18 Feb 10. AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare will be holding its Winter Symposium and Exposition Wednesday, Feb. 24 through Friday, Feb. 26 in the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The topic of the symposium will be “The Institutional Army: Enterprise Approach to Success.”
Wednesday, Feb. 24 will be a Science & Technology Seminar titled
“Providing Soldiers the Technology Edge” with topics to include: Defense
S & T: Innovation, Speed and Agility, presented by Alan R. Shaffer,
principal deputy director, Defense Research and Engineering; Providing
Warfighters with the Decisive Edge, presented by Maj. Gen. George R.
Harris, assistant military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army
(Acquisition, Logistics and Technology); Providing the Technology Edge,
presented by Dr. Thomas H. Killion, deputy assistant secretary of the
Army (Research and Technology); Disruptive Technology without Disruptive
Costs, presented by Helen Greiner, chief executive officer, CYPHY Works.
Panel Discussions that day will be, “Transitioning Cutting Edge
Technology to the Soldier – Army Perspective,” moderated by Maj. Gen.
Nickolas G. Justice, commanding general, U.S. Army Research, Development
and Engineering Command, at 1 p.m. and “Transitioning Cutting Edge
Technology – Industry Perspective,” moderated by Dr. Thomas H. Killion
at 3 p.m. Lt. Gen. Michael Oates, director, Joint Improvised Explosive
Device Defeat Organization, will be the guest speaker at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 25 guest speakers will be Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody,
commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command at 7:35 a.m.; Gen. Martin
E. Dempsey, commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
at 8:10 a.m.; and Gen. Duncan J. McNabb, commanding general, U.S. Army
Transportation Command at 8:45 a.m. Panel Discussions that day will be
“Resetting the Force While Conducting Responsible Drawdown,” moderated
by Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army
Material Command at 10 a.m.; “Army Capstone Concept,” moderated by Brig.
Gen. Herbert R. McMaster Jr, director, Concepts Development and
Experimentation, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Training and
Doctrine Command, at 1 p.m.; and “An Enterprise Approach to Support
Training of a 21st Century Army,” moderated by Col. (P) Paul E. Funk,
II, deputy commander, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center at 3 p.m. Army Vice
Chief of Staff, Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, will be the guest speaker at
4:30 p.m. There will be a reception in the exhibit hall from 1700-1800.
Friday, Feb. 26 guest speakers will be Lt. Gen. Robert E. Durbin,
special assistant to the chief of staff, Army for Enterprise Management,
at 7:35 a.m.; Lt. Gen. David P. Fridovich, director, Center for Special
Operations, U.S. Special Operations Command, at 8:05 a.m.; and Col.
Christopher B. Carlile, director, U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Center of Excellence at 9 a.m. Panel discussion that day will be “Army
Modernization,” moderated by Lt. Gen. Robert Lennox, deputy chief of staff, G-8, at 10:30 a.m.
BATTLESPACE Editor Julian Nettlefold will be at AUSA. Contact: +44 (0) 77689 54766/ U.S. 202 725 1346.
12 Feb 10. The United States, represented by 25 companies, will be the biggest exhibitor at Defexpo 2010, the biannual exhibition of Land and Naval systems to be held here Feb. 15-18. Israel, which has emerged as a leading supplier of weaponry and equipment to the Indian defense forces since 1999, will occupy the largest exhibit space at 1,248 square meters. Defexpo 2010 is the 6th Land and Naval Defence Systems exhibition organized by the Indian Defence Ministry, and will cover nearly twice the exhibit space – 30,100 square meters – compared with the 17,200 square meters in the 2008 show. About 650 defense companies from 35 countries will display weapons and equipment, hoping to make sales to an Indian military expected to spend about $100bin during the ne