Location: Parma Payne Goodall Center, San Diego, CA
Dates: 29-30 January 2020
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The DoD’s current communications infrastructure is sprawling, including over 15,000 networks, 17,000 SATCOM terminals, and 10,000 operational systems. Advancing technology has surpassed the DoD’s hardware-based infrastructure and the military’s piecemeal efforts to update this infrastructure have led to challenges with interoperability between updated COTS systems and legacy systems. In the current era of Great Power Competition our peer competitors, Russia and China, pose a serious threat: cyberattacks and information warfare have become a constant challenge, and a technology arms race has led to a DoD-wide push for network modernization and continued investment in new technologies, including space-based networks.
The 4th Annual Joint Networks Summit will convene leaders to discuss the current state of the DoD’s communication networks, the challenges facing them, and future requirements as technology continue to advance and the threat landscape evolves.