2016 DOD Maintenance Symposium

December 5-8, 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Albuquerque Convention Center

Technical Program

Technical Sessions

The 2016 DOD Maintenance Symposium brings the latest regulations, relevant information, software, and technology directly to the maintenance community.

To access the complete schedule of Plenary and Technical Sessions, please click the 'Access Sessions' button found below. For a high-level overview of topics covered, please reference the copy listed on this page.

Plenary Session Panels

Plenary Panel #1
Health of the Industrial Base from a from Leadership Perspective - A View from Both Sides
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Ballroom B&C

Objective: Gain key insights from DoD and Industry Maintenance Community Leaders regarding present and future Industrial Base issues and challenges.

Abstract: In keeping with the Symposium's theme, Engaging Tomorrow's Maintenance Enterprise Challenges, Today, key DoD and Industry leaders will discuss near-term issues for maintenance and weapon system sustainment and address mitigation strategies to meet present and future challenges. The panel will focus on the health of the industrial base and will present their observations and discuss where DoD and Industry leaders agree and disagree. This session includes a question and answer opportunity and also solicits potential solutions from the audience for the most pressing maintenance community issues.

Moderator: Chris Lowman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition Policy and Logistics, now Acting Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology

Panelists:
Mr. Chris Lowman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Policy and Logistics, Assistant Secrectary of the Army, (Aquisition, Logistics and Technology
Mr. Jerry Mengelkoch, Director, Maintenance Management Center, Marine Corps Logistics Command
Mr. Jeff Allen, Executive Director, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command
Ms. Peri Widener, Vice President and General Manager of Integrated Logistics, Boeing Company
Mr. Lou Kratz, Vice President, Logistics and Sustainment, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Plenary Panel #2
Senior Logisticians Roundtable
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Ballroom B&C

Objective: Provide a dynamic and highly interactive exchange focused on the Department’s maintenance issues, trends, and initiatives.

Abstract: This interactive forum features top logistics leaders from each of the Military Services, Joint Staff, and the Defense Logistics Agency. Using a question and answer only format, it provides a unique opportunity for symposium attendees to directly engage with our most senior logistics leaders concerning all aspects of DoD maintenance.

Moderator: Ms. Kristin K. French, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness

Panelists:
Craig Crenshaw, USMC, commanding General, Marine Corps Logistics Command
RADM Bruce D. Baffer, USCG, Assistant Commandant for Engineering & Logistics, USCG
RADM Vincent L. Griffith, SC, USN, Director, DLA Logistics Operations (J3), Defense Logistics Agency
RDML Michael Zarkowski, USN, Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers
BG Ronald Kirklin, USA, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff G-4, Director of Operations, Headquarters U.S. Army
BGen Tracy King, USMC, Vice Director for Logistics, Joint Staff
Brig Gen Walter Lindsley, USAF, Director of Logistics, Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Engineering & Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force

Plenary Panel #3
The Changing Battlefield Landscape and the Maintenance/Logistics Challenges
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Ballroom B&C

Objective: After 15 years of battlefield maintenance/logistics, what have senior leaders learned and how will they apply those lessons in future operations.

Abstract: How will maintenance/logistics be performed in future wartime operations? Will it be a mobile organizational-level capability moving with the warfighter from engagement to engagement? Or as an Organizational-Intermediate-Depot capability moving with the warfighter from AOR to AOR? Or possibly a hybrid of the two capabilities? Senior leaders will discuss these concepts based on their own experiences and field questions from the audience.

Moderator: Mr. Steve Morani, Deputy Director of Logistics, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Airforce

Panelists:
Major General Craig Crenshaw, USMC, Commanding General, Marine Logistics Command
Brigadier General Tom Miller, USAF, Vice Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command
Mr. Michael Cervone, Director for Maintenance Policy, Programs and Processes, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 - Presentation*
Captain Bill Greene, USN, Executive Director, Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations, Naval Sea Systems Command - Presentation*

Symposium Breakout Topics

Breakout #1
Additive Manufacturing for Maintenance Operations
Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: 115

Objective: Showcase additive manufacturing capabilities supporting maintenance operations and engage the wider maintenance community in discussing the challenges, issues and potential strategies for expanding the use of additive processes to meet the future needs of the Department of Defense.

