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October 19, 2017
National Press Club | Washington, D.C.

Defense Daily’s 10th annual Open Architecture Summit, taking place October 19, 2017 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., will focus on Building and Maintaining the Technical Edge. Discussion will center on Constructing the Future of Open Architecture While Maintaining the Technical Edge. Panels will include:

  • Common and Compatible -- Establishing baseline architectures
  • Defense Industry -- Demonstrating the pros and cons of an open architecture-approach to the contractor community
  • Legacy-Existing-Future -- Open Architecture is the key to maintaining legacy platforms and aa vital foundation to implementing future programs

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November 7-8, 2017
Tyson's Corner Marriott | Tyson's Corner, VA

CyberSat is the first event of its kind, dedicated to assessing the ever-evolving threat of cyber attacks in the satellite and aerospace landscape. At this two-day event, attendees will hear strategic insights from leading cybersecurity experts and satellite industry executives about best practices for achieving end-to-end protection within the entire satellite ecosystem. Representatives from key industry verticals such as maritime,  broadcast, government, oil & gas, and more will discuss what cybersecurity truly means to them.

  • New Generation of Cyberattacks – Assessment of the evolving threat landscape in satellite
  • Fact vs. Myth: What we know so far as it relates to cyber-attacks in aerospace and satellite
  • Open Systems vs. Purpose Built Solutions: Pros and Cons
  • A Cybersecurity Framework for Space: What needs to be done
  • The FCC Commuications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) WG4: What we can learn
  • The NIST Framework: The need for it and where it can be improved
  • And more…

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Network Centric Warfare

February 1-2, 2018
Rome, Italy

As we look into the 21st century, the way in which military forces communicate, disseminate intelligence and issue orders is changing as several NATO-aligned nations pursue network enabled capabilities programmes. There is now an emphasis on ‘system of systems’ network that empowers a robust web of interaction between air and ground forces – maximising asset deployment and creating a common operating picture.

As battlespace has become digitised, the focus on data and communication networking between joint forces and command and control facilities has taken centre stage. With combat exercises increasingly operating in asymmetrical environments, there is a growing need to exploit well networked forces. In this context, through streams of data and real-time analysis, decision making on the ground has become more effective and efficient - with robustly networked forces adaptively responding to threats with versatility and agility.

SMi’s  Network Centric Warfare conference will focus on key aspects challenging and enhancing joint operations - in particular, utilisation of digital fire support, interoperability between air and ground based communication systems, digitalisation of battlespace, improving technical education and the Forza NEC programme.

Featured speakers include the Italian Army, Italian Navy, US Army Europe, NATO, DSTL, UK MoD and more. See the full list of speakers and register on


connect:ID – April 30 – May 2, 2018 - WEWCC, Washington, DC

An exploration of physical and digital identity in the 21st century. connect:ID is an innovative international conference and a free global exhibition focused on all aspects of identity technologies and the opportunities for their management in both the physical and digital worlds.

connect:ID Conference - April 30 - May 2, 2018
Hear from some of the key players in the identity technology marketplace from thought leaders to end users with three days of cutting-edge revelations, future insights, case histories and panel discussions.

connect:ID Exhibition - May 1-2, 2018
Explore the latest developments and releases in identity technology solutions with 100+ exhibitors all under one roof. Entrance to the exhibition is free. For information about exhibiting please contact

The event is brought to you by Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) and unites solutions adopters and stakeholders from around the world to explore the development and fusion of multiple advanced identity technologies – including biometrics, secure credentials and mobile identity systems.

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