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2012 GROUND ROBOTICS CAPABILITIES CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION
"What Will It Take To Achieve The Vision?: Requirements, Technology, Acquisition, ROI"
SAN DIEGO, CA
21 - 23, March 2012
THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
POINT/COUNTER-POINT PANEL: FOCUSED TECHNOLOGY
“Which Will Best Serve: Interface Control Standards or Open Systems?”
- Ms. Mary E. Lacey, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation
- The Honorable Jacques S. Gansler, PhD, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition,
Technology and Logistics; Professor and Roger C. Lipitz Chair, Public Policy and Private Enterprise,
University of Maryland
POINT/COUNTER-POINT PANEL: BALANCED REQUIREMENTS
“Requirements Pull or ‘Technology/Capability Push’ Based Acquisition — Can Our Requirements
be What We are Capable of?”
- Mr. Thomas Gonzalez, Vice President, Corporate Development, Stratom, Inc.
- Ms. Susie Alderson, Program Manager, SPAWAR Systems Center, Pacific
- LTC Stuart Hatfield, USA, Chief, Lethality Branch, Maneuver, Aviation, & Soldier Division,
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012
- Mr. Howard Leyda, Vice President, Marketing, Home Business Unit, iRobot Corporation
- Mr. Tim Trainer, Interim General Manager, Military Business Unit, iRobot Corporation
- Mr. Chuck Thorpe, Assistant Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics, Executive Office of the
President, Office of Science and Technology Policy
“Test and Evaluation of Autonomous Ground Robots”
POINT/COUNTER-POINT PANEL: STREAMLINED ACQUISITION
“Do We Optimize for Technology Insertion or Logistics Efficiency?”
- Dr. Marilyn Gaska, Strategic Planning Director, Corporate Logistics and Sustainment, Lockheed Martin