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Warfighter Seminar

Join us during JETC 2024 for the Warfighter Seminar. These sessions will host interactions and partnerships between industry and government and will discuss and resolve current Engineer challenges. Details on the schedule and seminars are provided below.

Schedule

Day 1, Tuesday, May 14, 2024

10:30 am - 1:00 pm - Warfighter Seminar In-brief (lunch available)
(Introductions, Description of Seminars, Objectives, Desired Outcomes, and Senior Leader Guidance)
Open to all JETC Participants to observe, ask questions, etc.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Break-outs
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Break-outs

Open to all JETC Participants to observe, ask questions, etc

- Seminar #1: Use of Existing Authorities to "Set the Theater" for Current and Future Conflicts

- Seminar #2: Risk Management Approach to Operational Technology Cyber Threats

 

Day 2, Wednesday, May 15, 2024

10:30 am - 11:30 am - Break-outs
11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Break-outs (lunch available)

Open to all JETC Participants to observe, ask questions, etc

- Seminar #1: Use of Existing Authorities to "Set the Theater" for Current and Future Conflicts

- Seminar #2: Risk Management Approach to Operational Technology Cyber Threats

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Warfighter Seminar Out-brief 
Open to all JETC Participants to observe, ask questions, etc.

 

Seminar #1: Use of Existing Authorities to "Set the Theater" for Current and Future Conflicts

The United States is faced with nearly every level of conflict from counterinsurgency to full strategic “peer” competition. These include US-China strategic competition in INDOPACOM; Containing full scale regional warfare in EUCOM (Russia-Ukraine & Israel-Hamas); Counterinsurgency and SLOC (Yemen) protection in AFRICOM; Narco-State actors and Immigration in SOUTHCOM; Immigration and heightened threat of terrorist actions in NORTHCOM; Iran Regional Insurgency in CENTCOM; SLOC protection and access to the Polar Regions; and the Militarization of Space. Congress and Federal Leaders have recognized the threat and have enacted authorizations that can be used to leverage the industrial base to support the Combatant Commander’s “Set the Theater” priorities. This seminar intends to address the potential and limits of these authorizations; along with the recognition and management of risk between the US Government and Industry; Develop a strawman acquisition strategy/methodology for use in high risk environments. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the existing and new authorities and how they are to be implemented, specifically 2024 NDAA Sec. 2801 and 2024 NDAA Sec. 2808.
  • Learn the types of projects desired by the COCOMs and what can Industry provide to meet the need within the authorized limits.
  • Discuss actions/steps that can be taken to minimize “Contractor Fratricide” where limited resources in a region are stressed by multiple contractors and requirements.
  • Analyze how the government and industry view risk and what alternatives can be added to an acquisition strategy that fairly distributes risk using a hybrid contract structure.
  • Learn about the appropriate standards to be used.
  • Understand the types of Treaties in Force and Country Agreements and the basic protections they may or may not provide.

Moderator: Rear Adm. Chuck Kubic, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), Kubic Engineer Group
Co-Leader: Col. Matthew Beverly, USAF, JTF NCR Liaison Officer
Co-Leader: Lt. Col. Rick Sloop, USAF (Ret.), Fluor Mission Solutions

Panelists (subject to change)

Capt. Chris Coggins, CEC, USN, INDOPACOM J44
Lt. Col. Seth M. Lorimer, USAF, INDOPACOM J442
William F. Boudra, NAVFAC Pacific
Dominic Sparacio, P.E., Engineer Capabilities & Doctrine, JSD for Logistics J45
James Garred, 772 ESS/PKD
Robert Mellerski, AFCEC/CXA
Col. Robert Nicholson, USA (Ret.), KBR
Maj. Gen. Steve Shapiro, USA (Ret.), Vectrus
David Bluestein, ECC

Seminar #2: Risk Management Approach to Operational Technology Cyber Threats

Description coming soon

Learning Objectives

  • Information coming soon

Moderator: Lucian Niemeyer, CEO Building Cyber Security
Co-Leader: Brian May, Senior Vice President - Air Force Market Lead, Michael Baker International
Co-Leader: Daryl Haegley, SL, GICSP,OCP Department of the Air Force Technical Director, DAF Control Systems Cyber Resiliency
Co-Leader: David A. Forbes, Principal, Booz | Allen | Hamilton 
Panelists include representatives from the following agencies and companies:

 

Government Industry
HQ NAVFAC US Corps of Engineers Aleta Technolgies Chinook Sytems
US Space Command US Northern Command Claroty HDR
US INDO PACOM Command US Central Command Lutron Nozomi Networks
US Central Command USSTRATCOM Parsons 1898
NSA USCYBERCOM VisioneerIT PMC Group
NFEXWG   RMC Salas O'Brien
    TetraTech