For the Defense Department, the future is about convergence—bringing the military services and coalition partners together on the same networking and communications platform, analyzing and layering data from multiple sources and making it accessible via the cloud, and seamlessly integrating cyber and kinetic operations.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s public/private innovation initiative also promotes collaboration among government, industry and academic institutions on developing new technologies.
The Joint Information Environment is a centerpiece of the department’s plans. JIE can put multiple services and coalition partners on the same platform while also better protecting data and the network through the underlying Joint Regional Security Stacks. What will make it happen are game-changing technologies and practices that allow greater network access and data sharing while improving security.
Defense Game Changers will address what DOD is doing to bring out the necessary changes.
Potential topics and outcomes to be discussed:
Building the cyber workforce
JIE and secure access
The future of analytics
Improving the operational picture
Safeguarding data in the cloud
The wearable revolution