Services Intelligence: Plans and Priorities Forum
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Services Intelligence: Plans and Priorities Forum

April 20th, 2022 1:00pm EST   ON24

The National Defense Authorization Act, signed in December, 2021, authorized more than $768 billion in defense spending for fiscal year 2022 – a jump of five percent that reflects the Pentagon’s significantly increased focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, data sharing and cybersecurity, among other critical initiatives.

With increased funding from the NDAA, the Department of Defense and military service branches will be able to better leverage advanced technologies from industry partners to create the Internet of Military Things, flatten the data environment, combat the growing threat of cyber attacks, accelerate progress on JADC2 initiatives and retain the nation’s competitive advantage over global adversaries.

Join GovCon Wire for the platform’s Service Intelligence: Plans and Priorities Forum to hear distinguished military service branch officials and industry experts discuss how modernization strategies, acquisition reforms and intelligence innovations will shape the future of U.S. military capabilities in alignment with the 2022 National Defense Strategy.

Vice Admiral Jeffrey Trussler, deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare, N2/N6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and director of naval intelligence, will keynote the event to share his invaluable insights as to what lies on the horizon for service intelligence within the U.S. Department of the Navy.

  • Jeffrey Trussler
    VADM Jeffrey Trussler - Keynote
    Deputy Chief of Naval Operations & Director of Naval Intelligence N2/N6 Information Warfare, Office of the Chief of Naval Operat, U.S. Department of Navy

    Vice Adm. Jeff Trussler is a native of Oklahoma and a member of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from Miami High School (’81 Wardogs), Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Oklahoma. He was commissioned at the Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1985. He was also a 2011-2012 Fellow of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI program in Foreign Politics, International Relations and the National Interest. His previous shore and staff assignments include Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC), U.S. Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT) nuclear propulsion examining board (NPEB), two tours at the Navy Personnel Command (NPC), the Joint Staff, and the Navy Staff. At sea and operational assignments, he served as a division officer on USS Honolulu (SSN 718), engineer officer on USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) and executive officer on USS Columbus (SSN 762). He commanded USS Maryland (SSBN 738) (Blue) and was the first commander of Task Force 69 for the U.S. 6th Fleet in Naples, Italy. Trussler’s flag assignments were as the first commander, Undersea Warfighting Development Center (UWDC) and as director, Future Plans on the Navy Staff. Trussler was the recipient of the Naval Submarine League’s Rear Adm. Jack Darby Award for Inspirational Leadership and Excellence in Command for 2006. He is most proud of all of his shipmates on Maryland that went on to senior leadership positions in the Chief’s Quarters and the eight officers that have gone on to their own commands. He assumed duties as deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and the 68th director of Naval Intelligence in June 2020.

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