Sponsored by AOC Europe
20 Jan 22. Cityforum Webinars – 26 January 2022.
13.30 – 17.00
The Cityforum will be presenting a webinar titled ‘Defence, Security and Resilience – Addressing urgent issues for the UK, the US and their allies’ on Wednesday 26th January 2022 from 13:30 to 17:00.
This is the first webinar in a Cityforum series looks at global security challenges through the lens of the transatlantic relationship and the implications for both countries. It carries forward from previous series developed in conjunction with UK and US security and intelligence agencies.
Addressing urgent issues for the UK, the US and their allies
Part one: Facing up to China
Opening address: The Honorable Chris Inglis, National Cyber Director, White House
- Where Chinese ambitions should most concern us – Dr Paul Killworth, Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security OCSA
- Evaluating the Chinese challenge – what actually threatens us – Ms Isabel Hilton, Senior Advisor The China Dialogue Trust; Visiting Professor Lau Institute King’s College London
- Chinese acquisition of data power and the necessary Western responses – Ms Joyce Corell, incoming Deputy National Cyber Director White House
- How should we react in response to Chinese ambitions? – A panellist from BAE Systems
- Followed by a virtual round table discussion – Opened and chaired by Hon Franklin D. Kramer, Distinguished Fellow & Board Member Atlantic Council; Associate Cityforum
Part two: Effect in the grey zone against China and other competitors
Opening address: Congressman James Langevin of Rhode Island; Commissioner Global Cyber Solarium Commission
- A UK assessment – Mr Stephen Kinnock MP, Shadow Minister Defence
- The challenges in the cyber domain – are we facing up to them? – Mr George Barnes, Deputy Director NSA
- Digital defence in-depth – what this means in the 21st threat environment – Initial suggested title for the contribution by a sponsoring industry speaker in this session
- Thinking about disasters, disruption and migration – Ms Emily Wilkinson, Senior Research Fellow, Global Risks and Resilience Overseas Development Institute
- What defence needs to carry out its responsibilities – Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, Climate Change and Strategy Lead MOD
- Followed by a virtual round table discussion – Opened and chaired by Ms Madeleine Moon, Associate Cityforum; former Chair NATO Parliamentary Assembly with an assessment by Hon Franklin D. Kramer, Distinguished Fellow & Board Member Atlantic Council; Associate Cityforum
All places are complimentary, and you can register here using access code Cityforum2022. The full series agenda and confirmed speakers can be viewed on the website here.
17 Jan 22. NGC Australia Supports Growth of Australian Defence Industry for the Joint Force. Northrop Grumman Australia will host a virtual technology and innovation event on Feb. 7 recognising emerging Australian defence technology companies. The showcase, presented in collaboration with Bondi Partners, is an opportunity to discover and support small and medium-sized Australian companies who are pushing the boundaries in advanced autonomous technology, payload development and digital enterprise solutions connecting the future joint force.
“The inaugural Australian Tech and Innovation Showcase presented by Northrop Grumman underpins our investment in developing a sovereign, Australian defence capability by giving Australian small-to-medium enterprises a platform to showcase their technologies and celebrate their pioneering ideas,” said Christine Zeitz, general manager, Northrop Grumman Asia Pacific. “Partnerships are born from innovation and together, we have the opportunity to support up and coming Australian defence innovators to become a part of the Northrop Grumman global supply chain and jointly develop technologies that will further future autonomous aircraft and advanced networking capabilities for the joint force.”
Eleven defence technology companies from across Australia will demonstrate their complex capabilities to a panel of judges during the showcase event. The finalists include Athena Artificial Intelligence, Dingo Defence Pty Ltd, Euclideon Holographics, Fortifyedge, GEV Systems, Guardware Australia Pty Ltd, Nominal Systems, Pivot Maritime International, Skyborne Technologies, UXMachines Pty Ltd, and Vai Photonics Pty Ltd.
These companies offer a unique set of skills that have the potential to help address threats while delivering future agile capability to the Australian Defence Force. By leveraging multi-domain concepts, advanced technologies and integrated designs, these Australian innovators can help pave the way with future unmanned intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting (ISR&T) capabilities to enhance Australia’s sovereign national security capabilities.
