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2003 Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop sponsored by the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization The Holiday Inn, International Drive Orlando, FL 14-19 September 2003 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The advance registration deadline for the 2003 Fall SIW is 7 September. Some rooms at the Holiday Inn may still be available at the special Workshop rates of $97/night or $95/night for government personnel. Contact Diana Krynski <[log in to unmask]>, 732-981-3414. The full text of the workshop agenda, including updates, is posted at http://www.sisostds.org/siw/03fall/index.htm Plenary speakers on Monday afternoon, 15 September, include James W. Kennedy, Director, NASA Kennedy Space Center In June, Mr. Kennedy was named as the new Director of NASA`s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. He has served as KSC`s Deputy Director since November 2002, and previously served as deputy director of NASA`s George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Mr. Kennedy served as project manager for several major initiatives, including the X-34 and the DC-XA, and he led the KSC`s ``One NASA`` effort to help make the agency more effective and efficient by encouraging teamwork across all field centers. He first joined NASA in 1968 in the Aerospace Engineering Cooperative Education program at KSC. He earned a bachelor`s degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University, Ala., in 1972. After being called to active duty in the U.S. Air Force, he earned his master`s degree in business administration from Georgia Southern University in 1977. Kenneth G. Goad, Technical Director, Joint National Training Capability, Joint Warfighting Center, US Joint Forces Command Mr. Kenneth Goad is the Technical Director of Joint National Training Capability (JNTC) Joint Management Office (JMO) located at US Joint Forces Command`s Joint Warfighting Center. In this capacity, he provides management for system engineering and architecture development for the JNTC, as well as engineering, planning, budgeting, coordination, and execution of all technical activities. In August of 2000, Mr. Goad was named Chief Engineer within the Joint Experimentation (J-9) directorate of the United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM). He acted as the lead in the execution of major joint experimentation programs including the Unified Vision 2001 and Millennium Challenge 2002 experiments. Previously, Mr. Goad was the Chief Architect of the Aircraft Combat Environment Test and Evaluation Facility (ACETEF). In addition, he was the model development manager for the Simulated Warfare Environment Generator, the core mission-level analysis model endorsed by Air Force Studies and Analysis and the JSF program. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and received a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1987. ----------------------------------------------------------------- On Monday morning at 0830, the Workshop will kick off with a focus session on Space Operations and the Challenges of Space M&S This session is organized by the Army Space Focus Area Collaborative Team (FACT) and is chaired by COL James Mitcham, TRADOC, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Simulations & Analysis. LTC Kurt Woods, Space and Missile Defense Battle Lab (SMDBL), will begin the session with an overview of space operations. Following the introduction, a panel of senior managers responsible for space simulation development and use will comment on their perspectives on space simulation; difficulties associated with current space simulations and representations; and opportunities for development and employment of space simulation standards, processes, or practices. Invited panelists include * Patricia O`Brien, Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) Space Analysis Division * Michael Conroy, NASA Kennedy Space Center * Steven Fox, SMDBL Simulation Development Division Chief * Thomas Johnson, Vice President, Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI) * Sam McNully, Executive Vice President, CG2, Inc. * Frank Grose, Senior Space Analyst, SAIC. -----------------------------------------------------------------



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