The U.S. National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and the NATO Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC) are sponsoring a joint industry/government symposium on Insensitive Munitions (IM) and Energetic Materials (EM) at the Loews Coronado Bay Hotel, San Diego, California on October 7-10, 2013. The theme is “Delivering Mission Critical, Innovative Insensitive Munitions and Energetic Materials Solutions to the Warfighter in a Challenging Budget Enviroment."
New IM technologies, EM and formulations are being deployed into the field. This symposium will look at the benefits of these new solutions on the warfighter, logistics, cost and safety of operations. The 2013 IM and EM Technology Symposium is the premier international gathering for the exchange of information on advancements in IM and EM and their benefits in theater.
This UNCLASSIFIED program will feature presentations of technical papers that provide an overview of the technology advances from multiple national government services and agencies, international government organizations, private industry and academia. We are interested in papers related to technologies and approaches for development, implementation and fielding of EM and IM solutions. Acceptable papers will include aspects of technology related to explosives, gun or rocket propellants and their application to weapon systems.
To view the complete Call For Papers, please click here.
The purpose of the Joint Armaments Conference is to bring together the complete government and industry community to participate in presentations and exhibits representing activities supporting the evolving requirements, technologies, systems and ongoing production. Poster sessions continue to grow in interest and will be expanded to supplement the oral presentations. Tutorial sessions addressing key topics of interest in requirements, acquisition, ITAR, program management, DoD priorities and budget, industrial base, etc. will be focused on current topics of interest to the Armaments community. The joint conference will include a firing demonstration, which will be conducted at Camp Atterbury, with attention to new weapon systems capabilities.
The NDIA Joint Armaments Conference & Exhibition will provide a unique opportunity to link the interests and capabilities of the Small Arms, Gun and Missile, and Unconventional and Emerging Armament Systems communities. This conference will address topics common to the total armament community for the 21st Century. Presentations related to integration of armament systems in evolving DoD mission capabilities will be included. Presentations from each military service, industry, and the international community are desired. The conference will address common issues/topics regarding DoD policy/budget related to Armaments, requirements, trends, technology, systems, and industrial base adjustments/readiness.
The conference will begin with a joint session to focus on keynote addresses and panels of industry and government leaders impacting the evolving capabilities for readiness. Other sessions will focus on evolving requirements, technology, systems, production readiness in Small Arms, Gun and Missile, and Unconventional & Emerging Technologies systems. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend the program sessions of individual interest. The program will be structured to illustrate the synergism of technology and system integration across the three segments of the Armaments Division—Small Arms—Gun and Missiles Systems—Unconventional and Emerging Armament Systems.
The NDIA Armaments Division integrated the joint conference approach to respond to government and industry interest in a common forum which enables sharing of common requirements, program status, and understanding of linkages of emerging new technology and capabilities. The conference format confirms a recognized convergence of topics across the three Armaments Division Committees.
This conference concludes with an annual firing demonstration. The planning committee will be addressing the types of Gun and Missile Systems and Unconventional and Emerging Armament Systems which may be included in this demonstration. If interested in demonstrating a weapon or weapon-related capability, please contact Mr. Sal Fanelli,
A jointly sponsored symposium combines the Ballistic Division’s Sixteenth Classified Ballistics Symposium with the Bomb & Warhead Division’s 62nd Annual Bomb & Warhead Technical Symposium. The symposium will be held August 5-8, 2013 at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. The meeting provides a forum for classified, export-controlled, and limited distribution papers in the areas of ballistics, weapons effectiveness, and bomb and warhead technology. The symposium is classified at the SECRET/NOFORN level and is limited to the following US agencies: DoD, DoD Contractors,DoE, FBI, CIA, and DHS.
The objective of the Warheads and Ballistics Classified Symposium is to provide researchers, developers, and program managers (from government, academia, and industry) a forum for the exchange of information on current work related to the advancement of the technology and application of ballistics and weapon systems.
The abstract must be unclassified but must clearly state the impending presentation and paper’s Security Classification Guide or Distribution Statement, including the foreign disclosure status. Restricted abstracts, presentations and papers must be assigned either a Distribution C or Distribution D Statement. If the Distribution D Statement is selected the
author must attach a separate clause that allows release to the DOE, DHS CIA and FBI. Abstracts will be handled as export-controlled, non-public-release documents. Submit unclassified abstracts of 300 to 600 words by February 15, 2013 to:
Via Email: Ciccar@detk.com
Or on Disk: Mr. Robert D. Ciccarelli, Vice President
DE Technologies, Inc.
100 Queens Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Tel: (610) 337-2800, extension 120
All course materials and handouts will be provided to students on CD ROM. Please bring a laptop computer that is equipped with a CD ROM with you to the class. If you do not have access to a laptop, please contact the respective meeting planner as soon as possible. There will be a limited number of laptops available for use through NDIA, so please call early.
