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Defense Technology and Affordability Requirements

5 March, 2013 - 6 March, 2013, Arlington, VA, United States

The premier event shedding light on DoD's future spending priorities and technology areas of growing importance

After a decade of steady growth, DoD is facing the prospect of flattening budgets and will have to do more with less.  Improving affordability and productivity in weapon systems development and procurement is one of the chief aims of the department.

Join senior defense officials and discover where priorities and opportunities exist beyond the FY 2014 budget and hear first-hand how programs are implementing affordable and effective designs!

This all-important event will provide you with a unique opportunity to gain greater insight into which programs and defense priorities will be receiving significant funding and what policy changes may lie ahead.  Hear directly from senior service leaders and reorient your company’s strategy based on customers’ wants and shifting requirements.

 

“As a strategist, I find this conference heads and shoulders above others for providing insight into future defense trends. These insights are provided by the most senior defense leaders, in requirements, acquisition, and financial domains. Don't miss it!”
Robert Freedman, Director Strategic Initiatives, Ball Aerospace

“Enables me to understand how to respond to RFPs more effectively.”
Eric Holzman, Northrop Grumman

“Excellent summary of thinking and confusion by the movers and shakers.”
Deborah Roty, Cost Reduction Manager, Raytheon

Who Should Attend Defense Technology & Affordability Requirements

DTAR 2012 is a must-attend for VPs, Directors, and Managers of:

  • Programs
  • Affordability
  • Engineering
  • Integration
  • Business Development
  • Strategy and Corporate Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Washington Operations
  • Market Assessment
  • Science & Technology
  • Advanced Programs
  • Procurement
  • Contracts & Pricing

In addition to:

  • PEOs
  • Program Managers
  • Architects
  • Analysts
  • Consultants
  • Defense/Military Attachés
  • DoD agency personnel
  • Other titles from all Services
  • Directors of specific business segments or units
  • Chiefs, Finance Planning & Budget for Defense Programs


Venue & Lodging

Hilton Arlington
950 North Stafford Street
Arlington VA 22203
Phone: 703-528-6000
Web: www.hiltonarlington.com

The Hilton Arlington is conveniently located in the upscale community of Ballston just minutes from I-66, I-95, and I-395, and directly above the Washington Ballston Metro Station.  Both Washington DC and Ronald Reagan National Airport are just four miles away.  The hotel is connected to the Ballston Commons Shopping Mall by a covered skyway.

Aviation Week has secured a special discounted rate of $219 per night when you book your room by Friday, February 15th. To reserve your room please call 1-800-Hiltons and quote group code "DTA" or use our personalized group webpage link.

Last updated: January 29, 2013

DAY ONE - Tuesday, March 5

7:30 am

Registration & Coffee

8:00 am

Welcome

§  Joe Anselmo, Editor-In-Chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology

§  Ed Hazelwood, Editor-In-Chief Conferences, Aviation Week

8:15 am

Keynote Address

§  Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

9:15 am

A Review of Current Budgets and Pending Cuts

§  Robert Hale, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) & CFO, OSD

Defense Budget Analysis

FY2013 funding

FY2014 Budget cuts

Potential impact to future budgets

10:15 am

Break

10:30 am

F35 Perspective from the Customer on the Latest Tactical Fighter

§  Moderator: Amy Butler, Pentagon Bureau Chief, Aviation Week

§  Major General Christopher Bogdan, Program Executive Officer, Joint Strike Fighter Program, U.S. Air Force

JSF is the largest defense program ever and has taken a lot of heat over the last 10 years. Gen. Bogdan will provide an unvarnished view from the Program Office perspective. With the budget cuts for the program pending, how will the program maintain affordability for the USG and its international partners and customers? We will also address global sustainment and planned technology insertion.

11:30 am

Lunch

1:00 pm

Open at this time.

2:00 pm

DARPA Overview of its High Risk /High Payoff Programs

§  Moderator: Graham Warwick, Senior Editor, Aviation Week

§  Dr. Steven Walker, Director Tactical Technology Office, DARPA

DARPA focus on investing and developing future technologies for X planes, robotics, thermal management/ heat rejection, fuel cells, and electronics will be explored. DARPA looks at pursuing high risk, high payoffs for advanced weapons, platforms and space systems.

3:00 pm

OSD Discussion of Technologies Needed for Programs

§  Moderator: Bill Sweetman, Chief Editor, Defense Technology, Aviation Week

OSD looks for less risky and more near-term technology solutions for platforms of the future. Mr. Shaffer will provide the department’s perspective on developing future technologies and what direction research and engineering needs to go to meet OSD’s future requirements.

4:00 pm

NASA Road Map of Where and What Technologies are Needed for the Future

§  Moderator: Frank Morring, Senior Editor (Space), Aviation Week

§  Dr Mason Peck, Chief Technologist, NASA

NASA Future Technologies

Where is NASA going in the future? This session will concentrate on NASA’s vision for the future and what technologies will be required to support that vision. In addition, we will look at where NASA will spend it limited budget and where it will not.

5:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

6:00 pm

Adjourn

DAY TWO - Wednesday, March 6

7:30 am

Registration & Coffee

8:00 am

Welcome and Recap

§  Joe Anselmo, Editor-In-Chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology

§  Ed Hazelwood, Editor-In-Chief Conferences, Aviation Week

8:15 am

A New Generation of Capabilities Required

§  Randy Starr, VP Aerospace & Defense Team, Booz & Company

Over the past decade, the US defense market has evolved beyond legacy defense capabilities as evolving warfighter requirements have changed. What the Pentagon procures and how it does so, is different. Consequently, traditional defense companies need to create the ability to compete against new competitors –-foreign and commercial- -that rely on a different set of capabilities and account for a growing percentage of every defense acquisition dollar spent. Migrating to a broader set of capabilities and rethinking existing operating models will enable legacy players to compete more effectively in a flat or declining market, and more fully serve existing customers.

9:00 am

A Review of the Materiel Readiness Changes in Policy and Structure

§  Moderator: Michael Bruno, Managing Editor, Defense Space & Security, Aviation Week

§  Sue Dryden, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Materiel Readiness)

The majority of a program’s cost is in the life-cycle cost, not the original acquisition. Also, the supply chain’s continuity can be affected by flow down requirements. There is a revised structure within the office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Material Readiness that comes along with enhanced expectations of product/program support. Industry needs to be aware of these changes and expectations.

9:45 am

Air Force Acquisition and Its Future Programs

§  Moderator: Mike Adami-Sampson, Aerospace & Defense Business Consultant Director, Dassault Systemes

§  Lt General Charles Davis, Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

The Services have developed a Vision 2020 and Affordability is a key component in being able to support the warfighter and its programs. Budgets are being cut and industry would like to know where and if it should invest in new programs like the Long Range Strike and its family of weapons. Also, where are the exiting Air Warfare programs going over the next 5 years.

10:30 am

Break

10:45 am

Naval Strategic and Tactical Systems

§  Moderator: Ray Bumpus, V.P. Military and Helicopter Business, Parker Aerospace

§  Vice Admiral Mark Skinner, Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition)

Affordability is a key component in being able to support the warfighter and its programs. Future requirements will be the next area that needs to be looked at to be able to support those needs.  Also, where are the exiting Naval Warfare programs going over the next 5 years so industry can be prepared to support those needs.

11:30 am

Lunch

1:00 pm

ISR and Unmanned Tactical and Strategic Systems

§  Lt. General Larry James, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, HQ USAF

§  Moderator: Randall Garber, V.P. /Partner, AT Kearney Public Sector and Defense Services

Where should investments be made in the next several years and what is happening to existing ISR and unmanned systems.

2:00 pm

Land Warfare and Munitions Strategic and Tactical Systems

§  Moderator: Major General “JB” Burns, USA(Retired),Spectrum Group

§  Lt. General William N. Phillips, Military Deputy Director, Army Acquisition Corps.

The shift in the wars will have a dramatic impact on where money will be spent over the next 5 years. The requirements for future engagements will generate new needs and technologies. Budget cut will have an impact on supporting these needs. This presentation will help to address their needs.

3:00 pm

Wrap up - View From Capitol Hill

§  Jen DiMascio, Congressional Editor, Aviation Week

The renewed administration, fiscal 2013 budget and new “better buying” plan at the Pentagon will all face scrutiny from lawmakers. The wrap-up will address how the Pentagon’s plans are being viewed at the U.S. Capitol.

3:30 pm

Adjourn

 

Speakers

  • Mike Adami-Sampson, Aerospace & Defense Business Consultant Director, Dassault Systèmes
  • Joe Anselmo, Editor-In-Chief (Designate), Aviation Week & Space Technology   
  • Major General Christopher Bogdan, Program Executive Officer, Joint Strike Fighter Program, U.S. Air Force
  • Michael Bruno, Senior Policy Editor, Aviation Week
  • Ray Bumpus, VP Military and Helicopter Business, Parker Aerospace
  • Tom Burbage,  EVP & GM F35 Program Integration, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Amy Butler, Pentagon Bureau Chief, Aviation Week
  • Lt General Charles Davis, Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition
  • Jen DiMascio, Congressional Editor, Aviation Week
  • Sue Dryden, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Materiel Readiness)
  • Randall Garber, VP /Partner, AT Kearney Defense Services
  • Robert Hale, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) & CFO, OSD
  • Ed Hazelwood, Editor-In-Chief Conferences, Aviation Week
  • Lt. General Larry James, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, HQ USAF
  • Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
  • Frank Morring, Senior Editor (Space), Aviation Week
  • Dr. Mason Peck, Chief Technologist, NASA
  • Lt. General William N. Phillips, Military Deputy Director, Army Acquisition Corps.
  • Vice Admiral Mark Skinner, Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant  Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition)
  • Randy Starr, VP Aerospace & Defense Team, Booz & Company
  • Bill Sweetman, Chief Editor, Defense Technology, Aviation Week
  • Dr. Steven Walker, Director Tactical Technology Office, DARPA
  • Graham Warwick, Senior Editor, Aviation Week

Event details

Aviation Week
5 March, 2013
6 March, 2013
Arlington
Hilton Arlington
Virginia
United States
Conference
ASDE-2527


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