Video On Demand

Project Overmatch: A Conversation with RADM Douglas Small, USN

May 7, 2021 • 1:00 – 1:45 pm EDT

Please join CSIS and the U.S. Naval Institute for a Maritime Security Dialogue event featuring Rear Admiral Douglas Small, Commander, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command. RADM Small and Dr. Seth Jones, Senior Vice President and Director of the International Security Program, will discuss steps the Navy is taking to implement Project Overmatch, the Navy’s Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) implementation program.

The Maritime Security Dialogue series brings together CSIS and the U.S. Naval Institute, two of the nation's most respected non-partisan institutions. The series highlights the particular challenges facing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, from national level maritime policy to naval concept development and program design. Given budgetary challenges, technological opportunities, and ongoing strategic adjustments, the nature and employment of U.S. maritime forces are likely to undergo significant change over the next ten to fifteen years. The Maritime Security Dialogue provides an unmatched forum for discussion of these issues with the nation’s maritime leaders.

Rear Admiral Doug Small has served as Commander, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, since August 2020. His operational tours have included mechanical division officer and main propulsion assistant on USS Camden (AOE 2), in which he deployed in support of Operation Desert Storm, as well as combat systems officer (plankowner) on USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). During Operation Iraqi Freedom he served as the first technical director of Joint Crew Composite Squadron (JCCS) 1, assembled by the Navy to assist with defeating then-prevalent radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (IED). Small holds a bachelor of science from Marquette University and a doctorate degree in physics from the Naval Postgraduate School. His personal awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and Bronze Star; unit awards include the Army Meritorious Unit Commendation and various campaign and service awards.

This event is made possible by support from Huntington Ingalls Industries.

Event Partners

Seth G. Jones
Senior Vice President; Harold Brown Chair; and Director, International Security Program

Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)

CEO and Publisher, U.S. Naval Institute