2013 PRECISION STRIKE TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM (PSTS-13)

Precision Strike in the New Strategic Environment at Home & Abroad

Date: October 22-24, 2013

Location: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory | Kossiakoff Center* | Laurel, MD 20723

THE PSTS IS STILL ON & WILL TAKE PLACE AS SCHEDULED!

Security Clearance Required –This symposium will be conducted at the Secret/NOFORN level on all three days.


WHY ATTEND PSTS-13

Four Hot-Topic Sessions:

  • Intelligence Session
  • Air-Sea Battle Panel—Services’ Perspectives
  • Hot Spots in North Africa
  • Nuclear Panel

Riveting Critical Global Topics:

  • National Strategy Challenges and Fiscal Realities
  • Meeting Precision Strike Challenges and Opportunities
  • S&T Challenges for the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership
  • Next Generation Air Dominance
  • AARGM—Proven & Planned Support of Air Dominance & Precision Strike
  • The Operational Kill Chain—J38 Targeting
  • Geospatially Enabled Targeting Materials
  • Distributed Targeting System on F/A-18 Super Hornet
  • ISR Support in a Changing DoD Environment
  • Digital Interoperability—Optimizing the Kill Chain
  • Arming Current & next Generation Aircraft—Counter A2AD
  • New Precision Strike Capabilities for Global SOF Needs
  • Future Joint Force Development
  • Strategic Shift—Rebalancing to Asia and Defense Strategy Adjustments
  • Precision Strike Bombers in the Pivot to the Pacific
  • Strategic Posture for Regional Deterrence
  • Electronic Warfare Challenges for the Asia-Pacific Region
  • TRADOC’s Prime Role & Key Initiatives
  • Integrated Intelligence for Precision Strike
  • Testing Against Hard & Deeply Buried Targets
  • Future Technologies for Hard & Deeply Buried Targets & WMD Defeat
  • Technology Transfer for Conventional Prompt Global Strike
  • Tomahawk Interoperability
  • Conventional Prompt Global Strike & Its Special Roles
  • U.S. Strategic Nuclear Perspectives

Presentation:

5th Richard H. Johnson Technical Achievement Award

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Download/Print/View Brochure (PDF)

Download/Print/View agenda (PDF)

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LOCATION:

Download/Print/View Direction/Map (PDF) to the Kossiakoff Center

Kossiakoff Education and Conference Center
Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory

11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723-6099
Tel: (443) 778-6540
Fax: (443) 778-1899

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LODGING:

PSA has reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center hotel for this symposium. When making reservations please reference “Precision Strike Association” (PSA/NDIA/2013 Precision Strike Technology Symposium) to obtain the special rate.

Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel
10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: (410) 730-3900
Fax: (410) 730-1290

Discounted rate:

  • Single = $99.00
  • Group Block Code: "NDI20A"

Cut-off date for discounted rate: Friday, September 27, 2013

Hot breakfast buffet in Waterside restaurant for one person is included in the rate. Additional guests in the room are $9.95++/pp.

Please call to make your reservations early. All rooms are on a first come first serve basis.

Each registrant is responsible for making his/her own hotel reservations. When making your reservation, indicate the room reservation is for the PSA - 2013 Precision Strike Technology Symposium.

Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes and assessments which are currently 13%.

Individuals must make their room reservations directly by calling Sheraton Columbia Town Center Reservations Department directly at 410-730-3900 or 1-888-627-8318 to make reservations. Reservations must be made Friday, September, 27, 2013. After that date, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis.

Hotel Guest Room Reservation Guarantee (deposit) & Cancellation (deposit refund) Policy

Individuals are responsible for guaranteeing their (his/her) own hotel reservations.

In order to guarantee a reservation for arrival, Sheraton Columbia Town Center must provide a major credit card.

Guests may cancel up until 12:00 p.m. the day of arrival without penalty.

Hotel Guest Parking

  • Parking: Complimentary parking is available.

Hotel/Ground Transportation

The Sheraton Columbia Town Center hotel will provide hotel shuttle bus transportation for PSA symposium attendees to and from the Kosiakoff Center at JHU/APKL according to the symposium schedule (TBD) and must be scheduled ahead of time with the Hotel.

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SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

Download/Print/View Security Form (PDF).

• All attendees must be U.S. Citizens holding a Secret or higher clearance.

• Visit requests must be submitted electronically via JPAS to SMO Code 888984, by Friday, October 18, 2013.

• Enter "PSTS" in the phone field, POC: Angie DeKleine, CAE, CMM, CMP, CEM.

Questions regarding security only:
Telephone: (240) 228-5661
Fax: (240) 228-6400

JHU/APL—ATTN: Visitor Control
11100 Johns Hopkins Road | Laurel, MD 20723-6099

Dates to Remember

• Sheraton Columbia Town Center Cut-off: Friday, September 27, 2013

• Security Clearance Visit requests must be submitted electronically, by Friday, October 18, 2013.


