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December 5 – 6, 2018
Theme: Combat Systems: Achieving Agility to Deliver Lethality and Maximize Readiness
Location: Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel at 900 S Orme St, Arlington, VA

“Therefore, we must advance agility when we think about, and build, our future force structure. We need more ships and aircraft and vehicles, but that equipment must provide flexibility, adaptability, faster development cycles, reduced maintenance requirements, greater lethality, and an industrial strategy that sustains a modern, flexible and sustainable industrial base.” – Hon. Thomas Modly, Undersecretary of the Navy

Given the increasing complexity of the competitive geostrategic landscape, the National Defense Strategy’s mandate for how we construct our naval forces must address a broad range of competing challenges:

  • A return to great power competition, but not to the exclusion of other threats.
  • An emphasis on lethality and readiness, but not to the exclusion of new platforms and technologies for the future fight.
  • A recognition that we must advance our nation’s interest and influence on the seas, but not to the exclusion of building alliances and partnerships that seek peaceful conflict resolution, with preparedness for the use of decisive force if necessary.
To overcome the challenges the U.S. Navy must first and foremost obtain and master AGILITY. The 2018 ASNE Combat Systems Symposium two day symposium will showcase Navy Leaderships, Engineers and Industry Leaders who will address, discuss, and debate the following qualities of Agility and how they play in furthering our ability to design, develop, and deploy Combat Systems to deliver lethality, maximize readiness and address future threats:
  1. Velocity: this speaks not only to how fast our weapons can fly, or how quickly we can move forces from place to place, it has much more importance with respect to how it characterizes our processes and decision-making.
  2. Adaptability: foster flexibility in our people, design and construct both adaptable platforms and force deployment models, and ensure that both people and platforms are enabled by flexible business and operational processes.
  3. Collaboration: openness, communication, fairness, compassion, intensity, and commitment if there is any hope of impacting culture in a positive way that enhances overall agility and fosters a greater enterprise appreciation of the organizational strategy, and encourages greater enterprise focused solutions; a critical cultural characteristic will also help us improve our ability to work with allies and partners around the world.
  4. Visibility: the proliferation of platforms with sensors, and our ability to integrate and understand all of the data they produce, will be critical to the success of the future warfighting mission; but all this data has to make sense, and we must figure out how best to exploit visibility to the right level and at the right time so that we increase lethality and our ability to defend ourselves.
  5. Innovation: Agile organizations are adept and comfortable with trying new things–with experimenting, failing, measuring, trying again–all with a view towards finding new solutions to current and anticipated problems.
We must achieve agility to deliver lethality, maximize readiness and address future threats. In designing, building, deploying, and modernizing Combat Systems, the need for agile systems and processes for development and sustainment are essential to our success.

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The 2018 Combat Systems Symposium registration rates are as follows:

  • ASNE Member (before 11/16/18): $525
  • ASNE Member (after 11/16/18): $625
  • Non-Member (before 11/16/18): $625
  • Non-Member (after 11/16/18): $725
  • Accepted technical paper author (before 11/16/18): $150
  • Accepted technical paper author (after 11/16/18): $200
  • U.S. Government (non-contractor): $150
  • Full-Time Undergraduate Student: $0

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Call for Abstracts

The Flagship Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) invites you to:
Combat Systems Symposium 2018: Combat Systems: Achieving Agility to Deliver Lethality and Maximize Readiness

December 5-6, 2018
Arlington, VA

ABSTRACTS DEADLINE EXTENDED 30 OCT 2018

The 2018 ASNE Combat Systems Symposium (CSS) provides the naval engineering community, and specifically, the combat systems engineering community with expert panels, technical presentations, networking opportunities to keep abreast of the Navy’s progress and remaining challenges in developing more capable and more affordable combat systems for Navy ships.

The 2018 CSS Committee is seeking technical papers leading to twenty minute presentations during the Symposium on any topics related to Combat Systems Engineering as follows, but not limited to:

  • Velocity: speed to the Fleet as well as force relocation; increased adaptivity and synchronization; human factor processes and decision-making.
  • Adaptability: foster flexibility in design and construction in both adaptable platforms and force deployment models; ensure people and platforms are enabled by flexible business and operational processes.
  • Collaboration: openness, communication, fairness, compassion, intensity, and commitment; positive impacts to technological culture; enhance overall agility; increased appreciation in organizational strategy; focused solutions to improve ability to work with allies and partners; increase situational awareness and actionable knowledge; share and apply lessons learned.
  • Visibility: increase the ability to integrate and understand data from platforms, sensors and networks; improve success of the future warfighting mission; exploit awareness to key decision makers in time to increase lethality and collective defense.
  • Innovation: develop agile organizations; increase experimenting, failing, measuring, trying again–all with a view towards finding new solutions to current and anticipated problems.

Submit a brief proposal [submission closed]. The submission form will ask for:

  • Proposed Title
  • Author (s)’ name (s)
  • Primary Point of Contact e-mail address
  • A 1-2 page description which includes a problem statement or introduction, an outline of the key points to be made in the paper, and conclusions or recommendations that the paper will address. (Please note, the abstract submission tool is plain text only.)
All questions should be sent to 2018 ASNE CSS Technical Papers Chair: Mr. Calvin Foster, CSS2018@navalengineers.org, or (202) 340-6554.

Meeting Information

Venue

The 2018 Combat Systems Symposium will be held at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 S Orme St, Arlington VA 22204.

Getting There

The Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel is providing the following amenities to assist event attendees with their travel plans:
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Reagan National Airport – less than 3 miles from hotel
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Pentagon City Metro Station – less than 1 mile from hotel
    • Complimentary shuttle service available daily from 5AM to 12:15 AM.
    • Continuous Metro shuttle service (Pentagon City –Blue/Yellow Line) during peak event hours
  • Discounted parking is available at the hotel at a rate of $6.00 per car per day (self-parking)

Hotel

ASNE has reserved a block of rooms at the conference hotel (The Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel at 900 S Orme St, Arlington, VA) at the group rate of $129 per night plus taxes and fees. The cutoff date to book your room is November 30th and a limited number of rooms are available, so reserve today.

  • To reserve by phone please call 1-800-325-3535 and book under the group name: ASNE- Combat Systems Symposium
  • To reserve via the web click this link.

Attire

Attendees: Business Attire / Uniform of the Day
Presenters (Non-military): Business Attire
Presenters (Military): Service Dress Blue or service equivalent

Thank you to our 2018 Combat Systems Symposium sponsors