DoD Maintenance Symposium

December 17-20, 2018

Tampa, Florida, USA

Tampa Convention Center

Associated Meetings

Title: Army G-4 Maintenance Community Forum

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Session Title: Army Maintenance Board (AMB)

Session objective: Provide a forum for the Army Maintenance Community to directly address the DCS, G-4 on topics regarding current and future maintenance issues, share ideas across the community, and dialogue directly with Army senior leadership.

Session Abstract: The Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 hosts the Army Maintenance Community at the Army G-4 Maintenance Community Forum, using a town-hall format, to discuss current and future maintenance issues and share ideas across the community. This session will serve to facilitate collaboration among the Headquarters, Department of the Army Staff, Army Service Component Command (ASCC), Army Commands (ACOM) and Direct Reporting Units (DRU) on maintenance policy, programs, initiatives and resourcing activities.

Title: Corrosion Forum 49

Wednesday, December, 21, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Abstract: To further advance its commitment to minimizing the effects of corrosion on all military assets, the Department of Defense (DoD) Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office (CPO) welcomes all members of the military, government, supplier, and academic communities to the DoD Corrosion Prevention and Control Forum 49 on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The DoD CPO has coordinated corrosion prevention and control efforts within DoD since 2003.

The Corrosion Forum 49 will begin with an overview of ongoing initiatives to assist acquisition practices and to improve sustainment efforts, all oriented toward the goal of increasing materiel availability for the warfighter at a reduced cost. Part of this overview will be a discussion of the adjustments to policy to ensure alignment with the mission and goals of the new Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment organization. Next, the Corrosion Control and Prevention Executives (CCPEs) from the Army, Navy, and Air Force will share the views from their respective Departments of their corrosion programs, challenges, and successes. Finally, expert practitioners will present noteworthy results of research and engineering projects co-sponsored by CPO and its defense, university, or research institution partners. At various times during the Maintenance Symposium, participants are welcome to join CPO-sponsored working integrated product team (WIPT) sessions related to Corrosion Policy; Science and Technology; Metrics; Specifications and Standards; Facilities; Training and Certification; and Outreach and Communications.

Title: Software Sustainment Forum

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Abstract: Within the past decade the source lines of code of typical avionics software systems, a sometimes contentious measurement technique, has more than tripled. New methods and models are defined, and organizations shift from a software sustainment to a continuous iterative development paradigm. Addressing the mounting challenges to software development and support across the life cycle is paramount. ASD (Sustainment) Material Readiness invites our Industry and Academic partners and participants from across the Department to take part in a discussion on the challenges faced by software organizations in support of weapon systems. The forum will address topics such as Agile DevOps, the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI©) model, and renewed initiatives to form alliances and encourage increased collaboration.

Title: Strategic Collaborations Workshop: Business Relationships across the Life Cycle

Thursday, December 20, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Abstract: This year's symposium workshop will focus on the theme of "Strategic Collaborations - Business Relationships across the Life Cycle". The workshop starts with presenters from SEI and DAU discussing current initiatives to modernize collaborative software engineering sustainment in order to plan effective software management with both public and private sector organizations across the life cycle. Facilitators will then lead a series of structured group conversations on enablers for successful DoD-Industry business relationships not only for effective software sustainment, but overall innovative sustainment arrangements that will strengthen the defense industrial base. The main question this workshop will address is: What does the next generation of business relationships look like to improve sustainment throughout the life cycle?

Title: Army Maintenance Board (AMB)

Monday December 17, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Abstract: The Army will host its quarterly Army Maintenance Board (AMB) to ensure maintenance policy, programs and initiatives are effectively supporting Army readiness objectives.

Session Abstract: The Army Maintenance Board (AMB) is a collaborate environment that the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics (G-4) Director of Maintenance hosts on a quarterly basis. The purpose of the AMB is to facilitate collaboration among the Headquarters, Department of the Army Staff, Army Service Component Command (ASCC), Army Commands (ACOM) and Direct Reporting Units (DRU) on maintenance policy, programs, initiatives and resourcing activities. Its intent is, through improved accountability, efficiency, innovation, adaptability and consistency, ensure maintenance programs and policy are effective to achieve readiness objectives.

