April 14-15, 2021 | Mary M. Gates Learning Center | Alexandria, VA 

DSI’s Assured Positioning, Navigation, & Timing (PNT) Summit will bring together members of the Military Services, DoD, Federal Government, Industry & Academia in a ‘Town-Hall’ style forum to discuss how important GPS & space based PNT systems are to the overall resilience of the Warfighter as well as critical infrastructure across the United States & abroad. This event will offer Senior level insight into how the U.S. Military has been a leader in integrating PNT into its everyday operations & how such capabilities have become vital to the military’s ability to shape the global arena, deter aggression, and fight and win wars, now and in the future.

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This year's Confirmed Speakers:

 
 
William Nelson, SES, Director, APNT CFT, Army Futures Command
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brig Gen Heather L. Pringle, USAF, Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anthony C. Smith, SES, Director, C3I, DoD CIO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Richard De Fatta, SES, Director, U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Center of Excellence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cordell “Del” DeLaPena, SES, Program Executive Officer for Space Production Space & Missile Systems Center, USAF
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harold W. Martin III, SES, Director, National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing  
 
 
COL Nickolas Kioutas, USA, PM, PNT, PEO IEW&S
 
 
 
 
 
 

Download 2021 Agenda Here

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Why You Should Attend This Summit:

 
A Presidential Executive Order that was passed down this past February has mandated that, within two years, government agencies coordinate the development of a national plan for the R&D and pilot testing of additional, robust, and secure PNT services that are not dependent on global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). The President's request was over $1.8 billion including procurement and research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) for DoD’s GPS program. DSI’s Assured Positioning, Navigation, & Timing (PNT) Summit will bring together members of the Military Services, DoD, Federal Government, Industry & Academia in a ‘Town-Hall’ style forum to discuss how important it is to keep enhancing GPS & space based PNT systems for the overall resilience of the Warfighter as well as critical infrastructure across the United States & abroad. This event will offer Senior level insight into how the U.S. Military has been a leader in integrating PNT into its everyday operations & how such capabilities have become vital to the military’s ability to shape the global arena, deter aggression, and fight and win wars, now and in the future. Attendees at forum will also have a chance to hear about the steps government agencies, such as DHS, are taking to understand & be proactive about the vulnerabilities that exist in critical infrastructure & networks when PNT services are manipulated.  
 
 
With an increase in adversarial jamming capabilities, the Senate Armed Services Committee has ordered the Pentagon to provide Combatant Commander’s alternate position, navigation and timing (PNT) systems to GPS by 2023. The Assured PNT Summit will examine current efforts across the Army, Air Force, & other services to integrate these new PNT capabilities to help the Warfighter remain ready and resilient across all warfighting domains, while also addressing key capability gaps in the existing GPS enterprise that the adversary is trying to exploit & target through jamming/spoofing attacks. Innovative new projects, systems, & alternate PNT technologies such as MAPS/DAPS systems, GPS Anti-Jam M-Code, & NTS-3 satellite concept, will also be explored at this Summit, all of which, are aiming to transform traditional GPS signals & provide the Warfighter with timely, accurate, & robust PNT information. Finally, members of industry can also benefit from attending this event as Senior leaders will be offering their perspective on the need for more collaboration in order to improve PNT assurance efforts, GPS signal security, & ultimately, disrupt the adversaries’ use of PNT information.  
 
 
DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Symposiums' content and focus areas. We assemble the most respected minds in the PNT communities, as well as the key policymakers 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.

Topics to be covered at the 2021 Summit:
  - Leading current DoD initiatives toward integrating new PNT capabilities to help the Warfighter remain resilient in a dynamic threat environment
- Synchronizing PNT, Navigation Warfare, & Space capability development efforts across the Army to help reduce key capability gaps
- Delivering resilient, affordable & sustainable Space capabilities such as modernized GPS to enhance Warfighter superiority
- Providing alternate Positioning, Navigation, & Timing (PNT) for potential Global Positioning System (GPS)-denied environments
- Accelerating the implementation of cutting-edge Air Force research projects such as NTS-3 GPS Satellite to provide the most value to the Warfighter
- Developing critical PNT-related products to enable a Soldier’s PNT capabilities in all warfighting domains
- Overseeing the collection of GPS-related Information from multiple federal Agencies in an effort to improve & maintain Space-based PNT capabilities
- Advancing efforts to provide GPS protection for all Naval Air platforms
- Detailing the DHS plan to test the vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure systems, networks, & assets If PNT services were to be disrupted or manipulated
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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.
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Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The Assured PNT Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions. Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here:
 
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Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's 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.  
 
 
This Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.  
 
 
(Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)  
 
 
Summit is CLOSED TO PRESS / NO RECORDINGS