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 Supply Chain Innovations 

Supply Chain Innovations 

 Leveraging technology for security, resilience and optimization in Defense supply chains 

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 2/22/2012  to 2/23/2012 


 Marriott Savannah Riverfront 


 Betsy Lauer - [email protected] 


Hosted by the Center for Advanced Logistics Management, Albany State University

The Center for Advanced Logistics Management is pleased to host this event as a part of its on-going research and education efforts.  ASU is partnered with Albany Technical College.

Information technology is being leveraged to provide enormous competitive advantage in globally connected supply chains.  Technology is a source of innovation and competitive advantage, but it also makes supply chains vulnerable to cyber threats. 

Advanced supply chains recognize and manage risk, and build security and resilience while they optimize performance.

IT underpins all of the elements of supply chain management.  Sharing of information across processes in the supply chain affect everything from materials extraction and sourcing through manufacturing, transportation, distribution, finance, payments, security and customer relations.

DoD relies heavily on private-sector infrastructure for its supply chains.

While supply chains move materials through normal distribution channels (air, sea and land-based shipping), supply chain information travels on the Internet.  Today we know that security and resiliency in information and communications infrastructures is insufficient, resulting in serious vulnerabilities for supply chains.

The risks and vulnerabilities in an improperly managed supply chain, from counterfeit equipment to malware to other avenues of attack, are real and growing.   The Defense Department, through efforts such as the Trusted Foundry program and use of standards like Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408) is working to reduce its supply chain vulnerability footprint.  This is not a small problem.  Some have recommended government measures that mandate significant consequences for having inadequate cyber protections and requirements for reporting breaches and penetrations.

DoD programs that are mission critical or essential to national security or national defense have stepped up the requirements for compliance with DoD directives and Public Law requiring trusted components in the most important defense systems.

Agencies and departments are developing policies to keep a more watchful eye on vendors, partners, and others in their cyber supply chains and adopt best practices for mitigating risks across their systems and processes to protect your system against backdoor access or other deliberate mischief.


February 22, 2012

 8:45 AM Albany State University Welcome
Dr. Everette Freeman, President, ASU

 9:00 AM



Global Supply Chains:  Risk and Opportunity in the Evolving National Security Environment

Major General Charles L. Hudson, Commanding General, Marine Corps Logistics Command

Formerly Commanding General, 1st Marine Logistics Group, the Logistics Combat Element for I MEF (Forward)/NATO Regional Command (SW), in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Associate Member of the CALM National Advisory Board bio

10:00 AM Networking Break

10:30 AM


Innovation - Fueling Competitiveness in Logistics

Page SiplonPage Siplon, Executive Director, Center of Innovation for Logistics, State of Georgia

The Center connects with all logistics sectors to provide a unique combination of access to technology leaders and university R&D, expert analysis of data and trends, cross‐sector collaboration, and provides a collective industry voice. Mr. Siplon served a combined 12 years in first the United States Marine Corps and then United States Air Force providing circuit‐level maintenance on a wide variety of ground‐to‐air and ground‐to‐ground communication systems.

11:15 AM

US TRANSCOM and Global Supply

Rory S. Kinney, Deputy Director, Deputy Chief Information Officer and Distribution Portfolio Manager, C4 Systems, U.S. Transportation Command

Mr. Kinney is responsible for Department of Defense oversight of joint distribution architecture, proper distribution portfolio system investment, and regulatory and statutory compliance for the command's information technology systems.  bio

12:00 PM


Lunch with speaker

Robert C. Morris, Senior Director of External Affairs, Georgia Ports Authority

1:30 PM


Building Secure and Resilient Supply Chains

Moderator:  Phil Harris, Senior Executive, V8 Logistics Group, CALM National Advisory Board

John Cannon, Special Agent in Charge, Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Catherine J. Ortiz, President, Defined Business Solutions

3:00 PM Networking Break

3:30 PM


Best Practices for Delivering Capability

Moderator:  Audria King, Supply Chain Department Manager, Miller Coors & CALM National Advisory Board Member

