Colonel David W. Madden to Keynote Military Technologies Conference

BOSTON, March 2006 Colonel David W. Madden, Director, Enterprise Integration Group, Electronic Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., will deliver the keynote address to the 2006 Military Technologies Conference being held March 14-15 in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Ballroom- Third Level.

BOSTON, March 2006 Colonel David W. Madden, Director, Enterprise Integration Group, Electronic Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., will deliver the keynote address to the 2006 Military Technologies Conference being held March 14-15 in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Ballroom- Third Level.

"I can think of no one more appropriate or compelling than Colonel Madden to keynote the conference this year," says John McHale, chairman of the Military Technologies Conference Advisory Council and executive editor of Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine. "This year's conference highlights the technological challenges facing the U.S. military services and Colonel Madden will address these challenges of achieving a net-centric environment."

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) transformation is well underway and network-centric operations are the centerpiece. This transformation from weapon-centric to network-centric warfare is not without its challenges to the government and industry, according to Colonel Madden. "Electronic Systems Center (ESC), as the acquisition lead for the C4ISR enterprise, is working to address those technical, business, and organizational challenges, but needs the help of industry to succeed. Executable business models, improved business processes, collaborative technical planning and strong strategic partnerships are only but a few of the key factors that will help us rapidly field net-centric C4ISR capabilities."

McHale points out that the engineers, engineering managers, program and project managers, employed by prime contractors, subcontractors, integrators and other defense electronics manufacturers and their counterparts in the DOD, military facilities and research agencies/facilities are uniquely positioned to help achieve this transformation. "We believe the Military Technologies Conference offers a unique forum to reach out and connect to these experts and centers of expertise."

Colonel Madden entered the Air Force in 1980 after graduating from the Virginia Military Institute and has gained vast experience in the acquisition, engineering, and operations arenas during the past 25 years. He has evaluated foreign aerospace technology capabilities, has chaired a National Level Intelligence Community committee, has developed space related advanced C3I systems, was a director of engineering, commanded a National Reconnaissance Operations squadron and defined documented operational requirements for the future transformational space systems.

In addition to Colonel Madden's keynote, the conference will have three comprehensive, highly focused modules with targeted sessions led by some of the best speakers in the industry and an expansive exhibition floor with key industry manufacturers, suppliers and distributors showcasing the newest products and technologies in military transformation. For more information about the Military Technologies Conference visit www.miltechconference.com.

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