The National Fire Control Symposium (NFCS) is a tri-service supported event with technical program advisory rotating among the services. NFCS is under the technical advisorship of the U.S. Army in February 2019 for its 26th event.
The NFCS brings together the Nation’s fire control community to address the needs of the entire kill chain, translate those needs into emerging technology requirements, and identify the crucial challenges in fulfilling those requirements. The NFCS provides a forum to discuss science and technology (S&T) priorities, drive technology toward maximizing return on investment, and report real progress on current investments.
The NFCS is the only 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 content includes the presentation, demonstration, discussion, and sharing of advanced concepts required for: force management and pre-mission planning; locating, identifying, targeting, and attacking air, sea, ground, space targets; performing post-attack evaluations, as well as the integration, testing, tactics, and training required to maintain our tactical advantage. The Symposium addresses the application and integration of sensing, information interoperability, command and control, and weapons used for countering difficult targets characterized as concealed, time-critical, urban, deeply buried, or electronic. In recognition of the heightened threat, emphasis will be placed on extending DoD investments to support homeland defense, including opportunities for direct support of CONUS operations. Participants will discuss potential technology barriers, structural design, analysis, application methods, and plans to advance the current state-of-the-art.
NFCS provides managers and planners a global perspective for planning and deciding on strategy and associated investment planning. At the same time, the Symposium enables technical interaction between scientists, project engineers, program managers, and users of fire control technologies. Attendance by researchers at an event with the technical breadth of NFCS has proven vital to meeting the U.S.’s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) requirements in support of the warfighter. With continued reduction in budgets, the government has an increasing reliability on cooperative research efforts. The size and focus of the NFCS affords a greater number of productive contacts, cooperative relationships, and understanding of a larger number of external research efforts while providing U.S. researchers with a deeper understanding of the state-of-the-art and the warfighter’s perspective. The net result is the potential reduction in duplication of work completed by academia or industry, as well as the promotion of scientific advances resulting from collaborative efforts that could save DoD valuable time and financial resources while defining innovative solutions to technology challenges.
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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
U.S. Army CERDEC NVESD
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems
USMC PEO Land Systems PM G/ATOR
Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Strategic and Weapon Control Systems Department
Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Naval Air Systems Command, Weapons Division (NAVAIRWD)
Systems Engineering Group Inc. of Telephonics
Applied Data Trends, Inc.
SMDC Future Warfare Center
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Mercury Defense Systems
Boeing Directed Enegery Systems
PD TRCS / Solvaren
Lattice Government Services, Inc.
PEO Missiles and Space / IAMD Project Office
U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center
Joint Integrated Air & Missile Defense Org.
JF NAVAIR PMA265
Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems
Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division (NAWCWD)
Air Force Research Laboratory, Munitions Directorate
NSWC Dahlgren Division
U.S. Army CERDEC I2WD
Navy Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)
Geomechanics Research and Analysis, LLC
The CORE Group, Inc.
PEO IWS 5
Ball Aerospace (AFRL)
Navigation Technology Associates
NSWC Port Hueneme Division
SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
Creative Microsystems Corporation
Electromagnetic Systems, Inc. (EMSI)
Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS)
Det. 1, AFRL/WSC
100th Missile Defense Brigade
Georgia Tech Research Institute
International Systems Management Corporation
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Applied Radar, Inc.
BAE Systems Advanced Information Technologies
Blue52 Productions, LLC
Black River Systems Company
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense
General Dynamics C4 Systems
Technology Service Corporation
CACI Technologies, Inc.
Applied Research Associates
CERDEC I2WD Combat ID Branch
SSC San Diego
U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC 12WD
North Star Scientific
Strategic Synthesis, Ltd. (LLC)
NMC Conus East Division
MITRE - ESC/630 ELSS
Booz Allen Hamilton
Mercury Computer Systems
U.S. Army RDECOM
U.S. Army ARDEC
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD)
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2)
Cutlass Systems Engineering
U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (RDECOM AMRDEC)
NAVAIR China Lake
NSWC Crane Division
GE Intelligent Platforms
NAVSEA – Dahlgren
Pugh Associates, Inc.
PEO IWS 1.0
Raytheon Network Centric Systems (NCS)
Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC)
Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center
Intergraph Goverment Solutions
United States Air Force
IERUS Technologies, Inc.
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
RAM Laboratories, Inc.
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Future Warface Center
SMD Future Warfare Center
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories
Northrop Grumman Corporation
PM GPMMS - U.S. Army
Matrix Research, Inc.
Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
Marine Corps Warfighting Lab
Modern Technology Solutions, Inc.
NAVAIR Avionics Science & Technology
Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
Monterey Technologies, Inc.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Radiance Technologies, Inc.