Abstract: Additive Manufacturing (AM) represents our next industrial revolution. Manufacturers and maintainers alike are rapidly exploring techniques to leverage this revolutionary process for new parts manufacture and repair, which will enable distributed manufacturing, significantly shorten supply chains, and improve readiness for essential parts. This session will provide the maintenance community with a rare opportunity to hear AM leaders from DoD, Industry and Academia frame the challenges and outline the efforts to expand and accelerate AM in support of maintenance and sustainment. As a Town Hall Meeting, this session is designed to be interactive and audience participation is encouraged!

Moderator: Mr. Steve Morani, Deputy Director of Logistics, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection

Panelists:
Col Keith Bearden, USAF, Deputy Director, Engineering and Technical Management, HQ, USAF Materiel Command) - Presentation*
Erik Merk, Additive Manufacturing/ Digital Thread Deputy IPT Lead, Naval Air Systems Command - Presentation*
Mr. Brett Connor, Director, Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Initiatives, Youngstown State University) - Presentation*
Mr. Ben Bouffard, Additive Manufacturing Lead, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, RDT&E
Mr. Jim Regenor, Director, Additive Manufacturing and Innovation, Moog, INC
Mr. Mike Froning, Technical Director, Sustainment Engineering, USAF LCMC) - Presentation*
Ms. Stacey Clark, Deputy Director, Systems Engineering, US Army, RDECOM) - Presentation*

Breakout #2
Depot Maintenance Workforce Revitalization & Leadership Development
Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 115

Objective: Identify the attributes and techniques to acquire and maintain a well-trained, technically competent, responsive, and professional workforce and leadership cadre.

Abstract: A panel composed of key depot maintenance DoD leadership will describe key characteristics of the current and future depot maintenance workforce, to include functional competency, courage, candor, and the ability to foster collaboration and innovation. Discussions will involve personal perspectives and general workforce trends and opportunities. Panelists will also identify gaps in required skill sets and discuss strategies and initiatives to successfully train, develop and lead a more efficient and effective depot maintenance workforce. The scope of the discussions will address development of the entire depot maintenance community, from front-line employees and supervisors, to managers and executives, and will include thoughts on how to equip them with effective skills and behaviors to strengthen organizations and improve customer support.

Moderator: Mr. Jeff Allen, Executive Director, Air Force Sustainment Center

Panelists:
Brig Gen John Kubinec, USAF, Commander, Warner Robins, Air Logistics Complex
Mr. Kevin Bostick, Deputy Chief of Staff, G3/4, Army Materiel Command
Mr. Jerry Mengelkoch, Director, Maintenance Management Center, Marine Corps Logistics Command
CAPT Timothy Pfannenstein, USN, Executive Director, Logistics & Industrial Operations, Commander Fleet Readiness Center

Breakout #3
Energy Management and Efficiency Implementation: Enterprise-Level Issues/Challenges and Strategies for Implementing Renewable Energy Efficiencies
Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 215 & 235

Objective: Discuss with senior DoD and industry leaders on current efforts to implement energy efficiencies and the issues/challenges and successes of fulfilling the provisions of the President's Memorandum on Federal Leadership on Energy Management.

Abstract: Our maintenance facilities are one of the largest consumers of energy within our industrial base and these facilities are moving their way towards meeting the aggressive sustainability goals set forth in Executive Order 13514 of October 5, 2009 (Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance). This memorandum establishes a new target for Federal use of renewable energy that challenges agencies to more than double their renewable electricity consumption. In order to improve their ability to manage energy consumption, promote the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and achieve the sustainability goals set forth in Executive Order 13514, Department of Defense and Industry officials will discuss current and future initiatives and successes and provide insights to overcome the issues and challenges designed to improve efficiency and resiliency, as well as reduce overall energy consumption.

Moderators: Mr. Mark Correll, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and Infrastructure, Headquarters United States Air Force

Panelists:
COL Martine S. Kidd, USA, Commander, Anniston Army Depot
Mr. Alan Bloodgood, Senior Vice President, Energy and Infrastructure, Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Dave Luders, Strategic Development, Honeywell Energy Service Group, Honeywell Building Solutions - Presentation*
Mr. Frank Miyagawa, Program Manager, CH2M

Breakout #4
Maintenance and Supply Alignment: Bridging the Gap between Maintenance Requirements and Supply Support to Maintenance
Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: 215 & 235

Objective: Discuss barriers to, and solutions for, bridging the gap between maintenance requirements and supply support to maintenance.

