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Combat Systems Symposium, CSS 2020

November 19th and 20th, 2020
Theme: Attaining a Fully Integrated Combat System Force

"We will question our assumptions. We will think differently about the competition we are now in. We will be the Navy the nation needs now, and we will build the Navy the nation needs to fight and win in the future, always guided by our core values of honor, courage, and commitment."
Admiral Michael M. Gilday, USN, Chief of Naval Operations

The 2019 ASNE Combat Systems Symposium looked into how the U.S. Navy was pursuing digital engineering, supported by Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Agile development processes, to provide avenues for efficient and effective Combat System engineering to meet the threats of today. Undoubtedly, the digital transformation discussed in 2019 will usher in a Fully Integrated Combat System Force (FICSF). The 2020 ASNE Combat Systems Symposium will look into how we transition to a fully ICSF. Specifically, we will present and discuss:

  • Define a Fully Integrated Combat System Force (FICSF) (Keynote)
  • Discuss TLRs, ICD and AoA associated with FICSF (Panel)
  • Discuss benefits and challenges in executing the FICSF from lab to sea (Panel)
  • MDA, PEO U&W and PEO C4I perspectives and contributions to the Fully Integrated Combat System Force (Speakers)
  • How do future ships (e.g., USV, FFG(X)) fit into the FICSF (Keynote)
  • How ships become “netted” in the tactical grid (Panel)
  • FICSF impacts on training, sustainment and modernization (Panel)

CSS is an annual naval engineering conference that offers technical presentations, expert panels, and networking opportunities to our community of combat system professionals. Due to COVID-19 mandated social gathering meeting restrictions, we have transitioned our originally scheduled face-to-face Arlington, VA event to a virtual offering. The CSS Committee has been busy creating an agenda that includes senior military keynotes, industry speakers, panels, live streaming sessions with Q&A, along with technical paper presentations. Best of all, exhibitors and attendees will have a Virtual Exhibit Hall with multiple networking opportunities!


For assistance or event questions, please email:virtualevents@navalengineers.org or call ASNE HQ at 703-836-6727.
Questions for the Combat Systems Committee? Please email: CSS2020@navalengineers.org

  **All times listed in EDT. Agenda within Boomset will adjust to your regional time zone. Agenda subject to change.

Call for Papers - Virtual Combat Systems Symposium
2020 Theme: Attaining a Fully Integrated Combat System Force

ABSTRACTS DEADLINE: Friday, 06 November 2020
Click here to Submit a CSS Proposal (Login Required)

Virtual Combat Systems Symposium (CSS) 2020 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 CSS Committee is seeking technical papers leading to presentations during the Symposium on any topics related to Combat Systems Engineering in the age of digital and model based systems engineering as follows, but not limited to:

  • Address how digital engineering practices, supported by model-based systems and agile development processes, are providing avenues for efficient and effective Combat System engineering to meet the threats of today and in the future; or,
  • Address how we sustain and modernize the combat system, and the challenges and obstacles in our way to maintain maritime superiority; or
  • Instances where Digital or Model-Based System Engineering practices have or may:
    • Formalize the development, integration, and use of models to inform enterprise and program decision making; or,
    • Incorporate technological innovation to improve the engineering practice; or,
    • Establish a supporting infrastructure and environment to perform activities, collaborate, and communicate across stakeholders; or,
    • Transform the culture and workforce to adopt and support digital engineering across the life cycle

While all papers will be considered for presentation at the symposium, space is limited and those pertaining to our theme “Attaining a Fully Integrated Combat System Force” will be given priority. Limited slots are available.

Please submit a brief proposal. The submission form will ask for:

  • Proposed Title
  • Author (s)’ name (s)
  • Primary Point of Contact information
  • 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.)


Click here to Submit a CSS Proposal (Login Required)


Questions for the Combat Systems Committee Technical Papers Chair? Please email: CSS2020@navalengineers.org

Virtual Combat Systems Symposium (CSS) 2020 Attendee Registration
November 19-20, 2020

TO REGISTER LATE: Click here for LATE Registration.


FREE Registration for U.S. Active Duty Enlisted & Junior Officers (E1-E9, thru O2)! Sign up today, participation is complimentary.


