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WORLDWIDE CSSAMO CONFERENCE

The Worldwide Combat Service Support Automation Management Office (CSSAMO) conference will be held 26 and 27 August in the Green Auditorium of the Army Logistics Management College (ALMC) located at Fort Lee, Virginia.  Seats are still available, but online registration ends 12 August.  For more information or to register, visit the conference website at www.alu.army.mil/CSSAMO/cssamo_home.htm.  The event is sponsored by the Combined Arms Support Command; Project Manager, Logistics Information Systems; and ALMC.

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MILITARY LOGISTICS SUMMIT 2008

The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement will hold its Military Logistics Summit at the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, in Vienna, Virginia, 22 to 25 September.  This fourth annual event will bring logistics leaders and decisionsmakers together to discuss strategies and initiatives for the logistics operational readiness of today and tomorrow.  The agenda this year focuses on performance-based logistics, asset visibility, supply chain management, and business process modernization.

For more information or to register, visit www.MilitaryLogisticsSummit.com.

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DEFENSE LOGISTICS 2008

The eighth annual Defense Logistics conference is coming to the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, Virginia, 2 to 5 December.  The North American cross-service conference is designed to give leaders a better understanding of how to leverage commercial industry expertise to meet customers' changing needs and how to expand possibilities by focusing on future developments that will affect logisticians and warfighters.

For more information or to register, visit www.defenselog.com.

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NEW ARMY KNOWLEDGE ONLINE SUSTAINMENT FORUM

Logisticians across the Army can now meet online to discuss issues and exchange ideas at a new Sustain Warfighting Forum (Sustain WfF) hosted by Army Knowledge Online.  The portal is a collaboration established by the Army Forces Command, Army Materiel Command, and Army Training and Doctrine Command in an effort to get sustainment Soldiers and logisticians in all Army components talking about their experiences, exchanging knowledge, and working as a total Army sustainment team.  The portal is new, so Soldiers are invited to check out online tools, look around, and provide feedback.  The web address is https://forums.bcks.army.mil/secure/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=555510

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NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING GROUP CALLING FOR PAPERS FOR DECEMBER CONFERENCE

The 56th Defense Working Group on Nondestructive Testing (DWGNDT) will be held 9 to 11 December at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego, California.  The DWGNDT is an annual meeting of technical experts from all US Government activities and military commands that are responsible for development or application of nondestructive methods in research, engineering, maintenance, and quality assurance.

The group is now looking for technical and nondestructive testing problem papers that may be helpful to members of the NDT community, particularly papers by technicians in the field.  Abstracts of papers can be emailed to Michael.Kleinschek@dcma.mil.  In order to be considered, abstracts must be received no later than 12 September.  The format for technical papers can be found at www.dwgndt.org.

This year's meeting is hosted by the Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command.  the working group is restricted to US military, Government civilians, and Government contractors.  Identification is required.

Personnel from nongovernment organizations performing specific Government-funded projects, sponsored by active US military or Government civilian employees and approved by the steering committee, will be allowed to attend the full Wednesday session of this year's conference, but they must be US citizens.  Photo identification is required for these preregistered individuals.

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