May 29-30, 2024 | National Housing Center, Washington, DC

DSI’s 4th Annual Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (APNT) Summit will bring together members of the Military Services, DoD, Federal Government, Industry and Academia in a town-hall style forum to discuss the latest developments of PNT systems and GPS alternatives. PNT is a critical enabler for all warfighting functions across all domains and ensures the central component of situational awareness to the Warfighter: accurate and trusted positioning.

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2024 Confirmed Speakers Include:

HON Douglas Schmidt, PhD
Operational Testing and Evaluation

MG William Crane, USA
Adjutant General, West Virginia Joint Forces Headquarters
U.S. National Guard

Brig Gen Stephen Slade, USAF
Mobilization Assistant to the Commander
Space Operations Command

Cordell DeLaPena, SES
PEO for Military Communications and PNT
Space Systems Command

Meggan Schoenberg, ST
Principal Director, Integrated Network System of Systems

Nikki Markiel, PhD
Senior GEOINT Authority for Geomatics

Karen Van Dyke
Director, PNT & Spectrum Management Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research & Technology

Download the 2024 Agenda


Why You Should Attend This Summit:

The 4th Annual Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (APNT) Summit will bring together members of the Military Services, DoD, Federal Government, Industry and Academia in a town-hall style forum with a thematic emphasis on Protect, Toughen and Augment (PTA). The immediate and long-term success of PNT technologies and application rely on the three elements of PTA: protect by detecting and terminating interference, toughen with enhanced antennas, software and hardware to resist attacks and anomalies, and augment by refining new signal detection, complementary PNT and GNSS signal monitoring.

Funding has steadily increased across the Armed Services to support maintenance and operation of GPS satellites, to develop hi-tech systems and programs, and to continue R&D of the highest caliber. The NDAA for FY24 has allocated at least $1.61B across development and prototypes, procurement and RDET for APNT navigation systems. The Army concluded its 5th PNT Assessment experiment to evaluate new tools and systems, while concurrently driving commercial partnerships upwards of $500M to roll out jam resistant technology and SATCOM.

At this Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to hear and engage with Senior level leaders from across the Services and Federal Government discussing the importance of GPS alternatives, as they are applicable across federal, military and civil operations. The newly minted PNT Integrated Mission Delta will further explore PNT in space and why the U.S. is at a critical point in this sector. This year’s panel will highlight the tensions the U.S. and Taiwan face across China and how establishing norms is crucial to a peaceful way forward. __________________________________________________________________________________ *Summit is Closed to The Press / No Recordings*

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

The 2024 Assured PNT Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

__________________________________________________________________________________ Topics covered at the 2024 Summit:

- Driving Collaborative PNT Efforts: Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture

- Supporting Federal Policy Governing PNT Programs for Civil Application

- Promoting PNT Technology Experimentation and Testing Across the DOD

- The Potentially Dire Consequences of Lacking U.S. Resilience Across Space and APNT

- Driving PNT Technology Experimentation and Testing Across the U.S. Army

- Advancing USAF PNT Security, Resilience and Accuracy Capabilities by Augmenting Existing GNSS

- Driving Affordability and Speed to PNT Capabilities Across Maritime Services are Key Drivers


At Our Summit You Have the Ability To:

Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing our PNT communities.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.

Influence: Help foster ideas. Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas. __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD & Federal Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their organization’s overall mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

DSI’s Summit will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal Government employees and is considered an educational and training forum. __________________________________________________________________________________ Past Participating Organizations:

Space Force, Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, PNT Advisory Board, Army Futures Command, Space Development Agency, Space Systems Command, CISA, Air Force Research Lab, National Security Council, USSPACECOM, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, PEO IEW&S, PW/A 170, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Aevex Aerospace, DRS Leonardo, General Dynamics, KBR, L3Harris, NextNav, Noblis-ESI, RAND, Vadum, Satelles, Raytheon, Xona Space, USAF, NAVAIR, Air Froce Futures, F-35 JPO, and many more!