Northrop Grumman Australia and Bondi Partners will support the most outstanding companies with business optimisation through a year-long mentorship program by leveraging Northrop Grumman Australia’s Parallax Labs, a collaborative environment to test technology and solution approaches to develop next generation systems in support of the future joint Australian Defence Force. (Source: ASD Network)
18 Jan 22. Royal Media, a leading global information provider, and GVF, the global non-profit association of the satellite industry, have formed a content partnership that will deliver crucial analysis and insight on satellite industry trends. The partnership will include the participation of Royal Media’s industry-leading brands in a series of webinars hosted by GVF.
While the partnership primarily focuses on Royal Media’s Connectivity Business brand, the webinar series will also leverage Royal Media’s brands in financial services, energy and transportation to cover the influence of satellites in these sectors. Royal Media and GVF will kick off their alliance with Connectivity Business’ participation in the upcoming webinar on Spectrum Regulation and Business, taking place January 27th. The partnership will also provide additional benefits to GVF members with enhanced access to Connectivity Business news content.
“Royal Media’s Connectivity Business is a leading industry publication upon which many of GVF’s global members rely and the content partnership with Royal Media will increase awareness of the many ways satellite communications are providing fast, affordable, and reliable connectivity around the world to governments, businesses and consumers,” said David Meltzer, Secretary General of GVF.
Connectivity Business provides senior corporate executives, investors, and strategic advisors with forward-looking market intelligence on the news and trends of investment in the connectivity sector. Through this partnership with GVF, both brands will continue to be positioned as leaders in the global space and satellite community.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with GVF for this 2022 webinar series and beyond,” said Molly Stewart, Chief Operating Officer, Royal Media. “GVF is a highly respected organization in the satellite industry, and we appreciate the opportunity to collaborate on high quality content that speaks to this sector and our larger Royal Media audiences.”
The 2022 Webinar Series content will be available to registered participants through the GVF website. Additionally, webinar recordings will be published for viewing after the sessions. To learn more about upcoming webinars and register, visit www.GVF.org/webinars.
14 Jan 22. The SmallSat Symposium Silicon Valley 2022 Event Has More Exhibitors Than Ever Before. One of the more excellent announcements any company can broadcast is when they have surpassed a previous record or set a new milestone or completed a project with better than expected results.
Such has now occurred for the annual SmallSat Symposium — event organizers have revealed that this major, industry proceeding will be hosting more exhibitors than have been experienced at any previous event.
According to SatNews Publisher, CEO, Silvano Payne, “We have seen an increase in sponsorship and exhibition presence of more than 35 percent over our February 2020 event.“
Plan your visit to the SmallSat Symposium as quickly as you can — the event is in session from February 8th through February 10th at Silicon Valley’s Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.
Leading organizations in the SmallSat Industry will be exhibiting at, and sponsoring, this first, major, SmallSat event in two years. The energy and enthusiasm for this industry trade event reflects a feeling that all are now able to finally ‘come home.’
The SmallSat industry is booming and major actors are coming out of the lockdown shadows to showcase their capabilities… unlike ever before witnessed.
The dates to remember are: February 8th through 10th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California… the 7th Annual SmallSat Symposium… “Defining What’s Next for the SmallSat Industry.”
Register today at this direct link…https://satnews.regfox.com/smallsat-symposium-2022 (Source: Satnews)
17 Jan 22. Safeguarding Australia Technology challenges – still open for submissions. In partnership with the Australian Defence Science and Universities Network (ADSUN), DST Group’s National Security Science and Technology Centre (NSSTC) is calling for submissions to address three science and technology challenges specific to Australia’s national security. This opportunity closes Monday 31st January 2022.
Safe Vehicle Interdiction.
Single or multiple capabilities to allow law enforcement to render inoperable a moving vehicle, in a no-notice scenario whereby the vehicle must be stopped prior to reaching its intended destination (such as a civilian crowd). The capabilities must be applicable to motor vehicles and trucks of different sizes (light / medium / heavy rigid and heavy combination) and ages (with / without an Engine Control Unit), whilst minimising collateral damage to persons and infrastructure in close proximity of the targeted vehicle.
Enhanced Crime Scene DNA Collection
DNA collection device (such as a swab, tapelift or another device) which supports effective collection of biological material by on-site crime scene personnel, whilst enabling subsequent automated analysis in a laboratory environment without further handling or sample preparation.
Digital Forensic Tools
Detection, access, extraction and exploitation of electronic devices with a focus on personal devices and the ‘Internet of Things’ and their assistance to solving community crime.
Up to $200,000 (ex GST) per project is available to support a maximum of three projects of 18-24 months’ duration.
