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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 15:06

Advanced Materials for Defense Summit 2017

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On July 18-19, 2017 Defense Strategies Institute will bring together personnel from DoD, Military Services, Federal Agencies, Academia, and Industry at the Advanced Materials for Defense Summit. This summit will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

Discussions will revolve around this year’s theme of “Leveraging Advanced Materials and Processes to Strengthen America's Defense."

Speaker Sessions Will Include:

  • Lieutenant General John B. Cooper, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force to provide keynote remarks on the developing engineering and manufacturing capabilities to support Global Logistics Operations.
  • BG PottsBG Anthony Potts, USA, Deputy Commanding General, RDECOM will provide perspective on enabling command through the development & delivery of advanced materials and 3D printing processes.
  • Dr. John G. (Jerry) McGinn, Acting DASD, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, OUSD AT&L to discuss the efforts closing gaps in manufacturing capabilities for affordable sustainment of Defense Systems.
  • Gregory Kilchenstein, Director, Enterprise Maintenance Technology, ODASD Maintenance Policy and Programs will speak on Maintenance Policy and Program's efforts to utilize advanced materials and manufacturing processes to overcome key logistics supply chain challenges.
  • Dr. Mark VanLandingham, Division Chief, Materials and Manufacturing Science, U.S. Army Research Laboratory will describe the efforts to enhance the structural efficiency and systems performance of advanced platform structures through utilization of advanced materials.
  • Michael Silver, CEO, American Elements to discuss advanced materials' challenges to the defense industry supply chain in the 21st century.

We welcome any questions that those interested may like to have posed during the panel discussion: questions should align with the topics of the sessions.

Additional Key Topics for This Year's Summit

  • Materials Processes for Increased Platform Survivability and Life Extension
  • Increasing Affordability of Military Equipment through Adoption of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Materials Development for Use in Extreme Environments
  • Developing Civil Engineering Capabilities for Enhanced Force Protection and Sustainment
  • Leveraging Advanced Materials to Meet the Size, Weight, and Power Needed Without Sacrificing Performance
  • Integrating Materials Development Methodology Guided by Platform-Level Design Intent
  • Advancing ICME Capabilities for Accelerated Material Discovery and Development
  • Developing Best Practices in the Management of Materials Data
Thursday, 21 July 2016 15:29

Defense Logistics Technology Summit 2016

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The US military is moving into a complex international environment that requires it to further develop its equipment and prepare its personnel, force structure, decision-making capabilities, and concepts of operation for a more interoperable and expeditionary approach, one with greater asset visibility and a decreased logistical footprint. Key technological advances will help foster an informative discussion that is focused on overcoming critical challenges related to the coordination and execution of military logistics in deployed environments.

In response to these initiatives, DSI has designed a forum that will focus on optimizing the supply chain in order to support a leaner, more agile military force. DSI’s Defense Logistics Technology Summit, will engage US military commands, academia, and technology providers in a collaborative, open forum to discuss emerging technology and best practices for the optimization and transformation of the US Military logistics supply chain.

Some of the broader topics that will be discussed in this forum will include: near-term prospective uses for additive manufacturing and 3D printing, opportunities to further utilize the IoT in support of military logistics, the increased need for asset visibility and resource management technology, strategies to further reduce the military logistics footprint and efforts to improve the mobility and sustainment of resources as they pass through the military logistics supply chain. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Attendees Will Hear Perspectives from Keynote Speakers Including:

  • Dr. Jerry McGinn, Principal Deputy Director, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, OUSD (AT&L)
  • Rear Admiral Vincent L. Griffith,USN, Director, DLA Logistics Operations (J3), Defense Logistics Agency
  • Vice Admiral Philip H. Cullom,USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Readiness and Logistics
  • James Alexander, Product Lead, Automated Movement and Identification Solutions, PEO EIS, USA
  • Dave Hansen, Program Manager, PMW-230 Global Combat Support System, USMC


Please note, seating will be limited in order to allow actionable discussion and dialogue amongst speaker and attendees. Early Registration has now begun. Register now to reserve your seat. Active military, government and personnel attend complimentary.

The Defense Logistics Technology Summit provides opportunities for exhibits, product demonstrations, and luncheon receptions for Defense and Government industry leaders. Showcase the latest technology offerings and today's most innovative solutions.

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