Abstract: Discuss the barriers to, and solutions for, closing the gap between maintenance and supply that will increase the likelihood maintainers will have the right part at the right time to execute required maintenance actions. This session will explore the issues and associated activities needed to increase accuracy of maintenance bills of material and the supply forecasts of maintenance usage of those parts. By bridging the gap between maintenance requirements and supply forecasts, we reduce backorders, limit excess parts, and reduce the readiness impact and financial risks to the enterprise.

Moderator: Brig Gen Allan E. Day, USAF, Commander of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Defense Logistics Agency - Presentation* - Closing*

Panelists:
RDML John Polowczyk, SC, USN, Director, Logistics Programs and Business Operations Division, Office of Chief of Naval Operations - Presentation*
Mr. Michael B. Cervone, Director for Maintenance Policy and Operations, Headquarters, Department of the Army - Presentation*
Mr. Steven J. Morani, Deputy Director of Logistics, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force - Presentation*

Breakout #5
"It's the Law" - The Principals of Depot Maintenance in Title 10
Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: 115

Objective: Discuss the provisions of Title 10, United States Code (USC) that govern depot maintenance along with the overarching philosophy that form the foundation of those provisions.

Abstract: What are core logistics capabilities? What is the relationship, if any, to 50/50 requirements? Who decides what is core and at what level is 50/50 determined? What about managing the depot workforce? Statutes that govern maintenance operations are sometimes complicated, inter-related and frequently misunderstood. This session will provide OSD’s and Congressional staff’s explanation of the provisions that govern depot maintenance and offer guidance to better understand and implement those statutes.

Moderator: Mr. Richard Frey, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance Policy and Programs

Panelists:
Ms. Vickie Plunkett, House Armed Services Committee, Professional Staff Member
RDML Michael Zarkowski, USN, Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers - Presentation*
Mr. Mark Van Gilst, Director of Logistics, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Logistics and Product Support - Presentation*
Ms. Sheila McCready, Defense Consultant, American Federation of Government Employees

Breakout #6
Increasing Public Private Partnering (PPP) in Support of the DoD Mission
Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: 215 & 235

Objective: Discuss practical ways to substantially improve the effectiveness of product support through PPP.

Abstract: We will open with an overview of current PPP activity within the DoD – focusing on recent trends in partnering expansion, agreement diversity, and workload volume. Panelists will then describe key leverage points they believe are necessary to more fully enable PPPs within the DoD maintenance realm and beyond. These ideas will focus upon the increased productivity and effectiveness partnerships can offer. Panelists will also suggest and describe innovative legal frameworks, sustainment strategies, and management structures that support shared creativity, risk, responsibility, and resources required for partnerships to succeed and flourish. The goal of the discussion is to engage the panelists and audience alike in an exciting exploration of the great promise PPPs hold in helping the DoD face the issues, problems, and opportunities that lie ahead.

Moderator: Mr. Joe Spruill, Product Support Committee, Aerospace Industries Association

Panelists:
Mr. Gene Pierce, Chief Depot Maintenance Integration, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Logistics and Product Support
Mr. Robert Read, Senior Industrial Analyst, Manufacturing Industrial Base Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Mr. Frank Zardecki, Deputy Commander, Tobyhanna Army Depot
Mr. Joseph Faris, Director, Business Development Office, Defense Logistics Agency (Distribution)
Mr. John Johns, Northrop Grumman, Director Global Relations Northrop Grumman Technical Services

Breakout #7
Maintenance Innovation Challenge
Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: 115

Objective: Raise awareness in the maintenance community to available technologies, best business practices, and innovative maintenance processes, while engaging senior maintenance leaders in assessing and prioritizing promising technology to deliver innovative, agile and affordable maintenance capability.

