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DECEMBER 1-4

USSOCOM CBRN Conference & Exhibition Event #4630 Tampa, Fla.

POC: Phyllis Edmonson @ (703) 247-2544 Exhibits: Dawn Harper @ (703) 247-2584

The U.S. Special Operations Command's Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Conference & Exhibition, sponsored by NDIA, is designed to develop an understanding of the requirements process for the development of CBRN equipment and training to meet the needs of the war fighter,

JANUARY 12-16

Defense Systems Acquisition Management (DSAM) Course Event #402E Dallas, Texas

POC: Angie Gress @ (703) 247-2568

The Defense Systems Acquisition Management Course meets the needs of defense industry acquisition managers in today's dynamic environment, providing the latest information related to acquisition policy, reform initiatives, procedures and processes. Students are industry program managers, assistant program managers, systems engineers, industry personnel serving on Defense Department Integrated Product Teams and other personnel that must interface with Defense Department program offices involved in program development and execution.

FEBRUARY 1-3

2004 Tactical Wheeled Vehicles "Current Force to Future Force" Event #4530 Monterey, Calif.

POC: Angie DeKleine @ (703) 247-2599

This conference is the only one held annually that is specific to the military's Tactical Wheeled Vehicle community. It has historically brought Department of Defense representatives. prime contractors, subcontractors, and their suppliers together to discuss present and future wheeled vehicle requirements for all services. It has afforded an atmosphere for open discussions between the customers and the suppliers based on the needs of the military users. The information presented is valuable to program managers, engineers, planners and marketers. In addition, open discussions will be invaluable to DoD planners and program managers.

FEBRUARY 4-6

15th Annual NDIA SO/LIC (Special Operations Low Intensity Conflict) Symposium & Exhibition Event #4880 Washington, D.C.

POC: Ann Saliski @ (703) 247-2577

This year's theme is "Special Operations--The Future is Now: Strategy, Doctrine, Forces and Technology for the Global War on Terrorism." This symposium will look at the successes in the war on terrorism, how they were accomplished and what is required to sustain those successes. Clearly, the war has a dynamic that will demand continuing adjustment of strategy, doctrine, forces and technology in a compressed time frame. The relative slow pace of transformation probably will not meet this challenge. Quick reaction in preparation and readiness will be an imperative for special operations forces. This symposium has been planned to focus on the readiness of the whole special operations capability as it continues to be the point of the spear in the this conflict.

FEBRUARY 17-19

Munitions Executive Summit Event #4650 Tampa, Fla.

POC: Christy O'Hara @ (703) 247-2586

This summit will focus on the challenges facing senior Army and munitions industrial-base partners as they continue their efforts to field the lighter, leaner and more lethal Stryker Brigade Combat Teams and the Future Combat System. Discussions will highlight current technologies and look forward to restructuring efforts and new technologies to meet future combat requirements.

MARCH 1-4

20th National Logistics Conference & Exhibition Event #4730 Sparks, Nev.

POC: Dania Khan @ (703) 247-2587 Exhibits: Dawn Harper @ (703) 247-2584

Operation Iraqi Freedom has highlighted strategic and operational logistics capabilities and challenges that must be addressed at the most senior levels of the Defense Department to ensure the effective and efficient employment of U.S. military forces in the years ahead. This premier, national-level conference will bring together senior leaders from government and industry to address acquisition, logistics, and enterprise integration issues associated with the continuing transformation efforts within the Defense Department and the military services.

MARCH 1-4

Test & Evaluation Conference & Exhibition Event #4910 Sparks, Nev.

POC: Dania Khan @ (703) 247-2587

This annual event brings together leaders in the test and evaluation community from around the world. The Defense Department, industry and allies discuss how to improve test and evaluation processes associated with new systems being delivered to the war fighter. The Service Tester of the Year Awards and the Hollis Award for sustained test and evaluation performance are presented.

MARCH 8-12

Defense Systems Acquisition Management (DSAM) Course Event #402B Salt Lake City, Utah

POC: Angie Gress @ (703) 247-2568

The Defense Systems Acquisition Management Course meets the needs of defense industry acquisition managers in today's dynamic environment, providing the latest information related to acquisition policy, reform initiatives, procedures and processes. Students are industry program managers, assistant program managers, systems engineers. industry personnel serving on Defense Department Integrated Product Teams and other personnel that must interface with Defense Department program offices involved in program development and execution

MARCH 15-18,

2004 Joint Undersea Warfare Spring Meeting Event #4260 Monterey, Calif.

POC: Kimberly Williams @ (703) 247-2578

Both government and industry will find the spring Joint Undersea Warfare Technology Conference rewarding. The conference features a day-long plenary session led by senior key naval officials and a day and a half of technical sessions, with topic areas focusing on undersea sensors and vehicles, aviation undersea warfare, C4I and combat systems, and mine warfare. This conference is classified at the "Secret--U.S. Only level."

MARCH 22-25

2004 Interoperability & Systems Integration Conference Event #4120 Denver, Colo.

POC: Phyllis Edmonson @ (703) 247-2588

This conference tackles the tough questions dealing with interoperability and system-of-system issues facing U.S. and allied forces. It addresses interoperability, both from the functional as well as information exchange standpoints, for the Defense Department. It includes discussion of policies, initiatives, strategies and challenges, providing insight into key issues.

HOW TO REGISTER: You can register for these events on the Internet at: www.ndia.org/events. Once you have found the event you would like to attend, you can reserve your space with your credit card or government purchase order.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EVENTS: If you have questions regarding NDIA events, please contact our Operations Department at: (703) 522-1820. Please have the event number ready when you call. One of our meeting planners will be happy to assist you with all of your concerns.
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