Special Operations Summit (Tampa, FL - December 2011)


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Special Operations Summit (Tampa, FL - December 2011)

  1. 1. Look inside for details on the highly anticipated Human Presents a training conference: Geography Focus Day!Transforming Global “Shoot, Move and Communicate” CapabilitiesHuman Geography Focus Day: Main Summit Days: Wyndham Tampa WestshoreDecember 12, 2011 December 13 -14, 2011 Tampa, FL Featuring distinguished Benefit from keynote speakers such as: comprehensive technical briefings on: Rear Admiral Sean Pybus, USN Commander Latest SOF needs and Navy Special Warfare Command requirements for complex Brigadier General Stephen Clark, USAF threat environments Director Plans, Programs, Requirements, and Assessments Irregular Warfare capabilities and strategic Colonel Richard Samuels, USAF planning for SOF operations Deputy Commander SOCAFRICA, US AFRICOM Global special operations Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris, USN and low intensity conflict Director Navy Irregular Warfare Office Latest lessons learned from COIN and stabilizing David Ochmanek, SES Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Development operations in fragile states OSD Plus, hear program updates and reviews from representatives from SOCAFRICA, SOCOM, USASOC, AFSOC, NAVSOC, among others!www.SpecialOperationsSummit.com
  2. 2. Transforming Global “Shoot, Move and Communicate” CapabilitiesHuman Geography Focus Day: Main Summit Days: Wyndham Tampa WestshoreDecember 12, 2011 December 13 -14, 2011 Tampa, FLWelcome to IDGA’s Special Operations Summit - Transforming Table of ContentsGlobal Shoot, Move and Communicate Capabilities! Human Geography Focus Day ................................3Special Operations Forces are seeing more direct action than ever before. Main Summit Day 1................................................4Engaging in missions pre and post conflict as well as during have Main Summit Day 2................................................5contributed to evolving requirements for special operations equipment. Sponsor Exhibitor Info ........................................6This evolution continues to change direction as future operations becomes Venue Pricing ......................................................7difficult to predict. Increasing tensions in global combatant commands dueto the Arab Spring and violent state and non-state actors has increased the Registration Form ..................................................8need for greater interagency cooperation between the DoD, DoS and othergovernment stakeholders. These needs have never been greater and thedirection of “Defend, Diplomacy, and Development” must be set for the Who You Will Meetcoming years. At IDGA’s Special Operations Summit, you will have the opportunity to collaborate and network with “The categories of warfare are blurring and no longer fit into neat, representatives from the special operations community, tidy boxes. One can expect to see more tools and tactics of as well as personnel from military units, government agencies, research, manufacturers/contractors and destruction -- from the sophisticated to the simple technology service providers. Attendees will include -- being employed simultaneously in hybrid and more Program Managers and Project Managers, Branch complex forms of warfare.” Heads, Project Leads, Commanders, Scientists and - Robert M. Gates, Previous U.S. Secretary of Defense Engineers with the following responsibilities: • Program ManagementIDGA’s Special Operations Summit will provide the most up-to-date • Researchnews on the latest advancements in technologies and the lessons learned • Future Joint Strategyfrom recent efforts. This event will take a closer look at military strategies • Requirementsfor unconventional warfare including Special Forces and counter • Acquisitioninsurgency operations. Due to increasing challenges, acquisition decisions • Technological Advancementare currently being made, as well as new requirements for industry. • InteroperabilityBenefit from insight into capability areas including:• Unconventional warfare technology and the continued roadmap ahead• To-date efforts and lessons learned from Special Operations Forces About IDGA• Direct action needs for global operations and missions in Combatant The Institute for Defense Commands Government Advancement (IDGA) is a non-partisan• National efforts to leverage resources from all sectors, industries, and information based organization academia for improved operation efficiency dedicated to the promotion of innovative ideas in public• Engaging in joint-efforts for interagency cooperation and capabilities service and defense. We bring together speaker panels comprised of military and government professionals while attracting delegates with decision-making powerRegister yourself and your team today at from military, government and defense industries.www.SpecialOperationsSummit.com or by calling 1-800-882-8684. In addition to our live events, IDGA also offers an online community dedicated to providing defense industry professionals with breaking news, business opportunities, introductions, podcasts, videos, webinars, articles, and presentations from key industry leaders. Special Operations Online Resource Library Members of our online community are able to extend their live event experience and interact with the defensePrepare for the summit by visiting www.SpecialOperationsSummit.com to access industry by leveraging the opportunity to network, share ideas, best practices, and business solutions. Join ourthe complete program agenda, white papers, speaker podcasts interviews, past community today at www.idga.org.presentations, videos, articles and more. Plus, all items are free to download!2 Get your ALL ACCESS pass at www.SpecialOperationsSummit.com or call 1-800-882-8684 today!
