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    • 3 Apr 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual- Zoom Webinar

    Please join DaytonDefense for this free event hosted by Elaine Bryant, EVP for Aerospace and Defense, DDC; Mr Robert Fookes, SES, Director of Engineering and Technical Management, AFMC; and Kyle Hurst, DAF Digital Transformation Lead. 

    Please join us for the April 2023 Digital Dayton Roundtable. 

    Please CLICK HERE to register. 

    • 17 May 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn, Beavercreek
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               We are excited to welcome Ms. Kathy Watern, SES, Executive Director, Life Cycle Management Center as our Guest Speaker.

    Kathy L. Watern official photo

    Kathy L. Watern, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Executive Director, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The organization is the single center responsible for total life cycle management covering all aircraft, engines, munitions and electronic systems. The center is responsible for more than 28,000 AFLCMC Airmen, civilian and contractor employees performing center missions from 77 locations.

    Mrs. Watern began her career in the private industry and entered federal civil service in 1984. She has served in a variety of financial management and acquisition assignments at Wright-Patterson AFB in the F-15 Eagle, F-22 Raptor and Air Combat System Program Offices as well as the Acquisition Cost Division.

    Prior to moving to Headquarters Air Force, she worked as the Director, Cost and Economics Analysis Division, Financial Management and Comptroller Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Center. She was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2010.

    • 31 Jul 2023
    • 4 Aug 2023
    • Dayton Convention Center

    Again in 2023, the Life Cycle Management Center's (LCMC) Life Cycle Industry Days (LCID) and the Air Force Research Lab’s (AFRL) Wright Dialogue with Industry (WDI) will take place within the same week (31 July - 4 August). LCID and WDI will remain standalone events but are taking place in one week to optimize the sharing of information, collaboration and discussion. LCID will take place 31 July - 2 August and WDI will take place 2-4 August. 

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