Mitchell Institute Forum to Discuss Future of Air Force ISR

Jun 03, 2014, 09:05 ET from Air Force Association

ARLINGTON, Va., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies will host a discussion with Lt. Gen. Robert Otto, deputy chief of staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance.

The event will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at the Air Force Association, in Arlington, Virginia.

Beginning with the Predator Remotely Piloted Aircraft missions in the opening days of Operation Enduring Freedom, the Air Force revolutionized the way in which military forces gathered, analyzed, and disseminated information. With combat operations drawing to a close in Afghanistan and budgetary pressures in Washington burgeoning, it is time to consider more effective, efficient means to ensure the ISR enterprise succeeds in meeting future requirements in a sustainable, responsive fashion.

Otto is responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for policy formulation, planning, evaluation, oversight, and leadership of Air Force ISR capabilities. He also leads five Directorates and supports a 30,000 person enterprise with a portfolio valued at $55 billion across the Air Force.

This event is free to the public. To register, click here. For additional information, contact Doug Birkey at

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