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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Adapting to Shorter Time Cycles in the United States Air Force: Proceedings of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26148.
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Workshop Agendas

WORKSHOP 1: SEPTEMBER 16–17, 2020

Virtual Conference

Day 1: September 16

10:45–11:00 ET Opening Remarks
Ms. Deborah Westphal/Dr. Dick Hallion, Chair and Workshop Chair
11:00–11:45 ET “Time in Planning and Executing Combat Operations”
Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula, USAF (ret.), former DCS for ISR, PACAF CV and Commander, Kenney Warfighting Headquarters and C/JTF Operation Northern Watch, and Dean, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies
11:45–12:00 ET Q&A
12:00–12:45 ET “Time and the Air Force: Thoughts and Reflections from over the Past Five Decades”
Ms. Natalie Crawford, Senior Fellow and RAND Distinguished Chair in Air and Space Policy, and Professor Pardee RAND Graduate School
12:45–13:00 ET Q&A
13:00–13:45 ET Lunch Break
13:45–14:30 ET “Instilling Combat Time Consciousness into an RDT&E-Intensive Air Force Enterprise: AFSPACECOM as a post-Desert Storm Case Study”
Gen. Charles A. Horner, USAF (ret.), former Commander of 9th AF, CENTAF, USCENTCOM JFACC, and AFSPACECOM Commander
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Adapting to Shorter Time Cycles in the United States Air Force: Proceedings of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26148.
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14:30–14:45 ET Q&A
14:45–15:00 ET Break
15:00–15:45 ET “Challenges and Opportunities in Time Cycle Reduction across the DoD S&T and Operational Enterprise”
Dr. Mark J. Lewis, DUSD (R&E) and DDR&E (Modernization)
15:45–16:00 ET Q&A
16:00–16:45 ET “Time Cycle Reduction and Timely Operational Execution: Insights and Lessons from the Military and Civil Space Launch and On-Orbit Experience”
Dr. William Barry, former NASA Historian
16:45–17:00 ET Q&A

Day 2: September 17

10:00–10:15 ET Day 1 Recap and Day 2 Introduction
Dr. Dick Hallion, Chair
10:15–11:00 ET “Time Cycle Reduction in the Developing and Transitioning New Technological Capabilities: A Senior Leadership Perspective”
Gen. Lester L. Lyles, USAF (ret.), former Vice Chief of Staff, USAF, Commander, AFMC, Director BMDO, Director Tactical Aircraft Systems AFSC, and SRAM PEM
11:00–11:15 ET Q&A
11:15–12:00 ET “Cutting the Gordian Knot: Executing Timely Combat-focused RDT&E and Rapid Deployment via Small Creative Teams and Organizations”
Dr. James Roche, former Secretary, USAF
12:00–12:15 ET Q&A
12:15–13:00 ET Lunch Break
13:00–13:45 ET “The Emergent Digital Thread and Digital Twin and Implications for Combat Diagnostics and Prognostics”
Dr. Thomas Hedberg, Jr., Mission Lead, Acquisition and Industrial Security, Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS), Visiting Associate Research Engineer, Institute for Systems Research (ISR), and Associate Research Engineer, University of Maryland, College Park
13:45–14:00 ET Q&A
14:00–14:45 ET “Automation, the Digital Revolution and the Implications for Time Cycle Reduction”
Dr. David A. Mindell, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
14:45–15:00 ET Q&A
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Adapting to Shorter Time Cycles in the United States Air Force: Proceedings of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26148.
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15:00–15:15 ET Break
15:15–16:15 ET Discussion among Workshop and Study Participants
16:15–16:45 ET Reattacks, Follow-ups, and Closing Remarks

WORKSHOP 2: SEPTEMBER 23–24, 2020

Virtual Conference

Day 1: September 23

09:45–10:00 ET Opening Remarks
Ms. Deborah Westphal/Gen. Greg Martin, Chair and Workshop Chair
10:00–11:00 ET “CONOPS before Platforms and the Challenges of Change Management in a Dynamic Environment”
Gen. John Jumper, USAF (ret.), Former CSAF, Commander of ACC, Commander of USAFE, Commander of CENTAF and 9th AF
11:00–12:00 ET “Overcoming Barriers to Rapid Innovation and Integration”
Mr. James “Snake” Clark, SES (ret.) Director, Q Group, AFWIC, DCS Strategy, Integration and Requirements; Director ISR Innovations; Interoperability; Modernization and Infrastructure, DCS ISR.
12:00–12:45 ET Lunch Break
12:45–13:45 ET “A CONOPS for Visualizing and Mapping the Way Forward”
Gen. Tom Hobbins, USAF (ret.). Commander, USAFE; AF/XI; Commander, 12AF; USAFE A-3
13:45–14:45 ET “Coordination between Interagencies for Quick and Decisive Action”
Lt. Gen. John “Soup” Campbell, USAF (ret.), Associate Director of CIA for Military Support; Vice Director of DISA; Deputy Director for Operations, Joint Staff
14:45–15:00 ET Break
15:00–16:00 ET “Teaming between the Operator, Engineers, Developers and Testers for Rapid Insertion of Critical Capabilities”
Col. Nate Diller, USAF, Director, AFWERX, former Commander, 586th Flight Test Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
16:00–16:30 ET Day 1 Summary Discussions among Workshop participants

