Readiness Summit to Examine State of US National Preparedness

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Registration is now open and exhibit space and sponsorships are now available at one of the most significant readiness events of 2015.

The United States today faces what is probably the most diverse and unpredictable array of threats to its national security than at any previous time in history. This environment, combined with an extremely constrained national security budget, is challenging force readiness now and for the foreseeable future. While the Pentagon seeks ways to make hard decisions that mitigate adverse consequences, acquisition programs will inevitably compete with readiness dollars.

The 25 February Readiness Summit, to be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, will engage panels of top experts in a series of discussions on how best to preserve readiness while at the same time identifying innovative and cost effective solutions to growing readiness gaps.

Keynote speaker at the Summit will be the Honorable Rob Wittman, Chair, Readiness Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee and a member of the Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus.

Sponsored by the National Training and Simulation Association, the Summit will include the following panel sessions:

Readiness Requirements Review and Challenges:

  • Views by Congress, DoD, Service and Industry --Service Readiness Programs: the Current Path
  • How are DoD and the Services Attacking Readiness Issues?

Game Changing Training Technologies:

  • What Technologies Could Drive Next Generation Training Concepts? A View from R &D and Industry --Key Readiness Enablers
  • What Needs to be Done in the Areas of Ranges, Synthetic Training Environments/LVC, IT and IA to Support Next Generation Training Systems Concepts and Technologies?

For a complete list of speakers and a detailed Summit agenda, visit, as well as to register, secure exhibit space or a sponsorship.

CONTACT: John Williams: or 703 362 7005Source:National Defense Industrial Association(NDIA)