February 12-13, 2019  | Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

The 7th Annual Automated ISR and Battle Management Symposium encourages members of the DoD, Intelligence Community, military services, and critical organizations to come together to discuss solutions and techniques to exploit ISR data in support of the warfighter. Due to the high volume of data being generated, operators have turned their focus towards increased ISR capabilities and expedited efficiency in PED to ensure timely and accurate intelligence. This program will facilitate discussions aimed at enhancing ISR capabilities and emphasizing the significance of battle management systems to fight and win in a multi-domain environment.

2019 Confirmed Speakers Include:

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MG Gary Johnston, USA, 
Commanding General, INSCOM


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Kenneth Bray, SES, 
Acting Associate Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, HQAF


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Steven Wert, SES, 
PEO Digital, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center



Terry Busch, Machine-Assisted Analytic Rapid-Repository System (MARS) Program Lead, DIA

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Dr. Robert E. Davis, SES
Senior Scientific Technical Manager and Chief Scientist, Geospatial Research and Engineering, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
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LTG Jeff Kimmons, USA (ret.)
Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, Former Director of the Intelligence Staff for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence



  • Download the complete Agenda for full list of speakers


    Why you should attend this year’s Symposium: 


    • This educational symposium will bring together senior Intelligence officials, military leaders, academia, and solution providers to ensure ISR resources are being utilized as effectively and efficiently as possible in support of mission success.


    • The objective of this year’s symposium is to emphasize the increased need to modernize and develop the next generation of ISR platforms in order to ensure dominance in a peer-to-peer environment. These platforms will need to function across multiple-domains at the speed of modern technology and in wide variety of environments. The battlefield of the future will be fought in both the real and cyber world simultaneously and the US military will need systems able to collect in both of them instantaneously.


    • This symposium will feature senior level discussions that emphasize utilizing machine learning and other advances in modern technology to reduce the workload on the analyst and better support the warfighter. Also discussed will be DoD efforts to leverage developments in ISR to improve Multi-Domain Command and Control in order to maintain dominance in a peer to peer world. This symposium will allow for open and honest dialogue to solve the nation’s most difficult challenges surrounding the efficiency of ISR capabilities.


    Previous Attending Organizations Included:

    • ONR, Leidos, Lockheed Martin, IMSAR LLC, CACI, Redhorse Corp, FBI, BAE, Harris Corp, NGA, Northrop Grumman, SAP, General Dynamics, Kestrel Corp, Joint Staff J32, Raytheon, DoD, OSD, Booz Allen Hamilton, SRC Inc, Janus Research Group. NSA, ODNI, US Navy, OPNAV, HQAF, 318 Cyberspace Operations Group/USAF, SDL Government, NAVAIR, Maryland Aerospace Inc, ViaSat, National Intelligence University, Army NGB, Customs and Border Protection, Wright State Research Institute

Topics to be Covered at the 2019 Symposium:

  • – Creating ISR systems capable of enhancing C2 and battle management in a peer-to-peer fight 


  • – Reducing the workload of intelligence analysts through the use of emerging technologies


  • – Exploiting machine learning to aid data analysis


  • – Increasing the modern warfighter’s access to actionable intelligence 


  • – Challenges faced, and growth of ISR in a Multi-Intelligence, Multi-Domain battlefield 


  • – Utilizing advances in ISR to ensure all sectors of a battlefield are collected on


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 C4ISR leaders.


  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.


  • Influence:  Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.


Exhibit & Sponsorship Information:


  • The 2019 Automated ISR and Battle Management Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.


Operating Guidance For Government Attendees:

  • DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD, IC, DHS, and Government 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 Symposium 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)



Advisory Board

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.