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May 07. On 31 May and 1 June 2007, the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of the United States Army will present a symposium addressing the challenges of keeping “Army Strong” boots on the ground during near, mid and long-term operations – putting these challenges in the context of a changing budgetary environment. While the goal of the symposium remains explaining how space-based capabilities help the warfighter address evolving threats and enhance joint interdependence, the main focus is on how these capabilities support our Soldiers serving in defense of freedom.

Proposed Agenda and Topics

WEDNESDAY, 30 MAY
1530 – 1930 REGISTRATION
The Westin Hotel, Long Beach

THURSDAY, 31 MAY
0700 – 0730 REGISTRATION / CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
The Westin Hotel, Long Beach – Centennial Ballroom
0730 – 0740 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Mike Springman, President Greater Los Angeles Chapter Association of the United States Army
0740 – 0850 OPENING REMARKS AND I KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Lieutenant General Steven W. Boutelle, Chief Information Officer/G6, Office of the Secretary of the Army
0850 – 0900 REFRESHMENT BREAK
0900 – 1030 PANEL 1 “Near-Term Operational Capabilities – The Strategic View.” This panel will address issues such as how Space Systems support communications, missile defense and Homeland Security. Other issues might include spectrum management, information assurance, cyberspace and the “one enterprise common architecture.”
Major General Dennis C. Moran (Moderator), Vice Director for Command, Control, Communications and Computers Systems, J-6The Joint Staff
Brigadier General Ellen Pawlikowski, Commander, Military Satellite Communications Systems Wing, Space and Missiles Systems Center, United States Air Force
Mr. Howard Pace, Deputy, Joint Program Executive Officer, JPEO JTRS
Mr. James P. Craft, Deputy Director C4/Deputy Chief Information Officer, United States Marine Corps
Major General Gilmary Michael “Mike” Hostage III, Director, Requirements and Integration,
Headquarters U.S. Joint Forces Command
Mr. William Weiss
Vice President, Tactical Networks, General Dynamics
Industry Representative
TBD
1030 – 1045 REFRESHMENT BREAK
1045 – 1215 PANEL 2 “Near-Term Operational Capabilities – The Tactical View.” This panel will review enabling operations from the installation/sustaining base to the foxhole. Topics to be addressed include what installations should look like, how Soldiers are supported today, and how support and operations will transform. Topics to be discussed include the role of DOIMs, installations, MILCON, BRAC, Transformation, and Spectrum – all the pieces that must come together to support, train, deploy, fight and redeploy Soldiers.
Brigadier General Jeffrey W. Foley (Moderator), Director of Architecture Operations, Networks and Space, G-6, Office of the Chief Information Officer, G-6
Mr. David Ludwig, Deputy Program Executive Officer, Command, Control and Communications (Tactical), CECOM Ft. Monmouth, United States Army
Brigadier General James Combs (invited), Commanding General, 40th Infantry Division (Mech), California National Guard
Colonel Edward Eidson (invited), Technical Director, Experimentation Division, CDID, (formerly BCBL-G), Fort Gordon, GA
Mr. Tony Swansson, Deputy Program Manager, SBINet, The Boeing Company
1215 – 1315 LUNCH Westin Hotel, Long Beach – Centennial Ballroom
1315 -1500 PANEL 3 “Mid to Long-Term Operational Capabilities – National Space Policy.” This panel will address how our National Space Policy (NSP) ensures free access to space in light of current threats, weaponization of space, and a growing community of nuclear-capable nations. This will also discuss how these threats are driving requirements.
Mr. Michael C. Schexnayder (Moderator), Deputy to the Commander for Research, Development & Acquisition, USASMDC/ARSTRAT
Dr. Troy Meink (invited), Director, Communications Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for, Network

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