Automated ISR Symposium

Automating and Integrating ISR Data for Robust Intelligence Production


February 24-25, 2015

Mary M. Gates Learning Center- Alexandria, VA

The United States Government’s ISR community (Intelligence Community, Military Services, and Law Enforcement Agencies ) face a continued challenge to improve exploitation of ISR data: technological advancements in collection capacity have increased the need for IC Agencies to integrate intelligence data rapidly and disseminate timely, robust intelligence products.

“This “ISR” capability has revolutionized intelligence. It’s enabled the “find, fix, finish, analyze, and repeat…”
*The Honorable James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, Defense Strategies Institute’s 2014 Automated ISR Symposium

Across the intelligence community the challenge facing all analysts is the volume of information collected. DSI’s Automated Intelligence Symposium will provide an updated perspective from critical organizations that require advanced tools and techniques to ensure analysts are able to exploit dramatically increased ISR data.


2015 Confirmed Speakers Include:


  • -LTG Raymond Palumbo, USA, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Warfighter Support and Director, ISR Task Force


  • -VADM Ted Branch, USN, DCNO for Information Dominance and Director of Naval Intelligence


  • -Lt Gen Robert Otto, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, HQAF


  • -Richard Ledgett Jr., Deputy Director, NSA


  • -Maj Gen Mark Westergren, USAF, Deputy Commander, JFCC-ISR, USSTRATCOM


  • -MG Mark Quantock, USA, Director of Operations, NGA


  • -Dr. Susan Durham, Deputy Director, Advanced Systems and Technology, NRO


  • -Annette Redmond, Director, Intelligence Community Information Management, HQDA G-2


  • -Dr. Edward Baranoski, Director, Office of Smart Collection, IARPA


  • -Jeffrey Canfield, Deputy Director for Battlespace Awareness, Joint Staff J2


  • -Craig Bowman, Director of Defense and National Security Solutions, Adobe


  • -John Russack, Co-Chair, IC-ITE Task Force, INSA


  • -Robert Bond, Associate Division Head, ISR and Tactical Systems, MIT Lincoln Labs


Key Topics to Be Discussed at the 2015 Symposium:

  • -Deployment of IC ITE and collaborative efforts within the IC
  • -Utilizing Activity Based Intelligence to provide actionable intelligence to consumers
  • -Delivering ISR capability and capacity to the warfighter through sensor data fusion across platforms
  • -Integrating All-Source Intelligence for robust intelligence production
  • -Key interoperability challenges with legacy ISR systems within organizations and changing capabilities of current data analysis and metadata tools
  • -Opportunities for industry partnerships within intelligence agencies to accelerate development and fielding of initiatives focused on the automation and optimization
  • -Utilizing the cloud for enhanced ISR analysis and production
  • -Multi-INT Fusion efforts for robust intelligence production
  • -New capabilities for intelligence analysis
  • -Predictive Resource Integration for Maximizing Effectiveness


Participating Organizations at the 2014 Symposium:

Front Porch Digital, Leidos, HQ AF/A9, Cogility Software Corporation, Thales Defense and Security, NGA, Raytheon, ISSO DOD, Lockheed Martin, DIA, Navanti Group, LLC, DCGS-A, DRG, Inc., ISR Task Force, Camber Corporation, CUBRC, Raytheon, SGI Federal, US Coast Guard, AF/A2D, USD(I), IBM, HP, Fujitsu Network, General Atomics Aeronautical, Intelsat General Corporation, Oracle National Security Group, Battelle Memorial Institute, Ball Aerospace and Technology Corp, Booz Allen Hamilton, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, JHU-APL, USAF, DOD/DSS, Harris Corporation, USSTRATCOM/JFCC-ISR, Deloitte Consulting LLP, General Dynamics AIS, Northrop Grumman, Office of Naval Intelligence, Carahsoft, GTRI, US Cyber Command, XTAR, BAE Systems, ASRC Federal MSS, NSA, Inmarsat Government, General Dynamics AIS, NerVve Technologies, Signal Innovations Group, National SIGINT Committee, HQ AF/A9, EMC, L-3

Read the Prepared Remarks Delivered by Director Clapper at the 2014 Symposium

DNI Clapper Remarks






At our Summit 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 intelligence officers and analyst.

Build Partnerships:The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some the latest technologies of processing, exploitation and dissemination of automated intelligence

– Influence:  Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments and will receive a pre-Summit questionnaire for precise questions and subject matters you would like our speakers to address.


**For U.S. operating guidelines, we adhere to the most recent standards of the Department of Defense, Office of General Council, Standards of Conduct Office: currently, SOCO ADVISORY 09-03: 7.(a)… purposes of JER 3-211 (a)(7) and The Office of Government Ethics (OGE),OGE Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch: currently 5 CFR part 2635 and 31 U.S.C. 1353 as it pertains to OGE Standards


DSI Supports our Nation’s injured service members through donations to Wounded Warrior Project

Why Should You Attend This Symposium: With ever increasing technology and sophistication of sensors the amount of information being collected has challenged the IC to more efficiently process, exploit, and disseminate (PED) critical intelligence. Today the Armed Services and intelligence agencies must continue to enhance ISR capabilities through continued process improvement and automation, as well as architecture to ensure the IC operates as effectively as possible in support of its customers. The 2015 Automated ISR Symposium will focus on areas of analysis that are most suitable for automation to increase efficiency. The event will also focus on IC integration efforts including the IC Information Technology Enterprise and novel approaches to intelligence activities such as activity based intelligence to provide quicker, more actionable intelligence. Data sensor fusion across platforms is critical to increasing ISR capacity and capability particularly when funding is not being increased. DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits’ content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in human and technical intelligence analysis from military ISR commanders to key policy-makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

2015 Event Participants





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.