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 3940 - Aircraft Survivability Symposium 2012 

3940 - Aircraft Survivability Syposium 2012 


"Designing for Survivability Throughout the Life of the Aircraft"

Event Number

Event Date

 to 10/25/2012

Event Location
Naval Postgraduate School

Event Contact
Ms. Laura Yuska at or (703)247-2596


*Please note: This event is classified, SECRET/U.S. ONLY.  A security clearance is required.

“Designing for Survivability Throughout the Life the Aircraft” is the theme of Aircraft Survivability Symposium 2012. The goal of this three day, classified Symposium is to foster the technical exchange of information on current and emerging threats and the aircraft technologies being developed and tested for surviving these threats. This Symposium will focus on applying the lessons learned from the recent conflicts to address new requirements and fiscal constraints that challenge the survivability programs of tomorrow’s manned and unmanned aircraft. Technology focus areas include: analysis of current and future threats to aircraft; survivability in the low, mid, and high battlespace; emerging vulnerability and susceptibility reduction technologies; development of improved countermeasures; chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear survivability; and the development of new tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) by the warfighter. During the three day Symposium (separate fee for Tutorial Session on day one), senior government and industry Keynote Speakers will address the effects of recent operations on Aircraft Survivability requirements, and how developing and existing programs are being affected. Government and industry experts will discuss innovations and new products that will enhance aircraft survivability in the future.

The Symposium will also feature a SECRET/U.S. ONLY poster paper venue.  The poster papers will complement the theme of the event and present details on specific project and technology accomplishments.  Poster papers will also provide the opportunity for extended one-on-one discussions in a classified environment outside of the Symposium auditorium.


Call for Award Nominations Submittal Deadline: Friday, August 24, 2012

RADM Robert H. Gormley Combat Survivability Award for Leadership
This award is presented to a person who has made major leadership contributions to combat survivability. The individual selected must have demonstrated outstanding leadership in enhancing overall combat survivability or played a significant leadership role in a major aspect of survivability design, program management, research and development, test and evaluation, modeling and simulation, education or the development of standards. The emphasis of this award is on demonstrated superior leadership over an extended period.
Combat Survivability Award for Technical Achievement
This award is presented to a person who has made a significant technical contribution to any aspect of survivability. It may be presented for a specific achievement or for exceptional technical excellence over an extended period. Individuals at any level of experience are eligible for this award.

For more information, please contact Mr. Jack Rau, Awards Chair, via phone: (314) 777-9452; cell: (314) 374-4572; e-mail: Please visit the awards site to submit your nomination:


Technical Presentations Submittal Deadline: Friday, June 29, 2012
Technical presentations and focused poster papers have been the lifeblood of this Symposium. Once again, Aircraft Survivability Symposium 2012 will offer a mixture of selected and invited presentations. This mixture will provide a well-balanced range of perspectives from experts in intelligence, acquisition and technology development from both government and industry. The forum will also provide an opportunity for individuals to present, in a SECRET/U.S. ONLY classified environment, their perspectives on key topics to a broad spectrum of influential observers and key decision-makers, including practicing engineers, analysts and evaluators of all levels in government and industry.

Poster Papers Submittal Deadline: Friday, June 29, 2012
Aircraft Survivability Symposium 2012 will feature a SECRET/U.S. ONLY poster paper venue. The Symposium Planning Committee is currently seeking poster papers which complement the theme of the event and present details on specific project and technology accomplishments. They should enable exposition of detailed information that may not be appropriate for the oral presentation format used in the General Session. Poster papers will also provide the opportunity for extended one-on-one discussions in a classified environment outside of the Symposium auditorium.

Download/Print/View the complete Call for Abstracts

Agenda at a Glance

Download/Print/View the agenda (as of 10/18/12).

We are pleased to announce the following Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. J. Michael Gilmore, Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, OSD/DOT&E
  • Mr. Thomas J. Hartmann, Senior Vice President, USG Customer Business, Rolls-Royce, Defense Sector

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch on your own

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Networking Reception

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
General Session

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Networking Dinner at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Thursday, October 25, 2012
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
General Session


Naval Postgraduate School
1 University Circle
Monterey, CA 93943
Tel: (831) 656-2023

Download/Print/View Naval Postgraduate School map.

Symposium Sessions, Wednesday - Thursday, will be held in King Hall Auditorium.

Tuesday Tutorial Sessions will be held in Glasgow 102.

Please note: All Attendees must check-in each day at the Naval Postgraduate School 10th Street Gate by presenting a valid, government-issued picture ID.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.  To make your reservation, please call the hotel directly at (831) 372-1234.  In order to ensure the discounted NDIA rate, you must make your reservations early and ask for the "NDIA - Aircraft Survivability" room block.  Rates are subject to increase after Monday, October 8, 2012.

Hyatt Regency Monterey
1 Old Golf Course Rd.
Monterey, CA 93940
Tel: (831) 372-1234

Government Rate*: 
Prevailing government per diem (Single/Double)

Industry Rate:
$149.00 (Single/Double)

* The government per diem rate is available only to active duty or civilian government employees.  ID will be required upon check-in.  Retired military ID's do not qualify.


Online Registration is now CLOSED! 
This is a SECRET/U.S. ONLY forum and a security clearance is required to attend. Please complete and submit the appropriate clearance form below, based on your access to JPAS. Note that your clearance form must be received by the Security Team at Wright-Patterson AFB by Monday, October 15, 2012.

Download/Print/View the clearance form with access to JPAS.
Download/Print/View the clearance form without access to JPAS.

Registration Fees






Before 09/08/12

09/08/12 - before 12:00PM on 10/15/12

After 12:00PM on 10/15/12





Industry NDIA Member




Industry Non-NDIA Member




Tuesday Tutorial Session (Additional Fee)           $110     $110           $110

With your purchase of full symposium registration, you are entitled to:
 - General Sessions
 - Poster Papers
 - Continental Breakfasts
 - Morning and Afternoon Networking Breaks
 - Luncheons
 - Welcome Reception
 - Onsite Agenda and Meeting Materials

Please register with a complete and accurate e-mail address.  You will receive an e-mailed confirmation as soon as your registration has been processed.

Payment must be made at the time of registration.  Registrations will not be taken over the phone.

Please register with the correct form of payment.  A $25 fee will be applied to those wishing to switch forms of payment.

Online registration will close at 12:00 PM EST on Monday, October 15, 2012.  You must register onsite after this date.

Cancellations received by Monday, October 15, 2012 will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Monday, October 15, 2012.  Cancellations must be made in writing to  Substitutions to this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations.

Attendee Information

Appropriate dress for the symposium is business for civilians and Class A uniform or uniform of the day for military personnel.

During symposium registration and check-in, each Attendee will be issued an identification badge.  Please be prepared to present a valid picture ID.  Your badge must be worn at all symposium functions.
As this event is classified, symposium proceedings will not be available.

NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  For more information, please contact Ms. Laura Yuska, at and reference Event #3940. 

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Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Ms. Laura Yuska, Meeting Planner, or (703) 247-2596.


Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense