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26 May 21. DSEI 2021 To Run As A Live Event. The biennial defence and security event, DSEI, will proceed as planned in September 2021 with a new digital offering running alongside the much-anticipated live exhibition. Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) has confirmed it will take place as originally scheduled from 14-17 September at ExCeL London. The decision to proceed follows close consultation and discussion with the UK Government and industry stakeholders. After a lengthy global shutdown of the exhibition sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, feedback from across the defence and security industry has shown a strong appetite to come back together in person at DSEI – an event that provides a critical and unmissable forum for many thousands of companies. A range of new online opportunities to complement the live event will be introduced. ‘DSEI Connect’ is a digital platform that will bring participants from around the world together with those attending the event in London to create a flexible and accessible “hybrid” format.
The new digital offering gives registered participants a secure and regulated platform to build relationships, share knowledge and develop business. DSEI’s connection portal, MeetMe, enables users to view recommended contacts through its supply chain listings, identify networking opportunities and arrange secure online or in-person meetings at the event.
DSEI Connect will feature an exclusive series of live and on-demand presentations from eminent international guests, including keynote speeches from military figureheads outlining pressing equipment requirements and opportunities, in addition to podcasts and exclusive interviews with senior government officials discussing key policies and strategies.
DSEI Event Director, Grant Burgham explains: “The DSEI team has been in constant communication with our customers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the decision to run a live event reflects their feedback. We’ve taken into account the increasing confidence in the improving public health situation and we’ll continue to work closely with our partners to ensure we deliver a safe and valuable event for our customers.” DSEI has been shown to accelerate the trajectory of businesses that attend. The last year has encouraged us to think more imaginatively about our long-term offering to the defence and security sector and analyse what makes DSEI so important for the industry. As such DSEI will now provide a wider range of opportunities for those who don’t normally – or this time cannot – attend in-person, and we are pleased to take this opportunity to introduce DSEI Connect to the market”.
More details about DSEI Connect will follow throughout the weeks leading up to the event. DSEI visitor registration will open on 7 June.
25 May 21. 2021 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition Update. To our Members, Industry Partners, and Friends of AUSA: We have encouraging news about the 2021 AUSA Annual Meeting; the District of Columbia lifted many social distancing restrictions on 21 May and is planning a full reopening on 11 June.
We are thrilled by this news, as it means AUSA can host our in-person Annual Meeting on 11–13 October. It’s time to get back to business, and we can’t wait to see you there!
Registration and housing will open in July; additional details will be sent out soon. Exhibit space and sponsorships are available.
YOUR SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY
Rest assured that the health and safety of all is our top priority. Though some of the precautions we implement may no longer be required by local authorities, we will continue to evaluate our guidelines and create safety measures to make sure that everyone is comfortable attending this year’s Annual Meeting.
We will also monitor recommendations from local health authorities, from the World Health Organization, and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for essential large group meetings and events. In compliance with recommendations, we will provide updates as needed.
At this time, the precautions include:
* required use of masks within the Walter E. Washington Convention Center;
* enhanced sanitization stations and cleaning protocols throughout the event; and
* increased signage on safety and health guidance in all areas of the event, including the show floor, panels, meeting rooms, and public spaces.
Please note: This information is valid as of today, Monday, 24 May 2021, and is subject to change. To track the latest developments, please follow us on social media and check AUSA.org regularly.
We’re thrilled to host our industry-leading event that will, at long last, reunite the community that allows us to achieve our mission of providing a voice for the Army, support for the Soldier, and honoring those who have served, in order to advance the security of the nation.
We’ve missed you, and we look forward to welcoming you back to DC this October!
20 May 21. Military Space USA 2021 Virtual Conference.
* Supporting the Warfighter through transformation and innovation Within the US Approach to Space
* June 7-9, 2021- Online
We are proud to once again be hosting the 2nd annual Military Space US Conference, which will be taking place this year from the 8th – 9th June 2021 with a new dedicated disruptive technology focus day taking place on the 7th June 2021.
For many years, the US has dominated the space domain and its overwhelming superiority across the other warfighting domains has ensured that this domination was rarely challenged. Nowadays, however, the space domain is becoming increasingly competitive: near-peer adversaries are flexing their muscles, irregular threats are rife in the cyber domain, and there are growing calls for modernization within the US space enterprise to arrest this shift in momentum. This conference will address these issues head-on. With briefings, discussions, technology demonstrations, and a whole day dedicated to disruptive technology, the US military space enterprise will gather to respond to the urgent challenge from General James Dickinson, Commander USSPACECOM, to his Warfighters, their enablers and their supporters: we must “ensure that there is NEVER A DAY WITHOUT SPACE”.
As space has become a contested domain and peer adversaries advance their own capabilities, the need to ‘go fast’ has become accepted dogma within the space community. Driving these efforts across all mission areas – including SATCOM, PNT, Earth Observation, SSA and Launch – has become a critical for the DoD.
Featuring 3 dedicated days of content, this conference remains the pre-eminent forum to learn how the US and allies are driving a disruptive approach to space.