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REGISTRATION:

Register Now Online!

Download/Print/View Registration Form (PDF)

How to Register on-line for this Conference:

If you are a returning customer (if you have already visited our new Customer Portal website, using your previously assigned Customer/Membership ID number and verified and confirmed your password):

  1. Please log-on under the conference web site:  Http://www.ndia.org/meetings/4PST, and go to the “Registration” section to register.  You will be directed to the NDIA registration web page.
  2. You will receive a “Thank you for registering for 4PST Event Registration Confirmation, Invoice#” confirmation email immediately upon receipt of your payment online, so please ensure that your e-mail address is complete and accurate.

Please note: If you are registering another person or co-worker(s), (e.g. you are an Executive Assistant, the government agency credit card holder, etc.) you must enter their respective email address(es)/user and password(s) of each person(s) you are registering.  You CAN NOT use your own Customer ID account profile to register another individual(s).

If you are registering multiple persons online (e.g., if you are registering your boss and/or co-worker(s), company/agency credit card holder registering several people, etc.), you must follow these steps to register each person:

  • You must “log-in” under each individual’s Customer ID and password login information.
  • You must then “Logout” (button found in top right corner of the registration page, in the red section, next to “NDIA web site” & “Contact Us”) after submitting each registration.
  • To log back in for each additional registration, please click the “Find an Event” (middle tab found on the left menu tab options), then type in “4PST” under “Title”, then click “Go”. 
  • Please click the “Register Now” button on the right.  Please log back-in to register the next individual (repeating the steps above).

If you are registering another person (other than yourself or are the credit card holder/purchasing agent) the invoice# confirmation email will be sent to the email address in the individual profile used when registering.  Please check with that individual to make sure that they received the confirmation invoice# email.

If you do not receive an emailed confirmation with your invoice# after submitting your registration, your 2013 Precision Strike Technology Symposium (4PST) conference registration is incomplete and was not received by NDIA.  Please call NDIA immediately at (703) 522-1820 for assistance.

If you are a new visitor, you will need to click to https://eweb.ndia.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx    to “Create a New Account” or to “Verify your Account Status”, before registering on-line.

  • Either verify your account with your email address or enter your user name and password.
  • If a match is found and it is you, you can request a new password.
  • If your account cannot be verified, click “Create an Account Now”.
  • Enter all required information and click Continue.
  • If any required information is left out, you will be notified in red at the bottom of the screen near the cancel and continue buttons.
  • You will be sent an email from webmaster@ndia.org  that contains your customer ID and password information.
  • Return to the link http://www.ndia.org/meetings/4PST  from here, you can continue with the registration process.

If all required information is input correctly, you will see “Thank you for your registration!”.  You are now logged in.  Please feel free to explore all of the services available. 

Suggestion:  Please print the following steps before logging-in to register multiple individuals:

  • You must “log-in” under each individual’s Customer ID and password login information.
  • Once you have logged-into the registration page, you must answer the “how did you hear about this event?” and “registrant type” questions on the two pull-down tabs (select), in order for the “event fees” information to be displayed.
  • From there you may select your registration fee category.  Be sure to click “recalculate” before submitting your “payment information”.
  • The invoice# confirmation email will be sent to the e-mail address in the individual profile used when registering.  Please check with that individual to make sure that they received the confirmation email.
  • You must then “Logout” (button found in top right corner of the registration page, in the red section, next to “NDIA web site” & “Contact Us”) after submitting each registration.
  • To log back in for each additional registration, please click the “Find an Event” (middle tab found on the left menu tab options), then type in “4PST” under “Title”, then click “Go”.
  • Please click the “Register Now” button on the right.  Please log back-in to register the next individual (repeating the steps above).

You will receive a confirmation via email after you use the CONFIRM button on the web page. When registering online, please review and change any necessary information then “submit” and “confirm” your entry. PLEASE make sure you check your account information for accuracy (i. e: spelling of name, address, company name, email address, phone number etc.).

Fax:
Completed conference registration form with payment information and fax to 703-522-4656.

Mail:
Completed conference registration form with payment to:

PSA – attn: Angie De Kleine, CAE, CMM, CMP, CEM (Event #4PST/PSTS-13)
2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201-3601

Acceptable forms of payment include: Checks (with mailed registrations); Credit cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club but not Discover Card. Payment must be made at time of registration. A late fee of $75.00 will be added to any registration received after October 23, 2012. Please register onsite after the deadline date. Non-member fee includes individual membership in PSA for a one-year period.

