Department of the Air Force and Army Digital Materiel Management (DMM) Industry Association Consortium (IAC) Kickoff

November 2-3, 2023

Day 1: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM ET
Day 2: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM ET

Keynotes & Executive Perspectives

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Ms. Kristen J. Baldwin
(SES) Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology, and Engineering, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
Jennifer-Swanson-Army (1)
Ms. Jennifer Swanson
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Data, Engineering & Software (DASA(DES)), ASA(ALT)
Brig. Gen. Luke Cropsey
Department of the Air Force Integrating Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications and Battle Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
Mr. Steven D. Wert
(SES) Program Executive Officer Digital, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base
Robert Fookes
Mr. Robert B. Fookes
(SES) Director of Engineering and Technical Management, and Chief Engineer, Air Force Materiel Command
Mr. Mark E. Krzysko
Principal Deputy Director, Enterprise Information, OUSD(A&S)
Dr. Arun Seraphin
Director, NDIA/ETI
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Dr. Eileen A. Bjorkman
(SES) Executive Director, Air Force Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base
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Ms. Angayurkanni Annamalai-Brown
Chief of the Air Force Intellectual Property Cadre
Richard Gray
Mr. Richard M. Gray
Director of the Intellectual Property Cadre, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
Margaret Boatner-sq-01
Ms. Margaret E. Boatner
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategy and Acquisition Reform, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)
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Mr. Bruce Kaplan
Fellow Emeritus, Logistics Strategy and Integration, LMI
Kris Acosta
Ms. Kris Acosta
Director of System of Systems Engineering, Space Systems Command
Col. Erik Quigley
United States Air Force
Chris Benson-sq-01
Dr. Chris Benson
Chief Technology Officer, Istari, Inc.
Matt Seaman
Mr. Matt Seaman
Director, Data Solutions and External Engagement, Lockheed Martin
Mark McMullan
Mr. Mark McMullan
Vice President, Digital Sustainment Solutions, EXPANSIA
Rob Nolen
Mr. Rob Nolen
Chief Technologist, DoD, Amazon Web Services
Mr. Matthew Rose
AIRC Innovation Panel
Jeff D'Amelia_edited
Mr. Jeffrey D’Amelia
Chief Engineer, Nuclear Enterprise Division, Air & Space Forces Center, MITRE
Dan Heller
Mr. Daniel J. Heller
Vice President, Corporate Engineering, Lockheed Martin
Dr. Olivia Pinon Fischer
Dr. Olivia Pinon Fischer
Principal Research Engineer, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Alberto Ferrari
Dr. Alberto Ferrari
Executive Director, Technology & Global Engineering, RTX
Vicky O'Sullivan
Ms. Vicky O’Sullivan
Digital Engineering & Transformation Project Lead, MITRE
Laura Szypulski
Ms. Laura Szypulski
Director & Chief Architect, Digital Transformation, Northrop Grumman
Dean Bucher
Dr. Dean Bucher
Principal Director, Digital Engineering Integration, The Aerospace Corporation
Ms. Stephanie Halcrow
AIRC Fellow
Alexis Lasselle Ross
Dr. Alexis Lasselle Ross
Senior Fellow, NDIA
David Pearson
Mr. David Pearson
Director, Engineering and Technology Center, DAU
Dr. Nicole Hutchison
Senior Research Scientist, Systems Engineering Research Center
Mr. Norm Metzger
Ms. Kelly Kyes
Policy and Strategy Lead, Boeing

About the Workshop

The Department of the Air Force, Army, broader DoD and the defense industry have shared roles in the development and sustainment of major defense systems. The engineering and program management artifacts that define these roles have been individually transitioning to digital forms for 30+ years, while the business practices and contract boundaries have remained mostly unchanged.

The value of digital transformation over the system life cycle is gained from seamless and efficient connectivity of data and models, full lifecycle management and access to these data & models (known as authoritative sources of truth), and an overarching imperative to radically accelerate our fielding, sustainment, and modernization of warfighter capabilities.

The promise of Digital Materiel Management (DMM) will be achieved when “models replace documents, structured data replaces disparate information, and digital collaboration breaks down decision stovepipes.” (AFMC – DMM: An Accelerated Future State). The technology has been rapidly evolving, but the acquisition system has been slower to adapt. There are a number of concerns that are delaying uptake of the full DMM promise in materiel program offices. These concerns have been organized into the following focus areas:

  1. Data Standards/Ontologies/Style Guides to Enable DMM
  2. Policy and Enforcement for DMM
  3. Integration of Acquisition Functions
  4. DMM/DE Infrastructure and Environment
  5. Workforce Development and Training for DMM (Impacting Culture)


Authored by the Air Force Materiel Command

Authored by the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics and the Assistant Secretary for Space Acquisition and Integration

Authored by the Department of the Air Force Digital Transformation Office

Venue and Lodging

The Department of the Air Force and Army Digital Materiel Management (DMM) Industry Association Consortium (IAC) Kickoff will take place at the Ritz-Carlton, 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202. This workshop is in-person only with limited seating.

Points of Contact

Primary Contact

Department of the Air Force

Department of the Army