2015 DOD Maintenance Symposium

December 7-10, 2015

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Phoenix Convention Center

Sustainment Technology: From Innovation to Fielding

Date: Monday, December 7, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: North 129 AB

Objective: To illustrate the process of sustainment technology insertion in DoD from concept to transition and fielding; and to relay how key organizations are working collaboratively to identify, develop, and accelerate the transition of game-changing technologies that promise to greatly reduce the cost of sustaining weapon systems and radically improve our ability to generate readiness.

Abstract: Do you have a new technology or capability that could potentially improve DoD sustainment operations? Are you a Service member, DoD civilian, or industry partner who has a sustainment need that current technology or processes cannot effectively or efficiently meet? Ever wonder why some promising new technologies or proven "no-brainer" capabilities never get adopted, or take years to transition? If the sustainment technology development and adoption process seems like a mystery, this session is for you. Leaders and experts will discuss all phases of the technology insertion process; from enabling policy, the collection of needs, prioritization and resourcing of technology development and evaluation, the development of requirements, and ultimately fielding and integration into maintenance operations.

Moderator:
Mr. Gregory Kilchenstein, Director, Enterprise Maintenance Technology, ODASD (MPP), OSD

Panelists:
Colonel Bruce McPeak, USA, Director, Capability Development, U.S. Army - Presentation
Mr. Steven Karl, Director, Lifecycle Logistics Policy, ODASA (AP&L) - Presentation
Ms. Elizabeth McMichael, Director of Innovation, Naval Air Systems Command
Mr. Luke Burke, Director of Engineering, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
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