News | Nov. 23, 2021

Largest Intelligence Community IT conference coming to Arizona on Dec. 5-8, 2021

By DIA Public Affairs

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) will host its annual Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on Dec. 5-8, 2021. 

Hosted by DIA Director Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier and DIA Chief Information Officer Doug Cossa, the 2021 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference offers multiple opportunities to share experiences, network with Government and industry officials, and learn about the latest solutions from hundreds of on-site vendors.  

This year’s theme, “Foresight 20/20: Building a New Digital Ecosystem,” emphasizes the urgent race to discover and adopt innovative solutions to maintain a competitive strategic advantage over U.S. adversaries. The theme also underscores how the disruptive nature of technological advancements necessitates expanded collaboration and partnerships. 

The 2021 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference will feature a distinguished lineup of speakers, including: Dr. Stacey Dixon, principal deputy director of national intelligence; Dr. Catherine Marsh, director of Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity; and Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh, commander of the Sixteenth Air Force, Air Forces Cyber, and Joint Force Headquarters Cyber.  

Additional speakers include: Mr. Michael Waschull, acting Intelligence Community CIO;  Gregory Ryckman, DIA deputy director for global integration; Maj. Gen. Michelle McGuinness, DIA deputy director for commonwealth integration; Maj. Gen. Anthony Hale, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca; Maj. Gen. Daniel Simpson, assistant deputy chief of staff, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, U.S. Air Force; and Maj. Gen. William Seely III, director of intelligence, U.S. Marine Corps. 

In addition to insights on topics like the Intelligence Community’s use of the cloud, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity gaps, attendees will learn how the DoD Data Strategy and DIA’s Machine-assisted Analytic Rapid-repository System are aligned to provide foundational military intelligence support to joint all-domain operations and decision makers. The event will also feature daily breakout sessions exploring a wide variety of intelligence, IT and defense issues, including the future of the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS).  

Mark your calendar for the 2021 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference on Dec. 5-8, 2021, in Phoenix, Arizona. To view the conference agenda and activities, or to register, visit the 2021 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference website. Follow conference activities on Twitter using the official hashtag, #DODIIS21.