Join to learn more about how practitioners should approach DMSMS as a constant thread throughout the life cycle. It’s much more than trying to source a replacement for an obsolete part in sustainment. Full awareness begins with system design, embodies parts resilience to set the stage for an effective DMSMS posture, includes Intellectual Property (IP) challenges and opportunities to enable sustainment, and includes understanding sources of parts that are introduced into your system, to name just a few considerations. Kevin Boenning, US Army Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center DMSMS Team Lead, will moderate a panel of subject matter experts sharing perspectives on DMSMS as a recurring theme throughout the life cycle, and the challenges of making it affordable and effective.SpeakersImage
Kevin BoenningThe United States Army Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center DMSMS Team Lead
Kevin Boenning started working with the Department of Defense in 2020 as the United States Army Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center DMSMS Team Lead. Within his first year, the DMSMS Working Group increased the number of completed DMSMS Management Plans by 300% compared to the previous 24 months and in 2021 his team received the DMSMS Team Achievement Award. A champion of workforce development, he's coordinated several seminars that enhance the knowledge and skill set of C5ISR Center personnel on topics such as Electronic Part Obsolescence Management, Counterfeit Parts, Parts Research & Technical Documentation, DMSMS Contract Language, and International Institute of Obsolescence Management (IIOM) training. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County's Mechanical Engineering program.Image
Brent BolnerAcquisition Logistics Advisor, Army
Mr. Brent Bolner is the Acquisition Logistics Advisor in the Army Futures Command (AFC) Long Range Precision Fire (LRPF) team at Ft. Sill, OK, supporting the LRPF as the Army’s top modernization priority. He’s considered a DMSMS and Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Subject Matter Expert, and his career includes support of landmark DoD projects such as the Tomahawk Cruise Missile, Ship Shock Trials and Combat System Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT) of the USS Mobile Bay (CG-53), and being a “plank owner” member of the design team for the USS San Antonio (LPD-17) Amphibious Assault Ship Class. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2013-2014 as a Navy Civilian and was awarded the Army Outstanding Civil Service Medal. Mr. Bolner is a published author and frequent contributor to defense magazines. His article “Supply Chain Risks and Solutions in the Adaptive Acquisition Framework” was included in the Jan/Feb 2023 edition of Defense Acquisition Magazine. Mr. Bolner received the DMSMS Lifetime Achievement Award in January 2023.Image
Christa BleyleBusiness Development Director of Rochester Electronics’ Federal Group
Christa Bleyle is the Business Development Director of Rochester Electronics’ Federal Group, based out of their Tempe, AZ office. Rochester created the Federal Group to enable the government to understand all their options and make educated decisions when it comes to sustaining microelectronics for the warfighter. Christa has been with Rochester over 6 years in various roles from sales, Channel Manager, and now focusing on the government. Her previous experience was primarily in electronics distribution and manufacturing. She is a graduate of Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business.
As a proud industry partner with the DMSMS community, she enjoys finding solutions that allow the U.S. Military to avoid redesign – whether it’s through our authorized distribution or continuing the lifecycle on EOL semiconductors with Rochester’s licensed manufacturing and design services.Image
Dan FitzpatrickMechanical Engineer Design Team Lead, C5ISR Prototype Integration Facility (PIF)
Mr. Fitzpatrick is the Mechanical Engineer Design Team Lead, C5ISR Prototype Integration Facility (PIF). He has over 15 years of experience in design engineering specific to combat and tactical vehicle platforms, with 10 years focused on C5ISR systems integration. As a senior engineer, he coordinated design and analysis activities within the C5ISR PIF team while collaborating with government prototyping facilities at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Mr. Fitzpatrick developed technical data packages (TDP) to government specifications across various platforms, as well as performed finite element analysis (FEA) on individual components of systems. During his years of experience in the role of mechanical engineer, on multiple occasions, he managed engineers and technical staff to develop prototype electro-mechanical C5ISR systems for the U.S. Army. This included managing drawing documentation using Creo Parametric software, data management in Windchill, procurement logistics, fabrication, and integration tasks. In addition, he has coordinated program development and program management efforts for government PM clients while working for Booz Allen Hamilton. Mr. Fitzpatrick graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree and has continued his professional development by obtaining certifications as a Certified Senior Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) Professional by ASME, and a Certified Welding Engineer by the American Welding Society (AWS).Image
John McDonoughAviation Electronics Technician, Navy
John McDonough, served as an Aviation Electronics Technician in the Navy, followed by 15 years of production and manufacturing experience, earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Robert Morris University and brought that experience to the Army. John now serves as the Lead Engineer in fielding and sustainment for U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM). Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center located in Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Maryland. As the Lead engineer, he is responsible for providing technical solutions to the sustainment community in support of fielded weapon systems. He continues to provide expertise in strategic sustainment engineering management to the C5ISR center and related community in support of Army readiness objectives.