Maj. Gen. David Bassett, the head of the U.S. Army’s PEO-C3T, will be among the keynote speakers at the 17th annual C4ISRNET conference May 10.

This year’s conference will bring together senior-level military, government and industry leaders as they discuss new strategies and capabilities in mobility, command and control, communications, cyber, unmanned systems and sensors, networks and geospatial intelligence.

Other featured speakers include Cherie A. Smith, acting Program Executive Office - Enterprise Information Systems for the U.S. Army, and Justin Poole, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Bassett, who oversees the development, acquisition, fielding and support of the Army’s tactical communications network, is scheduled to speak late in the afternoon following a panel discussion about multi-intelligence and how commanders can harness this information for decisions on the battlefield.

The conference will also feature five interactive panels with leaders from across the C4 community, covering future battlefield technologies. These panels include:

· The tech that can change warfare: From artificial intelligence to small satellites to iris scans to robodogs to inexpensive drones, the technology of future warfare is the stuff of science fiction. Where is the most promise and what should DoD do to stay on the cutting edge?

· Wishlist: Networked command and control for the next generation: Hear what service leaders want in the next-generation tactical, command, control and communications.

· What’s missing in the electronic warfare skillset: Nearly two decades of war in southwest Asia has eroded EW capabilities. With threats on the rise in the electromagnetic spectrum, what is the Defense Department doing to shore up its capabilities?

· Cyber: Getting into formations: How are the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines integrating cyber into teams on the ground?

· Making data work: Fusing multi-intelligence for battlefield decisions: With data streaming in from a multitude of sensors and connected devices around the world, how can commanders harness this information for decision-making on the battlefield?

The panelists include:

· Maj. Gen. Linda Urrutia-Varhall: Associate Director for Operations, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

· Mark Tapper: Special Adviser to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, U.S. Air Force

· Ken Peterman: General Manager, Government Systems, Viasat

· Paul Bristow: Chief Network Architect, General Dynamics Mission Systems

· Craig Lawrence: Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office, DARPA

· Bill Weiss: Vice President and General Manager, Ground Systems, General Dynamics Mission Systems

· Ed Brindley: Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cyber Security, Department of Defense

· Peter Singer: Strategist & Senior Fellow, New America

To register for the 2018 C4ISRNET Conference click here.