Main Conference Day 1

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration and Morning Networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Miele is responsible for ensuring that Army and OSD senior leaders have the essential information required before weapons and equipment are placed into the hands of Soldiers and throughout the lifecycle of those systems. He directs the test and evaluation for over 400 weapons programs through a 9000 person workforce and a $2B budget.


- Weapons systems testing efforts for future GCVs

- Ongoing experimentation efforts for current fleet of GCVs

- Guiding ATEC evaluation strategy: vision for future ATEC efforts

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Mr. Robert Miele, SES

Executive Technical Director
United States Army Test and Evaluation Command

9:45 am - 10:30 am Driving Advanced Research and Engineering Processes to Bolster DoD Land Platform Capability

Daphne Fuentevilla, Ph.D. - Director, Land and Sea Platforms (Acting), Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
This session will highlight USD R&E's efforts to further develop and conduct oversight of DoD technology strategy across the land platform enterprise. 

-Land platform priority research areas 
-Technological capability to be met to enable future GCV dominance
-Considerations as to land platform roadmap for the DoD

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Daphne Fuentevilla, Ph.D.

Director, Land and Sea Platforms (Acting)
Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

10:30 am - 11:15 am Networking Break and Demo Drive

Browse the cutting edge security solutions on display in the exhibit hall and enroll in a chance to win prizes!

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Strategic Overview of Resourcing Efforts and Impact on Advancement of Ground Combat Vehicle Fleets

Lieutenant General James F. Pasquarette - Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, United States Army

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Lieutenant General James F. Pasquarette

Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8
United States Army

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Modernizing Army Tactical Communication and Network Capabilities in Support of Ground Combat Vehicle Fleets

Michael McCarthy - Chief, Plans and Operations, Network Cross Functional Team, Army Futures Command
Our invited speaker will detail Army Future Command Network CFT's efforts to advance mission command capabilities in support of Army mission sets. 

- Efforts to improve mission command capabilities in support of fleet communication
- Integrating emerging capability requirements to improve command and control
- Improving interoperability to support fleet communication in operational environments
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Michael McCarthy

Chief, Plans and Operations, Network Cross Functional Team
Army Futures Command

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm LUNCH

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Understanding the Unique Armoured Fighting Vehicle Needs for the Australian Army

Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Orders - Staff Officer Armoured Engineering, Army Headquarters, Australian Defence Force
This session will go on to highlight the ongoing development efforts of the Australian Army's Armoured Fighting Vehicle Concepts. 

-Capabilities sought to enable Australian mission success
-Vision for a 21st century battlefield
-Partnership efforts to deliver next-generation ground combat vehicle capability 

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Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Orders

Staff Officer Armoured Engineering, Army Headquarters
Australian Defence Force

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Driving CCDC International Armaments Cooperation Activities to Advance Army GCV Capability

Mark C. Hassler II - Associate Director, Global Technology Office, United States Army Combat Capabilities Development Command
CCDC's Global Technology Office is the Army's centralized organization for global engagement, one that ensures interoperability with US allies and greater international cooperation for GCVs. 

-Supporting international armaments cooperation to better align support CCDC, AFC, and ASA(ALT) GCV needs
- Acquiring assessing mature technologies from the industry of friendly foreign nations to meet current acquisition and/or operational needs
- Domestic and foreign technologies of current interest

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Mark C. Hassler II

Associate Director, Global Technology Office
United States Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Afternoon Networking Break

Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense core focus areas contribute to building a more lethal force, and streamline JPEO-CBRND efforts to meet the Joint Service’s needs in combating chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats. Mr. Bryce will highlight JPEO-CBRND's ongoing efforts to bolster current and future GCV fleets, and the technology needs to enable it. 


- Improving integrated situational understanding for GCV fleets

- Future directions of the JPEO to better support GCV operations

- Improving physical protection and mitigation capabilities through agile technology fielding

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Colonel Tim Klenski

Director, JPEO CBRND Major Defense Acquisition Programs/Futures/Special Projects
Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense

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

4:45 pm - 4:45 pm Post Conference Networking