Wednesday, March 1, 2017
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration, Networking, Breakfast, Exhibits
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening Keynote
  • John Hickey, Director, Cyber Development Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency, Department of Defense
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Panel 1: Spectrum Management and Security
  • Greg Youst, Chief Mobility Engineer, DOD Approved Products List Mobility Manager, DOD Mobility Portfolio Management Office, Defense Information Systems Agency, Department of Defense
  • Derek Khlopin, Senior Advisor, Office of Spectrum Management, National Telecommunications & Information Administration , Department of Commerce
  • Julius Knapp, Chief Engineer, Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission
  • Howard McDonald, Spectrum Relocation Team Branch Chief, Defense Spectrum Organization, Defense Information Systems Agency, Department of Defense
  • Fred Moorefield, Director, Spectrum Policy and International Engagements, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
How does spectrum management affect you? Panelists will do a deep dive into areas such as spectrum complexity, availability variations (MILDEP, Host Nation, Tactical, Joint Base, Leasing), and cybersecurity.
Key Takeaways:
  • Education on complexity of spectrum management:  
    • On base versus off base
    • Licensed versus unlicensed 4G LTE
  • Impacts on mobility services
  • Differences between CONUS Strategic spectrum availability and OCONUS/Tactical Deployment 
  • Spectrum security and the impact of Supply Chain Risk Management on LTE/WiFi components (devices, access points, radio networks, etc)
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Break and Networking in Foyer & Exhibit Hall
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Panel 2: The Tactical Mobility Challenge
  • Rob Anderson, Director, DOD Mobility Solutions, IBM
  • Yasir Aziz, Senior Director, End User Sales for Samsung Knox, Samsung Business
  • David Bither, Managing Director, ForwardTrace, LLC
  • CWO5 Clet Erickson, Cyber Network Operations Engineer, Chief Technical Officer, Office of the Director, C4, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Nathan Kielman, Tactical Mobility Lead, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, U.S. Navy
  • Rick Walsh, Project Manager, Army Mobile, Headquarters Department of the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6, Cybersecurity, U.S. Army
This panel will be a discussion about what is happening currently in tactical mobility and how successful mission outcomes can be delivered.
Key Takeaways:
  • Understanding the difference between secure communications and classified communications. Secure communications can be considered unclassified, however there is still need for protection?
  • Is the security level SECRET, which is enabled by the Commercial Solutions for Classified Mobile Access Capability Package, required for a fast-moving, objective-based mission?  
  • A look into the difficulties being experienced in implementing a CSfC solution.
  • A review of achievements, or lack there of, with secure or classified mobility solutions in support of tactical operations.
  • Examining an actual use case or desired use case for a classified mobile tactical solution.
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch Break and Networking in Foyer & Exhibit Hall
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Afternoon Keynote
  • TJ Kennedy, President, FirstNet
Key Takeaways:
  • Moving toward deploying the FirstNet Network – Partnership and Priorities
  • Opening the door to IoT and the connected first responder
  • Driving innovative solutions for public safety's biggest challenges, including disaster recovery and rural coverage
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Panel 3: The Evolution of Crisis Management through the Lens of Mobile Communications
  • Larry Taylor, Executive Director Sales, AT&T
  • Zal Azmi, President and CEO, Nexus Solutions LLC
  • Jeff Carl, Director of Product Management, Public Safety Solutions, AT&T
  • Eddie Reyes, Senior LE Program Manager, Police Foundation
  • Bryan Schromsky
, Director of Federal Government Mobile and Connected Solutions, Verizon
  • Joe Wassel, Director, C4 Resilience and Mission Assurance, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
When public safety emergencies, natural disasters or severe weather strike, telecom tactical mobile communications have always been key to making sure first responders and members of the public safety community can do their jobs. This session will be a deep dive on accessibility, coordination and deployment of mobile technologies during public safety emergencies.
Key Takeaways:
  • Understanding the how the Software Defined Perimeter Network will provide more efficient and reliable communications for first responders
  • Review of mobile communication networks in real-world emergency situations. 
  • An examination of lessons learned from past responses and what to expect from infrastructural and technological advancements as well as government policy will be discussed.
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Break and Networking in Foyer & Exhibit Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Panel 4: Mobile Digital Transformation
  • Kenneth Morgan, Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection Chief Information Officer Support, Enterprise Logistics Mobile Services, U.S. Air Force
  • CAPT Michael Abreu, Naval Enterprise Network Program Manager, U.S. Navy
  • Gil Armendariz, Chairman, SyTech Corp.
  • Bill Marion, Deputy Chief, Information Dominance and Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Air Force
  • Tom Mulvehill, Program Director, Mobile Security, IBM Security
Mobile technology is providing efficiencies throughout commercial and government organizations. These improvements are difficult to realize in classified environments where the use of mobile technology has traditionally been limited. This panel will discuss the challenges and possible solutions in the application development, hardware and policy domains.  
Discussion topics include:
  • Technologies that can configure devices for use in classified areas.
  • Possible solutions that increase the use of commercial mobility solutions
  • Technologies that increase the security like Risk Based Authentication and Layered Security
Key Takeaways:
  • Understanding of the key policy issues.
  • How policy issues are mitigated or challenged by technology capabilities.
  • Innovative technologies to enable secure computing in classified areas
  • Innovative solutions to provide modern solutions in classified areas
  • Application vetting solutions
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Closing Keynote
  • Francis Rose, Host, Government Matters, WJLA
  • Bill Burnham, Technical Director, U.S. Special Operations Command, Department of Defense
  • Bob Flores, Co-Founder and Partner, Cognitio Corp., and former Chief Technology Officer, Central Intelligence Agency
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Mobile Working Group Happy Hour Hosted by Samsung


Early Bird Registration
(Before Feb. 3, 2017)
Industry Member: $315
Industry Non-Member: $350
Academia: $250
Government: Complimentary*
Standard and On-Site Registration
Industry Member: $365
Industry Non-Member: $400
Academia: $250
Government: Complimentary*
* Reserved for current government and active duty military – excludes government contractors.