3rd Annual Tactical Vehicles Summit


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IDGA's 3rd Annual Tactical Vehicles Summit will focus on the challenges ahead for the M-ATV, MRAP, and FMTV community including what will be done in the future development of the vehicles. The Summit will also tackle the issues of what survivability means for each vehicle.
2010 event features include:

* An Exhibit Area showcasing the latest products and solutions
* Numerous networking opportunities including a Cocktail Reception at the end of Day One!
* Vehicle Health & Sustainment Focus Day – Learn about the technology and processes that are revolutionizing research and development for vehicles currently in overseas contingency operations

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3rd Annual Tactical Vehicles Summit

  1. 1. presents a training conference: Over 400 3rd Annual attendees in 2009! Tactical Vehicles TM summit Enhancing Survivability in All Terrain April 19 - 21, 2010 • Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, VA The Mission Moves from Iraq to Afghanistan. This can’t-miss event will provide updates on: • Tactical vehicles procurement for the next three years • The latest detailed updates on the M-ATV in Afghanistan • Partnerships with industry and military counterparts for upgrades and new initiatives • Conflicts in Army logistics with tactical vehicles • Current challenges and solutions for power requirements Featuring a distinguished speaker faculty that includes: Major General Rhett A. Hernandez, USA - Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 Brigadier General Thomas Spoehr, USA - Director, Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8 Colonel David Bassett, USA - Program Manager, Tactical Vehicles David K. Hansen - Deputy Program Manager, Joint MRAP Vehicle Program Thomas H. Miller - Program Manager - MTVR/LVSR PEO, Land Systems (USMC) PLUS! A Vehicle Health & Sustainment Focus Day and exhibit area featuring the latest vehicle technology solutions! Sponsored by: www.TacticalVehiclesSummit.com
  2. 2. 3rd Annual Who Will Attend IDGA’s Tactical Vehicles Summit attracts Tactical hundreds of senior-level decision-makers from domestic military, international partners, and supporting industry. You will meet professionals involved in all aspects of the design, manufacture, and implementation of tactical vehicles including M-ATV, MRAP, and Vehicles TM FMTV: • Program Managers • Requirements Directors • Vehicle Maintenance Managers • Platform Trainers summit • Countermine Intelligence • Test & Evaluation • Electronic Engineering • Weapons Development • R&D • Materials Development Enhancing Survivability in All Terrain • Scientists • And many others! April 19 - 21, 2010 • Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, VA For more details on attendees to our previous events, visit www.TacticalVehiclesSummit.com, click on “Download Center,” and scroll to find the attendee lists. IDGA’s flagship vehicle event, Tactical Vehicles Summit, is proud to be in its third year discussing the most pressing issues of today’s vehicle community. About IDGA The Institute for Defense & Government Advancement This premier event brings together military end-users, OEMs, and industry (IDGA) is a non-partisan professionals to discuss, evaluate, and lay the ground work for technology solutions information-based organization dedicated to and acquisitions in tactical and combat vehicle platforms. Discussions will take place the promotion of innovative ideas in public service and defense through live conferences under the backdrop of President Obama’s announcement to send an additional 30,000 US and events. We bring together speaker Troops to Afghanistan - an increase that will put nearly 100,000 US Troops in Afghanistan panels and events comprised of military and before the end of Summer, 2010. This troop increase has serious and urgent implications government professionals while attracting delegates with decision-making power from for US Forces. The Afghan rugged and mountainous terrain requires an immediate military, government, and defense industries. investment in armored vehicles with exceptional mobility. In addition to our live events, IDGA also offers an online community dedicated to As new vehicle platforms emerge to meet the military’s needs and challenges, providing defense industry professionals with technology problems with ballistic requirements, logistics, and vehicle armor come breaking news, business opportunities, introductions, podcasts, webinars, and into view. presentations from key industry leaders. Members of our online community are able IDGA’s 2010 Tactical Vehicles Summit will feature keynote and general session to extend their live event experience and interact with the defense industry by briefs with a focus on Army and USMC vehicle modernization, as well as current leveraging the opportunity to network, share initiatives for the next three years. IDGA’s 3rd Annual Tactical Vehicles Summit focuses ideas, best practices, and business solutions. on the challenges ahead for the