August 4th, 2022 7:00am EST 2941 Restaurant, 2941 Fairview Park, Falls Church, VA 22042
In today’s geopolitical environment, the need for secure, reliable, real-time information dissemination is critical. As information warfare and gray zone tactics become more prevalent, the U.S. must push rapid command, control and communication modernization efforts to increase situational awareness, accelerate decision making capabilities and stay one step ahead of our adversaries.
The Department of Defense is targeting integrated network systems-of-systems technology to optimize and synchronize information sharing between sensors, shooters and systems in contested environments. In alignment with the Department’s JADC2 initiative, this technology leverages emerging electromagnetic capabilities like 5G and software defined networking to integrate disparate elements and systems into a resilient, interoperable network that can better support operators in the field.
ExecutiveBiz Events is bringing together government and commercial leaders for the platform’s Integrated Network Systems-of-Systems Technology Forum to examine the opportunities, innovations and potential applications of this emerging technology as Defense Department agencies and their commercial partners work to enhance connectivity across all domains.
Dr. Timothy Grayson is the director of the Strategic Technology Office (STO). In this role, he leads the office in development of breakthrough technologies to enable warfighters to field, operate, and adapt distributed, joint, multi-domain combat capabilities at continuous speed. These technologies include sensing, communications, and electronic warfare technology and the supporting tools and decision aids needed to compose, integrate, and operate complex combat architectures. Grayson came to STO in 2018 from a varied career in government and industry. Most recently he was the founder and president of Fortitude Mission Research LLC, a consulting company specializing in organizational and operational strategy development and technology analysis related to defense, security, and intelligence. His primary client was DARPA, and in this role, he provided direct support to the Deputy Secretary of Defense’s modernization study, of which DARPA was the lead in the fall of 2017. Grayson helped spearhead the project that resulted in “A Blueprint for Winning,” a framework for how to modernize the Defense Department for the 21st century. Grayson has extensive government experience. He spent several years as a senior intelligence officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the Directorate of Science and Technology and culminating in a tour at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Prior to the CIA, Dr. Grayson was a program manager and senior scientist at DARPA. He initiated new programs in space situation awareness and networked sensing and also managed DARPA’s quick reaction program portfolio, successfully deploying technology to Afghanistan during the early days of Operation Enduring Freedom. Grayson holds a doctorate in physics from University of Rochester, where he specialized in quantum optics, and a Bachelor of Science in physics from University of Dayton with minors in mathematics and computer science
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Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:05am - 8:45am EST
Keynote Address: Dr. Timothy Grayson
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