Lawrence G. Mallon, Director of Research, Center for International Trade and Transportation, California State University, Long Beach

Alan Banghart, Lead for Defense Supply Chains, Deloitte

5:00 PM Adjourn


February 23, 2012

8:15 AM CALM NAB Chairman’s Welcome
Dr. Jaime Bohnke, VP, Global Supply Chain and Lean Six Sigma, Tyco International

8:30 AM


Brig. Gen. Robert E. Mansfield, Jr., USAF (Ret.), Aerospace Executive in Residence, Center for Aviation and Aerospace Leadership, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

9:00 AM Networking break
10:00 AM

Technologies for Optimizing Supply Chains

Moderator: Guy Vanderman, V8 Logistics

Mary Ann Wagner, President, Cubic Global Tracking Solutions

Alex Wakefield, Red Prairie

Michelle Bills, AIT Program Manager, Concurrent Technologies Corporation

11:30 AM


Closing Remarks

Thomas N. Collins, CALM Executive Director

Box Lunches available following closing remarks

1:00 PM Workshops
(CEUs and training certificates available)

Logistics and Six Sigma: The Focus

Dr. Steve Eidson
Albany Technical College

Logistics is the management of the flow of goods between the point of origin and the point of destination in order to meet the requirements of customers or corporations. Lean Six Sigma is a management discipline that systematically eliminates “waste” and “defects” improving the economics of processes to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty. The common focus in these definitions is the customer. The desire of both Logistics and Lean Six Sigma is to meet and ultimately exceed the requirements of the customer. Logistics is a process and Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that enables the logistician to enhance the quality of their process resulting in increased customer loyalty and bottom line performance.

Instructor Bio
Dr. Steve Eidson has been employed as a full time instructor at Albany Technical College since November, 2002. His work in the Economic Development Division involves assisting in the coordination of the Business Logistics and Six Sigma programs as well as teaching in both.

He received his Doctorate in Conflict Management from Trinity University, Chicago, IL in 1991. He also holds a Master Certificate in Six Sigma from Villanova University and is a Certified Economic Developer Trainer (CEDT) within the Technical College System of Georgia.

He has been married to Sherri for 43 years and they have three adult children and six grandchildren.

DoD Trusted Mission Systems & Program Protection

Don Davidson
Chief, Outreach, Science & Standards (CNCI-SCRM) Trusted Mission Systems & Networks (TMSN) Office of the DoD-CIO

Part 1 of the workshop provides an interactive and comprehensive overview of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative on Supply Chain Risk Management (CNCI-SCRM) and how it is shaping development of Trusted Mission Systems & Networks.

Mr. Davidson also provides insight into ongoing activities with respect to countering the effects of counterfeits in the Department of Defense global supply chain.

Part 2 of the workshop describes how to build a Program Protection Plan and the requirements for various acquisition programs.  It also addresses impacts on program offices and suppliers.

Instructor Bio

Don Davidson, DoDMr. Davidson is currently assigned to Trusted Mission Systems and Networks (TMSN, formerly known as the Globalization Task Force, GTF) in the Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO), where he leads the outreach, S&T investment and standardization efforts for the White House’s Comprehensive National CyberSecurity Initiative (CNCI) task #11 on improving Supply Chain Risk Management for Information Communications Technology capabilities (ICT SCRM). 

He has over 37 years of federal service, to include 11 years active duty, as well as civilian assignments in Army Research Laboratory, Army Materiel Command, Army Secretariat, US Joint Forces Command, OUSD-Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (AT&L), and OASD-Networks and Information Integration (NII), which is now only known as the DoD-Chief Information Office (CIO).


Savannah Marriott Riverfront
100 General McIntosh Boulevard
Savannah, Georgia 31401

Hotel Parking

The Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel offers ample Self Parking for conference attendees at the discounted rate of $5 daily per vehicle.



