January 28 - 30, 2019
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria , VA

FOCUS DAY Network Modernization 2019

8:00 - 8:45 Registration

While registering for the Focus Day, enjoy your
morning cup of coffee, light snacks and lively peerto-
peer conversation

8:45 - 9:00 Chairperson's Welcoming Remarks

9:00 - 9:45 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Strategies for Moderating and Enhancing Network Connectivity

• Priorities for modernizing networks
• Exploring trends such as artificial intelligence, IoT,
and machine learning which can help to integrate
networks
• Understanding emerging technology for combat
adverse enhance soldier mobility

9:45 - 10:15 MORNING NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

Continue the conversation over some coffee and light
snacks while learning more about the various ways to
exchange data to support various agencies

10:15 - 11:30 The Existing State of Military Networks: Overhauling Legacy Systems

• Recognizing old systems which need updating
• Identifying new systems to procure; benefit from
latest technology
• Planning to stay abreast of the latest technological
advancements

11:30 - 12:30 NETWORKING LUNCHEON

Discuss some of the topics covered in the morning
sessions while simultaneously networking with other
attendees, all while enjoying a good meal!

12:30 - 13:45 Upgrading Cybersecurity Measures in Order to Safeguard Against System Vulnerabilities and Hackers

• Identifying security gaps and potential threats from
hackers and foreign threats
• Setting up test trials and procedures for advanced
security measures

13:45 - 15:00 AFTERNOON NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

During this break, pre-selected speakers will be
arranged in the networking hall to answer any of your
questions. Come and pick their brains!

14:15 - 15:30 Streamlining Acquisitions to Rapidly Acquire Advanced Technology to Meet Current Military Needs

• Reducing the length of procurements in order to
operate in advanced environments
• Ensuring new procurements meet requirements and
improve operational capabilities
• Developing interoperable systems

15:30 - 15:45 Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

15:45 - 15:45 End of Focus Day