DoD Maintenance Symposium

December 17-20, 2018

Tampa, Florida, USA

Tampa Convention Center

Call for Innovations

Deadline for Innovations: Friday, October 19, 2018

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance Policy and Programs is challenging you to submit your maintenance related innovations. An evaluation board comprised of maintenance subject matter experts will select six candidates to participate in the challenge during the 2018 DOD Maintenance Symposium scheduled for December 17-21, 2018.

Previous Great Ideas and Maintenance Innovation Challenge Winners Include:
  • 2017: Drift Composite Heat Damage Evaluation of V-22 Wing – Justin Massey and Andrea Boxell, NAVAIR
  • 2016: Automated Large Standoff, Large Area Thermography (LASLAT) Inspection System For Naval Aviation Structures – Clint Salter, NAVAIR ISSC Cherry Point, NC and Maria Frendberg Beemer, Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc.
  • 2015: USCG Aviation Bonded Material Inspection System - Rusty G. Waldrop, US Coast Guard
  • 2014: Laser Technology for Aerospace Maintenance and Sustainment Applications - Deb Naguy, United States Air Force
  • 2012: IFDIS – Expanding Role within the DoD Maintenance Enterprise - Ken Anderson, Universal Synaptics Corp.
  • 2011: Modernization of Metal Electroplating with No-Mask Conforming Anodes - George Cushnie, Advanced Tooling Corporation
  • 2010: Intermittent Fault Detection & Isolation System (IFDIS) Ken Anderson, Universal Synaptics Corp
  • 2009: Bolt Securing System - Ms. Julie Pereyra, NORD-LOCK Inc.
  • 2008: 3FAST (Fast, Field Fluid Assessment Support Tools) - Commander Dave Scalf, JOAP

Previous People’s Choice Winners Include:
  • 2017: Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) – Tim Morris and David Freeman, US Air Force, 412th Test Wing, 412th Maintenance Group
  • 2016: Expeditionary Fluid Analysis Capability – MGySgt Lance Baughman, HQMC, I&L, LPC-1