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19 Aug 21. DSEI 2021 is fast approaching and now is the time to confirm your participation. It is essential that you register online in advance, to ensure you are verified in plenty of time. Our security verification team is entering a very busy time so we’d appreciate it if you could register as soon as possible to guarantee that we can get your pdf badge to you ahead of the opening day. Also, please note that you will not be able to register upon arrival at ExCeL London so make sure you do it now.
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The defence industry will be re-united in full force for the first time in 18 months in September and we cannot wait to see you. We are delighted to confirm:
- Eight theatres featuring MOD-led content including top defence officials
- Commitment from all major defence primes
- Over 100 ‘new to event’ exhibitors
- 20 international pavilions
- What are you waiting for? Start your registration now
Don’t worry, if you miss anything or are unable to join us in-person this year, you can catch up with all the content from the live event through DSEI Connect. Plus, you can use MeetMe, the meetings tool within DSEI Connect to browse our full directory of supply chain listings and book meetings with relevant suppliers or customers.
19 Aug 21. CACI Announces ‘Competing Revolutions in Military Affairs: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Information Age Conflict’ Symposium.
CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) announced today that registration is now open for the 14th symposium in the Asymmetric Threat Symposium series on national security challenges, titled “Competing Revolutions in Military Affairs: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Information Age Conflict,” to be held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. and virtually, broadcast live on Oct. 19, 2021.
The symposium will feature the following confirmed speakers:
- The Honorable Susan M. Gordon, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence of the United States of America
- The Honorable Ryan D. McCarthy, former Secretary of the U.S. Army
- General Paul Selva, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Lieutenant General Karen Gibson, U.S. Army (Ret.), U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms and former Deputy Director of National Intelligence of National Security Partnerships
- Lieutenant General Jack Shanahan, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), former Director of the Department of Defense Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC)
- Lieutenant General Michael K. Nagata, U.S. Army (Ret.), CACI Corporate Strategic Advisor and former Director of Strategic Operational Planning for the National Counterterrorism Center
At the heart of 21st century great power competition are rival efforts by the United States and its competitors to revolutionize military affairs in an era of transformative technologies. Cutting across all these technologies is the need for digital modernization, including artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML). Without AI/ML, no nation will be able to successfully compete economically, politically, or militarily in an increasingly data-driven and data-defined world. Effective creation and adoption of AI/ML capabilities will ultimately prove decisive if the United States hopes to effectively use emerging technologies to protect and defend against the efforts of near peer adversaries.
To register, visit the Asymmetric Threat website at https://www.asymmetricthreat.net/. Please note: registration is subject to approval, and applicants will be contacted upon confirmation of their approved registration.
The Asymmetric Threat Symposium series was established in 2008 by Dr. J.P. (Jack) London, CACI Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board from 2007 to 2021, who passed away Jan. 2021, and Dr. Warren Phillips, Lead Director on CACI’s Board of Directors, as a forum for furthering the national dialogue on asymmetric threats to national security. Today, CACI’s Asymmetric Threat Symposium continues as an informative dialogue among industry leaders enabling the delivery of expertise and technology.
Learn more about the legacy and significance of the symposia series, as well as prior symposia reports and thought leadership: www.asymmetricthreat.net. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
19 Aug 21. Register for the 2021 international Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation conference. Dstl will host the 23rd CWD conference, bringing together international experts to work together to achieve a future free from chemical weapons. After careful consideration, we have decided to hold CWD 2021 virtually on 2 to 4 November 2021 from 12 noon to 2.30pm GMT daily.
An early-bird discount is available for all registrations before 10 September 2021.
About the conference
The 23rd CWD Conference is organised by Dstl, the science inside UK defence and security, on behalf of the Ministry of Defence. It’s a unique opportunity to hear from international experts and to work collaboratively to help achieve a future free from chemical weapons.
The organisers took the unavoidable decision to cancel CWD 2020 due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic and had hoped to hold CWD 2021 as an in-person conference. However, the emergence of the Delta COVID-19 variant in the UK, along with restrictions on international travel, has resulted in increased uncertainty around holding a major in-person event with an international audience. CWD 2021 will be held virtually, with the intention of returning to physical conferences from CWD 2022, next May.
Our virtual conference programme takes into account the changing demilitarisation landscape, including new threats, technical challenges and the approaching completion of destruction of declared chemical weapons stockpiles.
Its scope will include wider science and technology issues related to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), including chemical analysis and forensics.
Sessions will be held from 12-2.30pm GMT on 2, 3 and 4 November 2021 and all presentations can be accessed on demand on our virtual platform during, and after, the conference.
Key dates (revised August 2021)
- Early-bird discount available until 10 September 2021
- Registration closes on 29 October 2021
During the 3 days of presentations, there will be ample opportunity for discussion and networking. The conference is open to anyone with a relevant interest in CWD, and is attended by representatives of governments, industry, academia and the armed forces.
Why attend CWD 2021
Our conference supports the global effort to eliminate chemical weapons and fosters co-operation through the exchange of information and ideas relating to safe disposal. CWD is the primary international forum for making valuable professional contacts in this field.
- Participate in this unique forum for our community
- Exchange knowledge and expertise
- Network with others in the field
- Meet international experts
- Collaborate with your peers
- Learn about innovative and exciting new solutions
- Share your technical challenges
- Discover and offer fresh thinking, new ideas, different approaches
- Contribute to a future free of chemical weapons
Register now: https://registration.livegroup.co.uk/cwd2021/
to join us in demonstrating our shared commitment to eliminating this class of weapons of mass destruction, and discover ways we can overcome the challenges associated with their elimination.
