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Information Sharing

Practical Approaches to Multi-Organization Sharing of Critical Knowledge
The Information Sharing Environment & the DoD Information Sharing Strategy

Hyatt, Crystal City
2799 Jeff Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 418-1234

September 21, 2006
Event 6A03

In conjunction with the Office of the Department of Defense CIO

About This Conference

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Sponsored by Lockheed Martin

| Agenda | Purpose | Awards | Registration | Lodging/Directions |

Join Ms. Debra Filippi, Federal Information Sharing Executive, DoD CIO as she leads this conference to address the following:

  • National imperative for sharing of terrorism information across functional areas in multi-national, multi jurisdictional situations.
  • Challenges and opportunities in building the Information Sharing Environment.
  • DoD Information Sharing Strategy as it supports ISE and DoD operations.
  • How to achieve information sharing among federal, state, local, and non-government entities.

Ms. Filippi opens the conference with a scenario (PDF) used to drive discussion for the conference and will introduce the morning session.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr. Ramon Barquin, President and CEO, Barquin International

Other speakers include:

  • Susan Reingold, Deputy Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment, DNI
  • Col Ed Hackett, USMC, Chief Homeland Division, J-5, The Joint Staff
  • Bill Gunnels, Director, National Command Capability, DoD
  • Richard Russell, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Frank Jones, Division Chief, Common Access Office, DMDC
  • Patrick Curry, Transatlantic Secure Collaboration Program
  • Paul Grant, DoD Information Assurance Executive, DoD CIO


Download/Print/View Agenda (as of September 11, 2006).

The program focuses on two key aspects of current information sharing initiatives:

  • The Information Sharing Environment
  • The DoD Information Sharing Strategy

These two initiatives form the core of the future ability to fully share critical information at the International, Federal, State, Local, and Tribal levels.

To help frame the conference discussion with some context, OSD and AFEI created a scenario involving elements of natural disaster, infrastructure, and national security incidents. Domestically the cooperation of multiple jurisdictions and involvement of relief workers, police, firefighters, EMS, and possibly the National Guard will be involved. Internationally, there are military operations and intelligence perspectives, some of which may relate to the incidents at home. Responding simultaneously requires collaboration and making sound decisions quickly. This is the real practicality of the need to share information.

The Scenario (PDF)

This scenario will serve as a catalyst for discussion and a framework for identification of challenges. Increased communication in a time of crisis places a great strain on people, processes, and systems. How will we use technology to help assure the right information gets to the right person at the right time for the right decision?

  • What information must be shared, and with whom?
  • How should information sharing occur?
  • What policies/procedures, or policy/procedure changes, are needed to enable info sharing?
  • Who will be able to decide/authorize changes in policy/procedures?
  • What are the potential implications of the information sharing policies, procedures, and technologies?

The role of the scenario is to help focus the conference discussion on the sort of incidents we may face. The scenario contains events that appear to be random and, while it is fiction, it does represent the type of situation authorities will face. There are unknowns, but decisions must be made on deployment of resources and communication of information... more

Betsy Lauer at (703) 247-9473 or [email protected]

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In this decade, the sharing of information, securely and in trusted relationships, has become a national imperative. While technology continues to give us the tools to create information sharing environments, it is history and a series of notable events of this decade that has shown the need to focus and refine our our vision of information sharing:

  • Since 9/11, the nation acted to improve how intelligence information on terrorism is collected, analyzed, and shared across Federal agencies and with state and local governments, creating the position of Director of National Intelligence.
  • Aide to Thailand and Maylasia in the wake of the December 2004 tsunami demonstrated an ability to respond, but with a decided lack of interoperable communications systems with NGOs and other relief agencies.
  • In the post Hurricane Katrina period, we have debated if we are, in fact, able and ready to respond to emergencies with speed and clarity of action based on informed decisions.

Someday, and maybe soon, we will be tested with another emergency. Industry and government are working together to collaborate on developing the information sharing environment necessary to meet the challenges of the future.

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The 2006 Excellence in Enterprise Integration (EEI) Awards will be awarded during lunch. The recipients will be recognized during the luncheon and presented with plaques and certificates. LtGen Tim Kinnan, USAF (Ret.), VP, Lockheed Martin and member of AFEI Board of Directors will serve as master of ceremonies.

Please view/download pdf on the 2006 Award winners.

2006 Judges
LtCol Joe Besselman, USAF, 2005 Government winner for GCSS
Ray Ord, ARINC, 2005 Industry winner for Crystal Ball
Ed Hazelwood, Editorial Director; Aviation Week

Luncheon sponsor:

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Registration Fees






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(After 09/08/06)

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On-line registration is closed, but registration is still available. Please download the registration form (PDF) to view, fill out, and fax back before noon on Wednesday, 20th. Call Betsy Lauer (703) 247-9473 for additional information.
On-site registration will be available.

Betsy Lauer at (703) 247-9473 or [email protected]

The appropriate dress for this conference is business casual.

  • Industry/Civilian: Business Casual (open collar)
  • Active Duty Military: Working Uniform (Class A) / (Modified Class B) or service equivalent

Identification Badges
Each attendee will be provided with an identification badge during on-site registration. This badge must be worn while attending the event. All attendees must present a valid, government picture ID (Driver's License), when picking up their badge. Conference badges are to be worn at all times during the event.

Cancellations, Substitutions, and Requests for Refunds
All cancellations, substitutions, and requests for refunds must be done so in writing. Substitutions are welcome!

Registrants who are unable to attend the meeting must fax or e-mail their cancellation or refund request to (703) 522-3192 or [email protected] on or before September 8, 2006.

  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after 5:00 PM EST on September 8, 2006.
  • Refunds will not be issued for no-shows.
  • A $75 administrative fee will be applied to ALL cancellations received before September 8, 2006.
  • If requesting a substitution, please indicate if payment (if already received by NDIA) is to be transferred to the new attendee, or refunded.

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The Hyatt Regency Crystal City has a limited number of rooms available for the night of the conference. Individual room cancellations must be made by 6:00 pm on day of arrival to avoid a one night room and tax charge.

Please call (703) 418-1234 to make direct reservations with the hotel.

Betsy Lauer at (703) 247-9473 or [email protected]

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