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Key: PRNAM = Patuxent River Naval Air Museum; SMCM = St. Mary's College of Maryland; SMHEC = Southern Maryland Higher Education Center; CSD = Center for the Study of Democracy; BDVFD = Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

2016 programs

Association of Naval Aviation Collaborative Panel Series

Dec. 7 - “Air Wing-Ship Integration and Interoperability,” with RADM Bruce Lindsey, Mr. Gary Kessler, CAPT Mark Columbo, CAPT David Kindley and Mr. John Green

Sept. 15 - “Speed to the Fleet,” with RADM DeWolfe Miller, RDML Shane Gahagan, Dr. John Burrow, RDML (sel) Carl Chebi, and Mr. Christian Utara

June 16 - “Cybersecurity for Navy Weapons Systems,” with RADM Jeffrey Penfield, Mr. Troy Johnson, Mr. Stu Young, Mr. Pete Christensen and CAPT Craig Grubb

March 10 - “NAVAIR Update:  Commander’s Intent, Strategic Imperatives,” with VADM Paul Grosklags, RDML Paul Sohl, RDML Dean Peters, RADM Mark Darrah and RDML Brian Corey

All-Day Programs

Sept. 1 - “Harnessing the Power of Data to Enable Warfighting Superiority,” a program on how the to leverage big data for decision making

Feb. 24 - “Technology Updates and Innovative Demonstrations,” a program for start-up companies to showcase new technologies

Briefs

“Key Enablers to Fleet Readiness,” with RDML Paul Sohl, BGen Greg Masiello, Mr. Dennis West

“Cyber Threats, A National Perspective,” with VADM Mike McConnell, USN (ret)

“Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division Overview,” with Ms. Leslie Taylor

“Autonomous Systems Capabilities:  The View from Pax River,” with RADM Mark Darrah, Mr. Pete Heasley and Col Eldon Metzger

“Navy Working Capital Fund:  Understanding and Background,” with Gene Townsend

“Bridging the Gap,” a program on communication differences among generations

“Risk Management Framework,” with Mr. Darryl Allen, Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Cybersecurity/Information Assurance

St. Mary’s College Center for the Study of Democracy Collaborations

“What’s Next Mr. Putin?” with Professor Angela Stent, Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University

“The Arctic:  Where Climate Change Has Already Hit Home” with Dr. John Walsh, President’s Professor of Global Change, International Arctic Research Center     

Patuxent Policy Group, “Saber Rattling and Security in Northern Europe:  What is Russia After?”

Patuxent Defense Forum, “Privacy, Ethics and UAVs:  Was George Orwell a Prophet?”

2015 Programs

February 5: "Call to Action ~ The Opiate Crisis" Briefing with BGen Frank Kelley, USMC, Vice Commander, NAVAIR; Dr. Kathy O’Brien, CEO, Walden Behavioral Health; Sheriff Timothy Cameron and Captain Dan Alioto, Commander, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division; SMHEC

February 19: AIRWorks Briefing with RDML Dean Peters, Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division; Assistant Commander for Research and Engineering, Naval Air Systems Command; Robert B. Smith, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Deputy, Director AIRWorks and Mike Schroeder, Director, NAWCAD Technology Transfer Office; SMHEC

March 10: Integrated Warfighting Capabilities (IWC) Update with Ms. Leslie Taylor, SES, Executive Director, Integration and Interoperability / Integrated Warfighting Capability Enterprise Team Lead, Naval Air Systems Command and RDML(sel) Shane G. Gahagan, Military Director, Integrated Warfare Capability Enterprise Team, Naval Air Systems Command; SMHEC

March 12: 2015 St. Mary’s County Science & Engineering Special Awards Reception Honoring the Middle and High School TPP and INCOSE Award winners with Special Guest Speaker, Ms. Leslie Taylor, SES, Executive Director, Integration and Interoperability / Integrated Warfighting Capability Enterprise Team Lead, Naval Air Systems Command ; PRNAM

March 17: Briefing with Vice Admiral Jan Tighe, Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet; SMHEC

March 24: "NAWCAD 2030 Strategic MMOWGLI Assessment" Strategic Thinking Series Brown Bag with Dr. Dale Moore, Director, NAWCAD Strategic Cell; Wyle One North Conference Room

