Systems Digest

26 MARCH 2024

DSIAC collects and publishes articles related to our technical focus areas on the web to share with the DoD community.

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The Joint Combat Assessment Team will host the 2024 TWE Training at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, on May 7-9. The training draws information from threat exploitation, live fire testing, and combat experience to provide a complete picture of threat lethality. Hands-on experience is provided with threat munitions/missiles, test articles, and damaged aircraft hardware.

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Propelling 3D Printing Into the Future

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —3D printing has changed the world. It’s allowed the aerospace, medical, automotive, manufacturing, and many other industries to customize parts and prototypes in ways they never could before. It has drastically increased flexibility and cost-effectiveness while reducing waste and production time. But many 3D-printed materials aren’t the strongest. A team of chemists and…


Notable Technical Inquiry

Laser-Cladding Materials

This inquiry focuses on research on the mechanical properties of different substrate/deposited material laser-cladding combinations, specifically those that do not require a heat treatment, as well as the potential of laser cladding as an alternative to chromium plating. A wide variety of substrate and deposited materials is summarized, although there was a substantial lack of research into the desired Inconel 625 laser cladded onto martensitic…

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Assessing Military Technology: Effectiveness Is the Metric That Matters

It is clear that effectiveness is a crucial metric when it comes to making informed decisions about investments in warfighting technologies. This presentation underscores the importance of using wargame modeling software to assess the effectiveness of military technologies, especially in the context of potential conflicts with advanced adversaries. Early-stage analysis and scenario flexibility are key…


Joint Aircraft Survivability Program (JASP) Model Users Meeting (JMUM) 2024

The 2024 Joint Aircraft Survivability Program (JASP) Model Users Meeting (JMUM) will take place 26–28 March 2024 at John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD  20723. The purpose of this recurring meeting is to...

2024 Robins Requirements Symposium

The Thursday, March 28, 2024, Robins Requirements Symposium is a one-day event designed to inform the private sector on portfolio focus areas and acquisition forecasts at Robins Air Force Base (AFB) necessary to accomplish its…

12th Annual Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit

DSI’s 12th Annual Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit will emphasize the integration of UxS capabilities into the multidomain operating environment as well as their use cases beyond the battlefield in support of the DoD. The…

Sea-Air-Space 2024

The Sea-Air-Space Exposition is a three-day gathering of SES and Flag officer-level government officials, as well as industry partners, international representatives, and academia researchers, to further air and maritime capabilities. During this exposition, key leaders…

39th Space Foundation Space Symposium

Space Symposium attendees represent all sectors of the space community from multiple spacefaring nations; space agencies; commercial space businesses and associated subcontractors; military, national security, and intelligence organizations; cybersecurity organizations; federal and state government agencies…

2024 National Fire Control Symposium

The National Fire Control Symposium (NFCS) is an “all-Service” forum for discussing the entire kill chain applicable to the joint military services, as well as their research and development centers and defense industry partners. Technical…

2024 Missile Defense Conference

Produced in partnership the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the 2024 Missile Defense Conference is a nationally-focused classified annual gathering of prominent policymakers, military leaders, experts, and industry professionals focused on the critical issue of missile…

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John Colley

Senior Director of Customer Service Aurora Flight Sciences

John Colley is the senior director of customer service for Aurora Flight Sciences, where he plays a crucial role in the company’s mission to advance the future of flight. He has over 34 years of experience as a national security professional directing the development and deployment of multibillion-dollar intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) projects, programs, and solutions. His work in the ISR space protects critical assets around the world in both private and public sectors.

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