M-ATV, MRAP, and FMTV including what will be done in For more information, please visit the future development of the vehicles. www.idga.org. 2010 Program highlights include: • The latest detailed updates on the M-ATV in Afghanistan Here is what people are • A Tactical Vehicles exhibit area! saying about IDGA’s • A Vehicle Health & Sustainment Focus Day vehicle events: • And partnerships with industry and military counterparts for upgrades and new initiatives “Well presented with detailed information.” – Program Manager, Do not miss this unique opportunity to network and forge new partnerships with your peers! BAE Systems Land Systems Reserve your place now to be among the key stakeholders in the Tactical Vehicles Community. “Fascinating insights – well presented and organized.” – Consultant, DRS Technologies Join the Military Vehicles Group! “Excellent presentation. Very happy This is your chance to stay in touch and network with military ground vehicles professionals and fellow to see IDGA bringing in top engineers and scientists to discuss solutions attendees all year round! Visit www.TacticalVehiclesSummit.com and join today! with various materials.” - VP & General Manager, Industeel USA Follow us on ! Get the latest news on military ground vehicles including updates and exclusive discounts to IDGA’s related “Very good!” – Business events. Follow us at www.twitter.com/IDGAupdates. Development Manager, BAE Systems 2
  3. 3. Monday, Vehicle Health & Sustainment Focus Day Vehicle Health & Sustainment Focus Day Give time to the issues that matter most. Sign up for the Vehicle Health & Sustainment Focus Day and dedicate more time to dialogue and networking in a classroom environment. April 19, 2010 This in-depth and interactive series of workshops will examine current challenges in vehicle health and sustainment for the vehicles community. Hear from leading academic researchers and government organizations on the technology and processes that are revolutionizing research & development for vehicles currently in overseas contingency operations. These practical application sessions will deliver high impact training led by globally recognized experts. During a Focus Day, you can expect: • Smaller, classroom-style sessions • Live applications • In-depth discussions with the class leaders and fellow attendees 7:30am Registration & Coffee 8:00am – 10:00am Vehicle Health and Maintenance Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS) for Military Vehicles The IMS Center has pioneered many advances in prognostics technologies near-zero breakdown performance including the Watchdog Agent (autonomic prognostics computing on a chip) • Learn the latest on "predict and prevent" methodology technology for military vehicles. This workshop will look at key research activities focused on four fundamental areas: 1) informatics tools to transform What you will learn: machine condition data to health information; 2) advanced prognostics • How to secure business alliances through collaborative testbeds algorithms for product performance degradation assessment and prediction; • What new high-impact emerging technologies are being validated 3) integrated software and hardware platforms that think, link, reconfigure • The use of intelligent e-maintenance systems and sustain for resilient performance; 4) closed-loop product design and optimization through the use of product embedded service information. Session Leader: Dr. Jay Lee, Director, NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Intelligent Maintenance Systems How will you benefit: (IMS), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of • Discover how to enable products and systems to achieve, and sustain, Cincinnati How to Best Meet the Needs for Combat Support Readiness 10:00am – 12:00pm Full Spectrum Ground Operations: MRAP C4ISR This session will present the current issues and challenges facing providers of What you will learn: life cycle sustainment and maintenance of Ground Mobility Platforms in an • Enhanced situational awareness for the MRAP evolving/changing global Combat Support/Combat Service Support • Secure wireless communication applications for tactical vehicles operational environment. The session will also cover the potential impact of • Advancements in off-road navigation for rugged terrain changing priorities impacting on the DoD budget and mission support requirements. Session Leader: Pete Ward, MRAP, Project Engineer, SPAWAR Systems Center – Atlantic 12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch The Latest on Logistics and Acquisition for Vehicle Sustainment 1:00pm – 3:00pm The Asset Visibility (AV) Program Our mission is to provide a joint logistics capability that collects and fuses • Reduce re-ordering with status of items in storage, process, transit, or information from multiple Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Military Service, theater and U.S. Transportation Command systems, providing users with a timely • See inventory mapping and low-bandwidth options and accurate report of the location, movement, status, and identity of units, What