AFCEA/GMU Critical Issues in C4I Symposium

The AFCEA/GMU Critical Issues in C4I Symposium brings academia, industry and government together annually to address important issues in C4I technology and systems R&D. The agenda for 2017 will be focused on the following technologies and topics:


  • Challenges of Increasingly Autonomous Systems
  • The Collabrative Spectrum Grand Challenge
  • Spectrum usage as a critical enabler for the US
  • Modernization of the Global C4ISR Enterprise
  • Breakthroughs in Military Simulation
  • Government Solutions to the Optics of ISR
  • Emerging Solutions and Challenges in SCADA/IOT
  • Cloud Migration and Interoperability
  • Use of Modeling & Simulation to streamline procurement
  • Secure Mobility Challenges

Your registration entitles you to attend all the keynote and panel sessions. Coffee and snacks will be provided. There are several lunch break options (cost not included) in the adjacent food court.

Speaker and Presenter Information


Dr. Paul Nielsen

"Challenges of Increasingly Autonomous Systems"

Autonomous systems are attracting strong interest today because they can provide a significant advantage to military forces, which the US and its allies are well positioned to exploit. However, they come with a variety of challenges for development and deployment. This talk will address some compelling challenges and suggest possible approaches to dealing with them.


Mr. Paul Tilghman

Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office (MTO), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
"DARPA Collabrative Spectrum Grand Challenge"

The speaker is the Program Manager for the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Grand Challenge, has the premise that collaborative use of spectrum can make this scarce resource more available to everybody. He will begin his talk with an overview of the DARPA Grand Challenges, including the Robotics and Cyber Challenges, and will include insights form his expertise in the areas of electronic warfare and software defined radios.


Maj Gen (Ret) USAF Robert Wheeler

"Moving the Nation forward in spectrum usage–critical enabler for the US economy and DoD"

Outlining a national approach to spectrum utilization for both the US economy and the federal government. How to move forward both from a policy and technical perspective in spectrum usage and capability.

Relevant Government Agencies

DOD & Military

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Wed-Thu, May 24-25, 2017


Governments / Military:  $0.00
Academia:  $295.00
Industry:  $395.00

GMU Johnson Center
4400 University Drive, #30
Fairfax, VA 22030
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