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 3920 - 9th Annual Disruptive Technologies Conference 

3920 - 9th Annual Disruptive Technologies Conference 


Superior Capability for the Global Commons

Event Number

Event Date

 to 12/5/2012

Event Location
Federal Gateway - Navy Yard Metro

Event Contact
Ms. Kari King, CMP at or 703-247-2588


This meeting is CLASSIFIED - SECRET.

The NDIA C4ISR Division will convene the 9th Annual Disruptive Technologies Conference as a forum of discussion and opportunity for government and industry senior technologists, product engineers and strategists to identify and promote the development of technology that will contribute to "Superior Capability of Operations in the Global Commons.”  

Science and Technology (S&T) advancements are key enablers when it comes to the creation of capability surprise and sustaining capability superiority. New technology can support the achievement of new capabilities to fill gaps identified through intelligence and military operations. It is essential to maintain awareness of emerging threats, but also prudent to increase the focus on game changing capabilities to meet the challenges of superior operations in the “global commons.” Operating in the “global commons” comprise the geographic and virtual means of space, international waters and airspace, and cyberspace. U.S. and Coalition forces must dominate in order to be successful in space, cyber, air, EM spectrum and anti-access regions around the world. It remains critical that U.S. space-based assets perform without any degradation of performance. The loss of GPS or the untimely disruption of C3 as well as ISR systems due to an adversary’s “intrusion” could put at risk the safety of U.S. and Coalition forces and the attainment of the commanders’ intent to sustain superior movement and effects-based capabilities upon our adversaries.  

Thus in January 2012, President Obama and Secretary of Defense Panetta jointly outlined a new national defense strategy driven by three realities: the winding down of a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, a fiscal crisis demanding hundreds of billions of dollars in Pentagon budget cuts and a rising threat from China and Iran. The Defense Strategy 2012 sets the department’s priorities in the coming years around financing for defense and offense in cyberspace, for Special Operations forces and for the broad area of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.  Investing in cyberwarfare and unmanned drones will thus continue to grow in priority, as would countering attempts by rogue nations whose anti-access intentions seek to block U.S. power projection capabilities in areas like the South China Sea and the Strait of Hormuz.  Included in this new strategy is the shift in focus that will address a new array of next generation doctrine and weapons to deter and impede the prevention of U.S. naval and air forces from projecting power into the Far East. Even the perception of a degraded ability to maintain access to the “Global Commons” could lead to regional instability.

Conference Goal

To explore the C4 and ISR technology underpinnings associated with the concerns and challenges contained in the Defense Strategy 2012 and the implications upon sustaining military superior operations in the global commons and thus continue military superiority over adversaries who seek to deny access or accomplishment of U.S. and Coalition objectives.  


Download/Print/View the Disruptive Technologies Conference agenda (as of 11/15)

December 4 Program Theme:
Emerging Character of Anti-Access/Area Denial Threats Upon Operating in the Global Commons

December 5 Program Theme:
Leveraging Technology Investment Resources to Defeat-Deny-Destroy AA/AD Operating Threats in the Commons


Federal Gateway - Navy Yard Metro
1100 New Jersey Ave., SE
2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20003

Travel Information
Metro Rail: (Recommended) The closest metro station is the Navy Yard Metro Station, located on the Green Line.  Take the New Jersey Avenue exit.  Click to view map of Metro system

From Ronald Reagan National Airport: Take George Washington Parkway, exit onto Interstate 395 North.  Take exit 6 toward D Street Northwest and merge onto I-395.  Take exit toward Massachusetts Avenue and merge onto 2nd Street Northwest.  Continue on to New Jersey Avenue and Federal Gateway will be on the left.

From Northern Virginia:  Take I-395 North toward Washington. Take the interstate 395 N exit toward Capitol Hill/Verizon Centre/Nationals Park. Merge onto I-395 N.  Continue onto Southwest Fwy.  Take the exit toward So. Capitol St/Nationals Park. Merge onto S Capitol St SW. Slight right toward M St SE. Take the 1st Left onto M St SE. Turn left onto New Jersey Ave SE.  Federal Gateway will be on right.

The parking garage, which opens at 7 a.m. is located one street up from New Jersey on 2nd St (back entrance).

Street parking is only available in three hour increments.  Metro transportation is extremely encouraged.


This meeting is CLASSIFIED - SECRET. Clearance information is available under the Attendee Information tab. Admittance to the meeting requires successful completion of a visit request through JPAS or the NDIA Security Clearance form.

Registration is now CLOSED!

Registration Fees






(Until 5pm EST 10/26/12)

(10/27/12 - 11/30/12)

(After 5pm EST 11/30/12)





Industry NDIA Member




Industry NDIA Non-Member^




*Includes a free three-year NDIA membership and subscription to National Defense magazine for military and government employees.
^Registration fees for non-NDIA (or affiliate) members include a one-year non-refundable NDIA membership—$15.00 will be applied for your 12 month subscription to National Defense magazine. 

Please be sure you are registering with the correct credit card or form of payment, as a $25 fee will be applied to registrations switching credit cards or forms of payment.

Cancellation & Substitution Policy
All cancellations received will incur a $75 cancellation fee.  No refunds for cancellations received after 11/30/12. Substitutions welcome in lieu of cancellations! Cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing to  

Registering someone other than yourself?
Download and complete the Registration Form and fax to (703) 522-1885.

Attendee Information

This meeting is CLASSIFIED - SECRET.

Security Clearances
DoD and DoD Contractors will use JPAS for clearances. Contractors and Agencies who do not have JPAS will use a paper security certification form for clearances. Clearances must be received by November 16, 2012. This is a firm deadline. Persons whose security forms are received after this deadline cannot be assured access and will travel to the symposium site at their own risk of being denied access.

JPAS Instructions:
1. Send visit request via JPAS to Cage Code 4LYR0
2. Reason for visit is "To attend meeting"
3. POC: Ms. Stephanie Ross, Phone (202) 756-3713, Fax 202-646-0176

Paper Submitters:
Complete and submit the security form in time for it to be received by Ms. Stephanie Ross, Facility Security Officer, by November 16, 2012. Download the form, print, complete, and fax to (202) 646-0176, Attn: Stephanie Ross.

Appropriate attire for the conference is business suit for industry and class A uniform of the day for military.

Special Needs
NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs or allergies/dietary restrictions should contact Kari King at 703-247-2588 prior to November 16, 2012.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Increase your company or organization's exposure by becoming a sponsor! With a Sponsorship of $5000, you will receive your organization's name on the back cover of the onsite brochure, a 350-word company description in the onsite brochure, main podium recognition, signage throughout the conference, and a hotlink right HERE to your organization's website.

For more information or to sign up, please contact Sam Campagna at or Kari King at

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: King Kari, or (703) 247-2558.
JPAS & Security Clearance POC: Stephanie Ross, (202) 756-3713


Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense