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 2003 TACOM APBI 4520 

2003 TACOM APBI

(Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command - Advance Planning Briefing for Industry)

Event # 4520
October 29-31, 2003
Dearborn, Michigan

Theme: “Future Force Business Opportunities”

These proceedings will only be available for the next 30 days, ending Monday, January 5th, 2004.

The 2003 TACOM APBI provided broad-based business planning information to industry relating to future tank-automotive and armament plans, programs, and acquisition opportunities. TACOM, the Program Executive Officers (PEOs), and other appropriate tank-automotive and armament organizations presented market opportunities and plans to include research and development efforts, procurement of major end items, secondary items, maintenance, and other system support business. This event also described Acquisition Streamlining initiatives and other topics of special interest.

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Proceedings

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

 

5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Check-in & “Ice Breaker” Reception
Hubbard Foyer

 

 

Thursday, October 30, 2003

 

7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

Check In & Continental Breakfast
Hubbard Foyer

 

General Session: Hubbard Ballroom

 

8:00 a.m.–8:05 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
APBI Co-chairperson

 

8:05 a.m.–8:10 a.m.

Intro to Keynote Speaker
MG N. Ross Thompson III, USA
Commanding General, TACOM

 

8:10 a.m.–8:50 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
LTG John S. Caldwell, Jr., USA
Military Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Army
(Acquisition, Logistics, & Technology)

 

8:50 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

TACOM Address (PDF, 325 KB)
MG N. Ross Thompson III, USA
Commanding General, TACOM

 

9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

 

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Acquisition Address (PDF, 2.3 MB)
Mr. Daniel G. Mehney
Director for Acquisition
TACOM

 

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems
Significant Acquisition Program Opportunities (Non-FCS)
 (PDF, 3.97 MB)
Mr. Albert Puzzuoli
Deputy Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems

 

11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Program Executive Officer, Combat Support & Combat Service Support Significant Acquisition Program Opportunities (PDF, 4.27 MB)
Mr. Randal Gaereminck
Deputy Program Executive Officer,
Combat Support & Combat Service Support

 

11:30 a.m.–12:00 Noon

Ground Systems Industrial Enterprise (GSIE) Business Opportunities (PPT, 5.45 MB)
Mr. Frederick Smith
Deputy for Ground Systems Industrial Enterprise (GSIE)

 

12:00 noon–1:30 p.m.

Lunch
Regency E-K

 

 

The balance of the afternoon sessions will be devoted to breakout sessions. There will be three one-hour sessions. The same five topics will be presented each session. The times for these sessions are denoted below. A flier designating specific rooms for each session is available at the registration desk.

 

Breakout Session Topics

  • Vetronics Technology Integration Program (VTI) – TARDEC
  • Truck Technology including Hybrid, FTTS, and BAA results – NAC
  • Homeland Security Acquisition role – PEO-CS&CSS
  • Industrial Base Assessment (Commercial and Government) – Acquisition Center
  • Future Combat Systems (FCS) Lethality – ARDEC

 

 

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Breakout Session One

 

2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break

 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Breakout Session Two

 

4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

 

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Breakout Session Three

 

5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Reception
Hubbard Foyer

 

 

Friday, October 31, 2003

 

7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

Check In & Continental Breakfast
Hubbard Foyer

 

General Session: Hubbard Ballroom

 

8:00 a.m.–8:05 a.m.

Opening Remarks
APBI Co-chairperson

 

8:05 a.m.–8:35 a.m.

FCS Program Overview (PDF, 1.41 MB)
Mr. Albert Puzzuoli
Deputy Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems

 

8:35 a.m.–9:15 a.m.

FCS Program Acquisition Plan and Status (PDF, 2.33 MB)
BG Donald Schenk, USA
Program Manager, Future Combat Systems

 

9:15 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

FCS Program Lead System Integrator (LSI) – Boeing, Contracting Structure, Requirements & Business Opportunities (PPT, 9.21 MB)
Mr. Dennis Muilenburg
Vice President, FCS Program Manager
The Boeing Company

 

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break
Hubbard Foyer

 

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Manned Ground Vehicles (MGV) Program Structure, Update and Business Opportunities – United Defense Industries Inc. (UDLP) (PDF, 1.90 MB)
Mr. Elmer Doty
Vice President and General Manager
UDLP

 

11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Manned Ground Vehicles (MGV) Program Structure, Update and Business Opportunities – General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) (PPT, 4.52 MB)
Mr. Charlie Hall
President
General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS)

 

11:30 a.m.–12:00 noon

FCS Technical Base Initiatives Research, Development & Engineering Command – RDECOM & DARPA Requirements and Management (PDF, 1.44 MB)
Dr. Richard E. McClelland
Director, TARDEC

 

12:00 noon

Closing Remarks; Adjournment
APBI Co-chairperson

 

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