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Information: America's Greatest Weapon System
Seating is limited to 250 spaces - register now!

General James E. Cartwright, USMC

Commander, United States Strategic Command


RADM Betsy Hight, USN

Principal Director for
Operations and Deputy
Commander, JTF - GNO

“…the pace at which we are getting ready…probably needs to move faster, not slower.”                                             - December 2005

Program Details


At this conference learn more about:

  • Global Power Through Shared Information
  • JFCC Collaborative Tools, What and When
  • The Role of the Network in Projecting Power
  • Global Strike: Enabling Mission Execution
  • Battlespace Awareness Needs
  • Architecture and Services Strategy
  • Data Strategy: Implementing the Vision
  • Coalition Partner Needs


The purpose of this conference is to provide the experienced COCOM warfighter a platform for addressing what works, what doesn’t, and what is needed over the next five years to achieve strategic information priorities for their missions.

The vision of STRATCOM is for real-time command and control, with information flowing from sensors to warfighters through the Global Information Grid.  Continuous operations and intelligence, dynamic planning and real-time execution are enabled by information services providing user-defined operational pictures. 

Through transforming to a user-centric information environment STRATCOM will provide a secure enterprise information for use by STRATCOM and regional combatant commands.

Conference objectives:

  • further the understanding and knowledge of the global operations environment, including the effects of networks and information on adversaries
  • accelerate the transition of mindsets and culture to accommodate the requirements of faster more flexible decision cycles
  • examine present programs, directions and issues for network and information operations
  • consider the challenges to organizations and systems of command, control and ISR on a global scale with user-defined operational pictures
  • understand the attributes of net-centricity that are necessary for successful, affordable operations


February 21, 2007 Detailed Program

8:30 Conference Opening Remarks and Welcome

General James E. Cartwright, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command

10:00 AM: Joint Functional Component Commanders Panel

Maj. Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, USAF, Deputy Commander, JFCC for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Rear Admiral David L. Philman, USN, Deputy Commander, JFCC for Global Strike and Integration

BGen Jon Davis, USMC, Deputy Commander, JFCC for Network Warfare

12:00 Noon Luncheon
Guest Speaker:
General Joseph W. Ashy, USAF (Ret)

1:30 PM Panel: Global Strike – Enabling Mission Execution
Moderator: Rear Admiral David Philman, USN

3:30 PM Practical Experiences with SOA
Moderator: Dr. Tim Pavlick, IBM

Bill Johnson, Navy Open Architecture Program
Raghu Varadan, IBM
Harvy Reed, The MITRE Corp

5:00 PM Networking Reception


February 22, 2007

8:30 AM Conference Opening Remarks and Welcome

RADM Betsy Hight, USN, Principal Director for Operations and Deputy Commander,

10:00 AM: Multi-Int Data Access and Sharing - MIDAS
Briefing by Mr. Rob Cassube

11:30 AM Luncheon
Guest Speaker:
Maj. Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF

1:00 PM: COI Briefs; MDA and C2SSA
Moderator: Dr. Margeret Myers, Principal Deputy, DCIO

Major Mark Schmidt, USAF, C2SSA Pilot
Trey Rhiddlehoover, MDA Pilot
Mark Arness, DON MDA Pilot

3:00 PM: Conference Adjourns

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Seating is limited to 250.

Registration Fees

Member/Non Member

Early(10/16/2006 ­01/12/2007)

Regular(01/13/2007­ 02/20/2007)

Late / Onsite
(On or After 02/21/2007)

Active Duty / Government Employee








Industry/AFEI Members




Industry/Non AFEI Members




Online registration is now closed. Contact Betsy Lauer, (703) 247-9473 for information. Download the Registration Form (PDF), and fax back to (703) 522-3192.

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 January 26, 2007.

  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after 5:00 PM EST on January 26, 2007.
  • Refunds will not be issued for no-shows.

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 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.
Betsy Lauer at (703) 247-9473 or [email protected]
The Department of Defense finds this event meets the minimum regulatory standards for attendance by DoD employees. This finding does not constitute blanket approval or endorsement for attendance. Individual DoD Component commands or organizations are responsible for approving attendance of its DoD employees based on mission requirements and DoD regulations.

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The Alexandria Mark Hotel has a small block of sleeping rooms available at the special rate of $188 single / double. This is the current prevailing government per diem, subject to change. To insure your room reservation, please call (703) 845-1010 or toll free 1-800-445-8667. Make your reservation by Tuesday, January 23, 2007 and reference the AFEI War-Fighter Conference. Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311
(703) 845-1010 (hotel direct)

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

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AFEI offers different levels of sponsorships to suit both your budget and requirements.  Please contact us to discuss how we can create a package that best reflects your needs. We want to ensure that you receive the highest possible recognition for your support. 

Why Sponsor?

AFEI Events -- A Step Beyond Networking Sponsorships provide maximum visibility and brand recognition. You are identified as a supporter and active participant of AFEI. You can strengthen your market position, make key contacts, showcase your products and services plus develop relationships with new customers, while reinforcing your existing customer relations.

ExhibitsAFEI offers a limited number of table top displays for this meeting.  Please download and view the display application and return with payment in full by January 29, 2007 to insure your participation. Contact
Betsy Lauer at (703) 247-9473 or [email protected]

Conference Sponsors



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