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Defense Maintenance & Sustainment
A Training Event Focused On Linking PBL, Maintenance And Sustainment For Cost Savings And Better Buying Power

4 March, 2013 - 6 March, 2013, Alexandria, VA, United States

Defense Maintenance & Sustainment Is A Critical Training Event You Canít Afford To Miss In 2013

Key Objectives Include:

  • Examine and Embrace DoD Directives on How to Reduce Costs While Effectively Maintaining and Sustaining Weapon Systems
  • Adopt Innovative Approaches for Improving Acquisition Agency Support to the Sustainment Community
  • Optimize Efficiencies and Sustainment Processes Through Public-Private Partnerships
  • Explore the Impact of Performing Preventive vs. Predictive vs. Corrective Maintenance on the Total Life Cycle Management of Military Equipment
  • Analyze and Implement Next-Generation Maintenance and Sustainment Tactics and Tools Utilized by Top Sustainment Programs
  • Overcome Challenges to CBM Implementation and Adoption Via Proven Practical Solutions
  • Assess the Criticality of Enhancing PBL Metrics for Materiel Availability, Aircraft Availability and Reduction of Total Ownership Costs
  • Understand the Future Direction of the DMS Roadmap for the New Defense Strategy

About Defense Maintenance & Sustainment (DMS):

In the current budget environment we are all tasked with getting more out of our existing platforms, technologies and systems. More uptime, fewer breakdowns, but done cost effectively and efficiently.

  • How can we work most effectively with our industry partners to ensure that our equipment is maintained and ready to use when needed?
  • How can we ensure that the equipment used in Iraq is coming back to be fixed for use wherever it may be next needed?
  • How are strategies like Condition-Based Maintenance and Prognostic Maintenance changing the landscape for Sustainment and Maintenance professionals?
  • How can you use predictive maintenance to reduce cost and reduce downtime?

Youíll find the answers at DMS 2013. This event is brought to you by the creators of Defense Logistics.

Who Should Attend

Defense Maintentance and Sustainment is a critical training event in 2013. It represents a great step forward and if youíre involved with the areas below:

Military Personnel involved with:

  • Maintenance and Sustainment
  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Materials Management
  • Operations
  • Contract Management
  • Procurement
  • IS and Technology
  • Generals, Commanders, Vice Commanders, Commandants, Deputy Commandants, Vice Admirals, Lieutenants, Lieutenant Generals and others regularly attend Defense Logistics

Manufacturers of military equipment involved with:

  • Customer Support activities
  • Program Management
  • Logistics

Event Venue

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311

Rate: $209 plus tax
Defense Maintenance and Sustainment has procured the special conference rate of $209 a night (plus tax) for attendees. To book at room at this rate, call the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center at 703-845-1010 or 1-800-HILTONS and identify yourself as a DMS attendee. Rooms are limited and are on a first come, first served basis, so make your reservation as soon as possible. This rate expires Friday, February 8th. If you have missed the cut off, please inquire with the hotel as rooms may still be available.

The conference agenda is available as PDF under downloads.

2013 Speakers Include:

  • Jeffrey Banks, Head of Complex System Monitoring & Automation Department, Penn State University Applied Research Lab
  • Colonel (ret) Lansen Conley, F-22 Product Support Manager, Chief, F-22 Sustainment & Logistics Branch, United States Air Force
  • Colonel Tim Henke, Commander, 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Sustainment Command
  • Colonel Edward Mays, Assistant Commander for Acquisition Logistics/Product Support, Marine Corps Systems Command
  • Brian Womble, Deputy Open Architecture, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test & Evaluation


Event details

4 March, 2013
6 March, 2013
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
United States


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