February 17-18, 2021 | via Live Broadcast 

The 9th 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. As the US military continues to shift its priorities to preparing for a possible conflict against an advanced, near-peer competitors the need for rapid, accurate, and rugged battlefield intelligence systems. This program will facilitate discussions aimed at enhancing US ISR systems and capabilities and ensuring that they are capable of meeting the challenges of current and future battlefields.

2021 Confirmed Speakers Include:

DIA LogoLTG Scott Berrier, USA, Director, DIA 


DIA LogoLTG Laura Potter, USA,  Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2


DIA LogoLtGen Lori Reynolds, USMC – Deputy Commandant for Information, USMC


DIA LogoMaj. Gen. Leah G. Lauderback, Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Space Force


DIA LogoRADM Kelly Aeschbach, USN,  Director, National Maritime Intelligence Integration Office; Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence


DIA LogoMG Gary Johnston, USA, Commanding General, INSCOM
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MG Charles Cleveland, USA, Operations Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

  • 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. 
        • With many of the ISR platforms currently used across the DoD becoming obsolete for future mission requirements, the US ISR enterprise needs to develop systems capable of meeting the challenges of a near-peer fight. Advances in enemy area denial capabilities hinder the effectiveness of current intelligence collection methods used by US Forces across the globe and create gaps in commanders’ knowledge of the enemy. Emerging technologies, such as AI and machine learning, will enable platforms and systems to collect in previously denies areas and rapidly process and disseminate it to the warfighter.
        • 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.


Topics to be Covered at the 2021 Symposium:

  • – Army Intelligence ISR Modernization Efforts for a Near-Peer Conflict


  • – Utilizing ISR to Create a Decision Advantage 


  • – Delivering Intelligence Capabilities to Address Emerging Threats and Enable Operational Effectiveness


  • – Developing Integrated ISR Sensors for Near-Peer Intelligence Collection


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


  • – Attaining Persistent and Penetrating ISR in Denied Air Space


  • – Improving Partner Nation Intelligence Sharing 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.
  • 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.


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Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The 2021 Automated ISR and Battle Management Symposium provides opportunities including virtual exhibit space, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here

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)
              • Symposium is CLOSED TO PRESS / NO RECORDINGS