April 23: Safe 'surfing' in the Digital Era ~ How to protect yourself and your business in Cyberspace with Mr. Gregory Wessel, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, Operations and Support, Triumfant; Engility Conference Room

April 29: Export Opportunities Briefing with Mr. Paul Matino, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce; Collaboration with St. Mary's Chamber of Commerce; SMHEC

April 30: TPP/ANA Panel and Reception "Next Generation of Training: Live Virtual Constructive (LVC)" with  RADM Michael C. Manazir, Director, Air Warfare (OPNAV N98); RADM John R. Haley, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic; Mr. John Meyers, SES, Technical Director, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division; Director, Naval Air Systems Command Human Systems Department; CAPT Frank Morley, Program Manager, PMA 265 and CAPT Carl Chebi, Program Manager, Air Warfare Mission Area/From the Air Program Office, PMA 298; PRNAM

May 12: TPP Annual Dinner with Guest Speaker Vice Admiral David Dunaway, Commander, NAVAIR;The Inn at  Brome Howard on the Lawn (under the tent), St. Mary's City; TPP Members Only

June 4: 10th Annual Patuxent Defense Forum, "Religion in Civil Society:The Impact of Religious Movements on International Relations"; Collaboration with CSD; SMCM

June 11: “Civil/Commercial UAS; Creating Opportunities” brown bag briefing with Mr. Matt Scassero, Director, University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site; Associate Director for Maryland, Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership; Collaboration with St. Mary's Chamber of Commerce; Lexington Park Library

June 16: "How to improve the acquisition & cost estimating process" with Dr. Dan Nussbaum, TPP IPA, Visiting Professor, Naval Postgraduate School; SMHEC

June 25: TPP/ANA Panel and Reception Joint Strike Fighter F-35 update with RADM Randy Mahr, Deputy PEO, F-35 Lightning II; PRNAM

August (Date TBD): TPP Policy Group a Collaboration with the Center for the Study of Democracy; SMCM, invitation only.

Sept 17: TPP/ANA Panel and Reception International Programs with VADM Joseph Rixey, Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA); PRNAM

2014 Programs

February 6: Linking innovative technology with University System of MD resources: Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute's (Mtech) Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) & I-Corps with Mr. Joe Naft, Director, Maryland Industrial Partnerships; Wyle Conference Room

February 12: Massive Online Open Courseware (MOOCs) Briefing: How to advance your personal & professional skills with FREE online courses! with Prof. Ben Bederson, Special Advisor to the Provost on Technology and Educational Transformation, University of Maryland and Dr. Karen Cooper, Research Scientist, Future Workforce Technologies and Strategies, NAVAIR; TPP Conference Room

February 17: Southern MD Regional Update: “Innovation, Diversification, Education and Anchors.  It’s all about regional collaboration.” with Congressman Steny Hoyer, Speaker Mike Busch, Chancellor Brit Kirwan, Dr. Darryll Pines, VADM Dave Dunaway, Ms. Karen Burrows and Secretary Dominick Murray; by invitation, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus

February 26: Strategic Thinking "Brown Bag" Series with Dale Moore, Director, NAVAIR Strategic Initiative Coordination & Execution Assistant to Commander, NAWCAD for Strategic Operations; Wyle Conference Room

March 5: 2014 St. Mary’s County Science & Engineering Special Awards Reception Honoring the Middle and High School TPP and INCOSE Award winners with Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Frank Narducci, NAVAIR Fellow, Physicist; PRNAM

March 18: NAVAIR Budget Update with Mr. Jerry Short, Comptroller, NAVAIR and  Gene Townsend, TPP Board of Director; SMHEC

March 19: St. Mary’s County Community Leadership Meeting and Luncheon with Senator Barbara Mikulski; by invitation, Lenny’s Restaurant

March 27: "Southern MD Professional Women's Forum: Opening the Door to Small Business Opportunities",  Mr. Garry Newton, Deputy Commander, NAVAIR; Ms. Edith G. Butler, Procurement Analyst, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Government Contracting; co-sponsored with WID Chesapeake Chapter, NCMA Chesapeake Chapter, FEW & Small Business Round Table,  BDVFD Social Hall