The Defense Systems Acquisition Management course meets the needs of defense industry program managers in today's dynamic environment, providing the latest information related to:
• Defense acquisition policy for weapons and information technology systems
including discussion of the DoD 5000 series (directive, instruction, and
• Defense acquisition and reform and initiatives.
• Defense acquisition procedures and processes.
• The Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution process, and the
Congressional budget process.
• The relationship between capability needs determination, resource allocation,
science and technology activities, and acquisition programs.
Taught by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) professors and other guest speakers, the course uses the same acquisition policy information provided to DoD students who attend DAU courses for formal acquisition certification.
Target Audience: Industry program managers, assistant program managers, systems engineers, industry personnel serving on DoD Integrated Product Teams, and other personnel that must interface with DoD program offices involved in program development and execution. The result of successful completion of this course is a comprehensive understanding of the environment and driving forces affecting program managers which will significantly increase awareness and effectiveness in dealing with programmatic issues. The course is also open to a limited number of government mid- to upper-level managers, tuition free. Government personnel may apply the DSAM course towards fulfillment of government continuous learning (CL) points. DSAM counts for 34 CL points, or 3.4 Continuous Education Units (CEU).
Course of Instruction
Management in the Acquisition Environment
The first block of instruction will identify the major participants in the DoD acquisition process and their roles. It will cover the 3 DoD decision support sectors (JCIDS, DAMS, and PPBE) that comprise the DoD acquisition process.
Acquisition Life Cycle Process
This block will focus on the objectives, responsibilities, activities, interrelationships, and concerns of each phase of the system acquisition life cycle. This includes research and development, program initiation, and the transition from development to production. Instruction will cover the DoD 5000 series (directive, instruction, and guidebook).
Challenges to Program Management
This block covers diverse topics that are critical to the success of the DoD program manager. Students working in assigned teams will research and analyze these topics and will culminate in a short presentation to the entire class.
Application of Acquisition Procedures
This portion of instruction covers the specific application of the acquisition procedures and the management issues currently facing the DoD program manager. The course will end with a detailed case study where participants develop an acquisition strategy using a program structure chart reflecting an instructor assigned acquisition scenario to carry an acquisition program through its entire life cycle.
Plan ahead! The class is limited to 42 students, and registrations are accepted on a first paid, first enrolled basis.
This intense 4-1/2 day seminar presents current government acquisition programs and requirements and, through guided student interaction and team exercises, applies them to the realities of industry operations. In order for you to gain maximum benefit from this course and for others to gain from various perspectives and experience, all students are expected to fully participate in all scheduled course activities. Therefore all travel arrangements should be made so that students are present until the course ends at 12:00 noon on Friday. Absences up to 2 hours may be granted with prior approval from the NDIA POC/DAU Instructors. Course completetion certificates will not be provided to students missing more than 2 hours of the course.
For further information, please contact Cindy Moore at (703) 247-2540 or e-mail email@example.com.
Soldier Technology: Soldier Systems and Equipment Conference
Right Partners = Smart Soldier Modernisation
Global Soldier & Marine Systems Conference & Exhibition
Government spend on soldier systems and equipment is changing in line with national defence restructuring and the wind-down of the war in Afghanistan. So, as a result, Soldier Technology, the world's only global soldier and marine modernisation meeting, has developed an agenda and discussion format to address this challenge. The event attracts 450+ soldier modernisation programme managers, prime contractors and equipment manufacturers annually.
Soldier Technology will gather the key national programmes and their stakeholders mentioned above to drive innovation and export opportunities:
To find out how you will meet and engage with a variety of global soldier modernisation programmes download the event agenda today!
Key Reasons To Attend
Connect with 35+ National Soldier Programme Managers who will be:
Detailing spending priorities and programmes
Sharing lessons learned and representing:
Ms. Laura Yuska at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703)247-2596
This conference will be be held at the SECRET/U.S. ONLY classification.
Recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have highlighted the need for our combat systems to be survivable and effective. Many of our systems employed in combat have undergone statutorily-mandated Live Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&E), and have benefited from the advanced understanding of how our weapons perform and how our systems will respond when hit. This conference will address the impact of global threats, including strategic, tactical (including ballistic, directed energy and other non-ballistic threats) and unconventional threats (IEDs, others) on the safety and survivability of our armed forces. It will explore new survivability techniques and approaches to integrate survivability concerns within the broad considerations of system design and employment. The conference will also address issues related to lethality of our weapons systems, from small caliber munitions to missile defense. Lethality will be discussed within the operational context of increased precision of delivery and the desire to limit collateral damage. Other topics, which also play a vital role in this process, will include modeling and simulation, experimental design, test ranges, instrumentation and environmental issues related to this type of testing. LFT&E policies, procedures and best practices will also be addressed.
This year marks the 26th anniversary of the statutory requirement for LFT&E of
acquisition programs under Title 10, United States Code (Section 2366). The statute,
which became effective in FY1987, requires realistic survivability testing and realistic
lethality testing for applicable systems. Since FY1995, OSD oversight of LFT&E has
been provided through the Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation,
which provides for an integrated assessment of operational effectiveness (including
lethality), suitability and survivability.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Abstract Submittal Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2013 Download/View/Print the Call for Abstracts and submittal instructions.
