September 9-10, 2020 | Mary M Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA


The 9th Annual Military Tactical Communications Summit will bring together senior-level experts from across the services to discuss initiatives towards advancing and modernizing tactical communication and mission command capabilities across the joint force. The 2020 Summit will aim to enhance the warfighter’s ability to shoot, move, and communicate in any operating environment they might encounter across the globe.

2020 Confirmed Speakers:


Lt. Gen. Bradford J. Shwedo, USAF
Director, C4/Cyber
Chief Information Officer, J-6

Joint Staff

Dr. Michael Zatman
Assistant Director for FNC3

Brig Gen Chad Raduege, USAF
Director of Cyberspace and Information Dominance, CIO
Air Combat Command

Michael Monteleone, SES
Director, Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate
C5ISR Center

Ward Roberts
Project Manager, Interoperability, Integration, and Services

COL Stephen Hamilton, USA
Technical Director & Chief of Staff
Army Cyber Institute

Download 2020 Agenda Here


Why You Should Attend This Summit:

The 2020 Military Tactical Communications Summit will focus on the advancement of communication systems and capabilities required for the modern warfighter to compete, deter, and win against all enemies across any operating environment. The event will discuss efforts across the DoD to rapidly improve and equip units with secure, reliable and innovative networks. It will bring together speakers from the DoD, industry and academia to discuss the way forward to deliver stable and dependable communication to US forces across the globe and in a growing Great Power Competition.

Speakers will discuss the policies, acquisition priorities, technological advancements and end-user perspectives regarding military tactical communications and networking capabilities needed to maintain US Supremacy in a rapidly changing world. With the emerging challenges that near-peer nations are presenting the need for reliable communications and C2 capabilities is becoming more and more apparent. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to speak with decision makers about key network modernization efforts and initiatives towards ensuring dependable and continuous communications for the warfighter.

DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summit’s content and focus areas. We will assemble the most respected minds in the C4ISR community, including operational leaders, key policymakers, DoD labs, industry and academia. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all involved organizations bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Topics to be covered at the 2020 Summit:

– Delivering Timely and Secure Communications and Information Across the Army Enterprise

– Driving Rapid and Secure Communications to Enable Joint All-Domain Command and Control

– Effectively Defining, Prioritizing, Acquiring, Managing, and Implementing C4II capabilities in Support of DoD operations

– Sustaining Resilient and Assured Communications in Contested and Congested Operating Environments

– Integrating Tactical Communication Capabilities Across Multi-Domain Operations

– Advancing Network Capabilities in order to Fight, Win, and Dominate in a Multi-Domain Environment

– Evolving 5G for Use in Military Tactical Communications


At our Symposium 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 tactical communications community.


  • 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.


Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The Military Tactical Communications Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here.



Participating organizations at last year’s Summit:

Ace Electronics Defense Systems, LLC, Air Combat Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, AT&T, BAE Systems, Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cisco Systems Inc, Collins Aerospace, DTRA, Joint Chiefs of Staff/J6, DHS, DISA, Elbit, General Dynamics Mission Systems, HP Inc., HQMC, JHU/APL, Kord Technologies, L3Harris, Lockheed Martin, MITRE, NSA, NRL, Network CFT, Northrop Grumman, Nutanix, ONR, Office of the Chief Information Officer/G-6, PacStar, PEO C3T, PEO Solider, Raytheon, REDCOM Laboratories, Inc., Silvus Technologies, Thales, USAF A2/6, ViaSat, and more.