February 12-13, 2020 | American Institutes of Architects, Washington, D.C.

The 8th Annual Automated ISR and Battle Management Symposium encourages members of the DoD, Intelligence Community, military services, and critical organizations to come together to discuss advances in technology and systems to collect and process actionable intelligence in support of decision makers and warfighters. With potential enemies continually improving their aerial denial capabilities, the US will have to develop and field ISR capabilities able to collect in degraded and denied areas at the speed of need. This program will facilitate discussions aimed at enhancing ISR capabilities and emphasizing the significance of battle management systems to fight and win on the battlefields of today and the future.

2020 Confirmed Speakers Include:

DIA LogoMajor General Peter Lambert, USAF,
Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, headquarters U.S. Air Force
DIA LogoBrigadier General James Cluff, 
USAF, Deputy Director for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations, the Joint Staff
DIA LogoBrig. Gen. David Kumashiro, USAF,
Director Joint Force Integration, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Integration and Requirements
DIA LogoTerry Mitchell, SES, 
Director of Plans and Operations for HQDA G2


DIA LogoDr. Donald Reago, SES,
Director, Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, C5ISR Center US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command
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Jeffrey Jennings, SES,
Deputy to the Commanding General, United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence


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Mark Kitz, SES
Deputy Program Executive Officer, PEO IEW&S


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Col. Melissa Stone, USAF,
Commander, 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing


  • 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. 


    • As America’s potential enemies continue to close the technological gap the demand for actionable intelligence only continues to grow. Advances in enemy anti-air and other area denial capabilities reduce the effectiveness of current intelligence collection methods used by US Forces across the globe. Emerging technologies, such as AI and machine learning, will enable enhanced and more efficient information collection as well as reduce the time needed by the analyst to turn the information into intelligence. With the rise of Great Power Competition, the need for getting intelligence quickly to decision makers will be paramount in maintaining US military supremacy. 


    • This symposium will feature senior level discussions about advances in modern technology to help collect actionable intelligence better support the Commanders and the Warfighters. With the global threat environment continuing to evolve the need for clear and actionable intelligence collection only continues to grow. 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:

    • AFRL, Air Force Research Lab, 711 HPW, Alion Science and Technology, Apollo Autonomy, Aviation System Engineering Company (ASEC), BAE Systems, BKM Global, Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI International, CAE USA, MSI, CAST Software, Collins Aerospace, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Connexta, Consortia for IT Software Quality – CISQ, DARPA, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department Of State, DHS S&T, Dynamic Aviation Group, Inc., ERDC, FGS, LLC, GDMS, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., General Dynamics Mission Systems, Honeywell Connected Enterprise, iDirect Government, LLC, In-Q-Tel, INSCOM G-3, Insitu, Irvine Sensors Corporation, ISR Operations Directorate, OUSD(I), Kerberos International, Leidos, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratory, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, Micron Technology, Motorola Solutions, Inc, NGA, NMAI, Northrop Grumman, NSA, Oracle NSG, Palantir Technologies, Inc, Polaris A Parsons Company, QRC Technologies, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Southwest Research Institute, SRC, Inc., The Boeing Company, US Navy, USAF, USAFWC, USCENTCOM/J2-ISR

Topics to be Covered at the 2020 Symposium:

  • – Expanding American ISR Capacities in Support of Great Power Competition


  • – Advancing Army ISR Capabilities in an Evolving Threat Environment


  • – Exploiting AI to Improve the Speed, Completeness, and Accuracy of ISR Processing


  • – Training Intelligence Professionals for Near-Peer Intelligence Operations 


  • – Marine Corps ISR Requirements for Amphibious Operations 


  • – Acquiring Systems to Enhance Warfighter’s Understanding of the Battlefield


  • – Attaining Actionable ISR in Denied Air Space


  • – Improving Partner Nation Intelligence in a Near-Peer Fight


At our Symposium 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 2020 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.