Agenda

I. Government Needs, Initiatives, Opportunities and Challenges

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KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

 MR. JEFFREY EGGERS, SES
“Big Data and the Air Force ISR Mission”
Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), US Air Force (AF/A2D)

■ REAR ADMIRAL (ret) ALEX MILLER
“Architecture to Support Advanced Analytics”
Director, Federal Consulting, Deloitte Consulting; former Chief of Staff, National Security Agency

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“NIST Perspectives and Initiatives”
■ DR. ASHIT TALUKDER
Director, Information Access, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

“DoD Decision-Making Through Information and Data Management
■ MR. MARK KRZYSKO
Deputy Director, Enterprise Information, Acquisition Resources and Analysis, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (OUSD/AT&L)

• The Case for a Data-focused Approach to Decision-making
• The Defense Acquisition Data Solution
• Acquisition Data Uses from the Components to Congress
• The Future of Defense Acquisition Data

“Big Data Analytics for Army Intel”
■ MS. LISA SHALER-CLARK
Deputy Director/Program Manager, Futures, Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), US Army

• Leveraging Big Data across our Enterprise
• Partnering on Secure, Sharable Capabilities
• Opportunities and Emerging Lessons

“DISA Perspectives and Initiatives”
■ MR. WILLIAM KEELY
Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) [tentative]

“Fusion Centers: Current Operations, Future Challenges, and Big Data”
■ COLONEL (ret) LEE “TIP” WIGHT
Executive Director, Fusion Center, Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center (WRTAC); former Chief, Strategy Division, HQ US Air Force

• National Fusion Center History
• WRTAC Mission/Organization/Key Processes
• WRTAC/NCR Current/Near Term Challenges
• WRTAC “Big Data” Integration
• National Fusion Center Strategy/Long Term Outlook and Implications

“NSA Perspectives and Initiatives”
■ MR. NEIL ZIRING
Technical Director, Information Assurance, National Security Agency (NSA) [tentative]

“FEMA Perspectives and Initiatives”
■ DR. ADRIAN GARDNER
Chief Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), DHS

 “FBI Perspectives and Initiatives”
■ MR. JAMES TRAINOR
Special Agent-in-Charge and Senior Executive, Headquarters, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

 “NGA Perspectives and Initiatives”
■ MR. DUNCAN MCCARTHY
Technical Executive, Innovation, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) [invited]

 

II. The Latest Tools, Techniques and Technologies

FEATURED PRESENTATION:

Using Natural Language Processing and Automated Machine Learning to Turn Extreme Data into Relevant Data – Quickly and Accurately”
MS. LAURA ODELL
Information Technology Systems, Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

Ms. O’Dell will be joined by

DR. ARUN MAIYA
Senior Staff Member, IDA

MS. LYTWAIVE HUTCHINSON
Chief Information Officer, Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD)

• Given the Large and Diverse Collection of Unstructured Text Documents — How to Automate Characterization of Subject Areas to
Efficiently Navigate to Critical Information for Rapid Decision Making
• Digital Investigations–Discovery of Sensitive and Classified Information Use Cases
• Appraisal of Electronic Records– Demand More Automated Less Human Intensive Reviews
• Faceting Information by: Topics, Mention Search, Format, Location, Time, Author
• Automated Keyword Search Extraction (Keyword Extraction for Reports and Articles (KERA)) and Discovery Techniques
• Tag Clouds as Lenses

 

“Building on Big Data: Predictive Analytics”
■ Lt. COLONEL BOBBY SAXON, USA 
Division Chief and Program Director, Enterprise Management Decision Support, G-3/5/7 Program Office, US Army

• The Big Data Foundation
• Access, Visualization, Analytics
• Predictive Analytics: “Seeing” the Future
• Business before Technology

Special Double Presentation:

■ Lt. COLONEL GARY GOOD
Strategist, Business Transformation Directorate, US Army

1. “Decision Point Analytics”

