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The Military SIG Presents...

Sun Tzu's ancient advice is being taken fully to heart: "Know your enemy, know yourself; your victory will never be endangered."

21st Century Warfighting: Information Technology in Iraq Today
Closing in on the NetCentric Ops System

**Rescheduled to April 11**

The last 5 years have brought many changes to the nation’s military. One of the most important and dramatic improvements has been in the area of Information Technology. Technological improvements have closed the interoperability gap providing improved situational awareness and streamlining the decision cycle.

The military is edging closer to a comprehensive NetCentric Ops system and the self-synchronization across the operating forces that it will enable. This goal has not been realized yet, however, and there is still a distance left to go. Technologies are needed to improve coalition interoperability by narrowing the digital divide and developing shared situational awareness among allies and down to lowest level of command.

Much of the technology to accomplish this task has arrived and is now outpacing the military’s ability to adapt its personnel and adjust to the rapid advancement in this area. Our speaker, Colonel Kirk Bruno - Information Technology Officer for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, will talk about the current state of the military’s information systems and what is needed to accomplish the goal of forming an adaptive and fully integrated NetCentric Operations System.

Colonel Kirk J. Bruno
, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-6
I Marine Expeditionary Force
Col Bruno is currently assigned as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-6, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. He entered the Marine Corps through the Platoon Leaders Course and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant upon graduation from Rutgers University in May 1984. In 1991, Col Bruno attended the Amphibious Warfare School, followed by an assignment to the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland in June 1992.  During this assignment, he served as a project officer for the Electronic Key Management System and as a Communications Deployments OIC for t he National Intelligence Support Team; deploying in support of Operations Provide Promise and Uphold Democracy. As the Commanding Officer, 9th Communication Battalion, Col Bruno commanded one of the largest Battalions within the Marine Corps, with a T/O of over 1,100 personnel and deployed to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom from 31 October 2002 to 9 June 2003.

As the I MEF AC/S G6 for I Marine Expeditionary Force, Col Bruno deployed forward to Camp Fallujah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from February – June 2006.  As the Senior I MEF Communicator forward deployed, he was responsible for the planning, installation and operation of the Command’s C4 Network is support of two Iraqi Divisions and Multinational Forces Iraq- West. Col Bruno’s personal decorations include, the Defense Meritorious Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Gold Stars, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

7:00AM - Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30AM - Panel Begins
9:00AM - Event Ends



Building D, Room 1203 - 4242 Campus Point Court, San Diego, CA 92121

$ 10.00  Pre-registration ONLY
Please pre-register by 4PM on April 9

Vice Admiral Walter J. Davis Jr., USN (Ret), Co-Founder e-Fire; Director, CommNexus San Diego
Rear Admiral Christopher Ames, USN (Ret)
Rory Moore, Co-Founder Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., Silicon Wave, Inc.,, and e-Fire; Director and CEO, CommNexus San Diego


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SAIC - Building D, Room 1203 - 4242 Campus Point Court, San Diego, CA 92121