you will learn: personnel, equipment, and supplies in the global distribution logistics • How to harness low bandwidth systems for the warfighter pipeline. Learn how this is achieved in the vehicles sector. • Increasing visibility for maximized utilization of assets • New AV remote scenarios and solutions How you will benefit: • Increase readiness through visibility of lateral support and DoD excess Session Leader: Rick Odden & Karen Blanck, Asset Visibility (AV) opportunities Program Management Office, Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS) Gain Insight Into Total Diagnostic and Prognostic Development 3:00pm – 5:00pm New Innovations On Diagnostic And Prognostic Development For Tactical Vehicles Learn about a technology that detects damage to critical suspension How you will benefit components in military vehicles simply by driving over a speed bump-like • Enhance maintenance and supportability for tactical vehicles "diagnostic cleat" containing sensors. The aim of this technology is to save • Improving tactical fuel monitoring and management time and maintenance costs by catching damage before it leads to failure in • Delivering embedded diagnostic & prognostic development the field. This system measures vibrations created by forces that a vehicle's tires apply to the cleat. Damage is detected in the tires, wheel bearings, and What you will learn: suspension components by using signal processing software to interpret the • Classic data fusion techniques for RUL estimation sensor data. By using the instrumented cleat and other "condition-based" • Prognosis of dynamic components maintenance methods, the military could reduce costs by performing work on • Prognosis logistics of dynamic components vehicles when needed based on the condition of parts instead of performing scheduled maintenance on vehicles regardless of whether they need the work. Session Leader: Dr. Ling Rothrock, Professor of Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University 3
  4. 4. Main Summit Main Summit Day 1 Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Day 2 Wednesday, April 21, 2010 7:15 Registration & Coffee 7:15 Registration & Coffee 8:15 Welcome & Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 8:15 Welcome & Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 8:30 The Tactical Vehicle Strategy 8:30 The G-3/5/7 Perspective on the State of Tactical Vehicles • Long-term objectives and strategies Operations and plans initiatives Keynote • • Army modernization • MRAP integration • The next three years for vehicles Major General Rhett A. Hernandez, USA, Assistant Deputy Chief of Colonel David Bassett, USA, TACOM, Program Manager, Staff, G-3/5/7 Keynote Tactical Vehicles 9:15 The Future of Vehicles : MRAP & M-ATV Joint MRAP Focus 9:15 Strategy and Procurement Planning for Vehicles • Expectations for modernizing the fleet • New Army modernization • ThefFuture of the MRAP • Integrated logistics support • Afghanistan reallocation • Field service support Brigadier General Thomas Spoehr, USA, Director, Force David K. Hansen, Deputy Program Manager, Joint MRAP Vehicle Development , Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8 Program 10:00 Networking Break 10:00 Networking Break 10:45 USMC Vehicle Program Update : MTVR/LVSR 10:45 HBCT Modernization and its Implications for Tactical • USMC vehicles Vehicles • Vehicle ventures in logistics • HBCT formation • Current initiatives and future opportunities • Requirements generation and prioritization Thomas H. Miller, Program Manager - MTVR/LVSR, PEO, • HBCT platform modifications and the DOTMLPF analysis Land Systems (USMC) Colonel Jeff Swisher, USA, TRADOC Capability Manager, Heavy Brigade Combat Team (TCM HBCT) 11:30 Advanced Vehicle Lighting • Advancements in forward/360 degree lighting 11:30 Vendor Panel: Vehicle Armor Design and Deployment • New break through in exterior vehicle lighting Hear from experts on vehicle armor design and deployment! In this Eric Thorstensen, Director, Grote Industries interactive panel you will be able to ask your questions on process management, R&D methods, and the latest in armor design. 12:15 Vehicle Doors and Electronics to Increase Moderator: Michael L Griffin, Huntsman Survivability TriMark 12:15 Heavy-duty Jobs on the Battlefield 12:30 Lunch Sponsored by: • Vehicle towing and mobility in theater • Solutions to keeping the warfighter safe while performing his mission 1:30 Achieving Sustainment Considerations within Ellen Kietzmann, Vice President, Blue Ox the Acquisition Process • Role of a sustainment liaison within acquisition programs 12:30 Lunch Sponsored by: • Logistics challenges and practical experiences Acquisition and Logistics • Operational perspectives of the relationship between 1:30 Current Challenges with Power Requirements in Tactical LOGCOM and PEO-LS Vehicles Glenda Paige, LOGCOM Liaison Officer, PEO-Land Systems, • Testing and evaluation Marine Corps Systems Command • Equipment surveys from the theater Michael A Gallagher, Program Manager, Expeditionary Power 2:15 Life Cycle Management for Today’s Vehicle