This event is sponsored solely by The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), a non-profit, non- federal entity (NFE) and is eligible for participation and attendance by federal government personnel. Individual DoD Component commands or organizations are responsible for approving attendance of their DoD employees based on mission requirements and DoD regulations.

There is a possibility that registration may be closed early due to capacity limitations and that late and/or on-site registration may not be offered. We sometimes sell out and must close registration early; we strongly suggest you register early for this unique event.

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION e-MAILS
Once your on-line registration has been submitted, you will receive a “Thank you for registering for 4PST Event Registration Confirmation, Invoice#” confirmation email immediately upon receipt of your payment online, so please ensure that your e-mail address is complete and accurate.  Please bring a copy of this confirmation with you to the conference to help avoid any possible delays at check-in.

  • If you do not receive an emailed confirmation with your invoice#, please call NDIA immediately at (703) 522-1820 for assistance.  The confirmation may have been filtered out as SPAM or the e-mail address you used may have been misspelled.
  • If you are registering another person other than yourself (e.g. a co-worker, your boss, etc.), the invoice# confirmation email will be sent to the email address in the individual profile used when registering.  Please check with that individual to make sure that they received the confirmation email.
  • If you registered another person (e.g. a co-worker, your boss, etc.) on-line, the invoice# confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address of the person you registered.  Please check with that individual to make sure that they received the confirmation e-mail.
  • If you are registering another person (other than yourself or are the credit card holder/purchasing agent) on-line, the invoice# confirmation email will be sent to the email address in the individual profile used when registering.  Please check with that individual to make sure that they received the confirmation invoice# email.
  • When you, or your accounting representative/credit card holder/training officer registers you for an conference or event on the NDIA website, he/she can put in a second e-mail address to receive a second, additional copy of the confirmation registration e-mail receipt. 
  • As always, the attendee will receive a confirmation e-mail to his/her own e-mail address by default (to e-mail address in the attendee’s database record).

Questions: If you are the credit card holder/purchasing agent and did not, or wish to receive a copy of the confirmation, please send an e-mail Association Service Center at webasc@ndia.org.

CANCELLATIONS, SUBSTITUTIONS AND REQUESTS FOR REFUNDS
All cancellations, substitutions, and requests for refunds must be done so in writing.  Registrants who are unable to attend the conference must fax or email their cancellation or refund request on or before COB Friday, October 11, 2013, to the attention of: Angie De Kleine, CAE, CMM, CMP, CEM at (703) 522-1885, email: adekleine@ndia.org; or via e-mail Association Service Center at webasc@ndia.org.

NO refunds will be issued for cancellations received after 5:00 PM EST this date.  A $75.00 administrative fee will be applied to ALL cancellations received before cob before Friday, October 11, 2013.

Refunds will not be issued for no-shows.  If an attendee has not submitted payment for his/her registration, and does not attend the conference or cancel by the deadline, he/she will be invoiced for the balance due.

We do not issue refunds for the sole purpose of switching forms of payment; please be sure you are registering with the correct form of payment (a fee will be applied to those wishing to switch forms of payment).

This cancellation/refund policy applies to all attendees regardless of their method of payment, registration, and/or reasons for the cancellation.

Refunds are a two step process:

  • 1st the registration cancellation refund paperwork is processed by the ASC registration department;
  • 2nd that paper work is then turned over to the Accounting department.
  • The refund process can take up to 5 to 14 business days to actually see the credit.

Substitutions are welcome!
Substitutions must be submitted in writing, by the original registrant, by faxing to 703-522-4656; or via e-mail Association Service Center at webasc@ndia.org.

If requesting a substitution, please indicate if payment (if already received by NDIA) is to be transferred to the new attendee or refunded.

If submitting your cancellation/refund request by fax, please keep a copy of the fax confirmation receipt for your records.

Other acceptable forms of payment include: Checks (with mailed registrations); Government Purchase Orders; Credit cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express & Diners Club. We do not accept Discover Card.

Payment must be made at time of registration. Please register onsite after the deadline date. Non-member fee includes individual membership in PSA for a one-year period

Attendee Information

PSA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Attendees with special needs (e.g. food allergies, should send an e-mail to PSA Headquarters ASC at webasc@ndia.org; or Angie De Kleine, CAE, CMM, CMP, CEM, at adekleine@ndia.org; by Friday, October 11, 2013.

Please refer to meeting #4PST (PSA – PST-13).