  3. 3. Human Geography Focus Day Monday, December 12, 2011 Sign-up for this in-depth and interactive series of workshops to examine current training and immersion techniques for special operations forces with a focus on creating seamless cultural and religious understanding. Hear from leading researchers and innovative leaders on the technologies and processes that are revolutionizing force integration capabilities. These practical application sessions will deliver high impact knowledge led by recognized experts. 7:30am Registration and Coffee Focus Day Opening Keynote: 8:00am – 10:00am the Human Terrain System Changing Mission Requirements and Strategies: Afghanistan Transition and Future Phase 0 Support to COCOMs The HTS concept is to attach Human Terrain Teams What will be covered: (HTTs) to deployed BCTs / RCTs, Divisions, • Efforts to recruit, train, deploy, and support an embedded, operationally focused sociocultural Corps/theater, and support them with a CONUS- capability based Reach-back Research Center (RRC). The Human • Conducting operationally relevant, sociocultural research and analysis; develop and maintain a Terrain System uses empirical sociocultural research sociocultural knowledge base and analysis to fill a large operational decision-making • Supporting operational decision-making, enhance operational effectiveness and preserve and share support gap. This research provides current, accurate, sociocultural institutional knowledge and reliable data generated by on-the-ground How you will benefit: research on the specific social groups in the supported • Latest ability to assess the population through engagement meetings with local officials, provincial unit’s operating environment. This human terrain knowledge provides a sociocultural foundation for the government officials and tribal leaders • Increased understanding for which decisions for combat action to take or whether any action is staff’s support to the Commander’s Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), both in planning and even appropriate • Detailed knowledge of host populations in critical areas where U.S. forces are being increased to execution. It also enables a more effective rotation of forces through the creation and maintenance of an conduct counterinsurgency and stability operations enduring, sociocultural knowledge base. Session Leader: Colonel Sharon Hamilton, USA Director, Human Terrain System TRADOC Cultural Immersion Lessons 10:00am – 12:00pm Learned and the Way Forward Thinking like the Natives: Cultural Immersion for US Special Operations Cultural immersion is a skill set that allows missions to What will be covered: develop and execute with smooth transitions. It does • Getting ‘plugged in’ to the local social network not guarantee mission success but certainly assures • Developing a stronger language program with high standards greater mission success than can be achieved • Sized, trained and equipped to engage in any threat environment against any adversary; operating without it. Cultural immersion “equalizes culturally, linguistically, politically and regionally focused the playing field” when US/Coalition special forces are How you will benefit: operating in foreign lands against otherwise invisible • Ensure a seamless relationship between human source collection and signals collection at the or immersed enemies. This session examines various operational level aspects of cultural immersion, how they relate to • Adopting new operational concepts while actively taking the fight to the terrorists warfare and proposes recommendations for cultural • Utilize recurring deployments to increase language skills, cultural awareness and to build the immersion supporting present day special operations military and political contacts missions. Session Leader: Professor Bob Sharp Assistant Professor, International Security Studies, Strategic Studies Division National Defense University 12:00pm – 1:00pm Networking Lunch Inside the Mind of 1:00pm – 3:00pm Arab Dissidents Understanding the Cultural Drive and Religious Motivation for Global Tension The rise of Islamic terrorism worldwide is a phenomenon What will be covered: of our age. But it is not the first time that violence in the • Understanding the basic ideology of radical Islam name of Islam has surged across the world. In this • Global jihad and countering terrorism session, Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo takes an in-depth look at • Cultural indoctrination from childhood the teachings of Islam, past and present, which form the How you will benefit: driving force for Islamic terrorism. Drawing on a wide • Discover threats and opportunities driving terrorist initiatives range of sources, including many Muslim writers, he • Gain a better understanding of traditional viewpoints and how they relate to global Islamic communities examines the facets of the Islamic faith which motivate so many men and women of violence. He suggests a Session Leader: number of practical responses which can be adopted by Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo military forces to counter the violence and strategies for Chairman, Westminster Institute winning the long war against Islamic violence. Visiting Fellow, Cranfield University Adjunct Professor, George C. Marshall Center for European Security3 Register by October 14 to Save $300! Visit www.SpecialOperationsSummit.com for complete information.
