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Programme highlights:

Learn the key issues affecting Simulation Based Acquisition

Maximise your capabilities in usage testing

Acquire a wide based understanding of current and future national requirements

Develop key contacts through this focused networking forum

Identify the main programs affecting SBA development

Learn of future factors determining future application

The programme schedule on day one consists of a morning of presentations followed by streamlined sessions on Program Management in the Acquisition Process and Program Risk Management. Delegates are given the choice in the afternoon to attend either briefing.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr Gwendolyn H. Walton

Dr Gwendolyn H. Walton, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida

9:10 OPENING ADDRESS

Brigadier Alan Macklin

Brigadier Alan Macklin, Director, Deepening Smart Acquisition, MoD

  • Next steps and links to Simulation Based Acquisition
  • Background to Smart Acquisition
  • Programme for its future development
  • Emerging themes for future Smart Acquisition programme
  • Smart Acquisition/ Simulation Based Acquisition case studies
  • 9:40 APPLYING SIMULATION TO ACQUISITION

    Herb Grover

    Herb Grover, Senior Analyst, USAF Electronic System Center

  • Historical approach to acquisition
  • Application of architecture modelling during development stages
  • Examples of Air Operations Centre and Joint Synthetic Battlespace
  • Continued development and refinement of architecture tools
  • Factors influencing the future
  • 10:20 SIMULATION BASED ACQUISITION

    Magnus Örnfelt

    Magnus Örnfelt, Head of Naval Systems Engineering, FMV

  • Introduction
  • Swedish requirements
  • Modelling and simulation strategy
  • Impact of escalating technologies
  • Issue of cost reduction
  • Conclusions
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 SBA IN CANADA

    Dr. John Bovenkamp

    Dr. John Bovenkamp, Head, Future Forces Synthetic Environments Section, DRDC – Ottawa

  • New CA organisations and facilities critical to the establishment of SBA
  • Examples of CA projects using focussed simulation
  • A Technology Demonstration Project to establish full CA SBA
  • Partners and approach to establishing CA SBA
  • Establishing international SBA leveraging and collaboration
  • Way ahead
  • 12:00 PRODUCT DATA IN SBA

    Dr. Timothy King

    Dr. Timothy King, Executive Consultant, Enterprise Integration Technologies, LSC Group

  • Product data as a vital asset for the modern extended enterprise
  • Product data, simulation and the phases of the life-cycle
  • The role of SBA in the systems engineering process
  • The content of product data for SBA purposes
  • Standards for product data and implications for SBA
  • A product data infrastructure for SBA
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 AFTERNOON SESSIONS: Delegates have the choice of two sessions - please see full details on Workshops 3 and 4.

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Herb Grover

    Herb Grover, Senior Analyst, USAF Electronic System Center

    9:10 NATO SIMULATION BASED SHIP ACQUISITION

    Dr John Duncan / Richard Reading

    Dr John Duncan / Richard Reading, Chairman NATO SG/61 / NIREUS International Project Team Leader, Defence Procurement Agency / VisiTech

  • NATO Virtual Ships. NATO common frameworks and architectures. The NATO NIREUS study
  • Multi-national simulation interoperability
  • Exercising product designs
  • Results and lessons learned
  • Future possibilities
  • 10:10 RELIABILITY SIMULATIONS

    Robert Sullivan / Robert Stevens

    Robert Sullivan / Robert Stevens, Production Integration and Assessment Manager, Precision Fires (Rocket & Missile Systems) Project Office / Senior Logistics Analyst, US Army / Northrop Grumman IT - TASC

  • Plans to support the US Army transformation
  • Role of High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) in determining these requirements
  • Impact of process simulation on HIMARS sustainability
  • Addressing failure analysis of LRUs used in HIMARS
  • Evaluation of alternatives based on reliability and cost
  • Factors influencing future versions
  • 11:10 Morning Coffee

    11:30 USAGE TESTING

    Dr Gwendolyn H. Walton

    Dr Gwendolyn H. Walton, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida

  • Introduction to statistical usage testing
  • State of practice of testing simulation systems
  • Ability to handle wide range of uses in military situations
  • Incorporation of test management objectives
  • Requirements – reducing development and testing costs
  • Concluding results
  • 12:10 COMPUTER GENERATED SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENTS

    Martin R Stytz

    Martin R Stytz, Chief, Principal Research Scientist and Engineer, US Air Force

  • Overview
  • The general role that M&S plays in a variety of areas
  • Reducing the cost of the operating environment
  • Progression
  • Addressing computer-generated actors technical challenges
  • Suggestions for future technical work
  • 12:50 Lunch

    14:00 APPLYING SIMULATION TO THE ACQUISITION

    Dr Jan Roodt

    Dr Jan Roodt, Manager, Defence Electronics Programme, CSIR-Defencetek

  • Introduction to the South African perspective
  • Simulation technology strategy
  • Focusing on ground based air defence acquisition
  • The way ahead
  • 14:40 ANALYSIS OF COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

    Dr Derek Wright

    Dr Derek Wright, Visiting Professor, Acquisition and Logistics Unit, Department of Defence Management Security Analysis, Cranfield University, Royal Military College of Science

  • The current situation
  • Strategies that have emerged
  • The main players involved
  • The concepts driving logistics solutions
  • The relationship between suppliers and customers
  • Evaluation
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 SIMULATION BASED ACQUISITION

    Randy Zittel

    Randy Zittel, Professor of Systems Engineering, Technology & Engineering Department, The Defense Systems Management College, US Department of Defense

  • Overview - US military implementation
  • What exactly is SBA?
  • Current programs using SBA
  • SBA – not just technology
  • The US/UK Joint Strike Fighter – proven simulations
  • Conclusions
  • 16:20 THE ROLE OF EARLY C4I MODELLING IN SBA

    Steve Brooker

    Steve Brooker, C4I Modelling Consultant, EDS Defence

  • What is the FOAS C4I Model?
  • Development of the FOAS C4I Model
  • Cope of the FOAS C4I Model
  • Demonstration of the FOAS C4I Model
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    Program Risk Management
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    Program Risk Management

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    19th June 2002
    London, United Kingdom

    Program Management in the Acquisition Process
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    Program Management in the Acquisition Process

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    19th June 2002
    London, United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

    51/53 Hatton Garden
    London EC1N 8HN
    United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

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