Military Service's Intelligence: Plans and Priorities Forum
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Military Service's Intelligence: Plans and Priorities Forum

July 13th, 2022 2:00pm 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.

  • Brian Keller
    Maj Gen (Ret.) Brian Keller - Moderator
    VP Army Strategic Account Executive, Leidos

    Brian Keller joined SAIC in January 2010 and today serves as Vice President, Army and SOCOM Strategic Account Executive with Leidos. He leads Army and Special Operations strategy development and provides business development support, customer account management, strategic capture and proposal development across Leidos for the long-term growth of the enterprise. Brian helped shape the Department of the Army G2 Quick Reaction capability Vigilant Pursuit sole- source letter contract award for production of the next set of Vigilant Pursuit Systems deployed to support Army forces in Afghanistan. He was instrumental in supporting key awards focused on our troops in harm’s way including Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced in October, 2015, Biometrics Automated Toolset-Army (BAT-A) Sustainment Task Order in May 2017, and Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) in June 2017. He serves today on the intelligence committees for both AFCEA and NDIA. Before joining SAIC, Brian spent nearly 30 years as a Soldier achieving the rank of Major General before retiring in 2010 while serving as the Director of Military Support at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Brian served in a wide variety of intelligence command and staff assignments at tactical, Army, Special Operations Forces, and Joint commands. He has extensive service in joint, Special Operations, and operational deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. He served as the J2 / Senior Intelligence Office for the Joint Special Operations Command, United States European Command, and Multi-National Forces-Iraq where he was selected by General Petraeus to lead his combat intelligence staff, the command’s largest and most complex joint, coalition, and Inter-Agency directorate of over 900 people. He shaped and executed a multi-billion dollar intelligence budget in Iraq that successfully brought to bear dozens of programs for commanders. As the J2 for a joint special operations command, he was responsible for intelligence support that led to the rescue of PFC Jessica Lynch, capture of Saddam Hussein, and dozens of successful deep strike operations during the opening phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom. As the Deputy Commanding General United States Army Intelligence Center, Fort Huachuca, AZ, he supervised training and successfully managed a $100 million budget that prepared over 6900 Soldiers in eight months to support unprecedented Army wartime mission requirements. Brian is a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, and has master’s degree in Strategic Studies, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, KS, and a master’s degree in Military Studies, School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, KS. Brian resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, Diane. They have two sons: Chris, a Solutions Architect at Redhat, and Dan, an Army Infantry Major, two daughter-in-laws Aimee and Jill, and four , Grandchildren: Willow, Violet, Jack, and Zinnia.

