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 Nearly all air and missile defence systems are stand alone, proprietary systems that cannot easily share actionable information with other like and different systems both within the same Army and amongst allies. This stove-piped approach to system procurement is not limited to just air defence, but has been the primary acquisition process for nearly all combat systems. Over the past two decades, many have used the term integration to describe where they must go to be more combat effective; however, this has led in most cases to just connecting systems to share situational awareness data and not real, actionable information. Today, we are poised to deliver the first truly integrated air and missile defence C4I system that has a Modular and Open Architecture (MOSA) and operates on a robust, cyber protected network. Future units will configure sensors and shooters of all types and attach them to the network. The systems of the very near future will then provide computer aided decision recommendations on which shooter or effector to use based on all the sensors information.

• Discuss how this new architecture can help your country integrate legacy and new air and missile defence (AMD) systems
• Learn about the advantages of MOSA
• Discuss and learn about the significant training advantage afforded by an integrated AMD battle command system
• Share ideas about how this technological advancement can change over the next 10-20 years
 

Workshop LEADER

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Colonel (Retired) Jimmy Jenkins

Director, IAMD and Land C4I Systems, Missile Defence and Protective Systems, Northrop Grumman

Colonel (Retired) Jimmy Jenkins is retired from the U.S. Army on 1 Feb 2014 after nearly 28 years of service. Col (R) Jenkin's last assignment in the Army was as Deputy Commander for Operations for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defence Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC). He is currently Director of IAMD and Land C4I Systems, Missile Defence and Protective Systems at Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cybe, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration

9:00 Opening remarks and introductions

9:10 Understanding MOSA

9:40 The US's IBCS

10:10 Coffee

10:40 All Services Benefits

11:10 After Action

11:40 Closing Remarks

11:50 End of Workshop

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Dorint Hotel Don Giovanni Prague

Vinohradská 2733/157a
Prague 3 130 20 3-Ž
Czech Republic

Dorint Hotel Don Giovanni Prague

Be our guest in the Golden City of Prague. The 4-star Dorint Hotel Don Giovanni in Prague radiates the charm of a wonderful bygone era in its own highly modern way. Named after the famous Mozart opera, which enjoyed its maiden performance in Prague in 1787, the hotel lobby resembles a large theater. You are now in the inimitable world of Prague, where so much appears to stem from another time and every street corner seems to be of historic significance. The Dorint Hotel Don Giovanni Prague will help you to ensure that your time in Prague is as enjoyable as possible, whether you are on a business trip or planning a city break to discover the Golden City of Prague for yourself.

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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