Precision Strike Association

"Weapons Reform - Adapting Acquisition Processes for Today"

20 - 21 March 2012

Fort Walton Beach, FL


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Keynote Address: Air Armament Center Perspective:

Strategic Planning For Precision Engagement

  • Mark Simpson, Senior Strategy Analyst, Strategic Planning Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Lab, Eglin AFB

How Does a Weapons Program Survive in Today's Budget

  • Randy Brown, Director, Armament Directorate, Eglin AFB

Changes in Weapon System Acquisition Over the Last Four Decades - Positive and Negative

  • Reuben Manasco, Senior Acquisition Leader of the Air Armament Center

Luncheon Address: General Security Issues & The Defense Budget:

Air Force Precision Weapons Session
Chair: Colonel Mike "Hans" Gantt, USAF, Division Chief, A5XS "Skunks", Concepts, Strategy & Wargaming, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force

Naval Precision Weapons Session
Chair: Major Craig McDermott, USMC, Air-to-Ground Requirements Office, OPNAV N98

  • ASuW: Brian Kelly, OASuW IPT Lead, PMA-201, Naval Air Systems Command

ROC/JCIDS New processes

  • Dr. Scott Maley, Senior Operations Research Analyst, Force Support Division (J-8), The Joint Staff


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

USSOCOM's Perspective on Rapid Acquisition

International Precision Weapons Session

  • Weapons for F35: Colonel Mark Werth, USMC, Requirements Director, Joint Strike Fighter Program Office

Keynote Address:

  • Gary Bliss, Director, Performance Assessments & Root Cause Analyses ASD(A),OUSD(AT&L)

Army Precision Weapons Session
Chair: Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Britt, USA (Ret), Senior Analyst for Precision Strike Division, Hqs, U.S. Army

The Effect of Current Acquisition Policies on Weapon Systems Acquisition

  • Frank Robbins, Senior Advisor, NDIA Gulf Coast Chapter Board of Directors