Pre-Conference Focus Day

March 31, 2020

8:00 - 8:50 Registration & Breakfast

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

9:00 - 9:45 Keynote Remarks: Strategic Overview of DoD Acquisition and Sustainment Efforts for Future Hypersonic Dominance

The Honorable Ellen M. Lord - Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Office of the Secretary of Defense
In order to meet the next-generation of hypersonic capabilities, it will take a streamlined acquisition roadmap that integrates high-level service and DoD priorities. Under Secretary Ellen M. Lord, USD for Acquisition and Sustainment, will provide a strategic overview of DoD acquisition efforts as it relates to future hypersonic dominance. 
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The Honorable Ellen M. Lord

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
Office of the Secretary of Defense

9:45 - 10:30 Advancing Challenging Aerothermodynamic and Propulsion System Phenomena via Hypersonic Vehicle Simulation

Dr. Russ Cummings - Managing Director, DoD HPCMP Hypersonic Vehicle Simulation Institute, United States Air Force Academy
The Hypersonic Vehicle Simulation Institute is a national effort aiming to bring together DoD, DoE, NASA, academic and industry hypersonic research to address current shortcomings and advance the state-of-the-art in hypersonic vehicle simulation. With the overall goal of accelerating technology development to transition superior defense capabilities for the US, HSVI’s efforts in the hypersonic flight are tangential to this total Force effort.
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Dr. Russ Cummings

Managing Director, DoD HPCMP Hypersonic Vehicle Simulation Institute
United States Air Force Academy

10:30 - 11:15 Morning Networking Break


11:15 - 12:00 Traditional Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Investigations for Hypersonic Flight

Dr. Phillip Ligrani - Eminent Scholar in Propulsion, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Alabama at Huntsville
Building off his first session with IDGA at our inaugural Hypersonic Weapons Summit, Dr. Ligrani will join us once more to provide a thorough review on his and University of Alabama's efforts to guide the development of heat transfer and fluid mechanic to enable continued hypersonic flight capability.
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Dr. Phillip Ligrani

Eminent Scholar in Propulsion, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Alabama at Huntsville

12:00 - 12:45 Bolstering Strategic Deterrence and Global Strike Combat Support via Integration of Hypersonic Capabilities

General Timothy Ray - Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, Secretary of the Air Force
Air Force Global Strike Command provides strategic deterrence, global strike and combat support to USSTRATCOM and other geographic combatant commands. The persistent development of hypersonic weapons from near-peer adversaries requires a next-generation approach for global strike capability insertion.
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General Timothy Ray

Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command
Secretary of the Air Force

12:45 - 13:45 Networking Lunch

13:45 - 14:30 Keynote Remarks: Ensuring Hypersonic Technological Superiority for the Department of Defense

The Honorable Dr. Michael D. Griffin - Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Office of the Secretary of Defense
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The Honorable Dr. Michael D. Griffin

Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
Office of the Secretary of Defense

14:30 - 15:15 Focus Day Keynote Remarks: Providing Hypersonic Maritime Dominance to Enable Next-Generation Security & Deterrence

The Honorable Thomas B. Modly - Acting Secretary of the Navy, United States Navy
Led by the The Honorable Modly, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy, this session will provide a critical viewpoint on Naval hypersonic efforts that enable advanced security and deterrence capabilities.
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The Honorable Thomas B. Modly

Acting Secretary of the Navy
United States Navy

15:15 - 15:45 Afternoon Networking Break

The Joint Force faces a more complex and contested aerial threat environment than ever before. Technological, operational, and doctrinal components of hypersonic strike and hypersonic defense must proceed in tandem to best support broader deterrence and defense goals. 

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Tom Karako

Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

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. this session will highlight some of their collaborative research efforts. 
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Dr. Joe Bonivel, Jr.

Subject Matter Expert
Defense Technical Information Center

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Roger Garay

Enterprise Portfolio Analyst
Defense Technical Information Center

17:15 - 17:30 Chairperson's Closing Remarks

17:30 - 17:30 End of Focus Day