This conference will be held in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Benefits of Attending
* At this year’s conference there will be an array of networking opportunities:
* Meet and network with over 140 attendees from defence agencies, militaries and governments and industry over 6 hours of breaks
* Engage with an array of vendors, including disruptive agile space companies across the Silicon Valley as well as established industrial partners that lead in the SATCOM domain
* Join key industry and military thought leaders shaping how the US space enterprise is developed through partnerships and innovation
Key Reasons to Attend:
* Learn from a variety of AFSPACE stakeholders about the ongoing SMC 2.0 reorganizational efforts and how rapid acquisition is changing approaches to space
* Listen to key allied partners and explore where opportunities for partnerships moving forward can be developed
* Explore key topics within the US DoD’s approach to space including SMC 2.0, Accelerator Programmes, Blackjack and more
US DOD Speakers Include:
* Dr Derek Tournear (SES), Director, Space Development Agency
* Mr Willie Nelson (SES), Director, A-PNT/Space Cross Functional Team,US Army Futures
* Colonel Jeff Greenwood, USSF Liaison Officer to US Air Force Academy,US Space Force
* Colonel Luke Sauter, Professor and Head, Dept Astronautics, US Air Force Academy
* Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Estep, Technical Program Manager,Defense Innovation Unit
* Lieutenant Colonel Michael Schriever, Commander 2d Space Operations Squadron, Space Delta 8, US Space Force
* Captain Bryant Allen Mishima-Baker, Chief of Military Justice, 45th Space Wing, US Air Force
* Captain Roger Anderson, Deputy PM, Air Force Space Accelerator,US Air Force
* Dr Andrea Harrington, Director and Associate Professor, Schriever Space Scholars, AFSPACE, Air University, US Air Force
* Dr Jim Baker, Senior Principal Engineer, MCTSSA HQTRS,US Marine Corps
* Mr Mike Dean, DOD SATCOM Chief,US DOD CIO
* Ms Andrea Loper, PM Future Space Communications, Space Vehicles Directorate, AFRL, US Air Force
* Mr Michael Nichols, Chief, AFSPC Commercial SATCOM Solutions Branch, AFSPC Commercial Satellite Communications Office, US Air Force
* Mr Mike Orr, Program Analyst, PNT Space Requirements Lead, HQAFSPC, US Air Force
* Mr Joseph Vanderpoorten, MILSATCOM Advanced Concepts, Portfolio Architect, Space and Missile Systems Center, US Air Force
* Dr Wendy Whitman Cobb, Associate Professor of Strategy and Security Studies, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, US Air Force
International and Industry Speakers Include:
* Wing Commander ian Pamplin, JFC Cap C4ISR UKLO SMC, US,UK MoD
* Mr Abde Bellahnid, SATCOM Section Head,Canadian Armed Forces
* Dr Douglas Hendrix, CEO, exoAnalytic Solutions, inc
* Dr Brien Flewelling, Chief SSA Architect,ExoAnalytic Solutions
* Dr Rajeev Gopal, Vice President Advanced Systems, Hughes network Systems
* Mr Kurt Eberly, Director of Space Launch, Northrup Grumman
* Dr Mir Sadat, Founding Editor-In-Chief,Space Force Journal
* (Source: ASD Network)
27 May 21. Strategic Command Annual Conference 2021.
The second annual Strategic Command conference took place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London. The second annual UKStratCom Conference, Sharpening UK Defence’s Competitive Edge in the 2020s, took place on 26 May 2021 at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London.
The event was opened by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace. Also speaking were Chief of Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter, Commander UKStratCom General Sir Patrick Sanders, and a host of speakers from Strategic Command, NATO allies and academia.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event was a hybrid conference with both the speakers and the audience able to attend in person or online.
Focusing on the key theme of integration, the conference looked at how and why integration is required as a response to the threats of the modern wold, how integration can be achieved between the military and wider government, and how the UK can integrate with its international allies and partners.
Addressing the conference, Chief of Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter said:
Integration is needed at every level of command from strategic, through operational to the tactical – as well as horizontally across the operational domains of maritime land, air, space and cyber. Hence we have charged Strategic Command with being the Front Line Command responsible for this integration.
Sharpening UK Defence’s Competitive Edge in the 2020s was the first major gathering for Strategic Command since the publication of the Integrated Review (IR) and Defence Command Paper, and speaking at the opening of the conference, Commander Strategic Command General Sir Patrick Sanders said:
At our inaugural conference last year I described the priorities I had for the IR: Cyber, Intelligence and Understanding, Special Operations and Multi-Domain Integration and how they come together in Strategic Command to strengthen our deterrence and our competitive edge. These now lie at the heart of the Integrated Review outcome. We’ve been given the resources and the responsibility to lead the transformation of Defence for the Information age; we’ve now got to deliver.
DSEI 2021 – POWERING PROGRESS, DEFINING YOUR FUTURE
DSEI connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the entire defence & security supply chain on a global scale. With a range of valuable opportunities for networking, a platform for business, access to relevant content & live-action demonstrations, the DSEI community can strengthen relationships, share knowledge and engage in the latest capabilities across the exhibition’s Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint Zones.