NDIA's 2012 Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference and Exhibition To Focus on Changing Needs of Warfighters, Vision For Future

The 2012 Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference and Exhibition, co-sponsored by National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and the Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise (JGRE), will present and examine the vision as set out in the Department of Defense's "Ground Robotics Vision" report.

San Diego, CA March 07, 2012


The 2012 Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference and Exhibition, with co-sponsorship from the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and the Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise (JGRE), will present and examine the vision as set out in the Department of Defense's "Ground Robotics Vision" report.

The Department of Defense recently published its Ground Robotics Vision of establishing an integrated manned/unmanned force that strengthens the United States as the world's preeminent land power. With this in mind, NDIA and JGRE, have put together a conference that will feature distinguished speakers and panels of subject matter experts to engage in point-counterpoint debates to answer the question of "what will it take to achieve the vision?"

This event, scheduled for March 21-23 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, will provide a forum for Industry and Government to have an honest dialogue for identifying the technologies that will be able to meet the future needs of the Warfighter.

Notable speakers include, but are not limited to:

*Honorable Jacques S. Gansler, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; Professor and Roger C. Lipitz Chair, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
*BG Robert M. Dyess, Jr., USA, Director, Requirements Integration, Army Capabilities Integration Center, TRADOC
*Dr. Scott Fish, Army Chief Scientist, ASA (ALT)
*Mr. Steve Cox, Principal Deputy, Capabilities Acquisition Center, JIEDDO
*Mr. John Matsumura, Associate Director, Force Development and Technology Program, RAND Arroyo Center
*Mr. Chuck Thorpe, Assistant Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics, Executive Office of the President, OSTP

Pre-registration for this event closes this Friday, March 9th 2012.

About NDIA:
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America's leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. NDIA provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between Industry and Government on National Security issues. NDIA members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support for warfighters and first responders through our divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations and events.

About JGRE:
The Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise was established in 1989 to focus all Department of Defense robotic programs under one umbrella, ensuring the coordination and sharing of robotic research between the Services and eliminating unnecessary duplication among projects.The JGRE resides within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Land Warfare and Munitions.

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