Abstract: The six finalists from the DoD Maintenance Innovation Challenge (MIC) will present their available technologies, best business practices, and innovative maintenance processes to the maintenance community. Finalists will be selected from an evaluation board comprised of maintenance technology subject matter experts from the Joint Technology Exchange Group and industry. The session’s aim is to raise awareness of the maintenance community to promising new innovations, encourage collaboration and unique partnerships towards developing these capabilities, and to reward those with the greatest potential. The overall winner will be selected by DoD’s senior maintenance leaders from the Maintenance Executive Steering Committee, the Joint Group on Depot Maintenance, and the Industrial Base Commanders Peer to Peer Group. The winner will be announced during the maintenance symposium plenary session and presented with the 2016 Maintenance Innovation Challenge trophy. Also, as a new addition to this year’s challenge, attendees will have the opportunity to cast a ballot to select the “Peoples’ Choice Award”, which will be presented along with the winner of the MIC during the plenary session. Be Part of the Solution!

Moderator: GGreg Kilchenstein, Enterprise Maintenance Technology, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance Policy and Programs

Finalists:
Automated Large Standoff, Large Area Thermography Inspection System
Clint Salter, Department of the Navy SSC Cherry Point, Steven M. Shepard, Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc., and Maria Beemer, Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc. - Presentation*
Condition Based Maintenance Plus to Enable Data Driven Fleet Management
Jason Duncan, Tank and Automotive Command and Craig Hershey, Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity - Presentation*
DoD Depot Fielding of Cold Spray Technology
Alex Stonecipher, 429th Supply Chain Management Squadron (GUMB) - Presentation (Cold Spray)* - Presentation (Corrosion Detection)*
Embedded Wireless Corrosion Detection
Jeffrey Banks, Applied Research Lab, Pennsylvania State University
Expeditionary Fluid Analysis Capability
MGySgt Lance Baughman, Headquarters Marine Corps, Installations & Logistics, LPC-1 - Presentation*
X-Ray Reverse Engineering
Laura Watson, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Keyport - Presentation*

Breakout #8
Enabling Readiness through Condition Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+)
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: 115

Objective: Illustrate and discuss CBM+ capabilities and benefits that influence weapon system availability across the spectrum of operational engagements during a Joint CBM+ Mini Summit.

Abstract: DoD subject matter experts and senior maintainers are making significant progress in providing a clear path for CBM+ implementation across the enterprise and identifying the benefits realized from these investments. CBM+ is the application and integration of appropriate processes and knowledge-based capabilities to achieve the targeted availability, reliability, operation and support costs of DoD systems and components across their life cycle. CBM+ uses a systems engineering approach to collect data, enable analysis, and support the decision-making processes for system acquisition, modernization, sustainment, and operations. This session consists of two parts. The first is hour presents the agency CBM+ Program status and overviews, and the second hour is a panel discussion. This is a perfect opportunity for maintenance leaders and providers to gain a deeper understanding of the progress DoD is steadily making and the tremendous potential CBM+ offers for generating combat power (readiness) affordably.

Moderator: Mr. Kevin Bostick, Deputy Chief of Staff, G3/4 Army Materiel Command

Panelists:
Mr. Richard Aldridge, USAF Program Executive Officer for Business and Enterprise Systems Business & Enterprise Systems Directorate - Presentation*
Mr. Marc Borkowski, Director of Maintenance Engineering, Naval Sea Systems Command - Presentation*
Mr. Ronald Graffius, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Program Manager, Naval Sea Systems Command Maintenance Policy and Programs - Presentation*
Mr. John Hedke, Reliability and Maintainability Technical Expert, Engineering and Technology Science Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center - Presentation*
Mr. Joe Mata, Maintenance Field Policy Division Chief, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, Headquarters Department of the Army - Presentation*
Mr. David Pack, Army CBM+ Program Lead & Field Maintenance Program Specialist, Maintenance Policy- Field Division, Headquarters Department of the Army - Presentation*
Ms. Jennifer Riley, Branch Chief, Enterprise Logistics Technology Strategy and Integration, U.S. Air Force - Presentation*

Breakout #9
Software Maintenance/Sustainment: Enterprise-Level Issues and Challenges
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: 215 & 235

Objective: Identify the key challenges of sustaining software over the life cycle and highlight the specific actions being undertaken by the DoD and private industry to meet those challenges.

