Alexandria, VA, June 28, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- On July 18 & 19 personnel from DoD, Military Services, Federal Agencies, Academia, and Industry will convene in Alexandria, VA, for two days of off the record briefings and informal discussions at Defense Strategies Institute’s “town hall” Advanced Materials for Defense Summit. Discussions will focus on this year’s central theme of “Leveraging Advanced Materials and Processes to Strengthen America's Defense."
The cost and complexity of the military landscape grows exponentially, forcing National Leadership to explore innovative technologies that provide a multitude of advanced capabilities at a reduced production cost. The utilization of advanced materials provides the DoD the opportunity to integrate cost-effective solutions that enhance sustainment and lifecycle management, readiness, and platform design capabilities to maintain and enhance U.S. Defense capabilities.
To achieve the full potential of these advanced materials, the DoD, Academia and Private Industry place great emphasis on researching and developing materials sciences and materials engineering capabilities. This provides the U.S. Military the opportunity to integrate advanced capabilities throughout its enterprise, providing greater operational flexibility to the Warfighter and National Leadership.
This year’s educational forum will focus on the efforts to develop and integrate technology-based options for advanced materials and manufacturing processes that drastically alter the affordability, survivability, lifecycle cost, and readiness capabilities to maintain current, and propel future U.S. Defensive capabilities.
Attendees Will Experience Perspectives from Senior Level Speakers, Including:
- Lieutenant General John B. Cooper, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force
- BG Anthony Potts, USA, Deputy Commanding General, RDECOM
- Dr. John G. (Jerry) McGinn, Acting DASD, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, OUSD AT&L
- Gregory Kilchenstein, Director, Enterprise Maintenance Technology, ODASD Maintenance Policy and Programs
- Kelly Morris, Chief of Research and Development, DLA Logistics Operations, DLA
- Michael Silver, CEO, American Elements
Sessions Will Revolve Around the Following Key Topics:
- Materials Processes for Increased Platform Survivability and Life Extension
- Increasing Affordability of Military Equipment through Adoption of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes
- Materials Development for Use in Extreme Environments
- Developing Civil Engineering Capabilities for Enhanced Force Protection and Sustainment
- Leveraging Advanced Materials to Meet the Size, Weight, and Power Needed Without Sacrificing Performance
- Integrating Materials Development Methodology Guided by Platform-Level Design Intent
- Advancing ICME Capabilities for Accelerated Material Discovery and Development
- Developing Best Practices in the Management of Materials Data
For more insight, you can view the full agenda and topics at: http://materials.dsigroup.org/
Seating is limited –
In order to allow for actionable discussion and dialogue amongst speaker and attendees, seating will be limited. Register now to reserve your seat. Active military, government and State personnel attend complimentary.
Anyone interested in participating in the 2017 Advanced Materials for Defense Summit can visit the event homepage at http://materials.dsigroup.org/ for more information or contact Morgan Colfax at email@example.com, 1-201-266-0058
**Summit is closed to press / No recordings**