Panel Details

An In-Depth Look at ASNE Day 2011 Panel Discussions 

Panel Session 1: Total Ownership Cost

VADM William Burke, USN; Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, N4

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Ms. Allison Stiller, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) Ship Programs
  • RDML James Murdoch, USN; Fleet Maintenance Officer, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (Invited)
  • Mr. Fred Harris, President, NASSCO
  • CAPT Michael Jabaley, USN; Program Manager, VIRGINIA Class Submarine Project Office
  • Mr. Mike Jones, Booz Allen Hamilton (Invited)
Overview: Reduction of total ownership costs (TOC) is paramount to maintain the size of the U.S. Navy fleet to adequately carry out assigned missions. In this panel session, we will discuss how policies, budgets and acquisition practices should be modified to incentivize the acquisition phase to contribute to the post-delivery operating cost requirements; and how sub-system level specification changes contribute to obtaining the maximum possible operating life in a fixed price and highly competitive contracting environment.  The Navy has stated that TOC should be part of all investment and policy decisions, looking not only at total procurement costs, but also at the lifecycle, personnel, maintenance and sustainment costs associated with all our programs.  Join us as we discuss how we, as naval engineers, acquisition managers and operating fleet engineers can align the requirements, resources, acquisition processes and operating guidance to achieve accountability, deliver the right capability and capacity on time and obtain the optimum cost throughout the ship’s lifecycle. 

Panel Session 2: Ballistic Missile Defense

Moderator: RADM Archer Macy, USN; Director, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Org., Deputy Director for Force Protection, J-8, The Joint Staff

Confirmed Panelists:

  • RADM Michael Mathis, USN (Ret.), Raytheon
  • CAPT Mark T. Sedlacek, USN, OPNAV N865
  • Ms Lisa Callahan, Vice President, Lockheed Martin, Moorestown
Overview: The Navy ballistic missile defense enterprise has assumed the lead and is responsible for the President’s Phased Adaptive Approach to the Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) of Europe. That responsibility is fraught with challenges.  Given two major challenges of reducing total ownership costs and meeting extended service life objectives, in this panel we will disucss how naval engineers can help to plan and execute this new role of BMD; as well as what are the challenges associated with this role and how do we overcome or reduce risks associated with those challenges.

Panel Session 3: Meeting our Environmental, Humanitarian, and Safety Responsibilities with Today’s and Tomorrow’s Navy

Moderator: TBA

Confirmed Panelists:

  • CAPT Patrick J Keenan, Jr, USN, NAVSEA, SEA 00C
  • CAPT Cloyes "Red" Hoover, USN, SPAWAR
Overview: Existing and planned environmental regulatory policies will impact how our Navy ships are designed, operated and maintained.  Join us for this panel as we discuss how these policies are impacting the existing fleet and how will they impact future ship design, as well as what role naval engineering plays in solving these problems. Our Navy is routinely called upon to assist in major disaster relief response, both natural and man-made, in all corners of the world.  This panel will also discuss how we work to ensure our ship designs support these important and life-saving missions.

Operating a complex US Navy combatant ship comes with a logistical and environmental footprint that remote ports may have difficulty supporting.  We will also discuss how we can design and maintain our vessels to minimize the impact on port services required in these remote areas.

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