April 3: "Financial Management: Managing in Difficult Times" Gene Townsend, TPP Board of Director; SMHEC

April 30: 9th Annual Patuxent Defense Forum, "Challenges for the U.S. and NATO in Promoting Middle East Stability and Security"; Collaboration with CSD; SMCM

May 3: 2nd Annual STEMing ~ Inspiring the Next Generation; SMCM

May 5: "Defense Budget Trends and Its Impact Briefing" Gene Townsend, TPP Board of Director; SMHEC

May 22: TPP Annual Dinner with Guest Speaker RADM Mike Manazir, Director, Air Warfare (OPNAV N98); Historic St. Mary’s City State House Lawn

June 3:  Maryland Broadband Cooperative Update; SMHEC

June 5: "Budgeting and Rate Development Brief “with Gene Townsend, TPP Board of Director; SMHEC

June 17: "Cost Analysis of Government Proposals Briefing" with Gene Townsend, TPP Board of Director; SMHEC

August 7: Strategic Thinking "Brown Bag" Series introducing Massive Multiplayer On-Line War Game Leveraging the Internet (MMOLWGLI)with Dr. Dale Moore, Assistant to the Commander NAWCAD for Strategic Operations, and Director, NAWCAD Strategic Cell and Dr. Karen Cooper, Research Scientist, NAWCAD Strategic Cell, Code 5.0e, NAWCAD

August 19: “National Defense in Space” Policy Group  Collaboration with the Center for the Study of Democracy; SMCM, invitation only.

September 4: Strategic Thinking Series “Crowd Sourcing the NAWCAD Strategic Plan” with Dr. Dale Moore, Assistant to the Commander NAWCAD for Strategic Operations, and Director, NAWCAD Strategic Cell, SMHEC

September 24: TPP/ANA Panel and Reception "NAVAIR Update: Adapting to a New Defense Environment" with keynote speaker VADM David Dunaway, Commander, NAVAIR; PRNAM

October 1: STEM Information Exchange co-hosted by TPP, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Educational Outreach Office and The Women’s Advisory Group (STEM Educational Outreach Team), SMHEC

October 8 : Cloud Symposium with Maj. Gen. James Poss, USAF (ret), Director, Strategic Initiatives, High Performance Computing Collaboratory, Mississippi State University; Brig. Gen. Steve J. Spano, USAF (ret), Defense and National Security, Amazon Web Services, Worldwide Public Sector; Rob Vietmeyer, Lead for Cloud Computing and Big Data, Office of the DoD CIO; Larry Hollingsworth, Director I&I, NAVAIR; John Hale, Chief, Strategic Planning for Enterprise Services DISA; CAPT Paul Tortora, Director, Center for Cyber Security Studies, USNA and other key leaders in industry and government. SMHEC

October 28: TPP Annual Meeting with keynote Jeffrey Wells, Founder and Executive Director, Connected Warrior Foundation; Executive Director, Cyber Development MD DBED, SMHEC

December 4: TPP/ANA Panel and Reception "MQ-4C Triton: Naval Aviation's Unmanned Maritime Solution” with panelists, RDML Matthew J. Carter, Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group; Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group Pacific; RDML Mark Darrah, Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (PEO U&W); CAPT James Hoke, Program Manager, Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PMA-262); PRNAM

December 16: TPP Holiday Party, Members only, TPP Offices

2013 Programs

January 31:  “Leveraging and Understanding Irregular Warfare Capabilities across DoD”, Irregular Warfare Briefing, with Mr. Ben Riley, Principal Deputy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Rapid Fielding; Dr. Dave Kilcullen, Founder, President & CEO, Caerus Associates, LLC; Mr Chris Beck, USN SEAL (ret), ASD (R&E), Rapid Reaction Technology Office; and CDR Jack Downes, Chief, Integration Brach, Technology Requirements and Integration Division, JIEDDO Crystal City, invitation only

February 14:  UCAS-D Program Update with CAPT Jaime Engdahl, Program Manager, PMA 268; SMHEC

February 14:  Industry Day ~ NAVAIR Leadership Continuing Resolution Sequestration Update with Mr. Gary Newton, Deputy Commander, NAVAIR; SMHEC