The expected outcome for all funded proposals will be the demonstration of a prototype solution in a simulated use case environment. Existing technologies that might be realigned to meet the needs of this call are also open for investigation. This opportunity closes Monday 31st January 2022. (Source: Rumour Control)
17 Jan 22. Call for Papers – Technology Surprise Forum, May 2022.
Technology Foresight: a Spotter surface buoy used by the Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit during Exercise Dugong with a packet of Tim Tams for scale. Image: Defence
The National Security College Futures Hub at the Australian National University is hosting a Technology Surprise Forum in early May 2022, in partnership with the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG).
Proposals should be emailed to by 21 January 2022.
The Forum aims to highlight a range of high impact future technologies that could influence the Australian national security landscape over the next 5 to 10 years. Selected reports will be funded at a fixed rate of $10,000 (GST inclusive) – plus travel costs to attend the Forum in Canberra where appropriate.
The Forum will bring together Science and Technology practitioners and researchers from across academia and government to build communities of interest that will generate further research on technology and national security issues.
The organisers are seeking proposals for working papers to be presented at the Forum that address the following questions:
- What emerging technological innovations and convergences could surprise government in the medium to long term?
- How can government harness emerging civilian and military technologies to support national security?
Suggested topics include (though are not restricted to) technologies and issues such as: the metaverse as a vector for population or political manipulation; brain-machine interfaces; intelligence in the age of deep fakes (including identifying fakes and defeating biometric recognition); quantum computing, cryptography and sensing.
The working papers will also be expected to relate to at least one of the current National Security Science and Technology Priorities:
- Technology Foresight: The ability to monitor, analyse and evaluate the implications of scientific and technological developments to prevent strategic and tactical surprise.
- Intelligence: The ability to collect, analyse, integrate, assess and disseminate intelligence with the accuracy, scale and speed required to support timely national security and intelligence decision making.
- Preparedness, Protection, Prevention & Incident Response: The ability to appropriately equip and prepare Australian agencies to effectively address national security threats and natural or man-made destructive events, including mass-harm and mass-damage incidents, either by preventing their occurrence, or responding and recovering effectively if they have occurred.
- Cyber Security: The ability to strengthen the cyber security and resilience of critical infrastructure and systems of national significance through the conduct of research and development, and the delivery of advanced cyber technologies, tools, techniques and education.
- Border Security and Identity Management: The national security community’s ability to protect and secure Australia’s borders from disease outbreaks, hazardous material and threats to our community, including maximum disruption effect on illegal activity and migration with projected growth in people and cargo movement across Australian borders.
- Investigative Support and Forensic Science: Law enforcement’s ability to prevent, disrupt and prosecute terrorist and criminal activities in a complex transnational and evolving digital environment.
Up to fifteen submissions will be selected for further development into 5-10 page working papers to be presented at the Forum. Selected reports will be funded at a fixed rate of $10,000 (GST inclusive) – plus travel costs to attend the Forum in Canberra where appropriate.
Proposals should be emailed to by 21 January 2022. Successful candidates will be advised within a week or two of the close of submissions. The Forum paper submission deadline will be early March 2022.
For further information go here: https://www.dst.defence.gov.au/sites/default/files/research_facilities/documents/TechSurpriseForum%20CallforPapers%20Nov%2021%20FINAL%20v2.pdf (Source: Rumour Control)
AOC Europe connects organisations and individuals across government, defence, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and review the latest advances in electromagnetic and information-related fields. With a history spanning more than 25 years, AOC Europe is the Association of Old Crows’ flagship international event with 70+ manufacturers and 1000+ attendees from 40+ countries coming together to engage, innovate and network and to discuss all things within this dedicated sector.
Our 2022 conference theme:
Integrating Electromagnetic Effects across all Domains
The control of the electromagnetic spectrum is a fundamental requirement in modern warfare in all domains whether land, sea air, space, information or cyber. Systems operating in these domains must be able to communicate, make decisions, share information and take actions in a coordinated, controlled and effective manner using the electromagnetic spectrum.
To achieve and maintain this dominance, electronic warfare, radar, navigation, situational awareness and other information and communication systems require significant levels of integration and interoperability across all types of platforms and in all domains. Innovative integrated systems requirements, applications and enabling technologies will be considered from intelligence data gathering, analysis and data fusion through to the deployment of countermeasures and other actions that use the electromagnetic spectrum.
For more details on exhibiting/sponsoring, submitting a paper or attending the event visit www.aoceurope.org