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Topics - DAY 1
RADM James "Jamie" Kelly, USN (ret) Dean of the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership.
CAPT. Robert "Barney" Rubel USN (ret) Dean NWC Unmanned Systyems Course
Dr. Rand LeBouvier CAPT USN(ret) "Safety and Regulations Initiatives Impacting Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Systems"
This presentation discusses current U.S. and E.U. initiatives for proposed Domestic and International Regulations as well as the potential impact of U.S ratification of the United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III) on unmanned undersea vehicle systems. These proposed regulatory efforts will impact the entire unmanned undersea systems industry and its clientele profoundly, have the potential to prohibitively restrict the exploitation of undersea resources, and have immediate and stultifying effects on military requirements and attendant design considerations. It is imperative that both the U.S. Navy and U.S. industry be cognizant of these initiatives and become actively involved nowin the process to prevent a recurrence of the unfortunate situation that caused tremendous additional costs and delays in fielding of unmanned air systems due to FAA regulations.
Will O'Halloran, Bluefin Robotics - The Recent Search for Amelia Earhart
UV UNIVERSITY SESSION 1:
Steven Shaker, Instructor
NETWORKING RECEPTION: 1700-1900hrs
Topics - DAY 2
Captain Duane Ashton, US Navy Captain Ashton was selected as Major Program Manager for the Navy’s Unmanned Maritime System Program Office, PMS 406 within the Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ship (PEO LCS) portfolio. Prior to this, Captain Ashton began his Acquisition Corps Professional tour as a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Manager in both the Strategic Technology Office and Defense Sciences Office.
UV UNIVERSITY SESSION 2:
Steven Shaker, Instructor -- Unmanned Sea and Maritime Vehicles (Technical Training)
A full -day technical session for engineers, operational personnel, managers, program managers.
NETWORKING RECEPTION: 1700-1900hrs
CAPT Duane Ashton Captain Duane R. Ashton graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering; he was commissioned in December 1983. He graduated from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI, with a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies in 1996. In July 2010, Captain Ashton was selected as Major Program Manager for the Navy’s Unmanned Maritime System Program Office, PMS 406 within the Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ship (PEO LCS) portfolio. Prior to this, Captain Ashton began his Acquisition Corps Professional tour as a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Manager in both the Strategic Technology Office and Defense Sciences Office. Captain Ashton served as Commanding Officer of the USS COLUMBIA from 2001- 2004. Prior sea billets include Junior Officer on USS Omaha; Navigator and Operations Officer on USS Salt Lake City and emergent relief as Navigator on USS LA JOLLA; Staff Submarine Warfare and Plans Officer for Commander, Carrier Group Three on the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN Battle Group; and Executive Officer on USS NEBRASKA. Captain Ashton’s shore billets include Submarines Communications Branch Head for Commander, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Command in Washington, DC; Strategic Policy Planner with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Nuclear Arms Control Division, International Negotiations Deputy Directorate, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5); and as Submarine Acquisition, Engineering Refueling Overhaul and Strategic Programs Branch Head in the Submarine Warfare Division Office (N871) of the Chief of Naval Operations. He then went on to complete an Individual Augmentee (IA) assignment as the Regime Crimes Liaisons Office Chief of Staff in Baghdad, Iraq. Captain Ashton married the former Hilda Luisa Canizalez Meza of Chula Vista, California in September 1978.
Rand D. LeBouvier, Ph.D., CAPT, USN (ret) CAPT LeBouvier, a former surface warfare officer, retired from the service and the position of Director of the Decision Making and Implementation course at the Naval War College to join Bluefin Robotics Corporation. His position prior to War College was as the first Head, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Section in the Air Warfare directorate in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington D.C. where he was responsible for resources and requirements for the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) UAV, the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV), the Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTUAV) UAV, and the Tactical Control System (TCS). Previous assignments include Current Operations officer on the SEVENTHFLT staff homeported in Yokosuka Japan, the commissioning Commanding Officer of USS Carter Hall (LSD-50), assistant Surface Commander and Lieutenant Commander Assignment Officer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, D.C., Executive Officer of USS Germantown, where he participated in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield, and as the J-5 Navy Planner for United States Southern Command in Panama, where he participated in the planning and execution of Operation Just Cause in December 1989. CAPT LeBouvier is a 1978 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, the UnitedStates Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the University of Rhode Island where he received his first Master’s degree in Marine Affairs, the Naval War College where he received his second Master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies and was awarded first prize in the AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association) C4Icategory for his paper Extending Operational Reach With Unmanned Systems, which was subsequently published in the Naval Institute Proceedings, and Salve Regina University where he received his doctorate with a thesis on the human implications of robotic technology.
Steven M. Shaker, is a noted technologist and futurist and has authored numerous books, articles and trade studies on robotics and unmanned systems. He is an expert on competitive intelligence and international market research and has performed various competitive assessments and forecasts for industry and the government.. Mr. Shaker is a former senior executive with the US Government and also served as a Senior Technical Advisor with SRI International, and as a Vice President with Evidence Based Research, Inc. He was a consultant to the Navy’s UUV Master Plan, and has served on various DARPA and Intelligence Community study panels. Among Mr. Shaker’s publications include: ”War Without Men: Robots on The Future Battlefield” published by Pergamon-Brassey’s (1987); Unmanned Vehicle Systems: Military and Civil Robots for the 21st Century and Beyond, Pasha Publications (1994); and “The WarRoom Guide to Competitive Intelligence”, published by McGraw Hill (1999). He has authored more that 150 articles related to the future, advanced technology and unmanned systems which have been featured in journals including: Unmanned Systems, The Futurist, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, The Naval Institute Proceedings, and the Naval Submarine Review. Mr. Shaker has a Master’s Degree in Management from Washington State University, a BA from the University of Florida in Political Science and has conducted doctoral work in Public Policy from Virginia Tech.
Will O'Halloran, has been with Bluefin Robotics since 2003. He manages the Marine Operations department and is responsible for trials, testing and delivery of Bluefin vehicles to customers around the world. His work at Bluefin has included integration and testing of inertial navigation systems, pressure tolerant battery systems, synthetic aperture side scan sonar and digital imaging for subsea environments. He is currently a member of the vehicle design team for the DARPA DSOP program which is producing a full ocean depth system for extended duration operations.He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Production Management and a Master of Professional Studies in Interactive Telecommunications both from New York University. His thesis was in Tele-Haptic communication for user interface.