Day 2: September 24

09:45–10:00 ET Day 1 Recap and Day 2 Introduction
Gen. Greg Martin, Workshop Chair
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Adapting to Shorter Time Cycles in the United States Air Force: Proceedings of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26148.
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10:00–11:00 ET “Rapid and Innovative Operational Improvements in a Dynamic Warfighting Environment” The Honorable James “Hondo” Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition; USSOCOM Acquisition Executive; Dep Dir USSOCOM R,D&A Center, Director of Special Acquisition Task Force Dragon and PEO USSOCOM Fixed Wing Aircraft
11:00–11:15 ET Break
11:15–12:15 ET “Leading a Major Organizational Transformation in an Era of Significant Environmental Change”
Gen. Ed Eberhart, USAF (ret.), Commander, USNORTHCOM; Commander North American Air Command, Commander USSPACECOM, Commander US Air Force Space Command, Commander Air Combat Command, Vice Chief of Staff, USAF
12:15–13:00 ET Lunch Break
13:00–14:00 ET “Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS)”
Mr. Preston Dunlap, Chief Architect Officer, SAF/AQ, DSB Study Member, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Lab, National Security Executive, Fellow
14:00–15:00 ET “Global Futures Report: Alternative Futures of Geopolitical Competition in a Post-COVID-19 World”
Lt. Col. Jacob Sotiriadis, Ph.D., Chief, Strategic Foresight and Futures, AFWIC, DCS Strategy, Integration and Requirements, Headquarters USAF
15:00–15:15 ET Break
15:15–16:15 ET Discussion among Workshop and Study Participants
16:15–16:45 ET Reattacks, Follow-ups, and Closing Remarks

WORKSHOP 3: OCTOBER 1–2, 2020

Virtual Conference

Day 1: October 1

10:15–10:30 ET Workshop 3 Introduction
Ms. Deborah Westphal, Workshop 3 Chair
10:30–10:45 ET Remarks
Lt. Gen. Hinote, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Integration and Requirements
10:45–11:45 ET “Accelerating JADO”
Col. Doug “Cinco” DeMaio, USAF, recently retired from position of Deputy Director LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education
11:45–12:00 ET Break
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Adapting to Shorter Time Cycles in the United States Air Force: Proceedings of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26148.
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12:00–13:00 ET “Improvement in Meeting Critical National Security Needs”
Gen. Bruce Carlson, USAF (ret.), Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Director of the National Reconnaissance Office
13:00–14:00 ET “Quantum Technology for National Defense”
Dr. Paul Lopata, Principal Director for Quantum Science in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
14:00–15:00 ET Lunch Break
15:00–16:00 ET “Intelligent Robots in Surgery and Infectious Disease Crises”
Prof. Russ Taylor, John Malone Professor, Computer Science, with joint appointments in Radiology, Mechanical Engineering, and Surgery; Director, Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics; Director, NSF Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology
16:00–17:00 ET “The Pace of Change in AI”
Dr. Matt Turek, Program Manager, DARPA Information Innovation Office (I2O)
17:00–17:30 ET Open Discussion—What Did We Hear?

Day 2: October 2

10:00–10:15 ET Day 1 Recap and Day 2 Introduction
Ms. Deborah Westphal, Workshop 3 Chair
10:15–11:15 ET “Have Transformational Thinking and Architectures Used Speed as an Objective?”
Mr. John Stenbit, Board of Directors Viasat, former Assistant Secretary of Defense of Networks and Information Integration / Department of Defense Chief Information Officer
11:15–12:15 ET “Why Quantum Matter Will Matter?”
Mr. Bo Ewald, President & CEO ColdQuanta, Inc.
12:15–13:00 ET Lunch Break
13:00–14:00 ET “Speed and Disaster Management: Achieving Outcomes in Time to Make a Difference”
Mr. David Kaufman, Vice President for Safety and Security CNA Corporation
14:00–15:00 ET “AI, AI Adoption, and Its Impact”
Dr. Jill Crisman, Technical Director for Artificial Intelligence reporting directly to the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
15:00–15:15 ET Break
15:15–16:15 ET “The Ecology of Time”
Dr. Julie Ryan, CEO, Wyndrose Technical Group
Dr. Jae Engelbrecht, President and CEO, Engelbrecht Associates LLC
16:15–16:45 ET Reattacks, Follow-ups, and Closing Remarks
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Adapting to Shorter Time Cycles in the United States Air Force: Proceedings of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26148.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Adapting to Shorter Time Cycles in the United States Air Force: Proceedings of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26148.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Adapting to Shorter Time Cycles in the United States Air Force: Proceedings of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26148.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Adapting to Shorter Time Cycles in the United States Air Force: Proceedings of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26148.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Adapting to Shorter Time Cycles in the United States Air Force: Proceedings of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26148.
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The Air Force Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a three-part workshop series to investigate the changing paradigm of time and knowledge in modern-day warfare. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, three 2-day workshops were held virtually on September 16-17, 2020, September 23-24, 2020, and October 1-2, 2020. The objective of the first workshop was to explore the ways in which the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has adjusted its capabilities in response to past shifts in operational timing. In consideration of these past shifts, the second workshop aimed to consider when there could be an advantage to synchronize or desynchronize rates of change with adversaries. Participants had the opportunity to discuss lessons learned and possible changes for USAF Doctrine and future operations. The goal of the third workshop was to examine the implications to doctrine, concepts of operations, and command and control from the recent acceleration of battlespace operations, arising from wide-scale digitization, large-scale sensing, and faster technologies. In all three workshops, speakers explored the broader issues surrounding changing environments, and participants discussed ways to adapt to fundamental changes in the time constants of conflict. This proceedings is a factual summary of what occurred during the workshop series.

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