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 Envisioning the Future of Battlespace Awareness 

Event Number



 4/10/2015  to 4/10/2015 


 McLean, VA 


 Tammy Kicker, [email protected] 


Envisioning the Future of Battlespace Awareness

AFEI is hosting an event bringing together key government and industry leaders together to discuss the future of Battlespace Awareness.  They will address National priorities and DoD and Intelligence Community initiatives for evolving our Battlespace awareness systems to meet the requirements. 

Topics addressed will be future platforms, sensors, systems, the Joint Information Environment (JIE) and the Intelligence Community Information Technology Environment (ICITE) and the government/industry partnership needed to advance our capabilities in this critical domain.

Senior Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and DoD Intelligence leaders, who are charged with delivering these joint capabilities, will discuss with industry in a frank and open dialog the following:

  • Future Battlespace Awareness requirements and initiatives
  • Who the key players are
  • What challenges they face to implement new capabilities
  • How they are working together to deliver future capabilities
  • How to take advantage of exploding commercial IT
  • Where industry fits and what it can contribute

The session gives these leaders the opportunity to interact with industry to discuss their needs and what industry partners must do to support the achievement of their objectives.


Battlespace Awareness is the ability to understand dispositions and intentions, as well as the characteristics and conditions, of the operational environment.  It leverages all sources of information to include Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Meteorological, and Oceanographic.

The threat to national security has been evolving rapidly and will continue to transform and our intelligence, reconnaissance, surveillance systems must evolve to meet the changing nature of the threat. 

Discussion will address several initiatives targeted at increasing the effectiveness of the Battlespace Awareness including future platforms, sensors, commercial IT advances, and enterprise initiatives including such initiatives as the Joint Information Environment (JIE), Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (ICITE) and the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E).

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM


Dave Chesebrough, President, AFEI

Future of Battlespace Awareness
A panel discussion with senior DoD and IC leadership about impacts of budgets, technology and evolving operational requirements on the future of Battlespace Awareness systems.


Greg WenzelGreg Wenzel
Executive Vice President, Lead, Digital Solutions/C4ISR




Senior Defense and IC Leaders Panel

Kevin Meiners

James Martin

Lt Gen Otto

Terry Mitchell

Kevin Meiners

Assistant Director of National Intelligence, Acquisition, Technology and Facilities
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

James Martin

Director of Defense Intelligence, Intelligence Strategy, Programs and Resources, Office of the Under Secretary for Intelligence OUSD(I)

Lt Gen Robert Otto

Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Headquarters U.S. Air Force

Terry Mitchell

Director, Plans & Integration
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff (G2)
U.S. Army

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Networking Break

Industry Perspectives

A panel of industry companies discussing how industry can deliver on the future vision for Battlespace Awareness.


Ralph WadeRalph Wade, Vice President Digital Solutions/C4ISR, Strategic Innovation Group, Booz Allen Hamilton




Senior Industry Panel

Von Thaer



Lou Von Thaer

President, National Security Sector, Leidos

Rudi Ernst

Co-founder, CEO & CTO, Pixia

Max Peterson

Director and General Manager, Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector



BAH Headquarters8283 Greensboro Drive
McLean, VA 22102 USA

Phone: 703/902-5000


From the Beltway I-495
Exit on Route 123 South. Turn right onto International Drive. At the first traffic light turn left onto Jones Branch Rd. Proceed through the first traffic light and turn left onto Solutions Drive. The entrance to Booz Allen Visitor Parking is on the left. Follow instructions from guard on where to park.

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Register Now Online!

All may pre-register online through the NDIA event portal. Login in with your current NDIA customer number or account email on your profile.
If you are new to the NDIA Portal, you may select "Create New Account" to complete your account profile then you may register for the event.

Event Notables
A Registration form(fillable pdf) may be requested if you are unable to register online. To request this form, contact [email protected]. Complete the form and submit via fax (703) 522-3192 or email to
[email protected].

All food & beverage functions for this event are available to attendees unless otherwise described under registration types below.

This is not a Cleared/Secure event; however, notification of US Citizenship is required during registration process.

Government Attendees

  • Government registration qualifies as a US Government Employee and/or active duty US military. A government email (.gov or .mil) is necessary at time of registration process in order to validate complimentary attendance.
    Valid government employee ID is required onsite.
  • Contractors do not qualify for Government registration and must register as Industry.
  • Non-US/Allied Government attendees MUST register by Registration form(fillable pdf) and submit by fax or email as noted above.

Academia Attendees

  • Academia registration qualifies as full-time student or professor at an academic institution. Adjunct professors or part-time students who have full-time employment are not eligible. Valid Academia ID is required onsite.

Industry Registration

  • Industry registration qualifies as an employee of any industry company or a person that serves as a government contractor representative and employed by that company.

Registration Category


There will be no on-site registration. You must pre-register for this event to attend and confirm Citizenship for onsite security notification.


Government Civilian/Active Military Fees
or Non-US/Allied Government

US Government and Active Duty Military


Non-US/Allied Government
(registration by form only)


Academia Fees

Academic Institutions
(Fulltime Employees)


Industry Fees

Industry Member (AFEI/NDIA & Affiliates)


Industry Non-Member



Commitment:  For Government - Please consider your free registration as a commitment to attend. AFEI is committed to foster dialogue between Government and Industry on critical issues and offer free registration due to restrictions placed on travel and event attendance. We ask our ”no fee” registered colleagues to place the same importance on attending the event as if payment was made as it does impact key elements to the events learning objectives and outreach.


The online registration will close end of day on Monday, April 6, 2015 due to onsite security logistics. Due to limited seating, a waitlist is available through April 6th.  Any person waitlisted will be contacted by this date or on April 7th.

There will be NO onsite registration for this meeting due to the security registration logistics.


All cancellations must be in writing. No refunds will be given for cancellation. Substitutions are welcome in lieu of a cancellation. There is a $25.00 change fee if a financial change is made. Requests for substitutions must be made in writing to Tammy Kicker ([email protected]).

AFEI reserves the right to make changes and updates to this website and all event information.


Sponsorships provide maximum visibility and brand recognition. You can strengthen your market position, make key contacts, showcase your products and services, and develop relationships with new customers, while reinforcing your existing customer relations. Sponsorships add a critical tool to your current marketing strategy.


Mission Partner  $1,500

Mission partners are introduced from the podium at the event, have their logo in event program, on promotional materials and on the event web site.

Operations Partner  $900

Operations Partners receive logo on the event website and in promotional materials.

Contact Tammy Kicker at [email protected] or (703-247-9494) for details on how to become a sponsor at this event and receive the Sponsorship Form.

Attendee Information

Appropriate dress for this conference is business casual for civilians and class B uniform for military. During registration and check-in, each participant will be issued an identification badge. Please be prepared to present a picture ID. Badges must be worn at all conference functions.

Special Needs
AFEI supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs or allergies/dietary restrictions should call or email Tammy Kicker, at (703)247- 9494, ([email protected]).


Presentations will be available to all attendees post-event provided the slides are speaker approved for public release.

Host Sponsor

Booz Allen Hamilton



Become a Sponsor

Please send an e-mail to Tammy Kicker requesting information on how your company can sponsor this event. E-mail