Abstract: Software is the foundational building material that enables the operation and functionality of our weapon systems that ultimately generates warfighter capability. Maintenance and sustainment of that software-to correct errors, improve performance, enhance functionality, and add capability-is a DoD mission-essential task that demands collaboration, coordination, and communication among the key stakeholders: Program Executive Officers, Program Managers, government Product Support Managers, government owned and operated software maintenance organizations, original equipment manufacturers and their supply chain, and importantly, operators. These stakeholders, collectively forming the "software sustainment enterprise," have effectively been providing relevant, responsive and reliable software engineering support for both new acquisition programs and older legacy systems. However, there are numerous longstanding and pervasive challenges that DoD and industry must tackle to successfully meet the demands and ever-increasing complexity of software intensive systems while addressing key statutory requirements and DoD policy imperatives. Software engineering, logistics and policy professionals from both Government and private industry will discuss the actions taken and lessons learned in solving our software maintenance/sustainment challenges.

Moderator: Mr. Michael McLendon, Associate Director, Software Solutions, Software Engineering Institute

Panelists:
Ms. Vickie F. Plunkett, Professional Staff Member, House Armed Services Committee
Mr. Larry Muzzelo, Deputy to the Commander, Army Communications and Electronics Command - Presentation*
Mr. Harlan Kooima, Director, Software and Mission Systems Integration Naval Air Weapons Center China Lake - Presentation*
Mr. Joe Heil, Chief Engineer and Principal Software Engineer for Strategic and Computing Systems, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren - Presentation*
Thomas LaBrie, Technical Director, 76 Software Maintenance Group, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex - Presentation*

Breakout #10
Improving Workflow through Innovation and Workforce Engagement
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: 215 & 235

Objective: Identify and discus programs, initiatives, and new technologies designed to improve productivity and reduce maintenance cycle time.

Abstract: Time is money! Today, this old adage rings truer for DoD Maintenance than ever before. With the cost of labor driving the cost of sustaining weapon systems, it is imperative that DoD continue to explore ways to reduce maintenance flow days. Also, for every day that a weapon system is down for maintenance, that is a day that the equipment is not available for the intended purpose to support warfighting operations. This session is intended to provide an overview of the current innovative activities and technologies that are focused on significantly improving workflow across the DoD maintenance enterprise. Additionally, because our people are at the heart of innovation and positive change, attendees will gain an understanding of some of the best practices and forward thinking processes being employed to engage the workforce to effect real innovation in their maintenance activities.

Moderator: Brig Gen Tom Miller, USAF, Vice Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Material Command - Presentation*

Panelists:
CAPT Charles M. Stuart, USN Commanding Officer, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast - Presentation*
Mr. Kresten L. Cook, Deputy to the Commander, Corpus Christi Army Depot - Presentation*
Ms. Angela R. Padgett, NAVAIR FRC East, Advanced Technology IPT Lead, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) - Digital Thread - Presentation*
Mr. Luke H. Burke, Technical Director , Wright-Patterson AFB, HQ Air Force Materiel Command

Breakout #11
Implementing Corrosion Control Maintenance in a Constrained Resource Environment
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: 115

Objective: Discuss the challenges of executing corrosion-related maintenance within a constrained resource environment and identify opportunities for efficiency improvements that will enable the completion of prescribed levels of maintenance.

Abstract: The direct cost of corrosion to the DoD exceeds $20B annually. Additionally, between 10% - 25% of all maintenance actions are corrosion-related. In today’s resource constrained environment, the ability to perform prescribed levels of preventive and corrective corrosion maintenance is extremely challenging. This panel will discuss the challenges and their impact on corrosion-related maintenance, opportunities for efficiency improvements, technology implementation, process modifications, and training.

Moderator: Mr. Rich Hays, Deputy Director, Corrosion Policy and Oversight, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics - Presentation

Panelists:
Mr. Jeffrey K. Nusser, Office of Science, Technology, and Engineering, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition - Presentation
Dr. Daniel P. Verdonik, Director, Regulatory Programs, Jensen Hughes, Inc. - Presentation
Mr. E. Dail Thomas II, Senior Technical Consultant, CPC Programs Leidos Inc.