MAIN DAY 1
8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE
8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRPERSON’S WELCOMING REMARKS
9:00 am - 9:45 am U.S. FUTURES COMMAND UPDATE: Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team
The Army has a top priority to continue to develop faster processes to identify more accurate training requirements for the synthetic training environment. The Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team will work closely with other cross functional teams, industry and academia partners to achieve these goals.
• Improving connectivity, bolstering resiliency and keeping pace with technology
• Successfully working with multiple units at multiple training events
• Understanding operational deployments to refine the first set of CFT capabilities
Joe B. Parson Jr.Highly Qualified Expert, Senior Technical Advisor
Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team (STE-CFT) | U.S. Army Futures Command
9:45 am - 10:30 am Training and Educating Airmen through Flexible Systems that Capitalizes on Human/Machine Integration
Airmen are looking to renovate the pilot training program and to introduce a program that augments airborne time in the cockpit, with ground technology and simulators.
• Incorporating commercial off-the-shelf technology to reduce costs and find initial integration and capability problems
• Enhancing hardware for gaming platforms and software for flight simulation
• Creating an AI engine that can manipulate a trainee’s experience to maximize learning
Colonel Robert H. EpsteinCommander
Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS)
10:30 am - 11:30 am DEMO DRIVE
Join us and to interact with the leading vendors and technology providers for Synthetic and Simulated solutions!
11:30 am - 12:15 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: What's Next for Synthetic Training, LVC, and Simulation Efforts for Military Strategy
Virtual based training systems are a key element to restoring battlefield dominance and improving Soldier lethality through "training overmatch."
• How the military will accurately portray staging, movement, and integration of the terrain
• Steps taken to provide our active military with realistic training capabilities
Jim BlakeFormer Program Executive Officer | PEO STRI
CHAIRMAN | Synthetic and Simulation Training
Colonel Johnny CochranDeputy Director, Close Combat Lethality Task Force
Office of the Secretary of Defense
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm LUNCH
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Developing, Fielding and Life-Cycle Sustainment of Solutions in Support of Medical Training Requirements
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Synthetic Training and Cyber Defense for Future Combat
At present, cyber training for non-cyber warriors is limited across the military services and combatant commands. Few opportunities exist for warfighters to develop an understanding of how a cyber attack may impact their military platform, systems, or broader mission.
• Readiness and Cyber Initiatives through Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) Training
• Potential solutions for a lack of cyber awareness
• Developing training for non-cyber warriors to fight in and through an increasingly contested and complex battlespace
Jennifer McArdleNon-Resident Fellow
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm The U.S. Navy’s Way Ahead on LVCT (Live, Virtual and Constructive for Training)
It is extremely difficult to train at sea with a limited number of vessels. The logistics of getting several vessels to the same place at the same time to conduct live exercises can be problematic and far from cost-effective.
• Using models and simulations to stimulate and simulate real world command and control systems
• Delivering realistic and applicable interactive content to both new and seasoned sailors
• Preparing sailors for best practices and advanced training without at sea limitations
Eric SeelandN72 Fleet/Joint Training Technologies
U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), U.S. Navy