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PRECISION STRIKE ASSOCIATION


"Weapons Reform - Adapting Acquisition Processes For Today"


20 - 21, March 2012


FORT WALTON BEACH, FL


Agenda


TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012


 
KEYNOTE ADDRESS—AIR ARMAMENT CENTER PERSPECTIVE:
Major General Ken Merchant, USAF —Commander, Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB


STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR PRECISION ENGAGEMENT:
Mark Simpson—Senior Strategy Analyst, Strategic Planning Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Lab, Eglin AFB


HOW DOES A WEAPONS PROGRAM SURVIVE IN TODAY’S BUDGET:
Randy Brown—Director, Armament Directorate, Eglin AFB


CHANGES IN WEAPON SYSTEM ACQUISITION OVER THE LAST FOUR DECADES— POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE:
Reuben Manasco—Senior Acquisition Leader of the Air Armament Center


LUNCHEON ADDRESS—GENERAL SECURITY ISSUES & THE DEFENSE BUDGET:
Peter Huessy—President, GeoStrategic Analysis


AIR FORCE PRECISION WEAPONS SESSION:
CHAIR: Colonel Mike "Hans" Gantt, USAF—Division Chief, A5XS “Skunks”, Concepts, Strategy & Wargaming, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force


NAVAL PRECISION WEAPONS SESSION:
Chair: Major Craig McDermott, USMC—Air-to-Ground Requirements Office, OPNAV N98

  • ASuW: Brian Kelly—OASuW IPT Lead, PMA-201, Naval Air Systems Command

ROC/JCIDS New processes:
Dr. Scott Maley—Senior Operations Research Analyst, Force Support Division (J-8), The Joint Staff


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012

 

USSOCOM’S PERSPECTIVE ON RAPID ACQUISITION:
Colonel Michael Schmidt, USAF—PEO for Fixed Wing (SORDAC-PEO/FW),U.S. Special Operations Command


INTERNATIONAL PRECISION WEAPONS SESSION:
Weapons for F35: Colonel Mark Werth, USMC—Requirements Director, Joint Strike Fighter Program Office


KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Gary Bliss—Director, Performance Assessments & Root Cause Analyses ASD(A),OUSD(AT&L)


ARMY PRECISION WEAPONS SESSION:
Chair: Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Britt, USA (Ret)—Senior Analyst for Precision Strike Division, Hqs, U.S. Army

THE EFFECT OF CURRENT ACQUISITION POLICIES ON WEAPON SYSTEMS ACQUISITION:
Frank Robbins—Senior Advisor, NDIA Gulf Coast Chapter Board of Directors

 

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