September 29-30, 2021 | Sunset Room | National Harbor, MD


The 10th Annual Military Tactical Communications Summit will bring together senior level experts from across the services to discuss the modernization and convergence of tactical communications and mission command capabilities across the joint force. This year’s Summit will aim to advance the speed, accuracy, and resiliency of current and future tactical communication abilities for the expeditionary warfighter.

2021 Confirmed Speakers:

Kevin Mulvihill, SES
Principal Director to the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Command, Control, and Communications
Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer

Dr. Michael Zatman, SES
Principal Director for FNC3

COL Osvaldo Ortiz, USA
Division Chief, Mission Command Support Element
Army G6

COL Greg Napoli, USA
Unified Network Lead
Network Cross Functional Team

Col Jeff Mrazik, USAF
Deputy Chief, Advanced Battle Management System, Cross Functional Team, Air Force Futures

Matthew Maier
Project Manager, Interoperability, Integration and Services

Download 2021 Agenda Here


Why You Should Attend This Summit:

The 2021 Military Tactical Communications Summit will focus on accelerating the development, acquisition, and implementation of advanced communications technologies, policies, and solutions to ensure the U.S. military maintains an information and operational advantage over any adversary in any environment. For 2021, the Pentagon designated $11.9 billion, a 17% increase from last year, to network warfare systems to improve battlefield communications. Signaling the growing importance of accelerating tactical communications technologies, this is the 6th consecutive budget cycle in which the Pentagon has requested increased funding for command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence systems (C4I). This year’s event will bring together speakers from the military, DoD, and academia to discuss how to continually modernize and converge tactical communication capabilities to enhance connectivity, decision-making, and situational awareness for the Warfighter in multi-domain operations.

As enemies rapidly achieve advances in networks and communications, cyber threats, electronic interference, and C4I, the future of warfare turns digital. With this, the U.S. military is turning toward a joint information environment to enable more secure, rapid information sharing across domains. This event will provide updates to current research and developments initiatives, such as modernizing and applying 5G, AI, satellite communications, and handheld radios, to increase the Warfighter’s ability to communicate in combat. Distinguished speakers at this year’s event will highlight new technologies, policies, and acquisition priorities as well as the growing importance placed upon the joint warfighting effort to enhance communications functions to bring better organization and security to command and control. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to discuss their perspectives on this effort and ask questions to key decision makers, policy advisors, and implementers.

DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits’ content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in networking and communications technology as well as key policy makers 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:

– Enabling the Capacity of a Resilient Joint All-Domain Network to Achieve Operational Overmatch

– Integrating ABMS to Enable Communication Resiliency and Decision Superiority for the Air Force and Joint Force

– Bolstering DoD Modernization to Ensure U.S. Military Command, Control, and Communications Superiority

– Fielding C3I Capabilities to Enable Mission Success Across the MAGTF

– ACC Goal: Delivering Resilient, Secure Communications in Contested Environments Across the Spectrum of Conflict

– From Concept to Reality: Advancing Capability Sets to Deliver the Army’s Modernized Tactical Network


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:

Air Combat Command, All Purpose Networks, Army Cyber Institute, Army PEO C3T, Army Research Lab, BAE Systems, Codan Communications, CodeMettle, Collins Aerospace, Communications-Applied Technology, Datron, DISA, DoD CIO C3, Domo Tactical Communications, DTRA, Elbit, FAA, Fuse Integration Inc., General Dynamics Mission Systems, Georgia Tech Research Institute, goTenna, Huckworthy, Headquarters US Air Force, JCSE/Cdr’s Action Group, JHU/APL, Joint Chiefs of Staff/ J6, Joint Communications Support Element, L3Harris, Meta Special Aerospace, Motorola, Network CFT, NVIS Communications, OUSD R&E, ONR, REDCOM, SCI Technology, Telos Corp., UK MOD, USA CCDC ARL, Viasat, White House Communications Agency, William Main, 4K Solutions, 93rd Air Ground Ops Wing, 311 Signal Command, 726th Air Control Squadron, and more.


Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

– DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD, IC, DOJ, DHS, and Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department’s mission success 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.

– The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational training forum, and a widely attended gathering.