Platforms Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command • Logistics modular force design • Serviceable repair parts 2:15 Integrated Electronics Suite for Tactical Vehicle Combat • Force generation model Activities Pat Shaw, PEO-Land Systems, Marine Corps Systems • Developmental concepts to integrate navigation Command • First fully integrated biometric data collection • Net Centric electronics 3:00 Networking Break Richard Lane, Vice President, American Reliance 3:45 Defense Trade Policy Control for Tactical Vehicles • Purchasing or selling parts for vehicles outside the US 3:00 Networking Break • New export/import controls for vehicles LAV and MPC update Jonathan Dennis, Political Military Affairs, Department of 3:45 LAV and MPC: Marine Corps Combat Developer Update State • Maintaining the expeditionary fleet • Expectations for an effective modernization strategy Benning Prespective 4:30 The Maneuver Center of Excellence • Balancing protection, payload and performance in the fleet Fort Knox and Fort • Ground combat program Chris Yunker, Mob/C-Mobility Section, Fires & Maneuver Integration • Tactical vehicle infantry training Division, Marine Corps Combat Development Command • Future armor needs for ground combat vehicles Ted Maciuba, Chief of Mounted Requirements (Acting), US 4:30 Tactical and Combat Vehicle Transportability Engineering Army Armor Center, Ft Knox • CONUS/OCONUS infrastructure • Time-phased, origin-to-destination analysis 5:15 Rapid Support and Fielding of Tactical Vehicles • Transportability characteristics of military materiel • Integrated logistics support John D. Newman, Deployability Engineering Branch Chief, • Expectations for modernizing the fleet Transportation Engineering Agency (SDDCTEA) Deployability Division Frank Apicella, Technical Director, Army Evaluation Center (ATEC) 5:15 End of Summit 6:00 End of Day 1 www.TacticalVehiclesSummit.com 4
  5. 5. Venue & Lodging Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Register Online, by Email, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22311 Phone: 703-845-1010 Web: www.hilton.com Phone or Mail Located in the West End of Historic Alexandria, the hotel offers a refreshing blend of modern elegance, Web: www.TacticalVehiclesSummit.com attentive service, and rewarding hospitality. Within sight of Washington, DC monuments and attractions, Email: info@idga.org this stylish hotel puts you near quaint waterfront galleries and shops in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Phone: 1-800-882-8684 or 646-378-6026 A reduced sleeping room rate of $226 per night is available for participants of IDGA’s Tactical Vehicles Summit. This rate is available 3 days pre and post Mail: IDGA event (subject to availability). Please be sure to book before March 29, 2010 to secure this group rate. 535 5th Avenue, 8th Floor Reservations Telephone - (703) 845-1010 or 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667) New York, NY 10017 www.Hilton.com/AlexandriaMarkCenter Sponsorship and Exhibition Pricing Industry Military, Government & Academia* Standard Register & Pay Register & Pay Standard Opportunities Still Available! Price by Fri, Feb 19 by Fri, Mar 19 Price For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting please contact Main Summit (Tue-Wed, April 20-21) $999 $799 $899 $999 Angela DiNatale at 212-885-2761 or sponsorship@idga.org. Focus Day (Mon, April 19) $500 $500 $500 $500 Sponsors: * This category does NOT include government contractors. Contractors are considered civilian/industry for the purpose of determining registration fees. Team Discounts + Number of Attendees Savings of: 3 to 4 10% 5 or more 15% + Discounts apply to registrations submitted together, at the same time. Cannot be combined with any other discount. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE IN U.S. DOLLARS TO: IDGA A $99 processing charge will be assessed to all registrations not accompanied by credit card payment at the time of registration. * CT residents or people employed in the state of CT must add 6% sales tax. Details for making payment via EFT or wire transfer: JPMorgan Chase Penton Learning Systems LLC dba IQPC: 957-097239 ABA/Routing #: 021000021 Reference: Please include the name of the attendee(s) and the event number: 13169.004 Payment Policy: Payment is due in full at the time of registration and includes lunches and refreshments. Your registration will not be confirmed until payment is received and may be subject to cancellation. Attire: Business casual attire is appropriate. Military personnel are requested to be in uniform. Media Partners: Please refer to www.idga.org/cancellation for cancellation, postponement and substitution policy Special Dietary Needs: If you have a dietary restriction, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-882-8684 to discuss your specific needs. ©2009 IDGA. All Rights Reserved. The format, design, content and arrangement of this brochure constitute a trademark of IDGA. Unauthorized reproduction will be actionable under the Lanham Act and common law principles. www.TacticalVehiclesSummit.com 5