NEW … discussion on China’s investment in semiconductor capabilities by Department of Commerce’s Mr. Brad Botwin and Mr. J. Travis Mosier on Day 1 of the workshop ….
Trusted Microelectronics Workshop
August 16 and 17, 2016
NDIA is pleased to announce that our 7th Trusted Microelectronics Workshop has now been expanded to two days. The first day will focus on policy issues with the second day focused on technology-based solutions for Trusted Microelectronics.
NEW: We are pleased to offer a discussion on China’s investment in semiconductor capabilities by Department of Commerce’s Mr. Brad Botwin and Mr. J. Travis Mosier on Day 1 of the workshop.
Ms. Kristen Baldwin, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering, will keynote Day 1 of our workshop with a presentation on OSD’s current and future security framework to ensure our defense systems have access to trusted technology components.
Dr. Bill Chappell, Director, DARPA Microelectronics Technology Office will keynote Day 2 with an introduction to the work being done at DARPA to explore technology based Trust solutions.
Presentations by DARPA MTO program managers will follow Dr. Chappell’s talk on Day 2.
Dr. Robert Latiff (Maj Gen, USAF, Ret.) will provide observations from the Air Force Science Board study, “Optimizing the Air Force Acquisition Strategy of Secure and Reliable Electronic Components.”
The NDIA Trusted Microelectronics Joint Working Group (TM JWG) was launched in May and the TM JWG leaders will present their study focus, team members, and plans for this activity.
The NDIA Trusted Microelectronics Workshops enable government and industry to jointly address critical dependencies between microelectronics components, systems security and information assurance. In this expanded two-day event, we plan to continue the dialogue between government and industry on the challenges to assured microelectronics supply.
We are pleased to offer a second day for this workshop that will be focused on technology approaches being developed at DARPA and IARPA to ensure the Department of Defense’s ability to sustain its military technical advantage with trustable microelectronics. With participation from both government and industry, our workshops have provided an effective forum for direct discussions of the challenges faced by policy makers, program managers, systems developers, and supply chain managers. You will be able to register to attend both days or either Day 1 or 2.
Our workshops are designed to be truly interactive with full participant engagement. Blocks of open discussion time are scheduled throughout both days.
Our workshop focus: How can Trusted Microelectronics provide better hardware assurance throughout a system’s lifecycle? What are the technology-based solutions being explored to ensure trustable microelectronics? How can defense programs gain access to leading edge, state of the practice, and legacy microelectronics capabilities without risking intellectual property theft, malicious insertion, and counterfeiting? How can hardware assurance strategies consider the benefits of using Trusted Microelectronics? How can industry better engage with government programs in a system’s sustainment phase?
Workshop format: Responding to participants’ requests, we will allow time for participants to get lunch on your own, and then resume our meeting. This format allows us to keep the registration cost low and provides participants more networking time.
Who should attend: Government and industry program managers, systems engineers and developers, microelectronics developers, technology experts, systems security engineers, microelectronics policy makers, supply chain and sustainment officials, information security managers, and purchasing and procurement professionals.
Representatives from the Trusted Accredited Supplier Steering Group will be on hand to describe how they can address the challenges faced by government program managers. The Trusted Accredited Supplier Steering Group is a self-formed alliance of companies that have been accredited by Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) to provide Trusted Microelectronics products and services to Government programs. The Group consists of Aeroflex Corporation, BAE Systems Inc., Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, Honeywell International, Intrinsix Corp, Jazz Semiconductor Trusted Foundry, Novati Technologies Inc., ONSemiconductor, Photronics Inc., and Teledyne Technologies, Inc.
Date: Tuesday August 16th, 8:30am – 4:45pm and Wednesday August 17th, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center, 2121 Crystal Drive Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22202
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