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10th Annual Science and Engineering Technology Conference/DoD Tech Exposition. Held in Charleston, SC on 21-23 April 2009.

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Conference Proceedings

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National Defense Industrial Association Arlington

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Science and Technology S and T advancements are key enablers for the onset of DoD system development. New technology can support the achievement of new capabilities to fill gaps identified through intelligence, testing and military operations. While essential to maintain awareness of emerging threats, it is also time to increase the focus on offense by delivering truly game changing capabilities which increase our advantage by overwhelming potential adversaries and forcing defensive reaction to U.S. warfighting capabilities. Additionally, with countering terrorism being a top priority for the DoD, game-changing capabilities are needed to deal with irregular warfare. S and T advancements provide opportunities to create capability surprise however, it often takes a decade or more to get that technology into the hands of the war fighters. Operational prototyping provides hope for creating a streamlined technology transition and acquisition process. Speakers from government, industry and universities will present their views on accomplishments and successes in applying innovative technology across the life cycle of DoD systems. Speakers will be available in the Speakers Corner after each session. This year, the conference will again feature poster paper sessions with authors available for discussion and interaction on emerging concepts and technology. There will also be opportunities for industry and academia to present ideas to Service representatives in one-on-one session.

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  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Defense Systems
  • Administration and Management

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