Title: Army Award for Maintenance Excellence Workshop

Thursday, December 20, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Abstract: Learn how to highlight your unit’s maintenance program to the entire Army and the Department of Defense. This workshop will provide Army Commands, ASCC and DRUs training and guidance on preparing Army Award for Maintenance Excellence nomination packages.

Session Abstract: The goal of the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence (AAME) Program is to improve and sustain maintenance readiness, improve efficiency and reduce waste, recognize outstanding maintenance accomplishments and initiatives, ensure the best units compete, and promote competition within the commands. The AAME program is aligned with the Department of Defense Awards Program and Army units considered for the AAME are eligible to compete for the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards.

Title: Army Equipment Modification Workshop

Thursday, December 20, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Abstract: The Army Modification workshop will discuss pending policy changes to the equipment modification process, the Modification Management Information System (MMIS), the Life Cycle Management Command staffing processes that support the program and current modification concerns and possible solution sets.

Session Abstract: The purpose of the Army Equipment Modification Program is to enhance materiel readiness through a disciplined approach to planning, authorizing, implementing, tracking and controlling equipment hardware and software modifications.

Title: GCSS-Army Plant Maintenance Workshop

Thursday, December 20, 2018
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Session Title: Maintenance Management Metrics, Planning Activities & Analysis

Abstract: Join the GCSS-Army Plant Maintenance Workshop to discuss maintenance related functionality and the current state of GCSS-Army Plant Maintenance capabilities, continuous improvements and processes that increase equipment deployment efficiency. We will discuss methods that can be used to manage maintenance metrics at the Brigade and above manager level, highlight current and future GCSS-Army capability development and talk about improvements that will simplify day-to-day activities for users in the field.

Session Abstract: GCSS-Army’s Plant Maintenance Module is a powerful resource utilized by the field, delivering a near real-time view of equipment readiness. When leveraged correctly it can multiply the Solder and leader’s ability to influence fleet readiness. The Plant Maintenance module in GCSS-Army is a small part of the Army’s enterprise, but plays a major role in Large-Scale Combat Operation success.

Title: Army Software Sustainment: Mitigating Challenges and Identifying Future Solutions

Thursday, December 20, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Objective: Provide a dynamic and interactive discussion focusing on improving the Army software sustainment environment. This session is intended for attendees directly involved or interested in software maintenance and sustainment in the Department of Defense.

Abstract: The Army increasingly relies on software to deliver the operational capability of weapon systems. The Army software ecosystem consists of many elements that software sustainment organizations must manage to effectively engineer and sustain weapon system software. Software is the foundational building material for the engineering of systems and the principle means for delivering warfighter capability. Army software engineering center leaders will discuss current challenges, how they are mitigating risk, and what they need from Army and DoD leaders to increase software sustainment efficiencies. Attendees will be provided with insight for understanding key issues on strategy, reliability, and quality as applied to software. This session is aimed at attendees who serve in positions that affect software sustainment as well as management positions within the sustainment community. This session includes a question and answer opportunity aimed at soliciting potential issues and potential solutions from the audience.

Title: USMC Cross Commodity Meetings

December 17-21, 2018

The Marine Corps will be hosting numerous associated meetings at the Maintenance Symposium. The Marines and civilians from various levels in HQMC, Systems Command, Logistics Command, Supporting establishments, Formal Learning Centers, and the Operating Forces, will represent the Engineering, Motor Transport, Communications Electronics Maintenance Ground Ordnance, and Maintenance Management Military Occupational specialties. The Maintenance commodities will be participating in Cross Commodity Meetings. These meetings will have presenters from the Program Offices, Occupational Field Sponsors/Managers, and Industries “Best in Practice” representatives, providing demonstrations and updates as it pertains to maintaining the Marine Corps Ground Combat Equipment.