• Decision Point: What Data Was Used? What Algorithm? Recommended Course of Action? Was Recommendation Followed?
• Tracking the Results: Comparison vs. Decision-Point Expectations; Should the Algorithm be Modified? Was there Missing Data?
• Winning Over the Decision-Maker: Building Trust

2. “The Role of the Interpreter”

• Interpreters Understand the Business of the Organization and are Technically Competent
• Facilitate Building Better Government-Contractor Partnerships
• Critical Role after the Contractor “Hands Over the Keys”

“Big Data Standards Initiatives: Building a Framework for Data Interoperability”
■ MR. DAVID BOYD
Chief Technology Officer, Engineering, L-3 Data Tactics

“Optimizing Data Storage for Big Data in the Federal Government”
DR. GREG GARDNER
Chief Architect, Defense and Intelligence Solutions, NetApp

• Data Storage Best Practices
• Data Storage Essentials for Big Data
• Big Data and Cloud Storage
• Addressing the Particular Data Storage Needs of the Federal Government

 

III. High-Value Applications for Defense and Intelligence – Emerging Lessons Learned

SPECIAL PRESENTATION:

“The Role of Big Data in Improving Security and Resilience to Catastrophic Events”
MR. MARK GEMBICKI
Chairman and Chief Architect, Resilient Corporation; former Director, Manhattan Cyber Project, and keynote, 2014 AFCEA/GMU “Critical
Issues in C4I Symposium

“Big Data Analytics and National Security”
■ MR. STEVE STENNETT
Chief Technology Officer, Federal Information Management, IBM

“Big Data Analytics Needed to Measure Intelligence Potential”
■ DR. DARRELL YOUNG
Principal Engineering Fellow, Raytheon

• Data Explosion is Accelerating with No End In Sight
• Intelligence Potential is the Likelihood of Finding Something Significant
• Intelligence Potential is Needed to Navigate through the Mountains of Data
• Intelligence Potential is Data and Task Dependent
• Defining and Computing Intelligence Potential is Needed to Support Variety of Other Analytics – Many Examples
• Intelligence Potential is Needed to Help Guide Analysts in Forming and Testing Hypotheses
• Computing the Intelligence Potential of Multiple Datasets and New Phenomenologies is Emerging Opportunity Well Suited for Cloud Implementatio

“Data Mining and Predictive Analytics for Law Enforcement and Intelligence”
■ MR. KEN CAMPBELL
Vice President for National Security Solutions and 

■ DR. COLLEEN McCUE
Senior Director, Social Science and Quantitative Methods, DigitalGlobe

• Geospatial Big Data for Defense and National Security Missions
• Operational Security Analytics in Support of Anticipation and Influence
• Resource Optimization Through Area Reduction
• Novel Use of Commercial Best Practices and Social Science Research for the Operational Public Safety and Security Environment

“Advanced Data Science and the Intelligence Mission”
 MR. ALAN BRIGGS
Senior Research Scientist, Elder Research

• Big Data – a Paradigm Shift from Hypothesis-Driven to Data-Driven Discovery
• NSF Big Data Investment Areas and Programs: Foundational Research, Building New Multidisciplinary Research Communities, Education and Workforce, Cyberinfrastructure
• Recent Key NSF Funded Projects, Collaborations, and Workshops in Big Data
• Supporting the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem: Multistakeholder Partnerships to Move Data to Knowledge to Action

“Civil Information Integration in Support of Complex Humanitarian Operations”
■ MR. GERARD CHRISTMAN
Senior Systems Engineer, Femme Comp, Inc.; contractor support to the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense (DoD CIO)

• Leveraging the Geosocial Space to Fill Information Gaps
• Visualization Tools to Discover Patterns and to Predict Outcomes
• Geospatial Information to Aid in Mapping for Common Situational Awareness
• Leveraging the Unclassified Information Sharing Service to Provide the Means to Share and a Place to Collaborate
• Using Unstructured and Structured Data to Complete the Picture