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In conjunction with the the Director C4 Systems, Joint Staff

Cyber: The new warfighting domain



This is the fourth in the series of Warfighter’s Vision Conferences. Previous conferences focused on CENTCOM, SOCOM, and STRATCOM. These conferences are intended to give voice to the warfighter with the acquisition community and industry. This conference brings stories from the tactical edge on how net-centricity is, or is not working and bridges the gap between the warfighting community and those who provide them capability.

The Cyber Domain is emerging as a key area where the net-centric vision of DoD is under continuous, serious threat. Defending and securing the Global Information Grid (GIG) and the Joint Information Environment is a critical task.
In the future, operations must occur seamlessly over joint information environments that provide necessary capabilities to protect assets and project power in the cyber warfighting domain.

This conference examines the new cyber warfighting environment against the backdrop of emerging communications and information technology. The future joint information environment will provide a rich user experience, build essential communities and relationships, and harness the collective intelligence of these communities. This environment must be secure and defended from threats to information and networks.
DoD needs a secure, collaborative environment that takes advantage of distributed applications and data, advanced voice over IP (VOIP), rich multi-media collaboration capabilities, high availability networks, cloud computing, wireless and mesh connectivity, sensor networks, low latency, and infrastructure consolidation.

By attending this event you will

  • Discover the emerging concepts for GIG 2.0 and security
  • Learn what J6 leaders feel are their urgent requirements for Global Information Grid 2.0 as the platform for Web 2.0-like services and applications.
  • Interact with leaders and decision makers from industry and government to get your viewpoint heard and understood.
  • Understand what you need to do to improve your position and that of your organization with regard to critical opportunities and requirements.
  • Contact the important players who are driving the requirements of interoperability for the purpose of achieving common operating pictures in joint/coalition operations.
  • Meet the key principals in the J6/COCOMs/DISA who are driving the capabilities and advancements and who need technical innovation in order to accomplish their mission objectives.

The purpose of the Warfighter's Vision Conference is to give voice to the warfighter on information and communications capabilities necessary to assure mission performance in both joint and coalition environments.  The conference provides:  

  • A forum for discussing topics of concern to COCOMs with industry and DoD officials
  • Input to DoD policy makers regarding needs and priorities


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Agenda at a Glance:

Agenda information is not yet available.

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There are three ways to register for this conference.

If paying by credit card:

1 Register Online

Register Now Online.  On-line registration closes February 28, 2009.

Returning customers can log-in to their account using their NDIA Customer/Member ID and password.  For new customers please take a moment to complete the New Account process and then complete your registration. Retain your Customer/Member ID and password for future use.

You will receive an Event Registration Confirmation e-mail immediately upon receipt of your payment online, so please ensure that your e-mail address is complete and accurate.


Register by Fax:

  Register via fax by completing the Registration Form and faxing it to
(703) 522-3192.  No fax registrations will be accepted after February 28, 2009. 

If paying by check:

3 Register by Mail:

Completed Registration Forms with accompanying payment may be mailed to: AFEI, Event #9A04, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201.  Please do not mail any registrations after February 28, 2009.

  Registration Form (pdf)

Registration Fees

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*active-duty military and full-time government employees only

Registrations after February 28 must be on-site and at the on-site conference rate.

Registrations will not be taken over the phone. Payment must be made at the time
of registration.

Please contact Betsy Lauer 703 247-9473 for assistance.

Cancellations, Substitutions, and Requests for Refunds:
All cancellations, substitutions, and requests for refunds must be done so in writing to Betsy Lauer via email at [email protected]. Cancellation requests received before February 28 receive a refund minus a $75 administrative fee. Refunds can not be issued for no-shows.

NOTE: No refunds for cancellations received after February 28.

Substitutions welcome in lieu of cancellation!

Confirmations and Receipts

You will receive an emailed confirmation after you use the CONFIRM button on the web page. When registering online, please review your information then “submit” and “confirm” your entry. PLEASE check your account information for accuracy (i.e.: spelling of name, address, company name, email address, phone number, etc.).  If all required information is input correctly, you will see “Thank you for your registration!”. If you do not receive an emailed confirmation after submitting your registration, your registration is incomplete and was not received. Please call Betsy Lauer at (703) 247-9473 for assistance.

How to Register for Others or Multiple Attendees On-Line
If you are registering another person or co-worker, (e.g. if you are registering your boss and/or co-worker(s), company/agency credit card holder registering several people, etc.), you must enter the respective email address, customer/member ID and password for each person you are registering, using their Customer ID account profile to register them.  For assistance please call Betsy Lauer.

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.

The appropriate dress for this conference:

Industry/Contractors/Civilians: Business Attire
Active Duty Military: Uniform of the Day


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For information about hotels nearby, click here.

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AFEI offers a variety of sponsorship packages for this event. Please download the AFEI Sponsorship Prospectus (PDF) for additional details and contact AFEI to discuss your strategic marketing plan.

Contact Info: Betsy Lauer (703-247-9473)


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Exhibits and Technology Demonstrations

AFEI welcomes vendors wishing to demonstrate their innovative. agile technology approaches for defense-wide, interoperable information sharing at the conference. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The price includes a skirted table, electricity and one full conference registration. Don't miss this opportunity to show-case your company capabilities and services.  For details and prices download the application (pdf).

Contact Info: Betsy Lauer (703-247-9473).

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