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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

Featured Speakers:

  • LTC Mark Henderson
  • Product Manager, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 1, U.S. ARMY
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    Lieutenant Colonel Mark Henderson is the Product Manager for Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 1, the Army's premier at-the-halt tactical network and communications program responsible for the bulk of tactical Army communications. In this position, he is responsible for the development, system engineering, integration, testing, acquisition, production and fielding activities for an Army Acquisition Category IC Major Defense Acquisition Program and seven other Army programs with budget of $1.6 billion across the POM. He leads a combined workforce of more than 250 personnel, Department of Defense and Army Integrated Project Teams and working groups to develop and deliver critical and innovative tactical communications capabilities.

    LTC Henderson began his military career in 1991 as a Private First Class and was assigned as a Flight Medic in the 148th Medical Company (Air Ambulance). In 1997, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Signal Corps and began his officer career as a Platoon Leader in the 122nd Signal Battalion (BN), 2nd Infantry Division in Korea. He served in numerous other Signal assignments including Company Executive Officer, Acting Company Commander, Brigade Logistics Officer, Company Commander and Brigade Adjutant.

    In 2013, LTC Henderson served as a board select Training With Industry (TWI) Fellow. From 2010-2013, he served in a variety of jobs in the Pentagon including: Executive Officer (XO) for the Assistant Military Deputy, XO for the Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management (DASM), XO for the Assistant Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management (ADASM), Department of the Army Systems Coordinator (DASC) for Intelligence Systems, and a one year deployment to Afghanistan where he served as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology [ASA(ALT)] Acquisition Advisor for USFOR-A (Kabul) and the 101st Airborne Division in Regional Command East.

    From 2006-2010, LTC Henderson served in several jobs at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey including: Assistant PdM (APM) of the $4.1 billion chartered Vehicle Intercom Systems program, APM Defense-Wide Transmission Systems (DWTS) where he managed all strategic long-haul commercialization communications projects throughout Kuwait and Afghanistan; DWTS Director of Operations for all global efforts, and the deployed “PdM” for all DWTS long-haul projects in combat throughout Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan.

    From 2014-2015, LTC Henderson served as a Team Lead for Plans, Programs and Resources for ASA (ALT) in the Pentagon.

    Some of LTC Henderson’s Achievements include: “Spotlight” articles for performance while in the Training With Industry (TWI) program in 2014; competitive selection as a TWI Fellow in 2013; recognition as one of the top 30 in USFOR-A by General Petraeus in 2011; Principal Military Deputy directed “Spotlight” article in 2011 for performance while deployed to Afghanistan; recognized for distinguished service by the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan 2011; excellence award for standardizing Tech Control Facilities across the Army and DoD in 2010; awarded the first PEO EIS Team of Excellence award for work in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2009; recipient of the Signal Corps Bronze Order of Mercury in 2009, two Bronze Star Medals, and numerous other military awards, decorations and honors.

    LTC Henderson’s education includes an Executive Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Information Systems Management; Master of Education with emphasis in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University; and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Government from Kennesaw State University. He has Masters Certificates in Lean Six Sigma, Negotiations, Expert Selling, Applied Program Management and Advanced Program Management.

  • Troy Johnson (DISL)
  • Director, OPNAV N2/N6 Navy Cybersecurity Division, U.S. Navy
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    Mr. Johnson served 22 years in the US Navy as a Cryptologist and Information Operations (IO) Planner. He became a member of the federal civil service in 2004 and was appointed to the Intelligence Community Senior Leadership Corps in 2012. Mr. Johnson’s service to the Navy and DoD has spanned over 30 years.

    As Director of the OPNAV N2/N6 Navy Cybersecurity Division, Mr. Johnson leads the Echelon I organization responsible for executing cyber functions and tasks on behalf of DCNO (N2/N6). Prior to his current role, Mr. Johnson led the Task Force Cyber Awakening (TFCA) Cyber Security Task Group which conducted a CNO-directed enterprise-wide assessment of the Navy’s cyber security posture.

    Before being appointed to TFCA, as Director of Capability Integration (N2/N6FX) Mr. Johnson integrated wide-ranging capabilities such as communications, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare to provide a seamless capability for the fleet as they pursued information dominance in Joint operations. These systems represented more than 180 programs and $50B across the Future Years Defense Plan (FYDP).

    He has served in Europe, Asia and on the East and West coasts within CONUS. His assignments have been afloat and ashore, both technical and managerial. Ashore, he has served as an Electronic Maintenance Officer, Operational Planner, Global Network Operations Officer and the Navy’s Operational Designated Accrediting Authority. Afloat, he served as Cryptologic Officer, Intelligence Officer and Electronic Warfare Officer.

    A California native, Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelors Degree in Physics from the University of South Carolina and a Masters Degree in Systems Engineering (Information Warfare Curriculum) from the Naval Postgraduate School.

  • Jon "Doc" Kimminau
  • Analysis Mission Technical Advisor, Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), U.S. Air Force
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    Jon "Doc" Kimminau is the Air Force Analysis Mission Technical Advisor for the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is a Defense Intelligence Senior Leader (DISL) serving as the principal advisor to the DCS/ISR on analytic tradecraft, substantive intelligence capabilities, acquisition of analysis technology, human capital and standards. He formulates and establishes analysis doctrine; liaises with intelligence analysis focal points in the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and other services, and establishes mechanisms to enhance U.S. Air Force analytic capabilities. He acts as the Air Force lead for analysis education, training, and professionalization, and as the Air Force Analytic Ombudsman.

