2014 PRECISION STRIKE TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM (PSTS-14)

Strength Through Investment—Decisive Strike Capabilities

Date: October 21-23, 2014

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

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
All attendees must be U.S. Citizens holding a Secret or higher clearance. Information and instructions on visit requests will be posted here soon.

Event #5PST - Conducted at the SECRET//NOFORN Classification Level


WHY ATTEND PSTS-14

Maintaining superior military capabilities are essential both to the credibility of America’s commitments to allies and partners and to our ability to deter threats. As DoD continues to pursue core objectives laid out in QDR-14, the precision strike community must engage in the investment of capabilities that will give our nation the edge on the battlefield.

PSTS-14 will focus on ensuring that the U.S. military keeps its strategic advantage. You will gain insights on critical topics that will showcase opportunities and innovations for the future of warfare that will be addressed as part of our theme Strength Through Investment—Decisive Strike Capabilities. Further, the intent of PSTS-14 is to gain a greater understanding of the capabilities possessed by potential adversaries. Therefore, during PSTS-14, we also will pursue challenges and issues related to NATO, Russia, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific Region that require the attention of the precision strike community.

Key leadership speakers will highlight several hot topics including Intelligence & Cyber Challenges, Hot Spots in Africa, NATO’s Role in the New Security Environment, Russian Military Power in Europe—Doctrine & Capabilities, Asia-Pacific Rebalance, Bomber Force Structure, Conventional Prompt Global Strike, and Nuclear Deterrence. Other riveting agenda topics for this engaging three-day classified symposium are reflected below:

  • Precision Strike Challenges and Opportunities
  • Strengthening Decisive Strike Capabilities & Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership
  • Strategic ISR—Defense Strategy Adjustments
  • Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM)
  • Special Operations Forces Perspectives on Precision Strike
  • Technology Surprise—Need for Rebalance of R&E Investments
  • High Energy Laser Technologies and Applications
  • Potential of Multiphase Blast Weapons to Enhance Near Lethality in Precision Strike
  • Area Effects Munitions Roadmaps, Precision Miniature Munitions & IAMD Study
  • The Converging Technologies of Electronic Warfare
  • Next Generation Jammers Technologies
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum Dominance
  • Web-Based Point Mensuration
  • Air-Sea Battle Implementation Update
  • Arming Current & Next Generation Aircraft—Counter A2/AD
  • Army Long-Range Precision Fires
  • Modular Autonomous Counter-WMD System Development & Roadmap
  • Global Reachback for Targeting Support
  • Changing Strategic Interests & Resurrecting Peace Through Strength

Special Award Ceremony: 6th Richard H. Johnson Technical Achievement Award

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

- Submit a Nomination -

You will be directed to another site, "Survey Monkey", to complete the nomination process. Please fill in all of the necessary fields, the more information you provide, the easier it will be for the committee to make a decision. For more information about Dick Johnson and the award, please visit http://www.precisionstrike.org/Johnson_Award.htm.

Nomination Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Information will be posted soon!

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LOCATION

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

Kossiakoff 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:

Each registrant is responsible for making his/her own hotel reservation. A block of rooms has been reserved at the newly renovated:

PSA has reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center hotel for this symposium.

SHERATON COLUMBIA TOWN CENTER HOTEL

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

Room Rates:

  • Group Rate: $104.00 Single/Double* (Lodge or Tower King)

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

Reservation Cut-off date: Friday, September 26, 2014

When making reservations please reference “Precision Strike Association” (PSA/NDIA/2014 Precision Strike Technology Symposium) to obtain the special rate. Please call to make your reservations early. All rooms are on a first come first serve basis.

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

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

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SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

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

Please click here to View/Dowload/Print the Security Form.

• Visit requests must be submitted electronically via JPAS to SMO Code 888984, by Monday, October 6, 2014.

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

If you do not have access to JPAS, please download the security form posted on the 5PST meeting page:

http://www. precisionstrike.org/Events/5PST/5PST.html

Completed forms must then be faxed to JHU/APL—ATTN: Visitor Control; fax# 240-228-6400

Questions regarding security only:

Telephone: (240) 228-5661
JHU/APL—ATTN: Visitor Control
11100 Johns Hopkins Rd
Laurel, MD 20723-6099

DATES TO REMEMBER

Sheraton Columbia Town Center Cut-off: Friday, September 26, 2014.

Sponsors and/or Exhibitor info (if applicable) cut-off/ submitted to PSA: Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Security Clearance Visit requests must be submitted electronically, by Monday, October 6, 2014.

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 10th, 2014.

Cancellation or refund request deadline: on or before Friday, October 10th, 2014.

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REGISTRATION:

Register Now Online!

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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES
(COB 10/8) (After10/9)
Regular/ Late
• Government/Academia $350 /$425
• Industry NDIA Member and affiliates (AFEI, NTSA, PSA, WID) $920/ $995
• Industry non-NDIA member $995/ $1,070
• Small Business/Academia $475/ $550

Register for this conference online at http://www.precisionstrike.org. You will be directed to the NDIA registration web page. 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: Complete registration form with payment information and fax to 703-522-1885.
  • Mail: Complete registration form with payment to:

PSA - Angie De Kleine, CAE, CMM, CMP, CEM
Event #5PST
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. Please register onsite after the deadline date. Non-member fee includes individual membership in PSA for a one-year period.

DISABILITIES

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@PSA.org; or Angie De Kleine, CAE, CMM, CMP, CEM, at adekleine@ndia.org ; by Friday, October 10th, 2014. Please refer to meeting #5PST (PSA – PSTS-14).

ATTIRE

Appropriate dress for this Symposium is business attire for civilian and military Class A uniform for military presenters. Military attendees may wear the Uniform of the Day for their respective organizations.

PROCEEDINGS

The unclassified proceedings for PSTS-14 will be available for all attendees online 2-3 weeks after the event. The URL for the proceedings will be included in the conference materials to be distributed at the symposium for those who attend. Please note not all presentations are included in the proceedings as they will be given at a classified level. The decision to include an unclassified version of their presentation is left up to the presenter.

FINAL AGENDA AND ATTENDANCE ROSTER

A final (revised) agenda and attendance roster will be distributed at the meeting. In order to appear on the roster, your completed registration and payment must be received by COB Friday, October 10, 2014. An updated roster will not be printed after the conference.

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS/SUBSTITUTIONS

All cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing to Precision Strike Association, 2111 Wilson Blvd, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201-3061, fax to: 703-522-1885, or by e-mail: info@precisionstrike.org; webasc@ndia.org; no later than 5:00 PM EST Friday, October 10, 2014. NO refunds will be issued for cancellations received after this date. A $75 administrative fee will be applied to ALL cancellations received before Friday, October 10th, 2014. Substitutions are welcome prior to the day of the event. Please make sure you email your request if it is close to the event date. 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.

QUESTIONS? Contact Angie De Kleine, CAE, CMM, CMP, CEM adekleine@ndia.org or info@precisionstrike.org

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Dowload/Print/View Sponsorship form(pdf)

PSA will provide the benefits as indicated below under for the respective sponsorship opportunity indicated below:

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: (3: Tues., Wed., or Thurs.) $1,750
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

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

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
Sponsor ribbons on badges

PSA SPONSORSHIPS SPECIFIC GUIDELINES

1.) The undersigned (“Sponsor”), by duly authorized representative, enters into this agreement with PSA/NDIA, to purchase a sponsorship at the above-listed conference in exchange for the sponsorship listed above. PSA/NDIA will promote the Sponsor at the conference in accordance with the sponsorship benefits outlined in Addendum A. PSA/NDIA, at the signing of this agreement, will project the quantity and quality of items necessary for the sponsored event, and said items will be provided by PSA/NDIA based upon said projections.
2.) In order to produce signage and promote your company in printed materials, Company must provide:
a.) Logo in .EPS format to adekleine@NDIA.org with this signed form
b.) Name of One individual for the complimentary symposium registration* to adekleine@ndia.org by Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
c.) 300 word company description to adekleine@NDIA.org by Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
3.) PSA/NDIA reserves the right to cancel the sponsored item or event. In the event of such cancellation, Sponsor will be notified in writing and shall receive a full refund. Parties agree that in the event of such cancellation, the Sponsor’s sole remedy against PSA/NDIA shall be the refund of monies paid by Sponsor to PSA/NDIA pursuant to this agreement.
4.) All returning Sponsors (A returning Sponsor is defined as a company that sponsored the same event last year, but not necessarily the same item) will receive an opportunity of no more than 30 days after the event stages to renew this sponsorship agreement for the following year. This period gives all returning Sponsors the first refusal right for their sponsorship for the 30 days. After this period ends, the first right of refusal is terminated and the sponsorship becomes available on a first-come, first-served basis. Renewals may be subject to change in price and sponsorship benefits at the discretion of PSA/NDIA.
5.) Force Majeure Clause: PSA/NDIA shall not be responsible for a failure of performance of this agreement due to Act of God, war, disaster, strikes, civil disorder, government acts and or decisions, or other emergencies making it inadvisable, illegal or impossible to hold the event or deliver sponsorship benefits.
6.) Sponsor agrees to abide by official exposition rules and regulations (copies provided by PSA/NDIA upon written request).
7.) A copy of this contract and any signatures herein shall be valid as an original.
*does not include any additional spouse, guests or other additional symposium registrations.
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EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES:

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WHY EXHIBIT AT PSTS? Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your technology, innovations, and products. Providing the best equipment in the timeliest manner to our warfighters is what this symposium is all about. You will have the opportunity to put your product in the hands of the attendees at the PSTS-14 during this exhibition!

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 wll 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.

1.) 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, September 30, 2014.
c.) 300 word company profile description to adekleine@NDIA.org by cob Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
2.) 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. Parties agree that in the event of such cancellation, the exhibiting company’s sole remedy against PSA/ NDIA shall be the refund of monies paid the exhibitor to PSA/NDIA pursuant to this agreement.
3.) Force Majeure Clause: PSA/NDIA shall not be responsible for a failure of performance of this agreement due to Act of God, war, disaster, strikes, civil disorder, government acts and or decisions, or other emergencies making it inadvisable, illegal or impossible to hold the event or deliver exhibitor benefits.
4.) Exhibitor agrees to abide by official exposition rules and regulations (copies provided by PSA/NDIA upon written request).

EXHIBITION FEES:

• PSA Members: $1,750 (Includes one registration pass)
• Non-Members: $2,000 (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

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QUESTIONS?

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