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AIR FORCE9/27

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All times ET and subject to change

11:00am

Wednesday September 7

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Editorial

Army Leadership Keynote

U.S. Army leaders are rethinking the future of their force as the Biden administration reviews and reorients policy, budget, technology, and personnel priorities. Join us for a one-on-one conversation on topics including deterring Russia and China, training and supporting U.S. allies and partners, modernizing and networking weapons from land to space, and evolving the soldier experience.

General James C. McConville

Chief of Staff

U.S. Army

Kevin Baron

Executive Editor

Defense One

11:33am

Wednesday September 7

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How a people-first strategy drives recruitment and retention across the Army

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Dan Kunze

Mission Account Manager, Army

ServiceNow

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LTC Kristin Saling

Director of the Commanding General's Innovation Cell

U.S. Army Human Resources Command

11:48am

Wednesday September 7

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Editorial

Preview of Project Convergence 2022

The Army Modernization Strategy outlines a vision to be a Multi-Domain Force by 2035. This means they need to focus on the weapons systems they use, on the process in which commanders make decisions, and how they turn data into information. Now in its third year, leaders from the Army's Project Convergence want to focus their attention on the Indo-Pacific and European regions, while at the same time addressing how to fight with future capabilities on a larger scale. However, they cannot do so alone. During this session, join Defense One as they sit down with leaders from the Army Futures Command to discuss how they work with industry, academia, and other partners in Project Convergence to advance the Army's mission. They will examine the effects of data-driven analysis and deductions on future research, as well as the implementation of concept-driven experiments.

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LTG Scott McKean

Deputy Commanding General & Director of the Futures and Concepts Center

Army Futures Command

Patrick Tucker

Technology Editor

Defense One

12:19pm

Wednesday September 7

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A Path to Army Modernization: Prioritizing the Mission Network

Last year, the Army released its Unified Network Plan. The UNP is designed to create an operational framework and environment to converge enterprise and tactical capabilities while enabling multi-domain operations. A key objective is to align multiple, complex network modernization, data, cloud and convergence efforts. While the Army has made enormous progress in modernizing its tactical network capabilities, there is still work to be done to establish a standards based network architecture by synchronizing numerous horizontal capabilities such as SIPR Modernization, hybrid cloud, VDI, service management, and a regionalized voice modernization solution. During this session, Verizon will share perspectives on the synchronization between the Army’s enterprise and tactical capabilities of the unified network.

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Anita Louise Stanton

Senior Account Executive, Army Portfolio

Verizon

Laurie Diamond

Laurie Diamond

VP of Business Development

Defense One

12:32pm

Wednesday September 7

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Changes and Lessons Learned from the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

The Russian war on Ukraine is the first major land war in decades between two modern military units with advanced weapons. The lessons military leaders take from this battle will change the understanding of conflicts that are largely fought on land, and possibly reshape the future of the U.S. Army. So what are some of the most important takeaways so far? In this session, Defense One will speak with Army experts about the insights gained on leadership, training, discipline, and logistics for these types of long-term conflicts. They will discuss the future of warfare, from how to command troops to safeguarding soldiers against drones and insecure communications.

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Elisabeth Braw

Senior Fellow

American Enterprise Institute

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Mark Cozad

Acting Associate Director of International Security and Defense Policy Center & Senior International Defense Researcher

RAND

Patrick Tucker

Technology Editor

Defense One

1:00pm

Wednesday September 7

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Army Closing Remarks

Thank you for attending State of the Army

Patrick Tucker

Technology Editor

Defense One