2017 Combined Light Armor Survivability Panel (CLASP)

CLASP
Registration is open to U.S. Citizens with a Secret Clearance Only

Events

Overview
Event Date: 
November 14, 2017 to November 15, 2017

INTRODUCTION:  Announcing the 49th CLASP meeting, scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. (registration from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.) on November 14, 2017 and continue through 4 p.m. (tentatively) on November 15. The host will be the Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM 87123.  Meeting will be held at the PRS Conference Center (Building 201).  The host/point-of-contact for the meeting is Mr. Darren Luke (darren.luke.1@us.af.mil, 505-846-5135). Meeting registration will be completed through DSIAC website.  This meeting will be at the classified level both days and is open to government, industry and academia that have the appropriate clearance. 

BACKGROUND:  CLASP began in the mid-80s, originally assembled to coordinate light armor activities between the U.S. Army and United States Marine Corps. During the past ~35 years CLASP has provided a venue for working level discussions and has expanded to sharing information between Government services, industry and academia in virtually all areas of survivability. The name, CLASP, highlights light armor discussions due to its origin but is much more today.

CLASP is a “working-level” meeting for engineers and technical personnel from both the Science and Technology development as well as systems engineers from the Program Management arena to exchange information. This creates an ideal opportunity for the technology developers to get direct feedback from the platform system engineer. As such, the vast majority of the discussions will be technical in nature. This is an ideal opportunity for leading industry and academic research teams to meet with their Government counterparts. We will be discussing current programs and current issues of interest to the survivability community.

MEETING FORMAT:  All presentations should be planned for approximately 20 minutes with time included for questions and answers.  INDUSTRY PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO BRIEF the technical aspects of an ongoing survivability effort that is funded by a government agency.  This is required for three reasons:

  1. To ensure that all participants are contributing to the meeting.
  2. To keep the gathering to a reasonable size.
  3. Eliminate marketing briefings

Industry participants, be advised that if there are fellow industry participants in the audience who you would rather not have present during your presentation, you may request that they leave the room.  You, the presenter, are solely responsible for any need to know restrictions and authorizations required for your presentation. 

REGISTRATION:

Step 1 - This applies to all briefers (government, industry, and academia).  Please submit an unclassified Title and brief abstract to the Chairman, Ken Branham at kenneth.branham@navy.mil.  Include your organization and state whether or not the presentation will be classified.  If it is classified, what Security classification Guide is being used.  Cut-off date for all Title/Abstract submittal (ALL ABSTRACTS NEED TO BE UNCLASSIFIED) is 20 October 17. 

Step 2 - You will be notified whether your abstract was or was not accepted within 1 week of receipt. 

Step 3 - If you are industry or academia and your abstract was accepted, two representatives may register.  If you are government and your abstract was not accepted, you may still register at the website and attend.  Registrants will undergo an approval process, which includes clearance validation, to determine attendance. Light refreshments will be provided, and attendees will be asked to provide a nominal payment of between $10 and $15 per meeting day (actual total may be less and will be determined after purchases are completed).

Step 4 – If you are presenting, presentations need to be received by AFRL no later than November 8.
For unclassified briefs: email to Darren Luke (darren.luke.1@us.af.mil).  Confirm delivery via phone (505-846-5135) or NIPR email.  You may also bring a disk the morning of the meeting, but no guarantees of video compatibility. 
For classified briefs:  email via SIPR to Darren Luke (darren.p.luke.civ@mail.smil.mil).  For larger documents >20MB use a large file transfer site on SIPR or mail to:
Outer Envelope:  AFRL/RDLE, 3550 Aberdeen Ave, Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
Inner Env: Darren Luke, AFRL/RDLE, Bldg. 400, 3550 Aberdeen Ave, Kirtland AFB, NM 8711

It is preferred that classified briefings be sent via SIPRnet, however, mailed CDs will also be accepted for those who do not have access to that system. (CDs will not be returned).

AGENDA:  The meeting will include presentations from the Department of Defense and industry personnel on state-of-the-art research in ballistics protection including armor system development, light armor upgrades, material model development, and landmine blast attenuation  to name a few.  In addition, we plan to have a tour of the AFRL laser facility.  Agenda updates will be provided on the website. 

Additional key information regarding the latest agenda, security, and clearances are available at the website. Other than the refreshment “donations” during the meeting sessions, there is no registration fee because this is not a conference.

QUESTIONS:  If you have any questions concerning the upcoming meeting, please feel free to contact me to ask about your briefing topic and for local questions contact our hosts at AFRL.  All comments and suggestions are welcome.  See you in Albuquerque.

Ken Branham
CLASP Chair
(703) 604-5762 office
kenneth.branham@navy.mil

Registration
Schedule

Location
Location: 
PRS Conference Center (Bldg. 201)
Air Force Research Laboratory - Kirtland AFB
2000 Wyoming Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
United States
Maps

 

Air Force Research Laboratory

2000 Wyoming Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123

Security
Security Deadline: 
October 8, 2019

Send visit request to AFRL SMO code KV1MFSCC6. The contact number for JPAS confirmation is AFRL/RD Badge Office at (505) 853-4400 (DSN 243). You may also contact RDLE’s main office at (505) 846-8421.

Your POC at AFRL/RDLE will be:
Darren Luke
AFRL/RDLE
3550 Aberdeen Ave., Bldg 400,
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117,
(505) 846-5135 (DSN 246-5135), (on base 6-5135) 

Attendees without JPAS access need to send visit request via fax.  Fax requests to the AFRL Visitor Control Center at (505) 846-2190 or (505) 846-2665 SOR Fax.  If there are any questions you can reach us at (505) 846-7355.  The visit request must be typed and on your company letter head.  You should us the format that is best suited for your operation; however it must contain all applicable information.  The visit request must be signed by your security office/manager as to verify your employment and clearance status.  Without the signature the visit request is invalid and will not be processed.  All visit requests must be faxed.  Visitors can not hand carry their own visit request. 

  1. NAME
  2. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
  3. JOB TITLE/POSITION
  4. DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH
  5. CITIZENSHIP
  6. LEVEL OF CLEARANCE
  7. DATE OF CLEARANCE
  8. NAME, ORGANIZATION (RD or RV), AND PHONE NUMBER OF PERSON TO BE VISITED (POC)
  9. PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION FOR THE VISIT IN SUFFICIENT DETAIL
  10. DATE OR PERIOD DURING WHICH THE VISIT IS TO BE VALID
  11. YOUR COMPANY NAME, ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER
  12. SIGNATURE OF YOUR SECURITY MANAGER/CEO/PRESIDENT
  13. NAME OF YOUR SECURITY MANAGER
Additional Info
Additional Information

Classification Level: Secret.
Base Access: All attendees will need a CAC to access the base.  All others can be sponsored on by a driver with a CAC or by making prior arrangements with me to obtain access
Dress Code: Business Casual.
For detailed visitor information including maps, please download this PowerPoint.

Presentations

Deliver by 08 November 2017 to ensure document is delivered and usable

Email via SIPR to Darren Luke

Mail using appropriate means and packaging
Outer Envelope:    
AFRL/RDLE 
3550 Aberdeen Ave.
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117

Inner Envelope:
Darren Luke
AFRL/RDLE, Bldg. 400 
3550 Aberdeen Ave.
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117

 

Points of Contact: 

CAPT Kenneth Branham
Email: kenneth.branham@navy.mil
Phone: 703-604-5762

Mr. Darren Luke
Email: darren.luke.1@us.af.mil
Phone: 505-846-5135

Daniel Whipp
Email: daniel.whipp@dsiac.org
Phone: 443-360-4600