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Focus Day

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Chairperson’s Welcoming Remarks

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Identifying Future Capabilities and Development to Achieve Operational Effectiveness

Eric Wesley, Commanding General, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence
The need for ground force modernization
·· The future Operating Environment is now
·· Future Maneuver Force Capabilities based on the Army Functional Concept-Movement and Maneuver
·· Maneuver Force Modernization Strategy, the roadmap to bridge the gap between the current force maneuver force and the future
maneuver force
·· Defining Army level decision criteria to meter Science and Technology, make organizational changes, or execute trade-offs

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Eric Wesley

Commanding General
U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Take 15 & Mingle Continue the morning discussions over mid morning snack and coffee.

10:40 AM - 12:10 PM Session A: Maintaining Operation Capabilities in the Role of Armored Vehicles

Strategies for procuring armor to meet the needs of specific roles and threats
·· Innovating the procurement process with collaboration and partnerships
·· Acquiring solutions for additive vehicle protection systems

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Dine and Chat

Join us for this networking lunch to continue the discussion of the morning’s hot topics.

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Research and Development Strategies for Engineering a Faster, Advanced, Lethal Integrated Fleet of Armored Vehicles

cedric wins, Commanding General, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command RDECOM
·· Strategies for procuring armor to meet the needs of specific roles and threats
·· Innovating the procurement process with collaboration and partnerships
·· Acquiring solutions for additive vehicle protection systems

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cedric wins

Commanding General
U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command RDECOM

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM SESSION B: Providing a Suite of Integrated Network Connectivity to Meet Operations Requirements

Joseph Welch, Technical Director, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisitions, Logistics, and Technology)
·· Future plans and developments to support enhanced network connectivity
·· Acquisition strategies to sustain and develop tactical communication platforms in armored vehicles
·· Integrating interoperable systems to coordinate an attack

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Joseph Welch

Technical Director
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisitions, Logistics, and Technology)

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Networking Break & Refreshments

Continue the conversation over some coffee and light snack while learning more about the various modernization programs and
solutions needed.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM SESSION C: Future Procurement for Modernizing Armored Vehicles

Major General David Conboy, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve
·· Strategies for procuring armor to meet the needs of specific roles and threats
·· Innovating the procurement process with collaboration and partnerships
·· Acquiring solutions for additive vehicle protection systems

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Major General David Conboy

Deputy Commanding General
U.S. Army Reserve

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM Chairperson's Closing Remarks