  • David Kim
    David Kim - Keynote
    Director of Support, US Army INSCOM

    Mr. David T. Kim was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in November 2017 and currently serves as Director of Support (DOS), U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). As DOS, he serves as the Headquarters Service Executive (HSE), controlling, coordinating and executing all contracts on behalf of the Commanding General. He is responsible for all aspects of modernization for INSCOM, manages all MILCON initiatives, and provides oversight of the Office of Strategic Communications. Mr. Kim synchronizes requirements, resourcing, and Command priorities to support informed decisions for investments across the Program Objective Memorandum (POM) and Total Army Analysis (TAA) processes. CAREER CHRONOLOGY: ∙ April 2020 – Present: Director of Support, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, VA ∙ November 2017 – April 2020: Chief Technology Officer / Director, Technical Warfare Center, U.S. Army Cyber Command, Fort Belvoir, VA ∙ November 2014 – July 2017: Assistant Chief of Staff G-7, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, VA ∙ June 2013 – October 2017: Director, Futures, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, VA ∙ June 2011 – June 2013: Chief, NSA-Cyber Joint Team, US Cyber Command, Fort Meade, MD ∙ May 2009 – May 2011: Commander, U.S Army Recruiting Battalion – Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN ∙ June 2007 – April 2009: Joint Operations Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency, Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington DC & Kabul, Afghanistan ∙ May 2005 – May 2007: Chief, Force Modernization, U.S. Forces Korea J2, Yongsan, Korea ∙ June 2003 – April 2005: Program Analyst, Intelligence and Electronic Warfare, HQDA G-8 PA&E, Pentagon, Washington, DC ∙ June 2001 – May 2002: Executive Officer, 527th Military Intelligence Battalion, CP Humphreys, Korea ∙ June 2000 – May 2001: Operations Officer (S-3), 527th Military Intelligence Battalion, CP Humphreys, Korea ∙ May 1999 – May 2000: Assistant Operations Officer, 751st Military Intelligence Battalion, CP Humphreys, Korea ∙ September 1996 – April 1999: Student, Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, MD ∙ May 1995 – August 1996: Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 34th Area Support Group, Yongsan, Korea ∙ May 1994 – April 1994: Group Intelligence Officer (S-2), 34th Area Support Group, Yongsan, Korea COLLEGE: ∙ MS, National Resource Strategy (Cyber concentration), The Eisenhower School, National Defense University, Washington DC ∙ MS, Information Resource Management, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI ∙ BA, History and Political Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ SIGNIFICANT TRAINING: ∙ Graduate Junior Officer Cryptologic Program, Ft Meade, MD ∙ Graduate, Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course / Command & General Staff College ∙ Senior Force Integration Course, Ft Belvoir, VA ∙ Leadership, Excellence, and Development (LEAD) Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2020) CERTIFICATIONS: ∙ Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Information Technology, Level III AWARDS AND HONORS: ∙ Legion of Merit ∙ Superior Civilian Service Medal ∙ Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3) ∙ Meritorious Service Medal (5) ∙ Joint Commendation Medal (2) ∙ Army Commendation Medal (2) ∙ Saint Isidore Army Cyber Award (Gold) ∙ Knowlton Award ∙ Army Fiscal Stewardship Excellence Award Program, Executive Level (2021)

  • Ed Mornston
    Ed Mornston - Panelist
    Director, Intelligence and Security, Army Futures Command

  • Joseph Rouge
    Joseph Rouge - Panelist
    Deputy Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, U.S. Space Force

    Joseph D. Rouge, a Defense Intelligence Senior Leader, is the Deputy Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Space Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. In this capacity, he serves as the deputy senior Intelligence Advisor to the Chief of Space Operations and is responsible to the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Space Operations for policy formulation, planning, evaluation, oversight and leadership of Space Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. In his previous assignment, as a Defense Intelligence Senior Leader, he was the Technical Advisor for Space and Cyberspace ISR capabilities in AF/A2/6, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Arlington, Va. He advised on intelligence-related space and cyber activities and ensured AF/A2/6 effectively participated in Air Force, Department of Defense, and Intelligence Community planning activities and policy development for space and cyber activities. Prior to that assignment, as a Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, he was the Director, National Security Space Office, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. He was responsible for leading a multi-agency unit tasked to create unity of effort across all of National Security Space. Specifically, the NSSO was responsible for promoting synergy and integrating interagency space policy, strategy, acquisition, launch, planning programming and technology development. Mr. Rouge is a graduate of the ROTC program at the University of Southern California where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in aerospace engineering. He came on active duty in September 1974, serving in a variety of positions involving ballistic missile systems, space surveillance systems, Strategic Defense Initiative programs, strategic war planning and BM/C2 systems, and systems engineering and program integration. He has served on the faculty of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, at the Air Force Inspection Agency, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, and on the staff at Headquarters U.S. Air Force. He was both a Research Fellow both at the Airpower Research Institute, Maxwell Air Force Base and at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, authoring books on military space strategy and national security strategy respectively. He also served as a joint specialty officer. Mr. Rouge retired from active duty in June 2004 as Chief of NSSO's Integration Division, and then served as a Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Services as the Associate Director of NSSO before assuming the position of Director of NSSO.

  • 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 the 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.

  • 1:00pm - 1:05pm EST

    Opening Remarks

  • 1:05pm - 1:40pm EST

    Opening Keynote

  • 1:40pm - 2:40pm EST

    Panel Discussion

  • 2:40pm - 3:05pm EST

    Closing Keynote

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