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Envisioning the "Deep Future" of Small Arms Technology in 2020-2040

Network Science Center at West Point

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM - Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM (EST)

West Point, NY

Envisioning the "Deep Future" of Small Arms Technology in...

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"New" Network Member: Envisioning the "Deep Future" of Small Arms Technology in 2020-2040 Ended Free  
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Event Details

Purpose and Objectives:

The purpose of this exercise is to support the U.S. Army in developing a comprehensive strategy for small arms by envisioning potential future technologies for small arms in the years 2020 to 2040. To this end, West Point is convening visionaries from across the tactical and technical community to explore evolutionary, revolutionary, and disruptive concepts for small arms. In addition to developing concepts, participants will scope suggested investments in small arms science and technology to inform strategic leaders throughout the Army. This work will be grounded in a set of alternate futures that posit how trends in operational conditions, technology, and socio-political issues might drive the course of small arms development. 

Process:
Teams of subject matter experts from a range of technical, military, and creative backgrounds will "compete" in envisioning innovative concepts for future small arms in the years 2020-2040. Opportunities will be provided to create conceptual graphics and other types of visualization to capture the essence of these concepts. Guest speakers will also provide inspiration and provocation to encourage thinking about the future.

Product:
Concepts that emerge from this exercise will be used to inform senior leadership throughout the Army on the "art of the possible" in small arms technology in the years 2020-2040. This information will shape how the Army considers investments in small arms science and technology.

Agenda Overview:

Day 1

Time

Activity

Location

1230

Registration, Introductions, & Study Overview

Haig Room

1400

Alternative Futures Intro

Haig Room

1545

Workshop Method and Tools Intro

Haig Room

1630

Team Bonding and “Level-setting”

Breakout Rooms

1830

Networking Event

TBD

Day 2

Time

Activity

Location

0800

Arrival & Registration

Haig Room

0900

Keynote #1

Haig Room

1000

Group Concept Development

Breakout Rooms

1200

Group Lunch

West Point Club

1300

Final Concept & Presentations Development

Breakout rooms

1830

Networking Event

TBD

Day 3

Time

Activity

Location

0830

Groups brief concepts to Evaluation Panel

Haig Room

0930

Discussion & Evaluation

Haig Room

1030

Keynote #2

Haig Room

1130

Lunch

West Point Club

1300

Evaluation Results & Presentation to “Winning” Group

Haig Room

1330

Final Discussion, Hot Wash, AAR

Haig Room

 


Local Hotel Information:

5-Star Inn (Army Lodging)

845.446.5943

845.938.6816

1.800.GO.ARMY.1


The Thayer Hotel

845.446.4731

800.247.5047


Holiday Inn Express-Ft. Montgomery
845.446.4277

888.HOLIDAY


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Jefferson Hall
758 Cullum Road
West Point, NY 10997

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM - Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM (EST)


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