5th Annual Automated ISR Symposium

Operationalizing Intelligence in Support of Warfighting Dominance


February 14-15, 2017 –  Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

“This “ISR” capability has revolutionized intelligence. It’s enabled the “find, fix, finish, analyze, and repeat…”
*The Honorable James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, Defense Strategies Institute’s 2014 Automated ISR Symposium

Across the intelligence community the challenge facing all analysts is the volume of information collected. DSI’s Automated Intelligence Symposium will provide an updated perspective from critical organizations that require advanced tools and techniques to ensure analysts are able to exploit dramatically increased ISR data.


2017 Confirmed Speakers:

  • – RADM Brett Heimbigner, USN, Deputy Director for ISR Operations, Joint Staff J-32
  • – MG Scott Berrier, USA, Commanding General, US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca
  • – Maj Gen Linda Urrutia-Varhall, USAF, Director of Operations, NGA
  • – Terry Mitchell, Director, Plans and Integration Directorate, HQDA G-2
  • – Mark Andress, Assistant DCNO for Information Warfare, DCNO N2/N6


Why Should you Attend the 2017 Symposium:


The 2017 Automated ISR Symposium will focus on optimizing ISR asset tasking, collection, processing, exploitation, and dissemination to support critical DoD and IC operations.


With ever increasing need for ISR data, operators are demanding increased ISR capability as well as greater efficiency in PED to ensure timely and accurate intelligence information. Today the Armed Services and intelligence agencies must continue to enhance ISR capabilities through continued process improvement and automation to ensure the IC and DoD operate as effectively as possible.


The 2017 Symposium will address the continuing demand for ISR capability and how the Services and IC will deliver this critical capability to the Warfighter.


DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits’ content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in human and technical intelligence analysis from ISR leaders to key policy-makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.


Participating Organizations at the 2017 Symposium:

Leidos, HQAF, HQDA, HQMC, OPNAV, Cogility Software Corporation, Thales Defense and Security, NGA, Raytheon, ISSO DOD, Lockheed Martin, DIA, Navanti Group, LLC, DCGS-A, DRG, Inc., Camber Corporation, CUBRC, Raytheon, SGI Federal, US Coast Guard, AF/A2D, USD(I), IBM, DSS


Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities:


The Automated ISR Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, to networking receptions.

Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here

New Topics for 2017 Include:

  • Delivering enhanced ISR capability and capacity to meet the needs of the warfighter
  • Leveraging open source intelligence with traditional sources for increasingly informed decisions
  • Allocation of ISR capabilities to satisfy strategic/high priority combatant command and national intelligence capabilities
  • Utilizing unmanned systems for sustained persistence, collection, and real-time PED
  • Allocation of ISR capabilities to satisfy strategic/high priority combatant command and national intelligence capabilities
  • Improving and increasing PED capacity in complex environments


Read the Prepared Remarks Delivered by Director Clapper at the 2014 Symposium

DNI Clapper Remarks






At our Summit you will have the ability to:


– Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing intelligence officers and analyst.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some the latest technologies of processing, exploitation and dissemination of automated intelligence

– Influence:  Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments and will receive a pre-Summit questionnaire for precise questions and subject matters you would like our speakers to address.


Operating Guidance For Government Attendees:

DSI’s Symposium directly supports IC and DoD priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department’s mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

DSI’s Symposium will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.

(Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)


2017 Event Participants




DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings. In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all. Learn more about our Advisory Board Members.