Institute for Defense Strategies (DSI) Positioning, Navigation and Synchronization (PNT) Summit will be held April 14-15 at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, Virginia.
According to the DSI, the event will bring together members of the military, the Department of Defense, the federal government, industry and academia in a “town hall” forum to discuss the importance of GPS and space PNT systems for overall military resilience. fighter, as well as critical infrastructure in the United States and abroad.
The 2021 Guaranteed PNT Summit will also provide a high-level overview of how the US military has been a leader in integrating PNT into its day-to-day operations and how these capabilities have become vital to the military’s ability to shape the global arena. to deter aggression and fight and win wars.
Confirmed speakers for this year’s event are William Nelson, SES, Director, APNT CFT, Army Futures Command; Brig. General Heather L. Pringle, USAF, Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory; Anthony C. Smith, SES, Director, C3I, DoD CIO; Richard De Fata, SES, Director, US Space and Missile Defense Center of Excellence; Cordell “Del” DeLaPena, SES, Executive Director of the Space Production Program of the Center for Space and Rocket Systems, USAF; Harold W. Martin III, SES, Director, National Coordinating Service for Space Positioning, Navigation and Synchronization; and Colonel Jason Joss, USA, Chief of Staff / Head of APNT Signing Efforts, Army Futures Command.
A number of topics will be addressed at the 2021 Guaranteed PNT Summit, including:
- Leading ongoing DoD initiatives to integrate new PNT capabilities to help Warfighter remain resilient in a dynamic threat environment;
- Synchronize PNT, navigation warfare, and space capability development efforts in the military to help reduce key capability gaps;
- Providing sustainable, affordable and sustainable space capabilities such as upgraded GPS to enhance the superiority of combat fighters;
- Providing an alternative PNT for a potential GPS-denied environment;
- Accelerate the implementation of advanced Air Force research projects, such as the NTS-3 GPS Satellite, to provide the greatest value for combat;
- Development of critical PNT-related products to enable soldier PNT in all combat areas;
- Supervise the collection of GPS-related information from a number of federal agencies in an attempt to improve and maintain space-based PNT capabilities;
- Increase efforts to provide GPS protection for all naval air platforms; and
- Detailed plan of the Ministry of National Security to test the vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure systems, networks and assets if PNT services are to be disrupted or manipulated.