2022 Defense Conference Agenda

  In-person Networking | Light Buffet Lunch | Virtual Conference Platform Opens
12 p.m. ET
Opening Remarks
12:30 p.m. ET
Jon Rucker, 2022 Conference Chair, and Senior Vice President Army Business Unit, SAIC 
David J. Berteau, President and CEO, PSC

  Vision Federal Market Forecast - Defense Update
12:40 p.m. ET
Vince Holloway, Vice President for Defense Information Technology Services, Tetra Tech and PSC Vision Team Lead, DoD IT/C5ISR
   Opening Keynote Address
12:50 p.m. ET

  Break
1:20 p.m. ET


Worldwide Threat Assessment
1:30 p.m. ET
U.S. Government panelists will offer a variety of perspectives on timely, relevant topics ranging from current and foreseeable threats to U.S. national security interests, to the President’s budget request and priorities for FY23, to the implications for services contractors of upcoming legislation.


Break
2:20 p.m. ET

Developing Capabilities at the Speed of Relevance
2:30 p.m. ET
This panel will provide an overview of DoD’s research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) efforts. What are critical technology areas and solutions, and how are DoD officials setting them up for success (e.g., budgets)? How are Rapid Defense Experimentation Reserve (RADER) projects progressing, and what can industry expect to see in the coming fiscal years (e.g., contested logistics, new C2, joint fires, information advantage)? How are efforts to transition Middle Tier of Acquisition programs proceeding? How can various DoD offices and industry collaborate and coordinate to bridge the “valley of death” in moving from concepts to prototypes, then to production and fielding and sustainment?

Panelist:
Christopher O'Donnell, OUSD(A&S), DASD, Weapon Portfolio Management and Acting Deputy ASD Acquisition
Young Bang, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology)*
Kristen Baldwin, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Science, Technology, & Engineering) 

 

Break
3:20 p.m. ET

  Fielding and Sustaining Capabilities for the Future Fight: A Focus on Mission Operations
3:30 p.m. ET
Building on recent activities, including redeployment from Afghanistan and support to Ukrainian armed forces, this panel will cover the importance of preparing for environments in which logistics are contested, discuss the vital roles of allies and partners, and address ways to ensure resilient, reliable supply (and resupply). What policies and tools does DoD need to ensure supply chain resilience, timely access to contractor capabilities, and reliable support to operations and exercises? 
  Closing Keynote Address
4:20 p.m. ET
The Honorable Christopher J. Lowman, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment*
  Wrap-up and Summary
4:50 p.m. ET

  Networking Reception
5:00 p.m. ET

* Pending final approval