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 5870 - 17th Annual Systems Engineering Conference 

5870 - 17th Annual Systems Engineering Conference 

Theme

 

Event Number
5870

Event Date

10/27/2014
 to 10/30/2014

Event Location
Waterford at Springfield

Event Contact
Ms. Camille Briggs at cbriggs@ndia.org or 703-247-2570

Introduction


Announcement
A major conference focusing on improving acquisition and performance of Defense programs and systems, including net centric operations and data/information interoperability, system-of systems engineering and all aspects of system sustainment, will be convened in Springfield, VA, October 27-30, 2014. This conference is sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association, Systems Engineering Division, with technical co-sponsorship by IEEE AES, IEEE Systems Council and the International Council on Systems Engineering, and is supported by the Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Director, Systems Engineering, and Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer.

Background
The Department of Defense continues to seek ways to improve the acquisition of military equipment and capability to assist the warfighter in protecting the U.S. and its allies, and help oppressed nations around the world in a complex environment of ever-changing
threats and conditions. The Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act (WSARA) of 2009 defines Systems Engineering as a key player in helping effect improvements in defense acquisition and program execution, to achieve more effective and affordable military systems. Better Buying Power 1.0 and 2.0 provided guidance on increasing efficiencies to “do more, without more”. Systems Engineering is the “umbrella” engineering function that serves as the key integrating function for these initiatives and successful program execution and helping maintain the balance between requirements, performance, cost, schedule, and overall effectiveness and affordability. Systems Engineering principles embody strong technical and risk/ opportunity management aspects, for the acquiring program office as well as the prime and subcontractors. Strong emphasis on systems engineering throughout the program, especially in early development planning, is a key enabler of successful programs and fielded defense systems. The Annual Systems Engineering Conference explores the various roles of systems engineering from all aspects and perspectives— pragmatic, practical and academic — and brings key practitioners together to work on effective solutions to achieve a successful warfighting force.

Conference objectives
This conference seeks to create an interactive forum for Program Managers, Systems Engineers, Chief Scientists, and Engineers and Managers from the Requirements, Design, Verification, Support, Logistics and Test communities from both Government and Industry. The conference will provide the opportunity to shape policy and procedures by exchanging innovative tactics and lessons learned.

Schedule at a Glance

To view, download or print the agenda, please click here.

Monday, October 27, 2014 
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM  Registration
8:00 AM - 9:45AM  Tutorial Sessions*
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM  Networking Break
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM  Tutorial Sessions*
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Networking Lunch
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Tutorial Sessions*
*6 optional tracks - Additional fee applies

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM  Registration
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  Networking Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM  Executive Plenary
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM  Networking Break
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Executive Plenary Session Continued
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  Networking Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM  Executive Plenary Session Continued
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM  Networking Break
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM  Executive Plenary Session Continued

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
7:00 AM - 5:50 PM  Registration
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  Networking Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM  Concurrent Breakout Sessions A
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM  Networking Break
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM  Concurrent Breakout Sessions B
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  Networking Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM  Concurrent Breakout Sessions C
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM  Networking Break
3:30 PM - 5:50 PM  Concurrent Breakout Sessions D

Thursday, October 30, 2014 
7:00 AM - 5:50 PM  Registration
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  Networking Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM  Concurrent Breakout Sessions A
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM  Networking Break
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM  Concurrent Breakout Sessions B
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  Networking Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM  Concurrent Breakout Sessions C
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM  Networking Break
3:30 PM - 5:50 PM  Concurrent Breakout Sessions D

 

Location

Waterford Springfield
6715 Commerce St.
Springfield, VA 22150-1633
Tel: (703) 719-5700

Lodging

Courtyard Marriott
6710 Commerce St,
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone: (703) 924-7200
Room rate: $159.00 - To secure the room rate, please mention NDIA when making your reservation.

The hotel is located across the street from the Waterford Springfield, where the conference will be taking place.

Registration

Register Now Online!

Registration Fees

Early

Regular

Late

Before 
09/05/14

09/05/14
-
10/16/14

After 
10/16/14

Allied Government

$575

$635

$700

Academia

$575

$635

$700

Industry NDIA Member

$575

$635

$700

Industry Non-NDIA Member

$675

$745

$820

Additional Fees
Tutorials $150
Displays $2,000

To register for tutorial presentations only, please select the tutorial registration fee.

To register as U.S. federal government, or military please contact Ms. Camille Briggs, at cbriggs@ndia.org  for registration.

Displays

An area will be available for the setup of displays to demonstrate your company or organization’s unique tools or capabilities. Display registration will include one individual conference registration, table, chair and electrical hook-up. Displays will be tabletop or
“pop-up” style. Allocated display space will be 8 ft. wide by 6 ft. deep. Although computer systems for demonstration are permitted, minimal hardware should be utilized. No formal decorating company will be involved. Companies must bring their own displays and plan to do their own set-up. Standard draped folding table and chair will be provided for each display space.

To register as a displayer, please register under displays on the "Registration" tab.

Sponsorship


Thank You to Our 2014 Sponsor:

Raytheon

To download, view, print the sponsorship menu for the Systems Engineering Conference in Springfield, VA please click here.

Gold Sponsorship:
Cost: $7,000 (2 Opportunities)
Company logo and link to your company on event web site.
Company Discription (500 words) in the official onsite Conference Agenda.
Company logo on promotional signage at the event.
Company literature insert to be distributed to conference attendees (company provides up to 300 inserts).
Podium name recognition by NDIA during the Opening General Session.
Recognition of company name/logo on AV slide at General Session.
Two (2) complimentary full conference registrations for the event.
Sponsor ribbon on company conference badges.

Silver Sponsorship:
Cost: $5,000 (1 Opportunities)
Company logo and link to your company on event web site.
Company Discription (350 words) in the official onsite Conference Agenda.
Podium name recognition by NDIA during the Opening General Session.
Company logo on promotional signage for the reception and event.
One (1) complimentary full conference registration for the event.
Sponsor ribbon on company conference badges.

Bronze Sponsorship:
Cost: $3,000 (2 Opportunities)
Company logo and link to your company on event web site.
Company logo in onsite Conference Agenda.
Company Discription (250 words) in the official onsite Conference Agenda.
Company logo on promotional signage for the designated break areas and event.
Sponsor ribbon on company conference badges.

Patriot Sponsorship:
Cost: $2,000 (5 Opportunities)
Company literature insert to be distributed to conference attendees (company provides up to 300 inserts).
Company logo and link to your company on event web site.
Company logo in onsite Conference Agenda.
Sponsor ribbon on company conference badges.

Please call Camille Briggs at 703-247-2570 or email cbriggs@ndia.org to discuss other opportunities.

 

2014 Ferguson Award

The National Defense Industrial Association’s Lt Gen Thomas R. Ferguson, Jr. Systems Engineering Excellence Award was established in 2003 to honor the memory of Lt Gen Thomas R. Ferguson, Jr., USAF, whose leadership embodied the highest ideals in Defense Systems development and deployment.

The award is given to an individual and to a group demonstrating outstanding achievement in the practical application of Systems Engineering principles, promotion of robust systems engineering principles throughout the organization, or effective systems engineering process development. Their systems engineering contributions should have demonstrably helped achieve significant cost savings due to new or enhanced processes procedures and/or concepts, increased mission capabilities, or substantially increased performance.

The Awards will be presented at NDIA’s Annual Systems Engineering Conference, held October 27-30, 2014 at the Waterford in Springfield, VA.

 

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Camille Briggs, cbriggs@ndia.org  or (703) 247-2570.

 

Affiliate Associations

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