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Challenges, Strategies and Programs

Blurring the lines between logistics and operations

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Date: August 22-23, 2002
McLean Hilton Tyson's Corner, VA
7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703-847-5000

Presented By:

AFEI in conjunction with the Department of Defense Office of Force Transformation and the General Services Administration Office of Governmentwide Policy. Co-hosted by Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC).

Despite the natural human resistance to change, transformation is coming. It is happening.

- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, May 2002

Role of innovation and net-centricity in Military Transformation and e-Government

Conference Description:
This conference is about how innovation and net-centricity are changing Government processes and Military operations.

The primary objectives on the first day are to define key roles of technology and innovation; explain network-centric operations/warfare; identify characteristics of network-centric organizations; and identify future situation that businesses dealing with Government must contend with.

The objectives of the second day are to identify specific transformational initiatives, including recently initiated efforts in Homeland Security/Defense, and show how they support principles of net-centricity and achievement of transformational goals; and to examine industry perspective on transformation, net-centricity and their impact on competitive advantage.

President Bush’s initial budget document, Blueprint for New Beginnings, included two very important goals that rely on information technology: 1) Making Government Citizen Centered, and 2) Shaping a 21st Century Force Structure for Defense.

The resulting e-Government initiatives leverage information technology and apply innovative approaches to improve services to citizens, businesses, government agencies and government employees, while also improving efficiency and effectiveness of the Federal Government.

The Quadrennial Defense Review identified transforming America’s Defense to embrace uncertainty, contend with surprise, and develop “capabilities-based” models for military readiness.
Essential to each of these are innovative approaches and applications of technology, and the greater integration of our enterprises with intelligent information infrastructures. Since 9-11 these have taken on an increased sense of urgency as we move resolutely and swiftly to assure security at home.

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August 22

7:30 am Exhibits/Registration & Breakfast Open

8:15 - 8:30 am Call to Order and Introduction

Dave Chesebrough, President AFEI
LtGen Lawrence P. Farrell, Jr., (USAF, Ret.), President, NDIA

8:30 - 9:00 am Keynote Address

Rising to Meet the Challenge: Shaping the 21st Century Military - VADM Gordon S. Holder, USN, Director for Logistics, J-4, The Joint Staff

9:00 - 10:00 am Opening Session

Transforming Our Human Capital: Information Age Education Challenges - Dr. Howard Frank, Dean, R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Transformational Challenges for Complex Military Enterprises - John Garstka, Office of Force Transformation, DoD

10:00 - 10:30 am Networking Break

10:30 - 12:00 pm Role of Net-centricity in Defense Transformation

Transforming the Defense Enterprise - Dr. Jacques S. Gansler, Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland
The Managing the Future Enterprise: Knowledge-centric Organization - Dr. Mike Stankosky, Director, Knowledge Management Institute, GWU
Policy & Process: Logistics Enterprise Requirements - Lou Kratz, ADUSD (L&MR), Plans and Programs

12:00 - 1:15 pm Networking Lunch

1:15 - 2:45 pm GSA in the Information Age

Evolving Services to Federal Government - John Sindelar, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Governmentwide Policy, GSA
Future of GSA Procurement - David Drabkin, Deputy Associate Administrator for Acquisition, GSA
Providing the Foundation for Government-wide Net-centricity - Robert Suda, Assistant Commissioner, Federal Technology Service

2:45 - 3:00 pm Networking Break & Exhibits

3:00- 5:00 pm Supply Chain Innovation

Air Force Portals - Innovation for Improved Performance - BGen Robert Mansfield, USAF/ILS
Air Force ACE: An Innovator's "Field of Dreams" - Terry Little, Director, Acquisition Center of Excellence, SAF/AQ
Sense-and-Respond Logistics Systems for Operations - CAPT Linda Lewandowski, USN, Office of Force Transformation
Innovations in Supply Chain Management
- Dr. Sander Boyson, Supply Chain Management Center, UMD

5:00 - 6:30 Exhibits and Reception

* Awaiting Confirmation

August 23

8:00 - 9:00 am Exhibits/Registration & Breakfast

8:45 am Introduction

9:00 - 10:30 am Blurring the Lines Between Logistics and Operations

Innovation and Transformation in Ocean Shipping - RADM David Brewer, Commander, Military Sealift Command
Innovation in Acquisition - Gregory Giddens, Deputy PEO Integrated Deepwater, USCG
Streamlining Support to the Warfighter - LtGen David J. Teal (USAF, Ret.), Accenture

10:30 - 10:50 am Networking Break

10:50 - 11:20 am Assuring Critical Infrastructure for Net-centric Environments

Interdependencies for Infrastructure Assurance - Jeff Gaynor, Special Assistant for Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary of Defense

11:20 - 12:30 pm Homeland Security: Information Sharing For Collaboration

FEMA Transformation Initiatives - Ron Miller, Chief Information Officer, FEMA
Border Protection - Bonni Tischler, Assistant Commissioner, Field Operations, US Customs Service
Multi-agency Information Sharing Challenges - Jeff David, Deputy Director, Combating Terrorism Technology Support Office, DoD

12:30 - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

1:30 - 3:30 pm Industry Responds: Innovation Supporting Transformation

James Cominksy, Vice President, Vector SCM
Allen Brown, President and CEO, The Open Group
Mark Wegleitner, Senior Vice President - Technology & CTO, Verizon*

Moderated Panel Discussion and Q&A

3:30 pm Summary and Adjourn

* Awaiting Confirmation

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Exhibiting at AFEI events affords your company the opportunity to showcase your products and services to a qualified audience of decision makers, buyers and end users.

