September 23 - 25, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Orlando

MAIN DAY 1

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

Jim Blake, Former Program Executive Officer | PEO STRI at CHAIRMAN | Synthetic and Simulation Training

Jim Blake

Former Program Executive Officer | PEO STRI
CHAIRMAN | Synthetic and Simulation Training

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 at Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team (STE-CFT) | U.S. Army Futures Command

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. Epstein, Commander at Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS)

Colonel Robert H. Epstein

Commander
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!
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 Blake, Former Program Executive Officer | PEO STRI at CHAIRMAN | Synthetic and Simulation Training

Jim Blake

Former Program Executive Officer | PEO STRI
CHAIRMAN | Synthetic and Simulation Training

Colonel Johnny Cochran, Deputy Director, Close Combat Lethality Task Force at Office of the Secretary of Defense

Colonel Johnny Cochran

Deputy 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

Ruben Garza, Director at Defense Medical Modeling & Simulation Office (J7)

Ruben Garza

Director
Defense Medical Modeling & Simulation Office (J7)

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 McArdle, Assistant Professor of Cyber Defense at Salve Regina University

Jennifer McArdle

Assistant Professor of Cyber Defense
Salve Regina University

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 Seeland, N72 Fleet/Joint Training Technologies at U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), U.S. Navy

Eric Seeland

N72 Fleet/Joint Training Technologies
U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), U.S. Navy

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Training Initiatives for the Air Force Research Laboratory and 711 Human Performance Wing

Dr. Kevin Gluck, Principal Cognitive Scientist at Air Force Research Laboratory

Dr. Kevin Gluck

Principal Cognitive Scientist
Air Force Research Laboratory

Jim Blake, Former Program Executive Officer | PEO STRI at CHAIRMAN | Synthetic and Simulation Training

Jim Blake

Former Program Executive Officer | PEO STRI
CHAIRMAN | Synthetic and Simulation Training