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Washington Navy Yard Catering & Conference Center
December 5 – 6, 2018
Theme: Combat Systems: Achieving Agility to Deliver Lethality and Maximize Readiness

“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.

Agenda

Registration

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The 2018 Combat Systems Symposium registration rates are as follows:

  • ASNE Member (before 11/2/18): $525
  • ASNE Member (after 11/2/18): $625
  • Non-Member (before 11/2/18): $625
  • Non-Member (after 11/2/18): $725
  • Accepted technical paper author (before 11/2/18): $150
  • Accepted technical paper author (after 11/2/18): $200
  • U.S. Government (non-contractor): $150
  • Full-Time Undergraduate Student: $0

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Sponsorship

Sponsor Application | Purchase Sponsorship Online

Platinum Sponsor

$7,500

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Electronic and digital signage
  • Inside front cover of onsite program
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Various event signage
  • Symposium website (with link to company website)
  • FULL PAGE ADVERTISEMENT in program
  • TWELVE (12) symposium registrations
  • ONE (1) complimentary tabletop

Gold Sponsor

$5,500

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Electronic and digital signage
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Various event signage
  • Symposium website (with link to company website)
  • EIGHT (8) symposium registrations
  • ONE (1) complimentary tabletop

Silver Sponsor

$4,250

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Electronic and digital signage
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Various event signage
  • Symposium website (with link to company website)
  • SIX (6) symposium registrations
  • ONE (1) complimentary tabletop

Bronze Sponsor

$3,250

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Electronic and digital signage
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Various event signage
  • Symposium website (with link to company website)
  • FOUR (4) symposium registrations
  • ONE (1) complimentary tabletop

Small Business Bronze Sponsor

(<50 employees)

$2,000

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Electronic and digital signage
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Various event signage
  • Symposium website (with link to company website)
  • TWO (2) symposium registrations
  • ONE (1) complimentary tabletop

Email sponsorships@navalengineers.org to inquire about reception, meal function, break, conference bag and lanyard sponsorships. Tabletops are available with sponsorships only. Tabletops are not sold separately.

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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
Washington Navy Yard
Washington DC

ABSTRACTS DEADLINE 15 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 online here (login required). 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

Washington Navy Yard Base Access

All attendees must have, or need to obtain, access to the Washington Navy Yard. Acceptable forms of identification for base access include:

  • DoD Common Access Card,
  • U.S. active duty military I.D., or
  • U.S. retired military I.D.

If you do not have base access, it is important to apply for temporary base access by Friday, November 2, 2018. Please complete the Temporary Base Access form linked here. (If you have any issues with the fillable form, please click here for a scan of the form.). Be aware of all required fields, initialing item #29 and signature on page two. Email the completed form to security@navalengineers.org. It is strongly recommended that the completed form is password encrypted and the password relayed in a secondary email. If your form is submitted on time and base access is denied, you will be eligible for a full refund. If your form is submitted after the due date and base access is denied, refunds will not be available.

Parking

Parking in the lot in front of the venue is reserved for Flag Officers, SESs, and any attendee with a handicap parking placard. Attendee Parking will be very limited. We recommend car-pooling or Metro to the Washington Navy Yard stop, using the NJ Ave Metro exit. Washington Navy Yard is served by the WMATA Green Line, and numerous bus lines stop outside the 11th Street gate to the Navy Yard, closest to the venue.  All day parking can be purchased at Maritime Plaza, a short walk from the WNY C&CC. 

Attire

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