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  • 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
    Morning Coffee
  • 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
    DoD R&E Technical Priorities: Update on Status and Needs
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    Auditorium

    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.
    Keynote
  • 08:45 – 09:30
    Missile Defense in the New World Order
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    Auditorium

    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.
    Speakers
  • 09:30 – 10:00
    Networking Break
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    Foyer

  • 10:00 – 12:00
    Technical Sessions
  • 12:00 – 13:00
    Lunch
    Room

    Foyer

  • 13:00 – 15:30
    Technical Sessions
  • 15:30 – 16:00
    Networking Break
    Room

    Foyer

  • 16:00 – 17:30
    Maintaining Technological Advantage: The Role of DoD Labs
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    Auditorium

    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.
    Moderators
    • Andrew Gerber Photo Andrew Gerber
      Vice President, Innovation and Strategic Pursuits, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
    Panelists
  • 18:00 – 19:30
    Reception & Missile Systems Award
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    Foyer

    Description

    AIAA is pleased to announce that G. Satheesh Reddy and Rondell J. Wilson are the co-winners of the 2019 Missile Systems Award. The award recognizes excellence in developing or implementing missile systems technology, including significant technological accomplishments or for inspired leadership of missile systems programs.

  • 07:30 – 08:00
    Morning Coffee
  • 08:00 – 08:45
    Warfighter Perspective: Operational Needs and Military Requirements
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    Auditorium

    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 about operational needs as well as near- and long-term requirements.
    Speakers
  • 08:45 – 09:30
    Next-Generation Military Space Capabilities
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    Auditorium

    Description
    The 2018 National Defense Strategy recognizes that space is a warfighting domain and plans for prioritized investment in “resilience, reconstitution, and operations to assure our space capabilities.” (National Defense Strategy [Unclassified], p. 8) Learn about current and future initiatives to protect National Security Space assets.
    Speakers
  • 09:30 – 10:00
    Networking Break
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    Foyer

  • 10:00 – 12:00
    Technical Sessions
  • 12:00 – 13:00
    Lunch
    Room

    Foyer

  • 13:00 – 15:30
    Technical Sessions
  • 15:30 – 16:00
    Networking Break
    Room

    Foyer

  • 16:00 – 17:30
    Acquisition and Sustainment at the Speed of Relevance
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    Auditorium

    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)
    Moderators
    • Jamie Morin Photo Jamie Morin
      Executive Director, Center for Space Policy and Strategy, The Aerospace Corporation
  • 17:30 – 19:30
    AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel No. 9 Tour
    Description
    Join us on Wednesday, 8 May 2019 for a tour of AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel Number 9. The tour is limited to 40 people, so be sure to sign up as you're picking up your badge at registration! For complete details on the tour, view the flyer
  • 07:30 – 08:00
    Morning Coffee
  • 08:00 – 08:45
    Key Issues in Hypersonics
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    Auditorium

    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.
    Speakers
    • Michael White
      Assistant Director, Hypersonics, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Department of Defense
  • 08:45 – 09:30
    Counterintelligence Threat Briefing
    Room

    Auditorium

    Description
    “U.S. competitors are making enormous investments … With respect to hypersonics in particular, the United States finds itself trailing China and perhaps Russia as well. All this raises the possibility that America may find itself at a technological disadvantage in future conflicts.” (Providing for the Common Defense: The Assessment and Recommendations of the National Defense Strategy Commission, p. 10). Two intelligence community experts will provide an update on cyber threats to hypersonics technologies and development.
    Speakers
  • 09:30 – 10:00
    Networking Break
    Room

    Foyer

  • 10:00 – 12:00
    Technical Sessions
  • 12:00 – 13:00
    Lunch
    Room

    Foyer

  • 13:00 – 15:30
    Technical Sessions
  • 15:30 – 16:30
    Hypersonics Information Exchange
    Room

    Auditorium

    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.
  • 08:00 – 17:00
    75 Years of Hypersonics Development: History, Resources, References, and Insights (ITAR-Restricted Course)
    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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