ARTHUR STEIN AWARD
The NDIA T&E Executive Committee is soliciting nominees for this year’s Arthur Stein Award for lifetime achievement in Live Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&E). This award will be presented at the NDIA Biennial Live Fire Test & Evaluation Conference.
Please submit your nominations to Ms. Laura Yuska, Meeting Planner, email@example.com by Friday, May 10, 2013.
This conference will be be held at the SECRET/U.S. ONLY classification.
To attend the conference you will need:
Visit Request via JPAS
A Visit Request via JPAS is required to attend the conference.
If your organization is using JPAS, they may submit the visit request via JPAS and use the following information:
SMO Code – 7T9885
Point of contact (POC): “NDIA Event 3390”
Dates of Visit: July 8-9, 2013
If you do not have access to JPAS then have your security personnel fax your request for visit authorization to the following address:
Appropriate attire for the conference is business casual for industry and uniform of the day for military.
Photographic equipment, audio/visual recording devices (except for Conference Staff operated equipment), briefcases, two-way pagers, cellular phones are strictly prohibited. Classified note-taking will not be permitted. Briefcases will be stored in a security area and will not be taken into the meeting room. Attendees who wish to receive classified materials must work with the presenter to obtain that material outside the scope of the conference.
During conference registration and check-in, each Attendee will be issued an identification badge. Please be prepared to present a valid picture ID. Your badge must be worn at all conference functions.
NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For more information, please contact Ms. Laura Yuska, Meeting Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org and reference Event #3390.
Advertise in National Defense and increase your organization’s exposure at this event. National Defense will be distributed to Attendees of this Conference, as well as other NDIA events. For more information, please contact Mr. Dino Pignotti, VP Advertising, at email@example.com or (703) 247-2541.
4th Annual Integrated Air and Missile Defense Symposium
Ms. Kimberly Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703)247-2578
This classified, no-media-allowed Symposium, hosted by NDIA’s Missile Defense Division and Strike, Land Attack and Air Defense Division, will give you unfiltered, unvarnished straight talk and discussion about the priorities and challenges of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Missile Defense Agency, and the Services with the global BMDS program and the state of Integrated Air and Missile Defense overall, including an update on the European Phased Adaptive Approach.
You will get valuable, ‘off the record’ insights and information from key decision makers on:
The current state of joint integration and interoperability in IAMD;
Where IAMD stands today and where it is going, with an inside look at the Administration’s highest priorities in the longer term;
The latest information on the Phased Adaptive Approach and how industry can effectively position itself to support it;
The latest advances in IAMD capabilities and technologies.
As in the first three ‘State of IAMD’ symposia, this event is being held at the Kossiakoff Conference Center of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, conveniently located in nearby Laurel, MD on Thursday, the 11th of July 2013.
Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to get an inside take on the latest on IAMD -- especially if you are a government, military or industry technical and engineering professional. Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to connect with the people you need to meet and learn what you need to know from the people in-the-know on IAMD systems, planning and development.
Driving directions can be found at JHU APL's website. Please note, when driving to the Kossiakoff Center, entrance should be made at the Pond Road entrance on Johns Hopkins Road. Parking is available in the parking lot to the right (identified with event signage).
Adapting Technologies to Own the Night in Next Generation Threat Environments
The demands of the 21st century battlefield present some of the most challenging threat environments known to man. Protecting and equipping the warfighter has never been more complex as they combat terrorist threats, weapons of mass destruction, and rogue nations in harsh, multifaceted conditions for longer periods of time. It is the advancements in both sensor and imaging technology that enable the warfighter to see, acquire, and target hostile forces, day or night, in these next generation threat environments.
"The Army is using its advanced Night Vision sensors in Iraq and Afghanistan 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The capabilities of these critical combat tactical sensors are vital in the asymmetrical fight against terrorism."
-COL Curtis McCoy, U.S. Army G8 Office
This event will focus on the latest technological advancements in military night vision systems and sensors to maintain a competitive edge on the battlefield. It will look at investments in new solutions meant to enhance warfighter ability to “own the night.”
In addition, discover how the night vision world is adapting in the current fiscal environment, what the future outlook is, and how industry is evolving to meet commercial needs.
IDGA’s 8th Annual Night Vision Systems will bring together all relevant stakeholders to discuss the most pressing issues facing the night vision community. Analyze future trends, identify immediate and long-term needs, and uncover up-and-coming technologies for use in changing environments. Policy makers, uniformed service leaders, law enforcement and industry partners will gather in Washington to network, share best practices and explore potential paths to illuminate the future of night vision.
This year's event will look at:
Emerging night vision needs and requirements within the Department of Defense
New capabilities and technologies for night operations on the ground, in the air, and by sea
Partnership opportunities between government, industry, and academia
Adapting night vision technology to complement existing/up-and-coming commercial applications
Providing enhanced vision systems to federal and local law enforcement agencies
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