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by Pattie Lesser

Now in it’s 27th year, MILCOM has established itself as the premier international conference for military communications, attracting decision-makers from government, military, academia, and industry. The conference also gathers the brightest military and government communications subject matter experts from around the globe to engage in in-depth discussions about the latest in technology advancements. This makes MILCOM an ideal forum for industry to demonstrate how these technologies are being applied, and to promote products and services that provide reliable solutions to today’s mission-critical challenges.

Hundreds of technologies and solutions will be demonstrated, including:
  • Communication Systems
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Electronic Warfare Equipment
  • Global Positioning Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Information Systems Security
  • Intelligence Gathering Systems
  • Internet Services
  • Network Integration
  • Radar Systems
  • Rugged Computers
  • Satellite Communications
  • Systems Engineering
  • Wireless Technology
  • —and Much More!!
This is your opportunity to network with decision makers from a broad range of military and government agencies! Plus, you’ll be able to market your company’s technology solutions to the top decision-makers in the U.S. Military and federal government.

Exhibiting at MILCOM 2008, to be held November 17-19, 2008 in San Diego, CA, will place your company among the top decision-makers in the military and government market. MILCOM 2008 gives industry the opportunity to promote communications technologies and services to commanders from all branches of the armed forces, Department of Defense, federal government, and the heads of multi-national forces from around the globe.

MILCOM 2008 is hosted by Raytheon and jointly sponsored by the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).

There are several benefits to exhibiting at MILCOM 2008, such as...
  • Network with prospects
  • Maintain relationships with valued customers
  • Introduce new products and services
  • Increase sales
  • Expand your corporate image within the industry
  • Evaluate your competition
  • Participate in an industry event with a proven and successful track record
The 2008 MILCOM presents various sessions for this year’s conference. From information assurance to civil communications, the dynamic and varied sessions cover a variety of topics that serve as a great complement to the rest of this year’s outstanding technical program. As for the daily schedule...

Monday November 17, 2008
  • 6:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m.—Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m.—Opening Ceremony and Welcome
  • 8:30 a.m.—Keynote Address
  • 9:15 a.m.—Classified Technical Program
  • 9:30 a.m.—Noon—Unclassified Technical Program, San Diego Convention Center
  • 9:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m.—Naval NeTWAr
  • 10:00 a.m.--12:30 p.m.—Classified Technical Program SSC, Pacific
  • 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.—Refreshment Break 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.—Luncheon
  • 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Exhibition Hall Grand Opening and Dessert (Exhibits remain open until 6:00 p.m.)
  • 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.—Classified Technical Program SSC, Pacific
  • 2:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.—Unclassified Technical 2:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.—Defense Forum 1
  • 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.—Refreshment Break
  • 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.—Reception
  • 6:30 p.m.—10:00 p.m.—Midway Magic aboard the USS Midway USS

Tuesday November 18, 2008
  • 8:00 a.m.—Opening Remarks + Keynote
  • 9:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. Exhibition Hall Open
  • 9:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m—Unclassified Technical Program
  • 9:30 a.m.-1:00 a.m—Defense Forum 2—Addressing C4I Impact on Mission Assurance
  • 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Classified Technical Program SSC, Pacific
  • 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Refreshment Break
  • Noon–1:30 p.m. Luncheon + VIP Guest speaker: The Honorable John Grimes, Assistant Secretary of Defense Networks And Information Integration (ASDNII) and DoD Chief Information Office (DCIO)
  • 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m—Classified Technical Program SSC, Pacific
  • 2:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.—Unclassified Technical Program San Diego Convention Center
  • 2:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Defense Forum 3 – Industry Perspectives on Assuring Mission Success
  • 4:30 p.m –5:30 p.m. reception SDCC (Hall B)
  • 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.—Chairman’s Gala Hyatt (Elizabeth Ballroom)

Wednesday November 19, 2008
  • 8:00 a.m.—Opening Remarks + Keynote
  • 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Exhibition Hall Open
  • 9:30 a.m.–Noon—Unclassified Technical Program
  • 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Defense Forum 4 - Counter Terrorism, Homeland Security & Disaster Recovery Mission Assurance Challenges
  • 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Refreshment Break
  • Noon–1:30 p.m. Closing Ceremonies followed by Luncheon in Exhibit Hall SDCC (Exhibit Hall B)
  • 2:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.—Unclassified Technical
  • 3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m.—Refreshment Break
  • 5:00 p.m.—Conference Adjourns

To learn more about MILCOM: 08, or to register to attend this informative event, select the graphic below to be taken to the registration page, or enter https://reg.jspargo.com/milcom08/ into your web browser... we hope to see you in San Diego!