Pre-Conference Focus Day

8:00 am - 9:05 am Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:05 am - 9:15 am Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 am - 10:00 am Developing, Integrating, Fielding and Sustaining Unmanned Ground Platforms to Inform Future Army Ops

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Bodenhamer - Product Manager, Appliqué and Large Unmanned Ground Systems, PEO CS&CSS, US Army
The proliferation of unmanned and semi-autonomous capabilities into the Military ecosystem has exploded over the past decade. Providing affordable, operationally relevant automated technology has direct benefit to the Warfighter, and our speaker will highlight these efforts to integrate these capabilities for the benefit of large ground combat systems. 

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Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Bodenhamer

Product Manager, Appliqué and Large Unmanned Ground Systems
PEO CS&CSS, US Army

10:00 am - 10:45 am ASA(ALT) Ground Combat Vehicle Priorities to Meet Future Army Needs

Jeffrey White, SES - Principal Deputy to the ASA (ALT), United States Army
ASA(ALT) provides our soldiers a decisive advantage in mission sets through the delivery of the world’s best equipment and services by leveraging next-gen technology that meets the US Army’s needs. The Army’s prioritization of the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle Modernization effort requires constant collaboration between our Service leaders and Acquisition professionals, and this session will highlight ASA(ALT)’s ongoing efforts to meet the Army’s current and future ground combat vehicle fleet needs.
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Jeffrey White, SES

Principal Deputy to the ASA (ALT)
United States Army

10:45 am - 11:30 am Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

11:30 am - 12:15 pm Event Keynote Remarks: Developing GCV Operational Doctrine to Enable Continued Army Mission Success

General Paul E. Funk II - Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

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General Paul E. Funk II

Commanding General
United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Keynote Remarks: Accelerating NGCV CFT Modernization Efforts: Current Lines of Efforts & Updates

Next-Generation Combat Vehicle Leadership Representative - NGCV Cross Functional Team, Army Futures Command
The demands of a modern battlefield, from sensing and processing data, to moving around in different types of physical terrains and domains, the Army has forged a new way of thinking about ground vehicles. The Next-Generation Combat Vehicle CFT aims to push vehicle development into the future of the Service's needs, and this session will highlight some of these ongoing efforts.
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Next-Generation Combat Vehicle Leadership Representative

NGCV Cross Functional Team
Army Futures Command

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Luncheon

Formerly the Army’s Chief Strategy Officer, a retired Major General, and our event Chairman, Major General (R) Hix will provide an overview of emerging ground combat vehicle priorities, advancements, and thrust areas as it relates to the future of US ground forces.
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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, HQDA

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Naval Surface Warfare Center Vehicle Electrification Projects

Jason Miller - Mechanical Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane
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Jason Miller

Mechanical Engineer
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane

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

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Aggregating Ground Combat Vehicle Data to Rapidly Deliver Next-Gen Technology Development

Ryan Makinson - AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
The Defense Technical Information Center has served the information needs of the Defense Community for nearly 70 years, delivering the tools and data needed to empower the research and engineering enterprise to accelerate ongoing technological developments. Yhis session will highlight some of their collaborative research efforts.

- DTIC GCV efforts
- DTIC collaborative efforts to spur advanced results
- Technology suggestions as a result of collaboration and data collection
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Ryan Makinson

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

4:45 pm - 4:45 pm End of Focus Day