Potomac Officers Club to Feature “The DoD Journey to 5G: Where We Are, Where Do We Need to Be, and What’s Next” Panel During 5G Summit

Potomac Officers Club to Feature “The DoD Journey to 5G: Where We Are, Where Do We Need to Be, and What’s Next” Panel During 5G Summit
5G Summit

Potomac Officers Club’s 5G Summit will feature notable federal and industry leaders on “The DoD Journey to 5G: Where We Are, Where Do We Need to Be, and What’s Next” Panel. The panelists will discuss emerging programs, priorities and challenges within the integration process of the new 5G framework. 

As emerging technologies continue to become an integral part of business and innovation, leaders across all divisions must stay ahead of the curve to tackle national and global issues.

To Register for the 5G Summit, and view other upcoming events, visit Potomac Officers Club’s Event Page!

Potomac Officers Club’s  “The DoD Journey to 5G: Where We Are, Where Do We Need to Be, and What’s Next” Panel will be moderated by Lance Spencer, client executive vice president with AT&T Public Sector

The panel will feature Preston Dunlap, chief architect of the Department of the Air Force; Bong Gumahad, director of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance with the Office of the Under Secretary of Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)); and Schawn Branch, senior staff officer, OCIO, U.S. Army.

Preston Dunlap, U.S. Air Force

Preston Dunlap, chief architect of the Department of the Air Force, is the first person to hold this position. He is responsible for working across the Air and Space Force, and in partnership with the Department of the Navy and Army, to transform technology development and acquisition.

His efforts enable the Air Force to design, develop and buy the right mix of future capability, as well as advance with the power of interoperability. Key family of systems initiatives include Multi-domain Operations, Advanced Battle Management System, and Next Generation Air Dominance.

Prior to this position, Dunlap was the executive for National Security Analysis of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, the nation’s largest University Affiliated Research Center. He oversaw national security defense and intelligence programs at all levels of classification and managed program managers, technologists, analysts and operators. 

Bong Gumahad: OUSD(A&S)

Bong Gumahad, director of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance with the Office of the Under Secretary of Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)).

In this position he is responsible for acquisition oversight of the Intelligence Community (IC) Major Systems Acquisition (MSAs). His portfolio includes MSAs of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), National Security Agency (NSA), and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). 

His Department of Defense portfolio includes major communications, command and control systems to weapons platforms as well as related ground based intelligence processing, exploitation and dissemination systems.

During Potomac Officers Club’s 5G Summit, notable federal and industry leaders will discuss emerging programs, priorities and challenges within the integration process of the new 5G framework. As emerging technologies continue to become an integral part of business and innovation, leaders across all divisions must stay ahead of the curve to tackle national and global issues.

Join Potomac Officers Club for its 5G Summit 2020 on October 27th to learn about the impact that innovative technologies and 5G integration have on the private and public sectors, the steps the federal agencies have taken to remain up to speed with the rapid advancement of technology, and the future programs, plans and priorities as the nation aligns with emerging technology.

To Register for the 5G Summit, and view other upcoming events, visit Potomac Officers Club’s Event Page!

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