February 26: Strategic Thinking Brown Bag Briefing with Dale Moore, Wyle Conference Center

February 27: "The role of the contract specialist in these challenging times" Brown Bag Briefing with Mr. Elliott Branch, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Acquisition & Procurement), ASN RDA; Mr. Bruce Sharp, MITRE; and Ms. Diane Balderson, Assistant Commander, Contracts, NAVAIR, BDVFD Social Hall

March 2:  Expand Your Horizons, cosponsored with NAWCAD and SMCM, SMHEC

March 5: “Cyber: What is it?  Where are we going?” Cyber Symposium, with keynote speaker RADM Peg Klein, Chief of Staff, U.S. Cyber Command; SMHEC

March 13: TPP/ANA Panel & Reception“Action Plan to Serve the Fleet: NAVAIR Commander’s Guidance 2013-2018”with keynote VADM Dave Dunaway, Commander, NAVAIR; PRNAM

April 17: Ambassador Richard L. Armitage presentation; Bay District Volunteer Fire Dept, Social Hall

April 23: Annual Patuxent Defense Forum, “Rivalries and Conflicts in the China Sea: How Can the U. S. Promote Greater Stability?”  Collaboration with CSD; SMCM

May 2: TPP/ANA Panel and Reception“Integrated Maritime Patrol & Reconnaissance: P-8A Poseidon and MQ-4C Triton” with keynote speaker RADM Bill Moran, Director, Air Warfare (OPNAV N98); PRNAM

May 15: TPP Annual Dinner with Guest Speaker RADM Mark Guadagnini, Director, Maritime Headquarters,  U.S. Fleet Forces Command; TPP Members only; Historic St. Mary's City State House Lawn, St. Mary's City

May 30: Strategic Thinking Brown Bag Briefing with Dale Moore, Wyle Conference Center

June 5: Industry Briefing on NAVAIR Budget Status and Furlough Planning with Mr. Garry R. Newton, Deputy Commander, NAVAIR; SMHEC

August 15: Strategic Thinking Brown Bag Series with Dale Moore; Wyle Conference Center

August 21: Energy Patuxent Policy Group; Collaboration with CSD; SMCM , invitation only.

September 11: TPP/ANA Panel and Reception "Naval Aviation: The Future is Bright! T&E Collaboration and Processes" with RADM Jeff Penfield, COTF; PRNAM

September 24: GrassRoots Leadership Training Preview Executive Briefing with Doug Krug, Co-Founder, EL Solutions;co-hosted with College of Southern MD Corporate Center; SMHEC

September 26: "The Future of Chinese Seapower" Lecture & Book Signing with Dr. Toshi Yoshihara; St. Mary's Hall, SMCM

October 3: TPP New Office Ribbon Cutting & Open House; TPP Office Lexington Park

October 16-17: TPP IPA Conference; invitation only, Alexandria, VA

October 30: TPP Annual Meeting; SMHEC

November 13:  “From Egypt, to Syria, to the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Understanding Tumult in the Middle East” Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Shibley Telhami, Professor, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park; Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development; Collaboration with CSD; SMCM

November 20: PEO U&W Update with RDML Mat Winter, Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation & Strike Weapons; SMHEC

December 4: TPP/ANA Panel and Reception "International Programs: Building Coalition Forces" with keynote speaker Tim Heely, RADM, USN (Ret.); PRNAM

December 12: "Joint Ventures & Teaming" Brown Bag Briefing with Mr. John Klein, Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law, U.S. Small Business Administration; collaboration with NCMA Chesapeake Chapter; PRNAM

 

2012 Programs

January 10-11: UAS Coalition Conference, NASA, Navy and FAA, SMCM

February 8: Briefing with CAPT Morley, PM, PMA 265, F-18 programs, PRNAM

February 22: N-UCAS Briefing with CAPT Engdahl, PM, PMA 268, SMHEC

February 29: TPP/ANA Panel & Reception, “How will the Small Combatant Air Contingent (Manned and Unmanned) Change in Response to the new Defense Direction?  It’s all about the Systems Integration and Interoperability." Moderator, RADM Bill Shannon, PEO U&W, PRNAM