  4. 4. Main Summit Day One Tuesday, December 13, 2011 7:15 Registration and Coffee 1:15 Special Operations/Low-Intensity and Interdependent Capabilities • Development of policy regarding the capabilities and operational 8:15 Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks employment of special operations forces, strategic forces and conventional forces • The future of SO/LIC and IC within the near future 8:30 Irregular Warfare Capabilities and Strategic • The SOF role after OEF and it’s effects on policy and capabilities Planning for SOF Operations • Coordinating the development of aspects of special operations Michael D. Lumpkin, SESNAVY KEYNOTE forces (SOF) doctrine relevant to IW Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense • Leading the development of SOF IW-relevant training and SO/LIC IC education standards for individuals and units • Navy requirements and future needs for IW Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris 2:00 Department of Defense Policy and Strategic Director, Navy Irregular Warfare Office Planning for Unconventional Warfare US Navy • Abilities to enhance Small Unit Excellence to ensure SOF superiority • Conducting and supporting outside reviews (e.g. Red Team) of 9:15 AFSOC Needs and Requirements for SOF Defense Planning Scenarios for appropriate inclusion of hybrid, Operations complex threatsAFSOC KEYNOTE • Unique challenges and threats • Input for global IW/Hybrid threats • Needs and requirements for industry Dr. Andrea J. Dew • Latest plans and programs Co-Director, Center on Irregular Warfare Armed Groups Brigadier General Stephen Clark US Naval War College Director Plans, Programs, Requirements, and Assessments 2:45 Networking Break 10:00 Networking Break 3:30 Lessons from Countering Insurgency and Stabilizing Fragile States 10:45 Operating in AFRICOM: Challenges and • Counterterrorism programs and national policySOCAFRICA KEYNOTE Lessons learned • Insurgencies and the roots of violent extremism • Strategies for SOF in Africa • Conflict Analysis and Resolution • The importance of local government and community • Special Operations Theory and Application cooperation Lieutenant Colonel Michael Lewis • Evolution of the force Special Operations Chair Colonel Richard Samuels Marine Corps University Deputy Commander, SOCAFRICA US Africa Command 4:15 USAID Session: Preparing for Civil-Military Operations Support to Special Operations • CMO: the focal point for agency interaction with US and foreign 11:30 SOUTHCOM: Lessons Learned and the Evolving militaries Use of SOF in Global Operations • Development of diplomacy and defense in achieving national • What we are doing outside OEF around the world and how we security are growing • Enabling quick response to conflict, reconstruction, transition, • Agility and unconventional approaches - how SOF can uniquely famine, and disaster situations organize to meet irregular challenges and innovative solutions Ms. Elena Brineman • Global engagement - influencing the human domain Director, Military Affairs Office Colonel Gregory Wilson USAID SOF Chair and CORE Lab Co-Director Naval Post Graduate School 5:00 End of Main Summit Day One 12:15 Lunch Surprisingly insightful...speakers seemed very genuine…input was honest and presented point of view clearly. – JFK Special Warfare Center4 Get your ALL ACCESS pass at www.SpecialOperationsSummit.com or call 1-800-882-8684 today!
