December 03 - 05, 2019
| Suburban Collection Showplace

Focus Day

9:00 am - 9:50 am Registration & Networking Breakfast

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Major General (R) William Hix

Managing Partner, Next Horizon Partners, LLC
Former Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 Headquarters US Army

10:00 am - 11:00 am Emerging Threats: From Requirements to Engineering Solutions

Dwayne Hynes - Policy Analyst and Acquisition-Intelligence Staff Officer DCS, G-2 (DAMI-FIT), U.S. Army
·· A review of the evolution of future battlefield threats
·· Prioritizing the most pressing capabilities gap
·· S&T focus to achieve 10x capabilities
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Dwayne Hynes

Policy Analyst and Acquisition-Intelligence Staff Officer DCS, G-2 (DAMI-FIT)
U.S. Army

11:00 am - 11:45 am Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

11:45 am - 12:45 pm Addressing The Challenges of Combat Vehicles Operating in a CBRNE Environment

Mr. Douglas Bryce - Program Executive Officer, Joint Program Executive Office Chemical and Biological Defense
·· CBRN Sensory Integration on GCV Platforms
·· Maintain and expand technology expertise
·· Cooperate with support partners under environment threat and vulnerabilities
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Mr. Douglas Bryce

Program Executive Officer
Joint Program Executive Office Chemical and Biological Defense

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Luncheon

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Lighter, safer, and durable solid-state batteries for combat vehicles

Jitendra Kumar - Battery Scientist & Team Leader, University of Dayton Research Institute
·· Pros, cons, and limitations of Li-ion batteries (LIBs)
·· Operational temperature limitations of commercial LIBs vs solid-state batteries
·· Discussions on system integration of LIBs
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Jitendra Kumar

Battery Scientist & Team Leader
University of Dayton Research Institute

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Networking Break


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Maneuver Battle Lab Experimentation Support to CFT NGCV

Captain Larry Baca - Modeling and Simulation Officer, Maneuver Battle Lab, MCOE U.S. Army
·· Constructive experimentation determining organizational impacts of the RCV.
·· Live experimentation to determine the current state of technology and what that portends for the near and mid-term through DOTMLPF assessments.
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Captain Larry Baca

Modeling and Simulation Officer
Maneuver Battle Lab, MCOE U.S. Army

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Major General (R) William Hix

Managing Partner, Next Horizon Partners, LLC
Former Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 Headquarters US Army

4:40 pm - 4:40 pm End of Focus Day