Not an ASNE Member? Join ASNE, attend Virtual CSS and save money. Check out what ASNE has to offer: Benefits of ASNE Membership. Membership is our bloodline and without our members we would never be able to offer events to promote the business/field of Naval Engineering. Consider membership today and save $$$ registering with a "Join and Attend," join ASNE and register at the member discounted rate!
• Join ASNE & Event Reg: $170
• U.S. Federal Government (non-contractor), Join ASNE & Event Reg: $75
• U.S. Active Duty Enlisted & Junior Officers (E1-E9, thru O2), Join ASNE & Event Reg: $25
  Special U.S. Government and Enlisted/JOs promotional membership rates being applied.



Register early and save:
• ASNE Member: $25
• ASNE Non-Member: $175
• ASNE Non-Member, Join & Attend: $170
• Accepted Technical Paper Author: $75
• U.S. Federal Government Employee (non-contractor): $75
  Please note: Government employees are defined as active-duty U.S. military, or civil service U.S. federal government employees.
• U.S. Federal Government (non-contractor), Join & Attend: $75
• U.S. Active Duty Enlisted & Junior Officers (E1-E9, thru O2), Join & Attend: $25
  Special U.S. Government and Enlisted/JOs promotional membership rates.
• U.S. Active Duty Enlisted & Junior Officers (E1-E9, thru O2): $0
• Full-Time Undergraduate or K-12 Student: $0
• Press and Media (with credentials), please email ASNE HQ by 11/17/20 to register.

LATE Registration Rates go into effect November 18th at Noon ET NOW IN EFFECT!

• ASNE Member: $50
• ASNE Non-Member: $200
• U.S. Federal Government Employee (non-contractor): $75
  Please note: Government employees are defined as active-duty U.S. military, or civil service U.S. federal government employees.


ASNE’s Virtual symposium uses Boomset.com. Make sure you can participate by reviewing the Technical Requirements: Virtual Symposia Technical Specifications

*IMPORTANT for our US Government / Military Attendees:
Government computers’ security (firewalls, VPN, netwarcom, etc. ) may not allow live streaming of our virtual symposium. The only alternative is the use of a personal computer or personal device (phone or tablet) using the Boomset event app.

Event Invitation

24 hours prior to the kick-off symposium date, an invitation to join Virtual CSS will be emailed (from Boomset platform) with a personal access link to the symposium. This is your entrance pass so whitelisting the Boomset domain and removing filtering in email may be needed. Please also check Spam or junk mail if you expected the registration email and it was not received.  


To Register LATE!

Click here for LATE Registration


Questions: Please contact ASNE at virtualevents@navalengineers.org or (703) 836-6727.

**NOTE: All attendee registrations are non-refundable.

Virtual Combat System Symposium Sponsorships

Interested in showcasing/promoting your brand and supporting Virtual CSS? Be a Virtual CSS Sponsor! Many unique opportunities are available to market and showcase your company within the virtual symposium platform. You will be up front and center stage! Each sponsorship package also includes an exhibit booth to build out virtual space to engage with CSS attendees.

For available CSS Sponsorship Opportunities, please download the CSS Sponsor Application.

To purchase, please email sponsorship form to Sam Hall, corporatedevelopment@navalengineers.org.

Questions: Please email sponsorships@navalengineers.org or call 703-836-6727 to discuss the best opportunity.

Combat System Symposium Virtual Exhibit Hall

ASNE is very excited to host a CSS Virtual Exhibit Hall, which provides our CSS attendees a professional and 'state of the art' Exhibit Hall engagement. Get ready to engage, network, chat, video one-on-one and see what new offerings are out there. The CSS Exhibit Hall is open every day.


Exhibiting at CSS
Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your latest products or services at Virtual CSS! With our Virtual Exhibit Hall, you can showcase products/services with video demonstrations, presentations, photos, and virtual literature. Exhibitors can engage and connect with CSS attendees through robust features, including live video or text chat and lead retrieval. Virtual exhibit space is part of CSS Sponsorship. To get your virtual exhibit booth, please select the "Sponsorship" tab on the left for information on sponsorship opportunities and exhibiting at CSS.


Exhibit Booth Setup
Set up is simple with our step-by-step guide found here and our exhibitor guidelines PDF, you will be underway making connections in no time.

Questions: Please email exhibits@navalengineers.org or call 703-836-6727.

Thank You to our Sponsors!