In a February 3, 2017 memo entitled “2017 Product Support Manager Workshop”, the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness (L&MR) announced the 2017 Office of the Secretary of Defense Product Support Manager (PSM) Workshop, which is scheduled for June 6-8, 2017.
The 2017 PSM Workshop theme is “Product Support for the Capabilities of the Future” and will feature a range of government and industry presentations on Product Support as an Enabler of Capability Investment (Day 1), Product Support for New Capabilities (Day 2), and Product Support for Dual-Use, Rapidly Acquired Technology (Day 3). This Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) approved Workshop will provide an opportunity to develop the workforce’s Life Cycle Logistics competency, share best practices, and strengthen collaboration between industry and government leaders. This year’s workshop will be the fifth Product Support Manager (PSM) Workshop conducted by the department since 2011.
Scheduled for three days, the 2017 PSM Workshop will be held at the General Jacob E. Smart Conference Center at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland beginning Tuesday, June 6, 2017, with check in starting at 7:30 am, and concluding at 11:45 am on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Service break-out sessions will be held immediately following the Workshop at 11:45 on Thursday, June 8, 2017.
Food options and light refreshments during the Workshop will be available for purchase with personal funds in advance on the registration website. For those outside the local area who cannot attend the Workshop, Video Teleconference Capability (VTC) will be available. Dial-in details and locations will be provided on the registration website.
Online registration for the 2017 PSM Workshop will be available beginning later this month through Friday, May 26, 2017. The agenda, directions, and other administrative information will be located on the same website. Briefing charts will be posted no later than Friday, June 2, 2017. Workshop attire is business causal and uniform of the day. For out-of-town attendees, on-site lodging within walking distance of the conference center is also available, including 75 rooms specifically reserved for this event.
Mark your calendars now. Further details, including the announcement memo and registration information will be available on the ODASD (Materiel Readiness) website and the DAU Logistics Community of Practice (LOG CoP) PSM Reference Repository. And of course, periodically check this LOG Blog for the latet information.