MOVES 2024 Open House Agenda

The agenda for the 2024 MOVES Open House is below. Although we still have a few things to add, this will be very close to the final version. 


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Industry Day is now full, so we can't take additional companies.

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Tuesday's Events


  • Information on MOVES status, its future, and the curriculum

  • Briefs on MOVES research


  • Briefs on MOVES research

  • Army Keynote: COL Heath McCormick

  • Reception

Wednesday's Events


  • Naval keynote

  • Alumni presentations


  • Briefs on MOVES research

  • Briefs on NPS programs of interest

  • Demo night of recent MOVES work by faculty and students

Thursday's Events


  • Industry Keynote: Mr. David Allsop

  • How industry can work with MOVES

  • Briefs on afternoon demos from industry partners


  • Demos from industry partners

2024 Keynote Speakers

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2024 Army Keynote Speaker

Army Keynote Speaker

Colonel Heath McCormick, USA

COL McCormick is currently the military director of the Army Modeling and Simulation Office (AMSO).

COL McCormick began his career in the Infantry. He was selected to serve as a Simulation Operations Officer (Functional Area 57) in 2007, and since then has served in a variety of billets. His FA-57 tours include serving as the Deputy Regimental S-8 while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 75th Ranger Regiment, the Deputy Director of the Fort Bragg Mission Training Complex at Fort Bragg, NC, and as the G-37, Director of Training and Exercises, for U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) and subsequently as the Director of the Joint Multinational Simulation Center, under the 7th Army Training Command.

Read his full biography.

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DoD Keynote Speaker

Mr. John Gartska

Director for Cyber Warfare within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Platform and Weapon Portfolio Management (PWPM), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)).

Mr. John Garstka's current responsibilities include oversight of the development and acquisition of capabilities for cyberspace operations and implementation of DoD’s Strategic Cybersecurity Program, which focuses on cyber hardening the Department’s highest priority missions. As the Director for Cyber Warfare he pioneered the application of Cyber Resiliency assessments to help Combatant Commands understand cyber risks to critical missions and the application of Mission Focused Cyber Hardening to prioritize cyber mitigations.

Mr. Garstka began his career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He was commissioned in 1983 after graduating as a Distinguished Graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a BS in Mathematics. He earned a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Stanford University in 1985 and served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years and in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for 15 years.

He has an extensive background in systems engineering, mission analysis, cyber risk assessment, and capability development for space, communications, networking, and cyber capabilities. His experience includes material solution analysis for space surveillance systems, communications satellites, unmanned aerial systems communications, airborne networking, cyber ranges, and capabilities for cyber situational awareness. As an operations research analyst he conducted force structure analysis for the Air Force Officer Force and the Air Force Acquisition Workforce.

He has written and spoken extensively on the topics of network-centric warfare, warfighting innovation, and defense transformation.

Mr. Garstka is married to Diane and resides in Springfield, VA and is the proud parent of four children.

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2024 Industry Keynote Speaker

Industry Keynote Speaker

David Allsop - Boeing Corporation

David Allsop is currently the chief systems engineer on the F-15EX program at the Boeing Company. He has held a number of senior technical and leadership roles on a number of aerospace platforms across space, commercial and defense systems.

He is an associate technical fellow, manage the Boeing modeling and simulation community of excellence, chair of the NDIA Modeling and Simulation subcommittee and chair or advise a number of systems engineering, modeling or simulation working groups in NDIA and INCOSE.