  5. 5. Main Summit Day Two Wednesday, December 14, 2011 7:45 Registration and Coffee 11:30 Irregular Warfare and Joint Distributed Operations • Collaborative development of joint IW-relevant doctrine • New concepts and capabilities as part of the joint concept 8:25 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks development and experimentation program • Identification of joint-IW relevant capabilities and recommend priorities for capability development 8:30 Acquisition Response to Special Operations and Ambassador John HerbstTHE NAVY KEYNOTE Unconventional Warfare DEPARTMENT OF Director, Center for Complex Operations • Acquisition Reform for Expeditionary Warfare National Defense University • Unmanned Systems for IW • Greening the Department Mr. Brian Detter, SES 12:15 Lunch Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Expeditionary Warfare 1:15 The 11 Intelligence Squadron Mission and SOF Team Support 9:15 US Navy Operational Capabilities and Strategic Intelligence support for AFSOC efforts NAVSPECWARCOM KEYNOTE • Planning for SOF • Latest intelligence challenges and needs • Capabilities and capacity for persistent intelligence, surveillance, • Capabilities and capacity for persistent ISR and reconnaissance Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Holmgren • Assessment of operational areas and environments that may Commander serve as safe havens for unconventional threats 11th Intelligence Squadron • Latest trends seen in theater Rear Admiral Sean Pybus Commander, Navy Special Warfare Command 2:45 Networking Break US Navy 3:30 Technology for SOF Forces: The Challenges of 10:00 Networking Break Unconventional Warfare • Working with SOCOM to fulfill SOF needs and requirements • Latest capabilities and interests for SOCOM contracting 10:45 Psyops: Developing and Applying New • The process and working with SOCOM American Counterinsurgency Doctrine • Offering joint force commanders unmatched abilities to Mr. David Johnson Technical Industrial Liaison Officer MISO SESSION influence target audiences as well as support to US diplomacy • Convincing enemy, neutral, and friendly nations and forces to US Special Operations Command take action favorable to the United States and its allies • Supporting operations support national security objectives at the tactical, operational and strategic levels of operations 4:15 Leveraging the Surge in Capabilities to WRAP-UP ROUNDTABLE Support Special Operations Colonel Reginald Bostick • Priorities covered and summit recap DISCUSSION Commander, 4th Military Information Support Group (MISG) • Current challenges faced and the way ahead US Army Special Operations Command • Global participation and interagency cooperation and coordination for increased SOF efficiency Mr. Nick Petti Program Director, Special Operations IDGA 5:00 End of Main Summit An incredible amount of information to absorb over the last three days. Very much enjoyed listening to all of the keynote speakers. – NSWC Crane 5 Register by October 14 to Save $300! Visit www.SpecialOperationsSummit.com for complete information.
  6. 6. Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities Participation is like taking a rifle shot at your target audience…and hitting the bullseye! IDGA’s Special Operations Summit will give attendees the latest in mission and operational priorities for special operations equipment and solutions from the commanding officers themselves. It is designed to provide a unique window to reach senior program leaders, military experts and other military defense decision makers in order to build your market share in the special operations field. Meet high level representatives from: • SOCOM • OSD • SOCSOUTH • AFSOC • SOCAFRICA • USAID • USASOC • NAVSOC Features of customized packages can include: Thought Leadership Networking with Key Decision Makers • Present a strong business case or case study • Utilize exhibit space traffic to initiate new business directly to a captive audience of attendees in relationships workshops, panel discussions or technical • Gain valuable leads through face to face meetings with presentations your top prospects Strategize with senior decision makers Brand Awareness • • Include your logo on all out-going marketing Marketing Partnerships pieces • Participate in custom-built marketing strategies to suit • Have your company listed on the official Special your organization’s size, capabilities and individual Operations Summit website along with your requirement company’s logo, a brief summary of your brand and a link to your website • Utilize custom invitations targeting your prospects and clients plus so much more • Onsite branding opportunities • Sponsorship of pre-event activities like webinars, newsletters and more Secure your space today by contacting Tom Boccard at (646) 253-5517 or sponsorship@idga.org. Absolutely excellent! Well done. Insightful and stimulating. – Director, Leonie Industries6 Get your ALL ACCESS pass at www.SpecialOperationsSummit.com or call 1-800-882-8684 today!