Air Force Center for Systems Engineering
412 Test Wing
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC)
Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Naval Research Laboratory
OSD AT&L Joint Interoperability
Boston Fusion Corporation
Cubic Defense Applications
Department of Energy
PMA213, Naval Air Systems Cmd
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Systems & Technology Research
TRADOC Analysis Center
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
Ciber, Inc. (Raytheon)
Space & Missile Defense Technical Center
416 Flight Test Squadron
Omniphase Defense Systems
Office of Naval Research
Goodrich ISR Systems
AFOTEC Det 6 / TOD
U.S. Army Virtual Targets Center
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
Marine Corps Systems Command
U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (RDECOM ARDEC)
Computer Systems Center Incorporated (CSCI)
White Sands Missile Range
Thales Raytheon Systems
Det 3 AFWA/WXL
BAE Systems, Inc.
Mission Solutions Engineering
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
Tanner Research / Labs
Digital Warfare Office
National Air and Space Intelligence Center ( NASIC)
645th Aeronautical Systems Group (645 AESG)
nou Systems, Inc.
U.S. Army AMRDEC
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane)
The Aerospace Corporation
Missile Defense Agency
Raytheon Missile Systems (MS)
Wyle (CAS Group)
Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense
Naval Air Warfare System
Sandia National Laboratories
AFRL / RWML
OPNAV N2N6 DWO
PEO Land Systems
General Dynamics Missions Systems
United States Army Pacific
SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego
Program Executive Office, Missiles and Space (PEO Missiles & Space)
Southwest Research Institute
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division (NSWCCD)
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS)
Davidson Technologies, Inc.
Boeing Military Aircraft
UTC Aerospace Systems
VAWD Applied Science &Technology
NAWCWD Pt Mugu
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control (MFC)
United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)
SPAWAR Pacific Systems Center
Information Systems Laboratories
NAWCWD - China Lake
Naval Surface Warfare Center
Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS)
Lockheed Martin - Missiles and Fire Control
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD)
Naval Postgraduate School
HART Technologies, Inc.
SPAWAR Systems Center
AFRL Munitions Directorate
Goleta Star, LLC
NAVSEA PEO IWS
U.S. Army Threat Systems Management Office
U.S. Army ARDEC-RDECOM
Simulation Technologies, Inc.
Systems Engineering Group, Inc.
L3 Interstate Electronics Corporation
Raytheon Advanced Concepts & Technology
PwC Public Sector LLP
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
General Dynamics Information Technology
The MITRE Corporation
SPAWAR Washington Operations
6 Combat Training Squadron
Surface Combat Systems Center
SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)
Randtron Antennas L3 Technologies
RCF Information Systems, Inc.
Defense Engineering Corp.
General Dynamics Mission Systems
Center for Naval Analyses
NAVSEA HQ/SEA 05W
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
The Boeing Company
Marine Corp Systems Command
Office of Chairman JCS
F35 Program Office
Air Force Research Laboratory
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
U.S. Army CERDEC
Center for Army Lessons Learned
U.S. Army AMRDEC SSDD
JHU Applied Physics Laboratory
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC)
ISM Corp. / PEO IWS
MIT Lincoln Lab (Metateq, Inc.)
L-3 Communication, ComCept
Raytheon Missile Systems
U.S. Army SMDC/ARSTRAT
Penta Research, Inc.
Institute for Defense Analyses
Eagan, McAllister Associates, Inc.
DeciBel Research, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Applied Research Associates, Inc.
Intelligent Systems Research, Inc.
Torch Technologies, Inc.
Naval Sea Systems Command ( NAVSEA)
Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren
46 Test Squadron, Project Chicken Little
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Lower Tier Project Office
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Strategic Technology Office (DARPA/STO)
NAWCWD Point Mugu
FishEye Software, Inc.
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI)
Analytic Designs, Inc.
Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate
AFCENT AirWarfare Center
L-3 Communications - GS&ES
USMC/Aviation Command & Control (APC)
MDA Combined Test Force
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training
American Centrifuge Manufacturing, LLC
Aegis Technical Representative
263d Army Air & Missile Defense Command
U.S. Air Force
EDO Corporation (CAS, Inc.)
Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
Defense Engineering Corporation
Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces
Data Monitor Systems, Inc.
Western Air Defense Sector
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command ( SPAWAR)
AAR Brown International
Navy PEO IWS6.0
Aberdeen Test Center
USAF 40 FLTS
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
JF Taylor, Inc.
Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems (SAS)
DoD AIMS Program Office
L-3 Randtron Antenna Systems
U.S. Marine Corps
ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
QinetiQ North America
Lockheed Martin RMS
United States Air Force (USAF)