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 492E - C4ISR Breakfast – Featuring BG Daniel Hughes, USA, PEO for Command, Control, Communications Tactical (C3T) 

492E - C4ISR Breakfast – Featuring BG Daniel Hughes, USA, PEO for Command, Control, Communications Tactical (C3T) 


Featuring BG Daniel Hughes, USA, PEO for Command, Control, Communications Tactical (C3T)

Event Number

Event Date

 to 6/5/2014

Event Location
Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Event Contact
Ms. Molly Holt at or (703)247-2572


The C4ISR Division is comprised of two committees: C4 and Intel. The focus of the two committees is on OSD and Defense Intelligence at the Operational and Tactical Levels as follows:

C4 Committee provides a forum for industry and government to address:
      -secure information sharing environment
      -trusted information networks and collaboration among those involved
      -information operations
      -joint network operations
      -data strategy and data movement architectures
      -enhanced knowledge management and decision support systems
      -actionable situation awareness

Intelligence Committee provides a forum for industry and government to address:
     -global awareness
     -persistent ISR
     -intelligence collection and analysis
     -MASINT programs and delivery systems
     -SIGINT and imagery (video) collection and dissemination
     -INTEL Fusion Centers
     -actionable intelligence

Speaker Biography

During his more than 30-year Army career, BG Daniel P. Hughes, USA, has united people, process¬es and technology to deliver superior support to U.S. Soldiers.
As the Program Executive Officer for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), BG Hughes guides a workforce of more than 1,700 personnel who execute an annual budget of more than $3 billion. The dedicated PEO C3T team acquires, fields and supports the networked mission command solutions that bring technological dominance to present and future Soldiers.

BG Hughes’ more than 21 years of acquisition experience includes extensive expertise with the Army’s network and mission command portfolio. In the early 2000s, he served as the Product Manager for Fire Support, leading the Ad¬vanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) through two Army Digital Capstone Exercises, two operational tests and a deployment to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2005, he assumed the charter for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Ground Domain, where he was responsible for the development of the Army’s next-generation, software-defined radios that deliver the tactical network to the Soldier, including the Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit (HMS) program. Today, HMS radios are deployed to Afghanistan, where they are providing mobile network access to dismount-ed Soldiers and enhancing situational awareness across the Brigade Combat Team (BCT) formation.

In 2011, BG Hughes was assigned as the Director of System of Systems Integration (SoSI), Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)). He oversaw ASA(ALT) involvement in the Network Integra¬tion Evaluations (NIEs), the Army’s groundbreaking new process to integrate network technologies across the BCT, and accelerate and improve the way these technologies are delivered to Soldiers. In his role at SoSI, BG Hughes worked with the Army test, training and doctrine and acquisition communities, as well as with industry partners, to grow the NIE from concept to reality and to standardize the NIE process for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. In his role at SoSI, BG Hughes also applied lessons learned from the NIEs to lead the successful fielding of the Capability Set 13 communica¬tions network, which the deployed Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division have termed their “digital guardian angel.”

Following his tenure at SoSI, BG Hughes served a dual assignment as Deputy Commanding General of the Army’s Re¬search, Development and Engineering Command and Commanding General of Natick Soldier Systems Center, responsi¬ble for researching, developing, fielding, and managing food, clothing, shelters, airdrop systems and Soldier support items.

BG Hughes earned his commission in the U.S. Army Field Artillery branch through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1983. In the early 1990s he served in Operations Desert Shield and Storm as the Fire Direction Officer of the 75th FA Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps and VII Corps. Following Desert Storm, BG Hughes was assigned to the Army Acquisition Corps and served in numerous positions including as a Communica¬tions Systems Engineer on the MILSTAR Satellite Program, Deputy System Engineer on the PATRIOT Missile Project, Assistant Product Manager Deep Strike for the Project Office, Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems, and as Product Director of the Balkan Digitization and Blue Force Tracking, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
BG Hughes earned a master of business administration degree from Oklahoma City University and a master of science degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University. He is also a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

BG Hughes' military awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meri-torious Service Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Space and Missile Badge and Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge. BG Hughes is married with two grown children.


7:00 AM - Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM - Presentation by BG Daniel Hughes, USA
8:30 AM - Welcome & Announcements
8:35 AM - AT&L/CIO Update
8:40 AM - DUSD(I) Update
8:45 AM - C4 Committee Update
8:50 AM - ISR Committee Update            
8:55 AM - INTEL Committee Update       
9:00 AM - Adjourn


Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 413-6718

Metro Directions
The Hyatt Regency Crystal City is not accessible via the metro; however, a hotel shuttle will pick guests up every 15 minutes at the Crystal City Station, which is located on the blue or yellow line.


Register Now Online!

Registration Fee: $75

Please register with a complete and accurate e-mail address. You will receive an e-mailed confirmation as soon as your registration has been processed.

Payment must be made at the time of registration. Registrations will not be taken over the phone.

Please register with the correct form of payment. A $25 fee will be applied to those wishing to switch forms of payment.

Online registration will close at 5:00 PM EST on Friday, May 30, 2014. You must register onsite after this date.

Cancellations received by Friday, May 30, 2014 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, May 30, 2014. Cancellations must be made in writing to Ms. Molly Holt, Meeting Planner, at Substitutions to this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations.

Attendee Information

Appropriate attire for this Breakfast is coat & tie for civilians and Class A uniform or uniform of the day for military personnel.

ID Badge
During Breakfast registration and check-in, each Attendee will be issued an identification badge. Please be prepared to present a valid picture ID. Your badge must be worn at all Breakfast functions.

Special Needs
NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For more information, please contact Ms. Molly Holt at or (703)247-2572 and reference Event #492E.

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Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Ms. Molly Holt, Meeting Planner, at or (703) 247-2572


Affiliate Associations

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