With tours to the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) 9 February 2018 Kauai, Hawaii
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. Navy in February 2018 for its 25th event.
The Science and Technology round table will be an interactive engagement with the 2018 NFCS attendees. It is intended to help stimulate dialogue regarding the operators needs and the technology investments that are being made or planned. The format will include short presentations from each of the panel members followed by a Q&A. If you would like to submit a question for consideration in the Q&A, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure your questions are unclassified.
For over two decades, the NFCS has served the Integrated Fire Control Community of Interest (IFC-COI). Due to our restricted and no-foreign format the NFCS is in unique position to cultivate lasting relationships between the forward operators, the service communities, Warfare centers, laboratories and our industry partners. The 25th Symposium is scheduled to meet at the Ft. Shafter conference facility on Oahu, Hawaii 5-8 February 2018. This site was specifically encouraged by the NFCS Advisory Committee to bring the event closer to the operators. The numerous service and joint commands, located on the island of Oahu, will provide ample opportunity to engage with operators tasked with providing our country with frontline defense.
Our 2018 theme "Sharpening the Spear – Strengthening the Warfighter" is intended to build upon the dialogue initiated by PACFLT in the “Sea of Dreams” conference held in September 2016. Our 2018 paper selection process will emphasize solutions to the issues raised during that initial discussion. We are confident the 2018 NFCS we will present a continued opportunity for dialogue that will resonate with the challenges the front line commanders face as the importance of the Pacific theater continues to increase in our national priorities. Admiral Swift COMPACFLT has accepted our invitation to be our Keynote speaker.
Planning is underway for an optional visit to the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), on the island of Kauai, on Friday 9 February, 2018. This tour will provide a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the investments being made in our IFC testing capability as well as the cultural beauty of the island. Attendance at the 2018 NFCS will be limited. We strongly encourage you to register early in order to take full advantage of the technical, educational and cultural opportunities this event will offer.
2018 NFCS Lead Advisors
Mr. Steven Buckley, Navy PEO IWS6
Mr. James V. Cech, GTRI
Mrs. Penny Moran, NSWC Dahlgren Division
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.
Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division (NAWCWD)
PD TRCS / Solvaren
U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC 12WD
Applied Radar, Inc.
Intelligent Systems Research, Inc.
U.S. Army Threat Systems Management Office
Joint Integrated Air & Missile Defense Org.
Southwest Research Institute
Boeing Directed Enegery Systems
Pugh Associates, Inc.
Strategic and Weapon Control Systems Department
Davidson Technologies, Inc.
SPAWAR Systems Center
Wyle (CAS Group)
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Strategic Technology Office (DARPA/STO)
Navy Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)
Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems (SAS)
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS)
Raytheon Missile Systems (MS)
Naval Sea Systems Command ( NAVSEA)
AAR Brown International
SPAWAR Washington Operations
QinetiQ North America
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
RAM Laboratories, Inc.
SPAWAR Pacific Systems Center
L3 Interstate Electronics Corporation
U.S. Marine Corps
Analytic Designs, Inc.
Intergraph Goverment Solutions
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Thales Raytheon Systems
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
Marine Corp Systems Command
Aegis Technical Representative
Systems Engineering Group, Inc.
GE Intelligent Platforms
Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC)
RCF Information Systems, Inc.
Defense Engineering Corp.
General Dynamics Missions Systems
SSC San Diego
Raytheon Network Centric Systems (NCS)
OSD AT&L Joint Interoperability
General Dynamics Information Technology
Marine Corps Warfighting Lab
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
Program Executive Office, Missiles and Space (PEO Missiles & Space)
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
USMC PEO Land Systems PM G/ATOR
FishEye Software, Inc.
Information Systems Laboratories
Computer Systems Center Incorporated (CSCI)
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Future Warface Center
Cutlass Systems Engineering
U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center
412 Test Wing
U.S. Army AMRDEC
Eagan, McAllister Associates, Inc.
DoD AIMS Program Office
Ciber, Inc. (Raytheon)
The CORE Group, Inc.
MDA Combined Test Force
Black River Systems Company
PMA213, Naval Air Systems Cmd
F35 Program Office
U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC)
Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.
The Aerospace Corporation
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
MITRE - ESC/630 ELSS
Technology Service Corporation
Sandia National Laboratories
NAVAIR Avionics Science & Technology
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD)
Georgia Institute of Technology
SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane)
TRADOC Analysis Center
Goodrich ISR Systems
Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Radiance Technologies, Inc.
NAVSEA – Dahlgren
Torch Technologies, Inc.
Lattice Government Services, Inc.
United States Air Force (USAF)
White Sands Missile Range
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control (MFC)
Cubic Defense Applications
Det. 1, AFRL/WSC
U.S. Army CERDEC NVESD
Space & Missile Defense Technical Center
U.S. Army RDECOM
USMC/Aviation Command & Control (APC)
SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego
The Boeing Company
BAE Systems, Inc.
Air Force Research Laboratory
Applied Research Associates, Inc.
IERUS Technologies, Inc.
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (RDECOM AMRDEC)
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command ( SPAWAR)
DeciBel Research, Inc.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense
Center for Army Lessons Learned
Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems
USAF 40 FLTS
Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS)
645th Aeronautical Systems Group (645 AESG)
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories
46 Test Squadron, Project Chicken Little
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Matrix Research, Inc.
PM GPMMS - U.S. Army
L-3 Communications - GS&ES
Electromagnetic Systems, Inc. (EMSI)
National Air and Space Intelligence Center ( NASIC)
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2)
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
PEO Land Systems
Institute for Defense Analyses
Data Monitor Systems, Inc.
ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc.
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Penta Research, Inc.
AFOTEC Det 6 / TOD
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
Booz Allen Hamilton
Lower Tier Project Office
JF NAVAIR PMA265
Goleta Star, LLC
Raytheon Advanced Concepts & Technology
Mission Solutions Engineering
L-3 Communication, ComCept
American Centrifuge Manufacturing, LLC
Air Force Center for Systems Engineering
100th Missile Defense Brigade
Ball Aerospace (AFRL)
SMD Future Warfare Center
263d Army Air & Missile Defense Command
U.S. Army Virtual Targets Center
Center for Naval Analyses
Omniphase Defense Systems
Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Mercury Computer Systems
6 Combat Training Squadron
416 Flight Test Squadron
Northrop Grumman Navigation System Division
NAWCWD Pt Mugu
U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (RDECOM ARDEC)
Applied Data Trends, Inc.
United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)
Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS)
MIT Lincoln Lab (Metateq, Inc.)
EDO Corporation (CAS, Inc.)
The MITRE Corporation
Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Boeing Military Aircraft
Naval Air Systems Command, Weapons Division (NAVAIRWD)
Tanner Research / Labs
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division (NSWCCD)
Office of Chairman JCS
NAVSEA HQ/SEA 05W
BAE Systems Advanced Information Technologies
Aberdeen Test Center
Naval Air Warfare System
Air Force Research Laboratory, Munitions Directorate
nou Systems, Inc.
U.S. Army CERDEC
CERDEC I2WD Combat ID Branch
Modern Technology Solutions, Inc.
CACI Technologies, Inc.
General Dynamics C4 Systems
NMC Conus East Division
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Strategic Synthesis, Ltd. (LLC)
UTC Aerospace Systems
NAVAIR China Lake
SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic
Simulation Technologies, Inc.
Surface Combat Systems Center
Det 3 AFWA/WXL
Department of Energy
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC)
Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)