7–9 May 2019
Kossiakoff Center at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland

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Tuesday, 8 May, 2018

0730-0800Networking Coffee BreakRoom: Foyer
0800-0930Opening PlenaryRoom: Auditorium
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

AIAA DEFENSE Forum kicks off with a keynote from Michael Griffin, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Department of Defense. Now in his newly created position, come hear about his priorities and ideas for innovation for the DoD, including strategies for hypersonics technology and missile defense development.

Michael D. Griffin-Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Department of DefenseMichael D. GriffinUnder Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Department of Defense
0930-1000Networking Coffee BreakRoom: Foyer
1000-1200Technical Sessions
1200-1300Lunch Room: Foyer
1300-1530Technical Sessions
1530-1600Networking Coffee BreakRoom: Foyer
1600-1730Defense Innovation PanelRoom: Auditorium
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The afternoon Defense Innovation Panel will build on the opening keynote with discussions from those directly responsible for implementing defense innovative projects. Hear how these leaders plan to implement the vision for the future, and the new approaches they will take to make the vision a reality.

Kevin Massey-Kevin Massey
Tambrein Bates-Director, SOFWERXTambrein BatesDirector, SOFWERX
Charles Beames-Executive Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer, York Space SystemsCharles BeamesExecutive Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer, York Space Systems
Col. David Robinson-US Army, Senior Service Lead, DIUxCol. David RobinsonUS Army, Senior Service Lead, DIUx
Scott Savoie-Senior Vice President, Contracts & Procurement, Advanced Technology InternationalScott SavoieSenior Vice President, Contracts & Procurement, Advanced Technology International
1730-1900Welcome ReceptionRoom: Foyer
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Wednesday, 9 May, 2018

0730-0800Networking Coffee BreakRoom: Foyer
0800-0930Morning PlenaryRoom: Auditorium
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

In this plenary, gain insights into the ongoing deliberations of the National Space Council. Areas of discussion may include the ongoing efforts to highlight the importance of space as a warfighting domain, how government agencies are working together to increase the tempo of innovation, and the future vision for the national security space community.

Scott Pace-Executive Secretary, National Space CouncilScott PaceExecutive Secretary, National Space Council
0930-1000Networking Coffee BreakRoom: Foyer
1000-1200Technical Sessions
1200-1300Lunch Room: Foyer
1300-1530Technical Sessions
1530-1600Networking Coffee BreakRoom: Foyer
1600-1730Resilient Space Communications PanelRoom: Auditorium
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Resilient Space Communications panel will feature discussions on mitigation of cyber threats, protection of space ground infrastructure, space control experiments, and mitigation of jamming and detection threats.

Scott Stadler (Moderator)-Division Head, Communication Systems Division, MIT Lincoln LaboratoryScott Stadler (Moderator)Division Head, Communication Systems Division, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Angela Wallace-Vice President, Booz Allen HamiltonAngela WallaceVice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Lawrence "Robbie" Robertson -Principal Research Aerospace Engineer, Space Vehicles Directorate, U.S. Air Force Research LaboratoryLawrence "Robbie" Robertson Principal Research Aerospace Engineer, Space Vehicles Directorate, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
Merri Sanchez-Principal Advisor, Systems Engineering Division, Engineering Technology Group, The Aerospace CorporationMerri SanchezPrincipal Advisor, Systems Engineering Division, Engineering Technology Group, The Aerospace Corporation
Leonard "Len" Schiavone-Mission Area Technology Director, Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon CompanyLeonard "Len" SchiavoneMission Area Technology Director, Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon Company
Michele Schuman-Group Leader, Advanced Satcom Systems & Operations, MIT Lincoln LabsMichele SchumanGroup Leader, Advanced Satcom Systems & Operations, MIT Lincoln Labs
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Thursday, 10 May, 2018

0730-0800Networking Coffee BreakRoom: Foyer
0800-0930Conventional Prompt Strike Flight Experiment 1 OverviewRoom: Auditorium
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This panel features an overview on Conventional Prompt Strike, and discussions on FE-1 Overview from the perspective of the US Navy, FE-1 Range Operations from the perspective of the Army, as well as a discussion on Conventional Prompt Strike from the technology perspective.

Gary Polansky (Moderator)-Integrated Military Systems, Sandia National Laboratories Gary Polansky (Moderator)Integrated Military Systems, Sandia National Laboratories
Walter "Walt" Rutledge-CPS Technical Advisor, OUSD(A&S)/ASD(A)/SSI/Space and Prompt StrikeWalter "Walt" RutledgeCPS Technical Advisor, OUSD(A&S)/ASD(A)/SSI/Space and Prompt Strike
David Plummer -Center Director, Integrated Military Systems, Sandia National LaboratoriesDavid Plummer Center Director, Integrated Military Systems, Sandia National Laboratories
Robert Strider-Army CPS Program Manager, US Army Space and Missile Defense CommandRobert StriderArmy CPS Program Manager, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command
Len Zentz-Navy CPS Program Manager, US Navy Strategic System Programs Len ZentzNavy CPS Program Manager, US Navy Strategic System Programs
0930-1000Networking Coffee BreakRoom: Foyer
1000-1200Technical Sessions
1330-1730Aerospace Survivability Course (Classified) Room: Auditorium
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

For the first time, AIAA DEFENSE Forum will be offering a course during the forum. This course is intended to introduce the concept of survivability to new engineers, analyst, and program managers working in the aerospace industry. Separate registration is required for this course.

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Friday, 11 May, 2018

0730-0800Networking Coffee Break
0800-1200Aerospace Survivability Course (Classified)Room: Auditorium
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

For the first time, AIAA DEFENSE Forum will be offering a course during the forum. This course is intended to introduce the concept of survivability to new engineers, analyst, and program managers working in the aerospace industry. Separate registration is required for this course. 

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Dates to Remember

  • Abstract Deadline: 20 Nov 2018

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