Savannah Marriott Riverfront
100 General McIntosh Boulevard
Savannah, Georgia 31401

A limited number of sleeping rooms are available at the current rate of $125, plus taxes, until February 1, 2012. Ask for the Secure Supply Chain Symposium group rate. After February 1, reservations will be subject to hotel availability and prevailing rates.

There is also a small number of rooms for active duty military or government personnel at the guaranteed per diem rate of $95. Appropriate identification must be presented at the time of check-in to receive the per diem rate.

Individuals are requested to call the Hotel at 912-233-7722 or 800-285-0398 for reservations before Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

Hotel Parking

The Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel offers ample Self Parking for conference attendees at the discounted rate of $5 daily per vehicle, currently $18 daily



On-line registratin is now closed. Registration is still available using the  Registration Form. Please fill out form, provide payment information and return by Thursday, February 16, 5:00 PM. After this date, all registrations will be processed on site.


Early thru


Late/Onsite (02/16/2012)





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** Only available for active-duty military and civilian employees.

Registration Policy

Please do not fax or mail any registrations after Wednesday, February 15.  After this date, bring your registration form with you to the conference for onsite registration.  Registrations will not be taken over the phone; payment must be made at the time of registration.  

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests received before January 31 will receive a full refund.  Cancellation requests made between February 1 and 15, will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after February 16, 2012.  Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations, as long as there is no financial transaction. All substitutions and cancellations must be made in writing to [email protected].


Sponsorships provide maximum visibility and brand recognition. You can strengthen your market position, make key contacts, showcase your products and services, and develop relationships with new customers, while reinforcing your existing customer relations. Sponsorships add a critical tool to your current marketing strategy.

Promotional Partner for $1,500 

Benefits include:

  • Logo on the conference event web site
  • Company name on filler slides at conference
  • Recognition from the podium
  • Event Signage
  • 1 complimentary conference registration

Contact Betsy Lauer at [email protected] or 703-247-9473 for details.



This conference brings industry and government together to examine how technology is creating opportunities for optimizing supply chains, and the challenges of securing the information shared across supply chain participants.   

Attendees will learn about:

  • Current strategies of Defense agencies to address cyber vulnerabilities and prevent counterfeits
  • Needs and requirements of Defense partners for more secure information and communications technologies
  • Innovative concepts that are changing business operations to be more secure and resilient
  • Best practices in delivering innovative capabilities
  • Advanced technologies for optimizing Supply Chains
  • Leveraging technologies such as GIS, cloud and mobile for supply chain optimization and resilience
  • Credentials and access to logical and physical supply chain systems
  • Government anti-counterfeit and anti-tamper initiatives

Hear presentations from:

  • Leading thinkers and practitioners who understand the impacts of IT on global supply chains
  • Defense organizations such as OSD, USMC, DLA, TRANSCOM, SPAWAR
  • Key Defense equipment suppliers
  • Critical private sector organizations such as the Georgia Ports Authority, Embry-Riddle, Georgia Bureau of Investigation
  • Leading edge academic institutions



Event Host


Albany State University, a historically black institution in Southwest Georgia, has been a catalyst for change in the region from its inception as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute to its designation as a university. Founded in 1903 to educate African American youth, the University proudly continues to fulfill its historic mission while also serving the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population.


Conference Partner

Albany Tech 

Albany Technical College, a public post-secondary institution of the Technical College System of Georgia, provides technical education and training support for evolving workforce development needs of Southwest Georgia.


Logistics and Six Sigma: The Focus
Instructor: Dr. Steve Eidson, Albany Technical College

This workshop addresses the intersection of logistics as a discipline and process and Lean Six Sigma as a logistics methodology to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty.


DoD Trusted Mission Systems & Program Protection

Instructor:  Mr. Don Davidson, Chief, Outreach, Science & Standards (CNCI-SCRM) Trusted Mission Systems & Networks (TMSN) Office of the DoD-CIO

This workshop is an overview of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative on Supply Chain Risk Management (CNCI-SCRM) and how it is shaping development of Trusted Mission Systems & Networks and Program Protection Planning requirements.

For details see description on Agenda Tab. CEU Credits Offered