  7. 7. Venue Accommodation Wyndham Tampa Westshore Group Rate: $92 + 12% tax 700 N. Westshore Blvd. Please identify you are part of the IDGA- Spec Opps event to ensure Tampa FL, 33609 the special rate. Please make your Phone: 813-289-8200 reservation before November 28, Website: 2011 in order to ensure you are www.wyndhamhoteltampa.com eligible for the group rate. Registration Information 5 Easy Ways to Register Now! 1 Web: www.SpecialOperationsSummit.com 4 Fax: 646-378-6025, 24 hours a day 2 Email: info@idga.org 5 Mail: IDGA - 535 5th Avenue, 8th Floor 3 Phone: 1-800-882-8684 New York, NY 10017 Pricing Discounts Register Pay Register Pay Standard Package 10/14/2011 11/4/2011 Price All Access - Best Value! $1,635 (Save $300) $1,735 (Save $200) $1,835 (Save $100) Two Day Main Summit $1,090 (Save $200) $1,190 (Save $100) $1,290 Human Geography Focus Day $645 Team Discounts+ SOCO ADVISORY 09-03: 7.(a) Admission fees of $645 per day or less for all attendees are considered reasonable costs worldwide for the purposes of JER Number of Attendees: Savings of: 3-211 (a)(7). 6 to 9 20% 10 or more 30% IDGA is not affiliated with the U.S. Government or any branch of the Armed Forces. + Discounts apply to registrations submitted together, at the same time. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Dress Code: Military personnel are kindly requested to be in uniform. Please refer to www.idga.org/cancellation for cancellation, Appropriate attire for Industry is business casual. postponement and substitution policy MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: IDGA Special Dietary Needs: If you have a dietary restriction, please contact A $99 processing charge will be assessed to all registrations not accompanied Customer Service at 1-800-882-8684 to discuss your by credit card payment at the time of registration. specific needs. * CT residents or people employed in the state of CT must add 6% sales tax. ©2011 IDGA. All Rights Reserved. The format, design, content and arrangement of this brochure constitute a trademark of IDGA. Payment Policy: Payment is due in full at the time of registration and includes lunches and refreshments. Your registration will not be confirmed until Unauthorized reproduction will be actionable under the Lanham Act and payment is received and may be subject to cancellation. common law principles. Sponsors Media Partners7 Register by October 14 to Save $300! Visit www.SpecialOperationsSummit.com for complete information.
  8. 8. Presents a training conference: Transforming Global “Shoot, Move and Communicate” CapabilitiesHuman Geography Focus Day: Main Summit Days: Wyndham Tampa WestshoreDecember 12, 2011 December 13 -14, 2011 Tampa, FL 1 Website: www.SpecialOperationsSummit.com 2 Email: info@idga.org 3 Phone: 1-800-882-8684 4 Fax: 646-378-6025 5 Mail: IDGA - 535 5th Avenue, 24 Hours a Day 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017 Please register me: Name _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Job Title/Rank ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Command / Unit / Organization ___________________________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City ____________________________________ State/Province __________ Country ____________ Zip/Postal Code ___________ Phone _____________________________________________________ Fax _______________________________________________ E-Mail_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Approving Manager______________________________________________________________________________________________ Please register me for: K All Access Pass – Best Value! K Two Day Main Summit K Human Geography Focus Day See Page 7 for pricing details. K Please keep me informed via email about this and other related events. K Check enclosed for $______________(Payable in US Dollars to IDGA) Please charge my: K AmEx K Visa K MasterCard K Discover Card #________________________________________________________________ Exp Date:_______/________CVM Code:________ 20792.001 www.SpecialOperationsSummit.com