This conference highlights the key roles of innovation and net-centricity in military transformation and e-Government. If your company has solutions or systems to help, then you need to be here and learn what systems top government and military thinkers require so you can respond.

Limited space is still available. The deadline for exhibit applications is extended until 1 August 2002.

8x10 space: $1,500 before August 1; $2,000 after August 1.
Table top: $900 before August 1; $1,200 after August 1
(Service kits from Freeman will be mailed immediately to each company with a fully paid application)

Current AFEI members receive a 15% discount off exhibit rates. One full conference registration is included with each exhibit unit.

Download and view the Exhibitor Contract. (PDF)

If you have any questions regarding sponsorship/exhibits/layout at this event, please contact: Betsy Lauer at (703) 247-9473 or [email protected]

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For room reservations at the Hilton McLean, Tysons Corner, please call 1-800-hiltons or 703-847-5000 prior to July 31, 2002 to receive the group rate of $145 single/double. There is a small government block available. Please reference The Association For Enterprise Integration when reserving your room. Rooms are limited!

Tax: All room rates are subject to the 6.05% state and local tax.

*This rate is only available to active duty military and civilian government employees; U.S. government issued active duty ID cards and travel orders are required upon check-in. Failure to present these credentials will result in being charged the AFEI Industry group rate of $145.00

Please make your hotel reservations by: Wednesday, July 31, 2002.

Each registrant is responsible for making his or her own reservations. All reservations for arrival after 6:00 p.m. must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold any reservation after 6:00 p.m. unless it is guaranteed. Check-in is 3:00 pm, and check-out is 12 noon.

All reservations will be held until 6:00 p.m. (local time). In order to guarantee a Reservation for arrival after 6:00 p.m., the Hilton McLean Hotel - requires a Deposit equivalent to one night's room and tax (for the first night for each reservation), to be paid by check or major credit card.

The deposit is refundable if cancellation notice is 24 hours prior to arrival date. If Reservations are not cancelled prior to twenty-four (24 hours) in advance, the guest will Incur a "no-show" charge of the one night's room and tax deposit.

Parking at the Hilton, McLean-Tysons Corner is complementary. Parking is at the rear of the Hotel.

Airport Shuttle/ Directions


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Register Now using NDIA's registration system.


Until August 9

After August 9




AFEI Member






  • Personal credit card
  • Government Credit card
  • Corporate Credit Card
  • Check (Payable to AFEI, 2111 Wilson Blvd, Suite 400 Arlington, VA 22201) Reference Participant name on check receipt.

If you require special assistance (ie. Wheelchair, vegetarian meals, etc), please contact Nicole Peterson at (703) 247-9474 or [email protected].

Download and view the Registration Form. (PDF)

How to Register for this Conference

All participants, including speakers, must register. Payment must be made at the time of registration. AFEI accepts Diner's Club, MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Traveler's Checks, Cash, and Government Purchase Orders - (only DD1556). AFEI does not accept purchase orders from non-government entities.

You may fax your registration form with your credit card number, expiration date, and signature to AFEI at (703) 522-3192 or mail the registration form to:

Event #2EXP
2111 Wilson Blvd, Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201-3061

Foreign Payment

Registration fees may be paid by credit card or by checks drawn on U.S. banks in U.S. ($) dollars. AFEI does not accept purchase orders from foreign governments and will not invoice them for payment.

Cancellations, Substitutions and Requests for Refunds

All cancellations, substitutions, and requests for refunds must be done so in writing. Substitutions are welcome! Registrants who are unable to attend the symposium must fax or email their cancellation or refund request to the attention of: Nicole Peterson at (703) 247-9474 or [email protected]; on or before August 12, 2002. NO refunds will be issued for cancellations received after 5:00 PM EST this date. Refunds will not be issued for no-shows. A $50 administrative fee will be applied to ALL cancellations received before August 12, 2002. If requesting a substitution, please indicate if payment (if already received by AFEI) is to be transferred to the new attendee, or refunded.

Identification Badges

Each attendee will be provided with an identification badge during on-site registration. This badge must be worn while attending all conference functions. ALL ATTENDEES MUST PRESENT A VALID, Government (U.S. or Foreign) PICTURE I.D. (Driver's License, Passport), when picking up their badge, or registering on-site. Conference badges are to be worn at all times during event. No badge = no access to ANY event venues.

Attire (Uniform/Dress code)

The appropriate dress for this conference is business casual.

Industry/Civilian: Business Casual (open collar)
Active Duty Military: Working Uniform (Class A) / (Modified Class B)
or service equivalent

The conference registration fee includes: attendance at all sessions, two (2) continental breakfasts, three (3) coffee breaks, two (2) lunches, one (1) reception, participant materials and administrative costs.

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For general conference information, or to register for this event, please contact Nicole Peterson at (703) 247-9474 or [email protected].

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The Department of Defense finds this event meets the minimum regulatory standards for attendance by DoD employees. This finding does not constitute blanket approval or endorsement for attendance. Individual DoD Component commands or organizations are responsible for approving attendance of its DoD employees based on mission requirements and DoD regulations.

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President's Corner
AFEI Belguim
AFEI Member Survey

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November 5-7, 2002

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November 13, 2002



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