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

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Tuesday, 7 May, 2019

0730-0800Continental Breakfast
0800-0930The Warfighter Perspective: Operational Needs and Military Requirements
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The 2018 National Defense Strategy is clear that a more lethal force and technological innovation are key to generating a decisive and sustained advantage. What do our warfighters need from the aerospace community in order to become a “more lethal, resilient, and rapidly innovating Joint Force” in an era of multi-domain warfare? Hear from a Combatant Commander (invited) on his operational needs as well as near- and long-term requirements.

0930-1000Networking Coffee Break
1000-1200Technical Sessions
1200-1300Lunch
1300-1530Technical Sessions
1530-1600Networking Coffee Break
1600-1730Maintaining Technological Advantage: The Role of DoD Labs
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

“Traditionally, the Department has viewed the role of universities as producing the research innovation, the DoD labs as the mechanism to nurture these findings and to render them Defense-applicable, and the Defense Industrial Base to integrate these new technologies into acquisition programs.” (Promoting DoD’s Culture of Innovation: Hearings before the House Armed Services Committee, House of Representatives, 116th Congress (2018) (Testimony of Dr. Mike Griffin).) Learn about the Labs’ current and future projects, upcoming opportunities, and how they are enabling cross fertilization among these communities.

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Wednesday, 8 May, 2019

0730-0800Continental Breakfast
0800-0845DoD R&E Technical Priorities: Update on Status and Needs
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

In 2018, DEFENSE Forum attendees heard Dr. Griffin’s top 10 technology priorities, based on the National Defense Strategy. Hear an update on these technologies’ development, and the critical roles government, industry and academia play in getting these technologies to the warfighter.

0845-0930Missile Defense in the New World Order
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

“Investments will focus on layered missile defenses and disruptive capabilities for both theater missile threats and North Korean ballistic missile threats.” (National Defense Strategy [Unclassified], p. 6). Learn about priorities of and opportunities with the Missile Defense Agency to modernize the nation’s missile defense system and an update on the tasks assigned by the 2019 Missile Defense Review. 

0930-1000Networking Coffee Break
1200-1300Lunch
1300-1530Technical Sessions
1530-1600Networking Coffee Break
1600-1730Acquisition and Sustainment at the Speed of Relevance
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

“Success no longer goes to the country that develops a new technology first, but rather to the one that better integrates it and adapts its way of fighting. Current processes are not responsive to need; the Department is over-optimized for exceptional performance at the expense of providing timely decisions, policies, and capabilities to the warfighter." (National Defense Strategy [Unclassified], p. 10) 

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Thursday, 9 May, 2019

0730-0800Continental Breakfast
0800-0845Key Issues in Hypersonics
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

DoD R&E has prioritized the development of hypersonic capabilities. China and Russia have announced that they are close to fielding this technology. Hear from the DoD hypersonics lead on what the key technological and policy issues are that stand in the way of the United States developing both offensive and defensive hypersonics technologies.

Mike White -Assistant Director for Hypersonics, DoD Research and Engineering EnterpriseMike White Assistant Director for Hypersonics, DoD Research and Engineering Enterprise
0845-0930Plenary Session
0930-1000Networking Coffee Break
1000-1200Technical Sessions
1200-1300Lunch
1300-1530Technical Sessions
1530-1600Networking Coffee Break
1600-1700Hypersonics Brainstorming Session
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

“No more business as usual. Think differently.” (The Honorable Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy, Address to Surface Navy Association, January 16, 2019.) You’ve been hearing from the experts all week; now is the time for them to hear from you. Take part in this interactive dialogue and provide your insight and feedback.

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Friday, 10 May, 2019

0800-170075 Years of Hypersonics Development: History, Resources, References, and Insights (ITAR-Restricted Course)
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

There is a rich history of 75 years of Hypersonics development.  This course is designed to touch on many of the key developments in the past and provide references and resources to learn more about this history. “Those that do not learn from the past are destined to repeat it."

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Dates to Remember

  • Early Mem Reg Deadline: 16 Apr 2019
  • Cancellation Deadline: 23 Apr 2019

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