2016 Ground Vehicle Survivability & Force Protection Short Course

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Registration is open to U.S. Citizens with a Secret Clearance Only

Events

Overview
Event Date: 
April 26, 2016 to April 28, 2016

The 2016 Ground Vehicle Survivability & Force Protection short course will be held 26 - 28 April 2016 at the Quantico Corporate Center (Corporate Dr, Stafford, VA). 

The 3-day short course in ground vehicle survivability is designed to provide an overview of the Ground Vehicle Survivability & Force Protection discipline.  The course is intended for Department of Defense personnel and Government Contractors who work in ground vehicle survivability fields such as survivability modeling and simulation, integration, ballistic and vulnerability testing, susceptibility reduction and vulnerability reduction, and systems engineering.  The course will also benefit personnel working program management and acquisition of DoD ground vehicles. 

The course is classified Secret and is based upon numerous published documents and research in the field of GVS&FP and will highlight the important concepts necessary to understand the breadth of the survivability discipline. 

Students will be awarded continuing education unit (CEU) credit for successful completion of the short course. 

Registration
Registration Information: 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Fee: There is no fee for Government and active duty military; the fee for Non-Government is $750.
Policy Note: Your JPAS security clearance credentials will be used to determine if a fee is required.

Schedule
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
0715 – 0800 Course Check-in – Continental Breakfast
0800 – 0815 Welcome to the Short Course & Admin
0815 – 0830 Keynote
An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Ground Vehicle Survivability and Force Protection
0830 – 0840 Preface to Ground Vehicle Survivability
0840 – 0925 Introduction to Ground Vehicle Survivability
0925 – 1000 Military Ground Vehicles: Their Missions, Capabilities, and Survivability
1000 – 1015 Break
1015 – 1045 Integrated Survivability Assessment: The Missions and Means Framework
1045 – 1200 Threat Weapons & Effects Overview / Threat Demos
1200 – 1245 Lunch
Threats, Damage Mechanisms, Damage Effects, and Consequences
1245 – 1345 The Missions and Means Framework
1345 – 1430 Damage Mechanisms and Consequences of Damage (Parts 1 & 2)
1430 – 1445 Break
1445 – 1530 Armor
1530 – 1620 Historical Perspective & Combat Data from OEF/OIF
1620 – 1630 Problem Session and Q&A
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 
0730 – 0800 Daily Check-in
Susceptibility & Vulnerability
0800 – 0805 Welcome & Day One Review
0805 – 0840 Survivability Enhancement and Susceptibility Elements
0840 – 0920 Susceptibility Reduction Concepts and Applications
0920 - 0945 Active Protection Systems
0945 – 1000 Break
1000 – 1030 Vulnerability Reduction Concepts and Applications
1030 – 1130 Vulnerability Reduction Myths: Structures, V-Hulls, and Blast Deflection
1130 – 1215 Lunch
Design for Survivability, Requirements & Assessment
1215 – 1245 Modeling and Simulation Tools & Methods
1245 – 1315 Requirements Development, Technology Maturity, and Risk Management
1315 – 1330 Break
1330 – 1415 Requirements, Survivability, and KPPs
1415 – 1430  Break
1430 – 1515 Future Combat Systems (FCS)
1515 – 1620 Abrams Survivability Evolution
1620 – 1630 Susceptibility Reduction and Active Protection Discussion
Problem Session and Q&A
Thursday, 28 April 2016
0730 – 0800 Daily Check-in
0800 – 0805 Welcome & Day Two Review
0805 – 0900 Ground Vehicle Vulnerability Assessment (Part 1)
0900 – 0910 Break
0910 – 1030 Ground Vehicle Vulnerability Assessment (Parts 2 & 3)
1030 – 1045 Break
1045 – 1110 Occupant Protection Concepts & Features
1110 – 1145 Soldier Survivability
1145 – 1230 Lunch
1230 – 1300 Occupant Protection Concepts & Features
1300 – 1330 Break
1330 – 1345 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles Program Study & Transparent Armor 
1430 – 1440 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles Program Study & Transparent Armor 
1440 – 1540 Break
1440 – 1540 Ground Vehicle Survivability Design &amp Panel Discussion
1540 – 1600 Course Wrap Up
Location
Location: 
Qunatico Corporate Center
Corporate Dr.
Stafford, VA 22554
United States
Phone: (540) 548-1150
Qunatico Corporate Center

Corporate Dr., Stafford, VA 22554

Security

Please provide the following JPAS information to your Facility Security Officer (FSO) so they can send your security clearance for the course:

  • Reason for Visit:  Ground Vehicle Survivability Short Course                
  • First Day of Visit: 4/25/2016  Last Day of Visit: 4/29/2016
  • POC: Joe Kaminski
  • POC Phone: (703) 878-6230
  • Visited SMO:  1QW50
Additional Info
Additional Information

There is no fee for Government and active duty military. Your JPAS security clearance credentials will be used to determine if a fee is required.

Points of Contact: 

 If you have any questions please call 443-360-4600 or send an email message to contact@dsiac.org with "GVS&FP Short Course" in the subject line and include your contact information in the body of the message. 

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