Start Date: 4/17/2018 7:30 AM EDT
End Date: 4/17/2018 10:00 AM EDT
Venue Name: Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Dr #1700
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Executive Briefing: 360° Modernization at DoD - How Small Businesses can Shape our Vehicles, Systems, and Technology
8000 Towers Crescent Dr #1700
Vienna, VA 22182
7:30 - 10:00 am
Modernization efforts within the DoD are ongoing across the spectrum of equipment and technology. After years of use during our conflicts in the Middle East, Congress has approved for $700 Billion (an increase of $94B) in 2018 appropriations to sustain and modernize our aging equipment. Learn about how your small business can get involved with modernization efforts within the Department of the Army to update our vehicles, aviation assets and technology.
Highlights will include:
- Discussion of key modernization trends and initiatives for combat vehicles, aviation systems, and application migration
- Emerging capabilities of tactical wheeled vehicles providing greater battlefield situational awareness, force protection, and freedom of maneuver
- Future Vertical Life capabilities and developments
- Future Unmanned Aerial Systems
- Overview of Cloud Computing and migrating Army Applications
- Enterprise System Management and preparing applications for migration
- How small businesses can be a part of the modernization program
Colonel Jason Craft
- Colonel Jason Craft, Director Army Aviation Programs, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisitions, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT))
- Timothy Hale, Product Director, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Enterprise Systems and Services (ALTESS)
was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in May 1989 and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Longwood University and The Florida Institute of Technology respectively.
Colonel Craft's first assignment was as an Infantry Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer in the 6th Infantry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany. Other key assignments following included; Commander 612th Aerial Delivery Company (Airborne) (Rigger), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Assistant Program Manager Airborne Soldier, Natick Labs, Natick, Massachusetts; Commander – DCMA Canada (London), London, Canada; Commander – DCMA Tactical Wheeled Vehicles - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Project Manager Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles, Warren, Michigan, and Director of Army Aviation Programs, ASA(ALT), the Pentagon. His assignments have included tours of duty in the 3rd Infantry Division, 1st Armored Division, 1st Corps Support Command, 5th Signal Command, United States Army – Europe, Program Executive Office – Soldier, the 101st Airborne Division, the Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq, the Defense Contract Management Agency, Army Sustainment Command, Program Executive Office - Combat Support and Combat Service Support, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army – Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology.
Colonel Craft is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Advanced Course, Rigger School, Air Assault School, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Ranger School, and Command and General Staff College.
Colonel Craft is Acquisitions Corps Level II certified in Information Technology, and level III certified in Contracting and Program Management.
became the Product Director for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Enterprise System and Services (ALTESS) at the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) in August 2017. In this role he is responsible for providing military-strength data security solutions and support for the Army’s most critical applications. Mr. Hale has more than 35 years of operational and executive level experience as a Department of the Army civilian, U.S. Army Acquisition Corps Officer, Army Signal Corps Officer and Naval Enlisted Aviator.
Prior to his role at PEO EIS, Mr. Hale was assigned to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Procurement from 2013-2017. His first Department of the Army civilian position was with the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Eustis, Virginia, as the Chief for the Army’s Tactical Engagement Simulation Systems from 2009-2013.
Mr. Hale entered military service as an Aviation Electronics Technician in the U.S. Navy Reserves, VR-48, NAF Washington from 1982-1987. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and entered active duty in 1989. His assignments included Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and Assistant Operations Officer for the 124th Signal Battalion (BN) and Signal Officer for the 1/3 Air Defense Artillery BN, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado; Assistant Operations Officer, 36th Signal BN, 1st Signal Brigade in Daegu, Republic of Korea; and Company Commander, Headquarters Company, Information Systems Engineering Command at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
Mr. Hale entered the Army Acquisition Corps in 1997 with assignments at the Army Training Support Center as the Chief for Systems Training Requirements, Assistant Program Manager – Live, Project Manager Training Devices, PEO Simulations Training and Instrumentation in Orlando, Florida, where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Space and Ground Electronics Officer for the Defense Science and Technology Center – Europe in Wiesbaden, Germany; and Deputy Brigade Commander, 408th Contracting Support Brigade at Camp Airfjan, Kuwait. Mr. Hale retired from active duty as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2009.
Mr. Hale holds a Bachelor of Science degree in government from Longwood University and a Master of Science degree in information systems from the University of Colorado. He is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows Program.
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