DoD Maintenance Symposium

December 9-12, 2019 │ Spokane, Washington, USA

Theme: Ready Systems @ the Speed of Relevance


Annually, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment conducts the DoD Maintenance Symposium. It gathers together members of the maintenance and sustainment communities within both the public and private sectors to increase their awareness of current initiative and issues, share lesson learned, establish and maintain networks, and recognize the best maintenance units in the Department. The Symposium is the only event sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense solely focused on the maintenance and sustainment of weapon systems and equipment and will convene this December 9-12, 2019 in Spokane, Washington.

The theme of this year's Symposium is "Ready Systems @ the Speed of Relevance." The comprehensive agenda is structured to align with the new National Defense Strategy and frame key policy, strategy, resourcing, process, and technology issues affecting our enterprise. It includes plenary panels, breakout and tutorial sessions, associated meetings, the annual SecDef Maintenance Awards ceremony, and a co-located robust exhibit hall. As an attendee at the 2019 DoD Maintenance Symposium you’ll join over 1,600 attendees from government, industry, and academia.


At this world-class event, you will:
  • Obtain critical insights into the roles maintenance and sustainment play in the National Defense Strategy

  • Engage with senior leaders within the sustainment community

  • Gain access to maintenance and sustainment subject matter experts

  • Participate in networking opportunities

  • Contribute your voice to shape the future of the maintenance and sustainment enterprises

Review the 2018 DoD Maintenance Symposium

If you missed a session the 2018 Symposium or would like to review the presentations, replays are now available of the plenary sessions:

  • Posturing Sustainment to Compete and Win Against a Peer Competitor

  • Health of the Defense Industrial Base

  • F-35’s Sustainment Journey and Revelations for other Weapon System Acquisitions

*Selected session presentations are also available for download. View 2018 Program.

DoD Maintenance Symposium: Opening Keynotes and Q&A

Posturing Sustainment to Compete & Win Against a Peer Competitor Panel

Health of the Defense Industrial Base Panel

F-35’s Sustainment Journey and Revelations for Other Weapon System Acquisitions Panel