network Centric Reception - Exhibits Area
Sponsored by Boeing

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM



Thursday, April 17


Continental Breakfast - Exhibits Area
Sponsored by
BAE Systems

7:00 AM


Call to Order - LtGen Carl O’Berry, Conference Chairman, VP Strategic Architecture, Boeing

8:15 AM


Leveraging 21st Century Technology: the Homeland Security Challenge
ADM James Loy, USCG (Ret.), Undersecretary of Transportation for Security

Link to ADM Loy's remarks (external site)

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM


DoD Information Assurance Initiatives
RADM Charles D. Wurster, Assistant Commandant Acquisition, USCG

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM


Networking Break - Exhibits Area

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM


Industry Responds I
Moderator: RADM Robert Nutwell, USN (Ret.), Booz Allen Hamilton (pdf)
Panel Members:

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Industry Responds II
Moderator: RADM Robert Nutwell, USN (Ret.), Booz Allen Hamilton (pdf)
Panel Members:

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Network Centric Lunch - Exhibits Area

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


New Challenges in Acquisition
Moderator: Mr. David Ahern, Defense Acquisition University (pdf)
Panel Members:

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Summary and Outbrief
LtGen Carl O’Berry, Conference Chairman, VP Strategic Architecture, Boeing (pdf)

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM



3:00 PM


Exhibit Hall Hours


Wednesday, 16 April

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, 17 April

7:00 AM- 3:00 PM

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Attendee List

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For Questions about this conference, please contact Betsy Lauer at [email protected]

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