Pacific Operational Science & Technology (POST) Conference

"Overcoming Regional Security Challenges through Collaborative Technology Engagement"

4, 8 - 12 March 2021



Monday, March 8, 2021

COVID-19 Operational Modeling Workshop
Moderator: Dr. Mike von Fahnestock, Research Leader, USINDOPACOM

    Agent-Based Modeling Approaches For Operational Analysis
    • Dr. Michael Lauren, Research Leader, Defence Technology Agency, New Zealand Defence Force
    Canadian Agent-Based Modeling and Risk Calculator Approaches to Support National Covid-19 Response

Space S&T for the Terrestrial Warfighter

  • Dr. Derek Tournear, Director, Space Development Agency, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Research & Engineering)

Panel: Addressing Presence & Military Readiness Through An Operationalized S&T Board
Moderator: Dr. Martin Lindsey, S&T Advisor, USINDOPACOM

  • Dr. Jeffrey Sanders, S&T Advisor, U.S. Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
  • Chris Murphy, S&T Advisor, U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT)
  • Jessica Hiraoka, S&T Advisor, U.S. Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC)
  • Dr. Rob Smith, S&T Advisor, U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC)
  • Kevin Ruddell, S&T Advisor, U.S. Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC)


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Panel: Department of Energy
Moderator: Gen Charles R. Holland, USAF (Ret), Strategic Advisor, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • Dr. John Sarrao, Deputy Director, Science, Technology & Engineering, LANL
  • Kim Fowler, Director, Defense Sector, PNNL
  • Dr. David Sandison, Director, Center for Global Security & Cooperation, SNL
  • Huban Aspie Gowadia, Principal Associate Director, Global Security Principal Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Breakthrough Technologies & Capabilities

Emerging Technologies For National Defense

  • Dr. Mark Lewis, Executive Director, Emerging Technologies Institute, NDIA

Regional Defense S&T Strategy
Moderator: BG Joel Vowell, USA, Deputy Director, Strategic Planning & Policy Directorate, USINDOPACOM J5

  • Dr. Dana Johnson, Director, International Outreach & Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Research & Engineering)
  • Michael Vaccaro, Acting Executive Director, International Armaments Cooperation, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition & Sustainment)

Joint International Experimentation

  • Alexander Lovett, Acting Director, Directorate of Defense Research and Engineering for Advanced Capabilities, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Research & Engineering)