STS is a classified (SECRET/NOFORN) three-day conference held at the Kossiakoff Center on the campus of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. This is a premier opportunity for Navy leadership, Industry, and Academia to engage in productive technical exchanges. Industry, government, and academia are invited to submit abstracts for presentation.
The on-site format includes selected displays of new technology developments. Speakers generally allow time for Q&A and there are breaks between sessions to foster discussion and networking
STS 2021 Theme: “Balancing Capability and Force Structure for High-End Combat”
|Through the first decade of the 21st century, the Submarine Force focused on projecting power ashore while operating from uncontested littorals. For the second decade, advances in the capabilities of near-peer adversaries have led to a return of great power competition and the renewed importance of sea control. Current world events emphasize the need to maintain agility to allow successful operation in any environment. To maintain undersea superiority, each U.S. submarine must be equipped and prepared to engage across a spectrum of combat operations and, if so called upon, deliver lethal force. The increased capacity of our adversaries requires broadening the breadth and capacity of the Undersea Enterprise to integrate novel technologies into CONOPS and systems to ensure control of the undersea domain. The Navy is also facing tremendous internal challenges to maintain the current Force with limited resources while fully funding future development. This tension requires the Submarine Force to balance the capability inherent in each submarine class with that of the overall force structure to ensure the fleet can sustain a prolonged conflict. This symposium challenges the Submarine Community to develop and deliver the next technological innovations to strike this balance. With that in mind, we invite you to the 2021 Submarine Technology Symposium with the theme of “Balancing Capability and Force Structure for High-End Combat,” as covered in the following sessions:|
2021 Session Descriptions
- TUESDAY, JULY 20 —STS 2021 Program Agenda: “Balancing Capability and Force Structure for High-End Combat” – Day 1
- WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 — STS 2021 Program Agenda: “Balancing Capability and Force Structure for High-End Combat” – Day 2
- THURSDAY, JULY 22 — STS 2021 Program Agenda: “Balancing Capability and Force Structure for High-End Combat” – Day 3
2021 Registration Fees:
SUBMARINE TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
Industry/Contractors and Academia
U.S. Government (not contractors): Active Duty Military and Government Civilians
2021 Refund Policy — All refund and cancellation requests must be submitted in writing no later than 9 July 2021 by sending an email to email@example.com. Refunds on or before 9 July 2021 will be charged a $50.00 fee. There are no refunds for cancellations after 9 July 2021.
About the DVDs – The $250 technical DVD will be at the SECRET/NOFORN level, with PPTX files from the technical presentations and some papers in PDF format.
The 2021 Submarine Technology Symposium Proceedings (classified technical presentations) will be available free on SIPRNET.
To purchase a classified DVD, use the button below. The form requires contact information for your Security POC, the address for receiving classified material, and (if not government) your organization’s Cage Code, as well as a credit or debit card for payment. DO NOT ORDER A CLASSIFIED DVD IF YOUR ORGANIZATION IS NOT CLEARED TO RECEIVE AND HOLD INFORMATION CLASSIFIED SECRET/NOFORN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.
The $100 unclassified DVD of some keynote speakers will be in MP4 format. The DVD is expected to include ADM Frank Caldwell, The Honorable James F. Geurts, Mr. Ron O’Rourke, Representative Joe Courtney, and VADM William Galinis. To purchase the unclassified DVD, use the button below.
Admittance into the Symposium will not be permitted unless a valid DoD clearance is received in advance.
All attendees, including government civilians and Active Duty, must submit a Classified Visit Request to the JHU/APL Visitor Control Office by Monday 12 July, via the Defense Information System for Security (DISS has replaced JPAS) to SMO code 888984. POC for the DISS form is Andrea Bennett at 240-228-4275.
Indicate that the visit is for “Submarine Technology Symposium” with event dates July 20-22, 2021. (If you are a speaker attending the run-through on July 19, request event dates July 19-22, 2021.)
Direct questions to JHU/APL Visitor control at 240-228-5661.
U.S. Government / Military Quota Control
The number of government/military personnel who can attend is limited and will be by individual invitation. If you wish to attend, send an email request with your name and organization to Tony Bausas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Active Duty speakers – summer whites
Active Duty attendees – khakis
Civilian attendees – business casual
To be posted soon