March 6: Importance of Education Partnerships, co-hosted by CSM & TPP

March 8: AIT Update Briefing with Gary Kessler, SMHEC

March 13-14: IPA Conference, Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria, VA

March 22: Strategic Thinking Brown Bag Briefing with Dale Moore, Wyle Conference Center

April 4: Research at UMD College Park-- DoD Research, Technology and Tech Transfer Briefing with Dr. Patrick G. O’Shea, VP for Research for University of Maryland, SMHEC

April 13: Honorable Jane Harman, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, presentation on "The Tough Issues and Why Washington Can't Solve Them - US legal issues in counter-terrorism and foreign operations”, SMCM

April 16: NSA’s Patent, License & Commercialization Opportunities and the Basics of Doing Business with NSA, co-sponsored with National Security Agency (NSA), Technology Transfer Program (TTP) & Office of Small Business Programs, SMHEC

April 24: 7th Annual Patuxent Defense Forum, “The Future of Conflict: The Ethics of Robotic Defense and Unmanned Warfare.” SMCM

May 2: TPP/ANA Panel & Reception, “Rapid Prototyping- Accelerating Solutions to the Warfighters”, PRNAM

May 16: TPP Annual Dinner with guest speaker, Vice Admiral William Burke, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Warfare Systems (N9), Members Only, SMCM

June 7: Strategic Thinking Brown Bag Briefing with Dale Moore, Wyle Conference Center

June 12: Demonstration of the “Virtual World” by Special Guest Speaker Dr. Karen Cooper, Research Scientist, Future Workforce Technologies & Strategies, NAWCAD, Code 5.0G, co-sponsored with Leadership MD, SMHEC

June 25-28: EUCOM & AFRICOM Science & Technology Conference, co-sponsored with EUCOM, Stuttgart, Germany, invitation only

July 16: Industry Meeting on the implementation of Office of Management and Budget and Department of Defense directives impacting Contract Support Services (CSS) with speakers, Del. John Bohanan, VADM David Architzel,  Mr. Kal Leikach & Ms. Diane Balderson, co-sponsored Southern Maryland Navy Alliance, Naval Aviation Small Business Roundtable & Acquisition Improvement Roundtable, BDVFD

July 26: "The ONR Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System Innovative Naval Prototype" with Dr. Mary “Missy” Cummings, Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) Program Manager, Office of Naval Research, Code 35, with the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA), co-sponsored with Southern Maryland Navy Alliance, BDVFD

August 3: Community Reception, “Nigerian Navy Regional Maritime Awareness Capability International Training Event”, PRNAM

September 11: STEM Policy Group, with facilitator Dr. Patricia Florestano, former Maryland Secretary of Higher Education, co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Democracy, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Leadership Southern Maryland, River Center, SMCM

September 27: Strategic Thinking Brown Bag Briefing with Dale Moore, Wyle Conference Center

October 3: TPP/ANA Panel & Reception, “Snake Eaters, UAS, and More…NAVAIR support of Irregular Warfare”, PRNAM

October 17: CSS Industry Day, SMHEC

October 25:  Lecture with Ambassador James F. Collins, Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation, “Russia and America: What can we expect in the next four years?”, cosponsored with CSD, SMCM

November 7: TPP Annual Meeting, SMHEC

November 29: Briefing with VADM Dave Dunaway, Commander, NAVAIR, SMHEC

December 11: TPP/ANA Panel & reception, “Integration of Unmanned Aviation into National Airspace”, PRNAM

December 20: TPP Holiday Party, Members only, PRNAM

 

2011 Programs

January 19: Briefing with Mr. Edward Greer, Director, Developmental Test and Evaluation, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Technology and Logistics, SMHEC

March 8: "Integration and Interoperability Way Forward" Panel & Reception, co-sponsored by ANA & TPP, with Keynote Panelist VADM David Architzel, PRNAM

March 28: Lecture and Book Signing by Nick Thompson, author of "The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War", co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Democracy, SMCM

April 8: Briefing with Rear Admiral Nora W. Tyson, Commander, Carrier Strike Group Two, co-sponsored by TPP, Women in Defense (WID) & Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM), SMHEC

