9th Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference

15 - 17 April 2008

Charleston, SC


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Preliminary Session: Opportunities for Collaboration

  • FY 2008 PB Request for DoD S&T Program, Mr.Robert Baker, Deputy Director, Plans and Programs Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering
  • The Advanced Systems & Concepts Portfolio of Opportunities, Mr. John Kubricky, DUSD(AS&C)
  • The DoD T&E / S&T Program, Mr. Gerald Christeson, Defense Test Resource Management Center Deputy Program Manager Test & Evaluation/Science & Technology Program
  • DoD Basic Research Program with a Focus on Academia, Dr. William S. Rees, Jr., Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Laboratories and Basic Sciences) Office of the Director Defense Research and Engineering
  • Strategic Initiative on Innovation & Technology Transition, Ms. Kathleen Harger, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Innovation and Technology Transition

Keynote Address:

Session I: Development and Insertion of Innovative Technologies into Army Systems

  • Recent Trends in the Army's Common Test Support Facility, Mr. Terry Edwards, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), HQ Army Materiel Command, CIO-G6
  • The Army Science and Technology Program, Dr. Thomas Killion, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology/Chief Scientist
  • CERDEC Contributions to Army Battle Command Networking Efforts, Mr. David Jimenez, Director, Space & Terrestrial Communications Directorate
  • Software Certification and Battle Command Interoperability Issues, BG Nick Justice, Program Executive Officer, PEO Command, Control, Communications Tactical
  • Technology Transition and Insertion Evaluation, Mr. Brian Simmons, Director, US Army Evaluation Center

Assault Breaching System Technologies


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Session II: Development and Insertion of Innovative Technologies into Air Force Systems

  • Overview of Air Force Science & Technology Program, Mr. Terry Jaggers, Deputy Assistant Secretary (Science, Technology and Engineering)
  • Development and Insertion of Innovative Technologies Across the Lifecycle of a Weapon System, Brig Gen Janet Wolfenbarger, Brigadier General, USAF Director, Intelligence and Requirements Director, D&SWS AFSO21 Office
  • Rapid Prototyping - Leapfrogging into Military Utility, Mr. Randall Walden, Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (SAF/RCO
  • Industry Perspectives on Technology Insertion, Dr. David Whelen, Vice President & Deputy GM, Advanced Systems& Chief Scientist, Integrated Defense Systems, The Boeing Company
  • Cyberspace: New Frontiers in Technology Insertion, Dr. John Bay, Chief Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate

Luncheon Speaker:

  • The Challenge of Transitioning Innovative Technology, Dr. Malcom O'Neill, PhD, NAE LTG USA/CTO LMC (ret)

Session III: Development and Insertion of Innovative Technologies into Naval Systems

  • Technology Insertion: Fleet/Operating Forces, Ms. Charlene Rusnak, ONR Science Advisor to US Fleet Forces Command

Innovative Technology Insertion: Systems Command Panel


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Session IV: Manufacturing and Affordability of Innovative Technology

  • The Need for Manufacturing Innovation and Readiness, Mr. Mark Gordon, Director, Defense Programs National Center For Advanced Technologies
  • The Navy's Mantech and Affordability Program, Mr. John Carney, Director, Navy ManTech
  • The Air Force S&T Manufacturing Readiness Assessment, Mr. Jim Morgan, Manufacturing Technology Division
  • Inserting Technology Incrementally, Mr. Daniel Zanini, LSI Deputy Program Manager, Future Combat Systems Senior Vice President, SAIC

Manufacturing Technology Industry Panel
Moderator: Mr. Gary Powell, OUSD(AT&L)