Cancellation or refund request deadline: on or before Friday, October 11, 2013.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Continental Breakfast: (3: Tues., Wed., or Thurs.) $1,750

  • Benefits:
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    (1) Complimentary symposium registration*
    - Placement of your company’s logo in the agenda handouts & proceedings
    - Company description (200 words) in onsite agenda
    - Signage outside the particular event sponsored
    - Sponsor ribbon on badges

Lunch: (3: Tues., Wed., or Thurs.) $2,000

  • Benefits:
    - (1) Complimentary symposium registration*
    - Company logo and link to your company on event web site
    - Placement of your company’s logo in the agenda handouts & proceedings
    - Company description (300 words) in onsite agenda
    - Signage outside the particular event sponsored
    - Sponsor ribbon on badges

Coffee Break: (5: Tues. a.m. or p.m., Wed. a.m. or p.m., or Thurs. a.m.) $1,500

  • Benefits:
    - (1) Complimentary symposium registration
    - Placement of your company’s logo in the agenda handouts & proceedings
    - Company description (200 words) in onsite agenda
    - Signage outside the particular event sponsored
    - Sponsor ribbon on badges

Evening Reception: (1) SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT: $500

  • Benefits:
    - Company logo and link to your company on event website
    - Placement of your company’s logo in the agenda handouts & proceedings
    - Full page ad in onsite agenda/meeting packet
    - Hosted bar and hors d’ouvres for attendees
    - Sponsor ribbons on badges

Please note: In order to produce signage and promote your company in printed materials (the on-site symposium brochure), Company must provide:

a) Logo in .EPS format to adekleine@NDIA.org with this signed form


b) Name of two individuals for the complimentary symposium registration* to adekleine@ndia.org by Tuesday, October 1, 2013.


c) 300 word company description to adekleine@NDIA.org by Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

PSA/NDIA reserves the right to cancel the sponsored item or event. In the event of such cancellation, exhibiting company will be notified in writing and shall receive a full refund.

If you’re interested in sponsoring or have any questions, please contact either: Angie De Kleine, CAE, CMM, CMP, CEM at phone# (703) 247-2599, email: adekleine@ndia.org . The awards and prizes will be distributed following the tournament. Or, you may fill-out the "Sponsorship Form" (PDF) link here and mail or fax to 703-522-4656;PSA/NDIA by Tuesday, October 1, 2013.


Our Sponsors

Neworking Reception:

  • Lone Star Aerospace, Inc.

Lone Star Aerospace, Inc.


EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES:

WHY EXHIBIT AT PSTS? Don’t miss the opportunity to put your technology, innovations, and product in front of the US military. Providing the best equipment in the timeliest manner to our warfighters is what this symposium is all about. Along with the opportunity to network directly with senior DoD officials, program managers, procurement people and end-users; you will have the opportunity to put your product in the hands of the attendees at the PSTS-13 during this exhibition!

DISPLAY/EXHIBITION SPACE: Display space available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please refer to the exhibit hall diagram for exact display locations. Each 8’x8’ display will consist of a 6’ table with two chairs. (Please note: ceiling height in the display area is 11.5’ from the floor). Exhibitors will also receive recognition in the onsite symposium brochure, attendee’s list and slide presentation shown at each break

Please note: In order to produce the on-site symposium brochure, Company must provide:

a) Logo in .EPS format to adekleine@NDIA.org with this signed form

b) Name of the one individual for the complimentary symposium registration* to adekleine@ndia.org by cob Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

c) 300 word company profile description to adekleine@NDIA.org by cob Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

PSA/NDIA reserves the right to cancel the symposium or event. In the event of such cancellation, exhibiting company will be notified in writing and shall receive a full refund.

If you’re interested in display/exhibitor have any questions, please contact either: Angie De Kleine, CAE, CMM, CMP, CEM at phone# (703) 247-2599, email: adekleine@ndia.org. The awards and prizes will be distributed following the tournament. Or, you may fill-out the "Exhibit Form" (PDF) link here and mail or fax to 703-522-4656;PSA/NDIA by Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

EXHIBITION FEES:

  • PSA Members: $1500 (Includes one registration pass)

  • Non-Members: $1750 (Includes one registration pass)

  • PSA Small Business Members (Complimentary with paid registration for each person at the booth)

  • Government & Military (Complimentary with paid registration for each person at the booth)

Note to exhibitors: If you plan to attend the symposium, please complete your security request

Dates to Remember:

  • Richard Johnson Award Nomination deadline: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

  • Sheraton Columbia Town Center Cut-off: Friday, September 27, 2013

  • Any required Exhibitor and/or Sponsorship recognition information
    (e.g. 300 company description ; logo); by Tuesday, October 1, 2013

  • Written refund/cancellation refund request deadline: COB before Friday, October 11, 2013

  • Security Clearance Visit requests must be submitted electronically, by Friday, October 18, 2013.

There are currently 4 exhibitors signed up for this year's (#4PST):

  • Aerojet (#6)
  • ATK (#2)
  • Boeing (#5 & #9)
  • Marotta Controls, Inc. (#10)
  • NWEC (#1)

QUESTIONS?

Contact Angie DeKleine at info@precisionstrike.org or call (703) 247-2599