April 19-20: Patuxent Defense Forum “Africa Rising”, co-hosted with the Center for the Study of Democracy, St. Mary’s College of MD, Tuesday, Dinner, Historic St. Mary's City State House

May 3: Panel & Reception, co-sponsored by ANA & TPP, PRNAM

May 19: The Patuxent Partnership Annual Dinner, Special Guest Speaker VADM Dave Architzel, Commander, NAVAIR, Member Only Event, Campus Center, Great Hall, SMCM

June 13- 16: EUCOM & AFRICOM Science & Technology Conference, co-sponsored with EUCOM, Stuttgart, Germany, invitation only

August 11: NASA and the Navy Patuxent Policy Group, a collaboration with Leadership Southern Maryland and the Center for the Study of Democracy, SMCM, invitation only

September 1: 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation “Air Boss” panel hosted by VADM David Architzel, Commander, Naval Air Systems Command with panelists Lt Gen Terry Robling, USMC, Deputy Commandant for Aviation; VADM Allen Myers, Commander, Naval Air Forces, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; RADM Steve Eastburg, Program Executive Officer, Air ASW, Assault & Special Mission Programs; Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall

September 15: Demonstration of the “Virtual World” by Special Guest Speaker Dr. Karen Cooper, Research Scientist, Future Workforce Technologies & Strategies, NAWCAD, Code 5.0G, SMHEC

September 29: “Airwing-Ship Integration and Interoperability for USS GERALD R. FORD (CVN-78)”, TPP/ANA Panel & Reception, co-sponsored by ANA & TPP, PRNAM

October 25: TPP Annual Meeting, SMHEC

November 16: RADM Charles “Grunt” Smith, PEO-EIS Briefing, SMHEC

November 29:  Education Forum with UMD Mechanical Engineering Co-op Program with NAWCAD, SMHEC

December 6: NAWC Strategic Plan Briefing, L-3 Conference Room

December 20: TPP Holiday Open House, Members only, PRNAM

 

2010 Programs

January 13: “S&SBES; Applying Unique Approaches to Support the Dynamic Needs of the Warfighter” presented by Randy Morris, Director, Air 4.5 Ship & Shore Based Electronic Systems, SMHEC

January 28: “Defense Acquisition Issues for the Obama Administration” presented by Honorable Jacques S. Gansler, PhD, University of Maryland, former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, SMCM

February 3: “The Future of Energetics in Naval Enterprise” panel discussion with guest speaker RDML Jim Shannon, Commanding Officer, Naval Surface Warfare Center & RADM Millard Firebaugh, USN (ret), SMHEC

February 23: “Tactics to Success…” A Service Disabled/Veteran Owned Small Business Workshop co-sponsored by the Small Business Roundtable and TPP, SMHEC

March 4: “Breakfast with the CO”, CAPT Andy Macyko, Commanding Officer, NAS Patuxent River, J.T. Daugherty Events Center

March 10: “Air Launched Weapons” Panel & Reception, co-sponsored by ANA & TPP, PRNAM

March 29: “The Pursuit of Science & Technology Education and Careers” Luncheon with Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, III, President of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, J.T. Daugherty Events Center

March 31- April 1: Hybrid-Airships for Heavy Lift Conference, co-sponsored by TPP, U.S. European Command (EUCOM) & Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center (AMRDEC) with Keynote Speaker, General Duncan McNabb, Commander, US TRANSCOM, SMHEC

April 20-21: Patuxent Defense Forum “Winning the Peace: Civilian Operations, State Building and U.S. Defense Policy”, St. Mary’s College of MD, Tuesday, Dinner, Historic St. Mary's City State House with Keynote Speaker VADM Jeffery Wieringa, Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency

May 20: The Patuxent Partnership Annual Dinner with Keynote Speaker RDML David Dunaway, Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force, Member Only Event, Campus Center, Great Hall, SMCM

June 9: “Airborne Command & Control and Networking”, Panel & Reception, co-sponsored by ANA & TPP, with Keynote Panelist RADM Bert Johnston, USN (ret), PRNAM

June 25: Breakfast with Guest Speaker Rear Admiral Nevin P. Carr, Jr., Chief of Naval Research and  Director of Test and Evaluation and Technology Requirements, J.T. Daugherty Conference Center