18 Aug 21. What you need to know about 2021 defense trade shows. The global defense trade show circuit was expected to make a full comeback this year after a coronavirus hiatus. That is, until the fast-spreading delta variant started sowing fresh doubts on which events will take place and in what format. Here is an overview of some of the remaining year’s biggest events, with information from organizers on what to expect. While much of the information is fluid, most are requiring masks and promising additional cleaning. Stay tuned for some form of vaccination requirements, which continues to be an uneven process for individuals traveling across the Atlantic, for example.
Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 23-26.
In-person or virtual? The event will take place on site and include a remote component, dubbed a “Virtual Experience Platform.”
Masks required? According to the organizer, the Space Foundation, attendees will be directed to wear masks “at indoor settings,” no matter their vaccination status.
Additional policies: The organization says it will constantly clean and sanitize as well as use “high tech scanning.” For more information, see the Space Symposium Covid Policy and Guidelines. (Updated on Aug. 13)
MSPO, Kielce, Poland, Sept. 7-10.
In-person or virtual? As in 2020, this year’s iteration is scheduled to go ahead as an in-person event, according to the organizer.
Masks required? Masks are required for all.
Additional policies: The venue, Kielce Expo Center, features stations for mandatory temperature checks and “automatic disinfection.” Organizers will abide by an admission quota, though vaccinated attendees will not count toward that quota, and attendees will need to practice social distancing. They must also fill out an “epidemiological survey.” (Updated on Aug. 13)
AFA Air, Space & Cyber, National Harbor, Md., Sept. 20-22.
In-person or virtual? This year’s big air warfare gathering is on the books as an in-person affair.
Masks required? The Air Force Association, the event’s organizer, says attendees should expect face coverings and temperature checks “if required by event organizers.”
Additional policies: Attendees may also need to undergo temperature checks, if event organizers require it. Registration entails signing a “Well Being Agreement and Liability Waiver.” (Updated on Aug. 13)
DSEI, London, Sept. 14-17.
In-person or virtual? In addition to the in-person event at the huge ExCeL venue, the organizers have put together a virtual program, named DSEI Connect.
Masks required? Attendees are advised to have face masks on hand.
Additional policies: The U.K. government in early August lifted general travel restrictions to England, including a quarantine mandate, on vaccinated individuals from Europe and the United States, but testing requirements remain in place when traveling. Getting into the event entails showing proof of a full vaccination regime or a negative test. (Updated on Aug. 13)
Modern Day Marine, Quantico, Va., Sept. 21-23.
In-person or virtual? The Marine Corps-focused event is scheduled to go forward in person.
Masks required? The organizer says current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in effect, which means masks are mandatory for the unvaccinated and recommended for those fully jabbed.
Additional policies: The event manager says it will offer daily disinfecting. (Updated on Aug. 13)
AUSA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., Oct. 11-13.
In-person or virtual? The Association of the United States Army’s premiere exhibit is scheduled to take place as an in-person event at the Washington Convention Center.
Masks required? The District of Columbia has prescribed mask-wearing indoors, which will apply to this event.
Additional policies: Proof of vaccination to enter the event is not currently on the books, though AUSA said it will follow the city’s lead if it comes to those measures. (Updated on Aug. 13)
FEINDEF, Madrid, Nov. 3-5.
In-person or virtual? The second installation of the newcomer trade show in Europe aspires to be an in-person event.
Masks required? Masks must be worn at all times, according to the organizer.
Additional policies: The event promises to include artificial intelligence-powered surveillance systems that monitor crowd sizes and adherence to “personal prevention measures.” Aisles will be one-way, while handshakes will be discouraged. The organizer website calls the event a “meeting place in the new post-COVID 19 framework.” (Updated on Aug. 13) (Source: Defense News)
19 Aug 21. SMi’s 23rd Annual Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition.
Focus day: 1st November 2021
Conference: 2nd – 4th November 2021
www.globalmilsatcom.com – Register by 30 September 2020 to SAVE £100!
We’re delighted to announce a new SPONSOR has signed up to Global MilSatCom 2021: SES
If you are interested in developing your business in this key market, don’t miss the opportunity to brand yourself in front of those who will be shaping the next generation of SATCOM programmes and technology. For more information, please contact Alia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748.
Plus, NEW SPEAKER alert:
Major General David Miller
Director of Operations, Training and Joint Force Development (J3/7)
US Space Command
Presenting: USSPACECOM: DELIVERING THE INTEGRATED SATCOM ENTERPRISE VISION
- Organizational Structure and new UCP mission
- The integration of all requirements collection, planning, allocation and operational processes: SPACECOM as the global SATCOM bandwidth manager
- Improvements in flexible, responsive, and dynamically optimized communications through SATCOM management
Colonel Scott Brodeur
Director of the National Space Defense Center and Joint Task Force-Space Defense Director of Operations
US Space Force
Presenting: NATIONAL SPACE DEFENSE CENTER—WATCH, WARN, WIN
- Unprecedented unity of effort with the DOD, IC and NRO in the space domain
- Threat-focused space domain awareness, enterprise-wide indications and warning and space superiority operations from competition through conflict
- Integrating systems and capabilities to give combatant command options to protect and defend national, allied and partner space assets
Ms Andrea Loper
Geospace Communications & Navigation Branch (AFRL/RVBY) Business Manager/ RV International Point of Contact
US Air Force Research Laboratory
Panellist for: PANEL: GALVANIZING THE SPACE INDUSTRY AND ACCELERATING INNOVATION IN THE US SPACE ENTERPRISE
DSEI 2021 – POWERING PROGRESS, DEFINING YOUR FUTURE
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