ARLINGTON , Va., Feb. 3, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) announces it will hold its annual Ground Robotics Capability Conference and Exhibition at The Waterford in Springfield, VA from March 2-3, 2016. Top speakers and presenters include:
Hon. Stephen Welby, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering
BG Terrence McKenrick, USA, General, Brigade Modernization Command Army Capabilities Integration Center
Mr. Thomas Dee, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Expeditionary Programs and Logistics Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development and Acquisition
Mr. Frank Kelley, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Unmanned Systems, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development & Acquisition
Dr. Paul Rogers, Director, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center
"In the age of ever-evolving and sophisticated threats, the use of robotic systems enhances capabilities by serving as force enablers and, most importantly, save lives," said Mr. Jorgen Pedersen, Chairman, NDIA Robotics Division; President and CEO, RE2, Inc. "This event will educate industry about future needs, while educating the government on current and groundbreaking technologies and capabilities. I appreciate the many distinguished individuals for joining us and leading the conversation on how to effectively and efficiently integrate the best technology into our current and future national security efforts."
The Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference and Exhibition provides a forum for industry and government stakeholders to engage in honest dialogue to determine how to meet the robotics and autonomous systems needs for all services of the U.S. military. Senior defense professionals from government, industry and the military will be in attendance. As the projected needs for all services are established, industry leaders, warfighters, Department of Defense agencies, labs, materiel developers, and combat developers must engage in conversation to determine how we will be "Realizing the Robotic and Autonomous Systems Vision". Registration is open to the public and attendees of all professional levels are encouraged to participate. Click here for additional information and registration details.
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America's leading defense industry association promoting national security. NDIA provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between industry and government on national security issues. NDIA and its members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support for warfighters and first responders through its divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations and events.
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