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 Emerging DoD Information Platforms 


 Common Platforms – New pathways to agility, interoperability & efficiencies? 

Event Number



 6/1/2011  to 6/2/2011 


 Hilton Alexandria Mark Center 


 Betsy Lauer, 703-247-9473 


Keynote Speakers

Major General Steven W. Smith, Director for the U.S. Army CIO/G6 Cyber Directorate

Greg Hall, Senior Vice President, Technical Operations, FedEx Express

See Agenda Tab for details

The Big Idea

Emerging enterprise infrastructure, application and development platforms are shortening the time-to-capability deployment and increasing agility while increasing competition and innovation, and impacting cost of ownership. They also offer unique security challenges that must be addressed.

The accelerating adoption of new development platforms is having significant impact across the Department. The conference will bring into clear focus emerging DoD infrastructure, application and product platforms in areas such as:

  • Next Generation End User Computing
  • Virtualization & Cloud
  • Mobility and Wireless
  • Security and Interoperability of Web-based Applications
  • Open Technologies & Security
  • Agile Software Development
  • Private Sector Industry Best Practices


Discuss innovations and the impact on efficiency in information environments, hear testimonials on the results of introducing innovation, and provide dialog between government and industry on the
opportunities afforded by transforming DoD IT.

The conference will consist of:

Senior Leader View of Transformational Initiatives
• IT Acquisition
• Need for Common Platforms and Interoperability
• Infrastructure & Enterprise Architecture
• Efficiency, consolidation, resiliency, security, transparency
• IPv6 Implementation Guidance & Policy
• IA, Security & Reciprocity of C&A in a Dynamic Environment

Sessions/Presentations that feature case studies from Services and Agencies on:
• Emerging platforms (Google Earth, IPhone, Android, etc.)
• Cyber, IA and Mobility
• Cloud Computing/Virtualization/Thin Client
• Widget Framework (OWF) &
• Open Source Software & Technologies
• Agile Development (
• Outsourced Services
• Agile IT Acquisition Process



June 1, 2011

8:15 AM



Conference Chair - Greg Wenzel, Senior VP, Booz Allen Hamilton

8:30 AM

DoD Government Keynote

Major General Steven W. Smith, USA, Director,Cyber Directorate, Army CIO/G6 Directorate

9:15 AM


Industry Keynote:

Greg Hall, Senior VP, Technical Operations, FedEx Express

10:00 AM Networking Break
10:30 AM

DoD IT Acquisition – An Imperative for Agile Processes
John Gilligan, President, Gilligan Group

11:15 AM

C&A of Emerging Platforms – The New Dimension
Kaus Phaltankar, CISA/CISSP, CTO, ViewTrust

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM





Defining a Platform Strategy for Mobile Devices
Moderator: John Scott, RadiantBlue

Panelists Include:

Getting the Right Mobile Strategy - Steve Elfanbaum, Asynchrony

Security Layers for Wireless - Tom Kellermann, CTO, Air Patrol

Connecting Soldiers to Digital Apps - Mike McCarthy, Program Director, Brigade Modernization Command

Biometrics for Mobile Devices - Alex Carter, Daon

2:30 PM Networking Break

3:00 PM



Lessons in Becoming an Application Platform

Moderator: Greg Wenzel, BAH

Patriot Excalibur - Greg Sharp, 46TW, AFMC and
James Boston, Development Team Lead, 46TW, AFMC

Federated Platforms - Dr. Tim Pavlick, Program Director, Worldwide Defense Solutions, IBM

June 2, 2011

 8:30 AM


DoD Perspective on Platform Investment

Mark Krzysko, Deputy Director, Enterprise Information, OSD

 9:15 AM


The Cyber Threat to Emerging Platforms

Pat Arnold, General Manager, Cybersecurity Practice, Americas Services, Microsoft

10:00 AM Networking Break

10:30 AM




Panel: Cloud, Virtualization and Thin Client  
Moderator:  Dave Linthicum, CTO and Founder, Blue Mountain Labs

Panelists include:

Melvin Greer, Lockheed Martin

Joe Brown, Accelera Solutions

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM




Emerging Product Platforms
Moderated by John Scott, RadiantBlue

Open as a Platform - Gunnar Hellikson, Chief Strategist, RedHat US Public Sector

SPAWAR Google Earth Pilot – Trey Oates, SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic

NIPRNet Globe Services – Jeremy Hiers, PM Transportation Information Systems

2:30 PM


"ADAPT" Panel – Agile Defense Adoption Proponents Team

Stosh Misiaszek, Rally Software
Richard Cheng, Excella
Suzette Johnson, Northrop Grumman
Chris Gunderson, DoD

3:30 Conference Adjourns


Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311

Self parking is available at $7.00 per car.


Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311

A limited number of sleeping rooms are available at the current rate of $129, plus taxes, until April 30, 2011. Ask for the Association for Enterprise Information group rate. After April 30, reservations will be subject to hotel availability and prevailing rates.


Register Online Today!

Click the Register On line button or you may download the registration form, fill out and fax back with payment information.

Regular Registration
until May 27,2011

Onsite Registration after May 28, 2011
 Government*  $175  $250
 AFEI/NDIA Member  $395  $495
 Non-member  $495  $595

*Only available for active-duty military and civilian employees, not Contractors

Registration Policy
Please do not fax or mail any registrations after May 27, 2011.  After this date, bring your registration form with you to the conference for onsite registration.  Registrations will not be taken over the phone; payment must be made at the time of registration.  

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requsts received before May 20, 2011 will receive a full refund.  Cancellation requests received between May 21 and May 27 will receive a refund less a $75.00 transaction fee.   No refunds will be given for cancellations received after May 28, 2011.  Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations. All substitutions and cancellations must be made in writing to [email protected].


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Promotional Partner for $1,500 

Benefits include:

  • Logo on the conference event web site
  • Company name on filler slides at conference
  • Recognition from the podium
  • Event Signage
  • 1 complimentary conference registration

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  • Company name on filler slides at conference
  • Recognition from the podium 
  • Event Signage
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Platinum Partner for $5,000

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Contact Betsy Lauer at [email protected] or 703-247-9473.


For more information about highlighting your company’s innovative and agile technology solutions and services, contact Betsy at the above email address or (703)-247-9473. Limited table top display space is available and can be purchased separately from the Platinum Sponsorship.

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