Please mark your calendars! The Air Force intends to sponsor the SDPE Strategy Interchange a four - day event will take place during the week of Feb. 5-9, 2018. The venue for the event will be at the General Jacob E. Smart Conference Center, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
THIS IS A CLASSIFIED EVENT
In May 2016, Air Force stood up the SDPE office, as a key component focused on future Air Force multi-domain capabilities. In its deliberate planning, the SDPE leadership is deeply engaged in a campaign across DoD and industry. This strategy-focused dialogue planned for next February follows SDPE’s presentations at DaytonDefense’s Wright Dialogue with industry Jul. 19-21, 2017 in Dayton, Ohio, and the 31st Annual Briefing for industry held by the Professional Aerospace Contractors Association, Aug. 14-17, 2017 in Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Industry Days. The meeting in February is intended to inform industry of the Air Force strategic direction, priorities, and challenges in many technical areas relevant to current and future Air Force capabilities, technology roadmaps, and future acquisition funding streams.
Dates: Feb. 5-9 February 2018
Event Location: Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
This event is CLASSIFIED at the collateral secret level, and is open to U.S. defense companies only. In order to attend, you must be either a DoD employee or DoD contractor with a valid DD form 2345, Military Critical Technical Data Agreement.
The February event will be structured to provide industry with additional information about capability development, Enterprise Capability Collaboration Teams (ECCTs), SDPE experimentation campaigns and other efforts, and will offer the opportunity to discuss with industry opportunities for future restructured industry-government partnerships, processes and relationships in support of both industry and government needs. The structure will likely include a series of briefings, panel discussions and opportunities for individual face-to-face sessions during the event on specific topic areas.
The Strategy Interchange Meeting will include the following topic areas of significant interest which will provide a mix of status updates, out briefs and dialogues with industry on:
- Air Force Capability Development Update
- Air Superiority 2030 ECCT Status Update
- Multi-Domain Command & Control (MDC2) ECCT Out brief & Next Steps
- UPDATED: Introduction to the new ECCT & Next Steps:
- Electronic Warfare /Electromagnetic Spectrum (EW/EMS) Superiority
- SDPE Experimentation Campaigns & Other Efforts
- Data-to-Decisions (D2D)
- Defeat of Agile Intelligent Targets (DAIT)
- Directed Energy Weapons (DEW)
- Commercial Space Internet
Who Should Attend
This event will include discussion on the strategic direction of the Air Force, and both the technical and non-technical challenges facing the Air Force today which could result in impact to Air Force future investments, Industry Corporate Investment Strategies, IR&D Technology Roadmaps and new or revised approaches to collaborating and partnering with industry. For this reason, it is highly encouraged that industry participants be innovative, strategic thinkers or senior planners who have wide insight into their corporate technology portfolios and processes and who are familiar with both long-term and short-term strategic planning.
**Please note, it is possible that the event will limit industry teams to two participants per company; final decision/clarifications will be provided in the invitation instructions.
Face to Face Sessions
SDPE does not intend to host a separate follow on event as was done at previous SDPE interchange meetings. Companies will instead have the opportunities during the event to sign up for face-to-face interactions with teams of government subject matter experts (SMEs) on specific areas of interest after hearing the challenges and interest areas of the Government. The intent of these face-to-face sessions are to allow industry with the opportunity to speak directly with the government SMEs at a collateral secret level about the Government’s areas of interest. Topic areas for these face-to-face sessions may include:
- Multi-Domain Command & Control (MDC2) ECCT Out Brief & Next Steps
- The Newly Announced ECCT Next Steps
- Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) Experimentation Campaign
- Commercial Space Internet
Onsite registration for these private Q&A meetings with Air Force SMEs will be available during the morning of Day 1. The duration of these minutes will likely be approximately 30 minutes each, and the sign-up will be first come first serve, until all of the blocks are booked. While face-to-face sessions will not be scheduled until the event if your company is interested in participating in a Face-to-Face, please identify the top two topics listed above which you are most interested in. This will allow the government the ability to schedule SME teams and reallocate the total number of face-to-face sessions to make these sessions most beneficial to both industry and government. Please include this information when sending your notification of interest.
If you intend to attend the event, please have the following documents/information ready:
- Attendees point of contact information
- JPAS point of contact
If you are interested in participating
Information regarding the event agenda should be made available during the coming weeks. An e-mail invitation with stated direction will only be send out to the list of interested participants.
If you are interested in attending this event,
please begin the registration process by:
January 16, 2018
** Please note: You should receive an e-mail confirmation within 1 week. In the event that you do not receive an e-mail confirmation from the Air Force IR&D team please send another e-mail right away.
Please note the event's FedBizOpps announcement was posted. All subsequent updates will be posted only to this Defense Innovation Marketplace website. Moreover and relevant to this endeavor, the SDPE team will include key documents deemed to be of significant importance to the dialogue with industry. Government data distribution statements may vary; some documents may be limited to U.S. government agencies and/or Department of Defense (DoD) employees/contractors. If a firm does not fall within one of these categories, partnering with defense-experienced companies is strongly suggested.
The government is not obligated to enter into a contract with industry as result of IR&D collaborations from our dialogue. Data exchanges as a result of these dialogue activities follow restrictions of No Foreign Nationals (NOFORN) and International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR). Some information we intended to share may be classified or unclassified and can only be released as Distribution C, D, or E material (distribution statements) Please recognize dates and locations listed are subject to change. Refer other requests for these documents and data using the email firstname.lastname@example.org.