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News | Nov. 1, 2022

San Antonio to host largest Intelligence Community IT conference Dec. 12-15, 2022

By DIA Public Affairs

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING – The Defense Intelligence Agency will host its annual Department of Defense Intelligence Information System Worldwide Conference at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, from Dec. 12 – 15, 2022.
Hosted by DIA Director Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier and DIA Chief Information Officer Doug Cossa, the 2022 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference provides a unique opportunity to hear from distinguished speakers, collaborate with trusted partners and experience ground-breaking technical solutions from government, industry, academia and Five Eyes partners.
The conference theme, “Transcending Strategic Competitors through Innovation, Adaptation, and Collaboration,” underscores the urgent race to collectively develop and unleash emerging technologies to maintain strategic and tactical advantage. Mission success in an era of strategic competition demands a willingness to embrace disruption and elevate partnerships to serve as overwhelming force multipliers.
This year’s conference features a distinguished lineup of speakers, including: Dr. Stacey Dixon, principal deputy director of national intelligence; VADM Frank Whitworth, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency; Lt. Gen. Dimitri Henry, director for intelligence of the Joint Staff; and Lt. Gen. Maria Barrett, commander of U.S. Army Cyber Command.
Additional speakers include: Brig. Gen. Matteo G. Martemucci, U.S. Cyber Command director for intelligence; Mr. John Sherman, DoD CIO; Dr. Adele Merritt, Intelligence Community CIO; Mr. Gregory Ryckman, DIA deputy director for global integration; Maj. Gen. Michelle McGuinness, DIA deputy director for commonwealth integration; Dr. Raj Iyer, Army CIO; Ms. Lauren Knausenberger, Air Force CIO; and Mr. Aaron Weiss, Navy CIO.
The conference will feature discussions by technical and subject matter experts on exciting defense and intelligence matters, including future modernization efforts. Daily breakout sessions will explore cutting-edge technologies such as quantum computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, cybersecurity, and cloud capabilities.
The current conference agenda, speaker bios and registration information is available on the DoDIIS Worldwide Conference website. Follow conference activities and updates on DIA social media using the official hashtag, #DoDIIS22.
Members of the media are encouraged to contact DIA public affairs for more information ( on exciting engagement opportunities with DIA senior leaders and defense intelligence subject matter experts.
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