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Abstract Submission Extended to Monday, July 28th
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Theme: “DMSMS Management: Delivering Affordable Readiness”
The Department’s priorities and strategy has been set in the 2014 QDR, which calls for a smaller force with technological advantage while still protecting readiness. This strategy will be difficult in the current resource-constrained environment, where the Department must balance the key elements of modernization, readiness, and the technology base. One crucial factor is the relationship between readiness and modernization. As investments in modernization are deferred, the cost of readiness increases, sometimes resulting in a net loss. However, using proactive and highly integrated DMSMS practices, we can reverse this cycle. Better DMSMS management and investments can actually deliver increased readiness while freeing funds for modernization of critical systems, thus resulting in a net gain.
The critical issue at hand is how to best balance investments in readiness, such as DMSMS mitigation, with modernization of defense systems where needed for capability or life cycle cost savings. DMSMS management practices have to part of the overall system engineering process, so that these tradeoffs and investment decisions are well defined and visible.
The best practices in DMSMS will continue to push awareness and mitigation early in the design and development cycle, applying improved forecasting analytics and parts management across the services, utilizing the digital thread throughout the life cycle, and providing visibility into potential DMSMS threats along the life cycle. Anti-counterfeiting technologies and standards will comprehensively track inventories and actively provide trusted components. This conference will provide a balanced spectrum of DMSMS practices to improve DoD affordability.
Kendall Emphasizes Technical Conference Participation
Government and Industry attendance at Technical Conferences are crucial for maintaining the technical competence and professional development of DOD scientists and engineers! Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L), released a recent memo on February 20, 2014 stating the importance of government attendance at such conferences! View memo for more details!
We know by attending this year's DMSMS Conference, co-located with DMC, December 1-4, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas, you will continue to gain technical advancement in your field! More information will be posted soon on call for abstracts and updates on the agenda development. Make sure you don't miss your opportunities mark this site and keep in your favorites.
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