10th Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference

"Creating Capability Surprise Through Innovative S&T & Operational Prototyping"

21 - 23 April 2009

Charleston, SC


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Strategic Imperatives for DoD S&T Program

The Advanced Systems & Concepts Portfolio of Opportunities

  • Dr. Charles Perkins, Acting, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Advanced Systems & Concepts

The DoD T&E/S&T Program

  • Mr. Gerald ChristensonMr. Gerald Christenson, T&E/S&T Program Manager, Defense Test Resource Management Center

Quick Reaction and Rapid Reaction Funds

Coalition Warfare Program

Allied Science & Technology. Changes at the Defence Science & Technology Organization

Keynote Address:

Session 1: Army Session

  • Dr. Cary Chabalowski, Director for Science & Technology Integration, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research & Technology)
  • Dr. Walter (Rick) F. Morrison, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton

Army Science & Technology: Empowering Soldiers Through Innovative Technology

  • Dr. Thomas Killion, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research &Technology)/Chief Scientist

Technology Focus Teams/Systems Integration Domains

Power and Energy

Network Science

Robotic Systems

  • Mr. Jeffrey F. Jaster, Deputy Associate Director for Autonomous Systems Intelligent Ground Systems, RDECOM-TARDEC

Special Presentation: The Focus Center Research Program

  • Dr. Jeffery Rogers, Program Manager, Focus Center Research Program, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Air Force STEM Workforce Today and Tomorrow

  • Mr. Leif E. Peterson, National Research Council, Air Force Science Board Committee on "Examination of the U. S. Air Force's STEM Workforce Needs in the Future and Its Strategy to Meet Those Needs"

Panel Discussion: "Processes for Effective R&D Planning & Technology Transition"
Moderator: Dr. John W. Betz, Chair, Air Force Scientific Advisory Board

Session 3: Naval Session

  • Innovating for the Future, Mr. Nick Guertin, Deputy Director for Open Architecture (PEO IWS 7B)Dr. Larry Schuette, Director of Innovation, Office of Naval Research

Panel on Naval Open Architecture
Moderator: Mr. Nick Guertin, Deputy Director for Open Architecture (PEO IWS 7B)

  • Dr. Wayne Meeks, Executive Director, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy - Ships
  • Dr. Joseph Lawrence, III, Director of Transition, Office of Naval Research


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Session 4: Capabilities Needed by the Combatant Commanders
How Capabilities are Developed and Delivered to the Combatant Commanders

  • Mr. Mike Knollmann, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Joint & Coalition Operations Support)



  • Mr. Jim Burdell, Science Advisor, USPACOM




  • Mr. Edmund M. Doray, Chief, Concepts and Technology Division, N-NC Interagency Directorate, NORTHCOM



  • Mr. Dave Tyner, Deputy Division Chief, J81, USSTRATCOM

Session: Strategic Discussion on DoD Independent Research and Development
Opening Remarks:

Military Department Presentations

  • Army - Dr. Jagadeesh Pamulapati, Deputy Director for Laboratory Management
  • Navy - Rear Admiral Nevin P. Carr, USN, Chief of Naval Research
  • Air Force - Mr. Wendell D. Banks, Director, Plans & Programs, Air Force Research Laboratory