July 12:  Briefing with the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Gary Roughead, SMHEC

July 12-16: AIAA V/STOL Technical Committee & TPP Co sponsor, “Fundamentals of V/STOL Aircraft Design Emphasis on the Joint Strike Fighter” Course, Rivers Edge Conference Center, NAS Patuxent River, MD

September 9: TEDCO Naval Aviation Technology Insertion Initiative Meeting, Rivers Edge Conference Center, Invitation Only

September 15: “New Apps, New Gear, New Planes--Backstage Pass to the T&E Hangars”,Panel & Reception, co-sponsored by ANA & TPP, with Keynote Panelist RDML Donald "BD" Gaddis, NAWCAD, PRNAM

October 19: TPP Annual Membership Meeting, SMHEC

October 21: Acquisition Improvement Team Briefing, SMHEC

November 17: "Aviation, Allies & Military Assistance" Panel & Reception, co-sponsored by ANA & TPP, with Keynote Panelist VADM Jeffery Wieringa, USN (ret), PRNAM

December 14: TPP Holiday Open House- Members only, PRNAM

 

2009 Programs

March 5: Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC)

March 10: UMD Engineering Program Brief w/ NAWCAD’s Dr. Joe Hoeg, Paul Hoffman & Kathy Glockner, Education Coordinator, NAVAIR, SMHEC

March 17: Indian Head/Dahlgren/Pax River Brief with CAPT Catie Hanft, Naval Support Activity South Potomac, CAPT Mat Winter, PMA-201, Dr. Robert Gates,  NSWC Indian Head Division, & Stuart Koch, NSWC Dahlgren Division, SMHEC

April 9: “NOW YOU KNOW” The ultimate opportunity to understand the region’s largest employer and THE busiest flight test center in the world Presented by CAPT Matt Scassero, L-3 Services Group Conference Room,  Brown Bag Lunch.

April 15:  Legal Issues in Contracting w/ Jim Carr, NAWCAD 11.0, Daniel Koch, Paley Rothman, Frederick Schutz, Smartronix, Inc. & Dane Swanson, Modern Technology Solutions, Inc., SMHEC

April 21-22: Patuxent Defense Forum- “Role of US Military in Fragile States & Failed States” Dinner Keynote Speaker:  VADM Kevin J. Cosgriff, USN-Retired, Former Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. FIFTH Fleet, SMCM

April 30: Precision Strike Weapons Program Office Brief with CAPT Mat Winter, Program Manager, PMA- 201, SMHEC

May 14: ANA & TPP Hosted Panel & Reception, Rotary Wing Warriors (MH60 & Fire scout) w/ panelist RDML William Shannon, PEO U&W, PRNAM

May 21: TPP Annual Dinner with Keynote Speaker VADM John Lockard, USN (Ret.), COO, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, SMCM

June 24: TPP Open House, Exclusive to TPP Members Only, TPP Offices

July 8: Tactical Force with Strategic Impact: Naval Special Warfare Command Briefing with Dan’l Steward and Steve Gilmore, SMHEC

July 23: TPP & Charles County Tech Council co-Sponsor Blue Crabs Business Social, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Stadium

August 19: Briefing on Acquisition Reform with Bob Simmons, Minority Staff Director, House Arms Services Committee, SMHEC

August 27: St. Mary’s County Land Use and Planning Brief with County Land Planning Director, Derrick Berlage, Leroy Mattingly, Naval District Washington, AICUZ/RAICUZ Manager and Keith Fairfax, Southern Maryland Navy Alliance - Encroachment Recommendations, Bay District Firehouse

September 9: Breakfast with RDML Patrick J. Lorge, Commandant, Naval District Washington, Deputy Commander, Joint Forces Headquarters National Capitol Region, J.T. Daugherty Conference Center

September 23: ANA & TPP Hosted Panel & Reception, Joint Strike Fighter w/ VADM Dave Venlet, NAVAIR,  PRNAM

October 20: TPP Annual Meeting, SMHEC

October 28- 29: NAVAIR Small Business Aviation Technology Conference, SMHEC

November 18: ANA & TPP Hosted Panel & Reception, Marine Corp Air, PRNAM

December 17: TPP Holiday Open House, PRNAM

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