    Mr Kimminau served nearly 30 years on active duty as an Air Force intelligence officer, retiring in December 2011 as the Vice Commander, Air Force Intelligence Analysis Agency, where he led a 200-person Air Staff field operating agency (FOA) responsible for the preparation of current operations intelligence products and provision of ISR services for the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Headquarters Air Force senior leadership. He entered the Air Force in 1982 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and through his career commanded at the squadron, group and directorate levels, including an assignment as Director of Plans, Requirements and Programs and acting Vice Commander, Headquarters Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas.

    Doc was blessed with Air Force investment in his education and training, which includes a double major from the Air Force Academy, a Master's in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, a Master's in Airpower Art and Science from the School of Advanced Airpower Studies (SAAS), and a PhD in Political Science from the Ohio State University in 2001. He reads, plays video games, golfs, supports a Boy Scout troop, and is a homebrewer.

  • Robert Vietmeyer
  • Associate Director, Enterprise Services & Integration Directorate, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
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    One of the 2016 Federal 100 awardees, Mr. Robert W. Vietmeyer is the government lead and strategic advisor to the Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO) on Enterprise Cloud Computing. Widely-recognized for his expertise across all aspects of cloud computing, he is responsible for guiding the Department’s adoption of cloud computing and the modernization of its IT environment. Current focus areas include the adoption of commercial cloud services, cybersecurity, cloud contracting and achieving efficiencies through IT consolidation and cloud transition.

    Mr. Vietmeyer has over 20 years of experience delivering mission critical systems for the Department. Formerly with the Defense Information Systems Agency, he held several technical leadership positions including Chief Engineer for the Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) program and the Global Combat Support System (GCSS). In 2010, Mr. Vietmeyer was awarded the Federal CIO Council’s Leadership Award and Federal Computer Week’s Federal 100 Award for his work supporting agile development and creating the collaborative software development environment - Forge.mil.

    Mr. Vietmeyer has a Master of Science in Information Systems from John Hopkins University and lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and three children.

  • Douglas Wiltsie
  • Director, Army System of Systems Engineering and Integration, U.S. Army
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    Mr. Wiltsie was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in June 2008. Effective 2 December 2015, Mr. Wiltsie assumed his current duties as Executive Director, System of Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology). In this position, he is responsible for providing coordinated system of systems analysis, engineering, architectural and integration products to facilitate how the Army efficiently shapes, manages, validates and synchronizes the fielding of integrated materiel capabilities. Mr. Wiltsie is a direct report to the Army Acquisition Executive and serves as the principal advisor to the Army Acquisition Executive on all system of systems engineering and integration matters.

    The System of Systems Engineering and Integration (SoSE&I) Directorate enables integrated Army modernization through system of systems engineering processes that synchronize efforts across Program Executive Offices (PEOs). By working across portfolios on Army priorities such as Cyber Acquisition; the Common Operating Environment; Positioning, Navigation and Timing; the Network Integration Evaluation and Army Warfighting Assessments; and Capability Set fielding, SoSE&I allows the acquisition community to coordinate, identify, and address system of systems challenges earlier, in order to achieve integrated capabilities for a full-spectrum force.

    Mr. Wiltsie previously served as the Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems, where his responsibilities included program management of more than 60 Department of Defense and Army acquisition programs supporting communications, logistics, medical, finance, personnel, biometrics, training and procurement operations. Prior to his role at PEO EIS, Mr. Wiltsie was the Deputy Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors (PEO IEW&S) from June 2008 to October 2011, and the Assistant Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology from June 2004 to May 2008.

    Mr. Wiltsie, a native of Charleston, S.C., holds an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a recipient of the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and has twice been awarded the Superior Civilian Service Award and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service. He is a recipient of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certification in Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering and Program Management, and he is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.

7:30 - 8:15AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:15 - 8:20AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Steve LeSueur
Contributing Editor, 1105 Public Sector Media Group
8:20 - 9:00AM
Session 1: The Road to Innovation
Douglas Wiltsie
Director, Army System of Systems Engineering and Integration, U.S. Army
9:00 - 9:15AM
Session 2: Technology Insight Session I
9:15 - 9:50AM
Session 3: Enabling Expeditionary Connectivity
LTC Mark Henderson
Product Manager, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 1, U.S. ARMY
9:50 - 10:10AM
Networking Break
10:10 - 10:45AM
Session 4: The Cyber Factor
Troy Johnson (DISL)
Director, OPNAV N2/N6 Navy Cybersecurity Division, U.S. Navy
10:45 - 11:00AM
Session 5: Technology Insight Session II
11:00 - 11:35AM
Session 6: Cloud as a Platform for Agile Development
Rob Vietmeyer
Associate Director, Enterprise Services & Integration Directorate, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
11:35AM - 12:10PM
Session 7: An Evolving Approach to Big Data Analytics
Jon "Doc" Kimminau
Analysis Mission Technical Advisor, Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), U.S. Air Force
12:10PM
Closing Remarks
Steve LeSueur
Contributing Editor, 1105 Public Sector Media Group

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