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2016 DOD Maintenance Symposium – Administrated by SAE International –  Slated for December in Albuquerque

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 2, 2016 - The 2016 DOD Maintenance Symposium, an event administrated by SAE International, will be held Dec. 5-8, 2016, at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. The theme of this year’s event is “Engaging Tomorrow's Maintenance Enterprise Challenges, Today!”

Developed as the maintenance community's primary venue for networking and content sharing, the mission of the 2016 DoD Maintenance Symposium is to create an environment that enables attendees to share relevant information, identify critical issues, discuss key topics, and increase their awareness of Department of Defense maintenance initiatives. Join military, government, industry leaders, and maintainers from all levels at this unique, first class event.

Special Interest Area - Call for Innovations: The Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance challenges authors to submit maintenance related innovations. An evaluation board comprising maintenance subject matter experts will select six candidates to participate in the challenge during the 2016 DOD Maintenance Symposium, December 5-8, 2016.

Presentations must be technical in nature – focused on current or potential maintenance operations or management – and strictly void of commercialism. Abstracts (300-500 words) for the 2016 Maintenance Innovation Challenge will be accepted through Wednesday, September 14, 2016. For more information about the “Call for Innovations,” or to submit an abstract, CLICK HERE.

To learn more about the 2016 DoD Maintenance Symposium, visit To request media credentials, email pr@sae.or  or call 1-724-772-8522.

The DoD Maintenance Symposium is co-located with the Defense Maintenance and Logistics Exhibition. View more information at

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