AGENDA: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23

DEFENSE DAY

Please note: This agenda is subject to change. We are especially mindful that the defense interests of our nation may take precedence over the interests of this conference. The staffing and operational needs of Tinker Air Force Base may require modification of the final event program.

8:00 am | Registration and Exhibits Open

9:00 am – 9:10 am | Facilitator’s Welcome
Mr. Garry Richey, Owner, Richey Leadership Group

9:10 am – 9:30 am | 72d Air Base Wing – “Enabling Readiness for National Defense, through Innovation”
Colonel Kenyon K. Bell, Commander
Synopsis:
This briefing will provide an overview of the real estate managed by the 72d ABW; acres, number of buildings and real estate value. Also included will be future development plans, future MILCON projects (highlighting the KC-46A maintenance complex), airfield projects, Facility Sustainment Restoration and Modernization (FSRM) Projects, IDIQ, CE Service, Logistics Service, Support Service and IT Service Contracts.

9:30 am – 9:50 am | Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex – “Air Logistics Complex and Innovation”
Brigadier General Tom D. Miller, Commander
Synopsis: This overview will include Mission Highlights and how to  leverage innovation to increase logistics and sustainment agility to deliver combat power for America.

9:50 am – 10:10 am | McAlester Army Ammunition Plant – “New Mix Technology for Plastic Explosives”
Mr. Bradley Black, Director of Quality Assurance
Mr. Trever Price, Supervisory Chemist
Synopsis: 
McAlester Army Ammunition Plant became the first facility to incorporate resonate acoustic mixing (RAM) into production of plastic explosives. This briefing will give an overview and discuss how RAM has reduced costs and improved quality for bomb loading.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Supplier Search Interviews

10:10 am – 10:45 am | Break with Exhibitors/Opportunity to meet with experts from organizations who have just given presentations. Room locations will be announced.

10:45 am – 11:00 | B-1/B-52 Overview – “Modernization Programs”
Ms. Gayle J. Davis, Deputy System Program Manager, B-1 and B-52 Bomber Division, Fighters and Bombers Directorate
Synopsis: This overview will take a look at future B-1 and B-52  requirements—specifically the B-52 re-engine program. Additional discussion will include modernization and sustainment (including acquisition of new capabilities), upgrades to existing systems, and fleet support logistics.

11:00 am – 11:15 am | 448th Supply Chain Management Wing – “Achieving Supply Chain Resiliency… through Innovation”
Mr. Frank Washburn, Director
Synopsis: Discussion of Air Force supply chain requirements and the application of innovation in order to mitigate obsolescence and enable warfighter support. In addition, the briefing will provide an overview of new and emerging supply chain requirements, such as the KC-46.

11:15 am – 11:30 am | 638th Supply Chain Management Group – “Advancing Special Operations, Common Avionics, and Support Equipment Supply Chain for the Future”
Mr. Hugh Foskey, Deputy Director
Synopsis: An overview of the 638 SCMG Portfolio will be provided to include the current initiative to transition supply management of Global Hawk to the group—an effort that will be used to posture the group to take on more workload while moving toward a “capabilities-based” versus traditional management. Also highlighted will be the challenges where help is needed from industry, such as obsolescence, partnering, etc.

11:30 am – 11:45 am | 748th Supply Chain Management Group – “Long-Term Sustainment of the Nuclear Enterprise, Landing Gear, Secondary Power, ICBMs, and Space Systems”
Colonel Paul Smith, Commander
Synopsis: Briefing will provide an introduction and overview of the 748th Supply Chain Management Group and its associated workload with Aircraft Structural and Avionics Systems, Landing Gear, Secondary Power Systems, Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles and Space & Command, Control, and Communications and Intelligence. This will also provide a synopsis of the Group’s capabilities, current challenges, and future opportunities across several aircraft platforms and weapons systems.

11:45 am – 12:00 pm | 848th Supply Chain Management Group – “Sharing Requirements for Propulsion, Accessories, Instruments, and Bomber/Refueling Structures”
Colonel Robert Kielty, Commander
Synopsis: Briefing will provide an overview of Group initiatives/efforts to provide long-term sustainment for aging weapons systems, support the pilot absorption program, and leverage industry partnerships to identify and resolve obsolescence issues.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm | 429th Supply Chain Management Squadron, Strategic Alternate Sourcing Program Office (SASPO) – “Alternate Sourcing Development”
Ms. Julia Séas, SASPO Alternate Sourcing Program Manager
Synopsis: Briefing will provide an overview of initiatives/efforts in the alternate sourcing program office to develop alternate sources, foster competition, create synergy within the enterprise, leverage opportunities for resolution of obsolescence issues, and socialize forecasted supply chain requirements.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm | Defense Logistics Agency – “Achieving Acquisition Solutions through Strategic Partnerships and Industry Engagement”
Mr. Matthew Beebe, Director of Acquisition (J7)
Synopsis: This briefing will provide an overview of DLA’s Enterprise Supplier Engagement Strategy. DLA Aviation has achieved great success in
providing customers with outcome-based solutions through programs such as the Captains of Industry Supplier Capability Contracts. This is but one example of an initiative born out of DLA’s broader Enterprise strategy to collaborate and partner with Industry. The briefing will cover program background, provide case studies, cover current state/future plans and address how Industry can help.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/Propulsion Directorate – “Modernizing Air Force Propulsion”
Mr. Rafael Garcia, Director
Synopsis: This briefing will take a look at how the Propulsion Directorate develops, acquires, tests, fields, sustains, and modernizes leading edge propulsion systems through life cycle  management for the U.S. warfighter and international partners.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Air Force Sustainment Center/Engineering –  “Industry Opportunities: Enabling Cost Effective Readiness”
Mr. Kevin Stamey, Director, Engineering and Technical Management
Synopsis: This briefing will include updates showing the now 10 tributes and what was added. The presentation will highlight technology gaps industry may be able to help close and will also provide an update on the innovation center approach.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Opportunity to meet with experts from organizations who have just given presentations. Room locations will be announced.

4:00 pm | Exhibits Close and Conference Ends