Symposium allows Robins workforce to share vision, requirements Published Nov. 2, 2012 By Kendahl Johnson Robins Public Affairs ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Senior leaders and managers at Robins are preparing to share plans for the base during the coming years at the annual Requirements Symposium, Wednesday and Thursday at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. The symposium is a unique event where members of the Robins workforce share their current and future requirements and organizational vision of the future, allowing industry to better respond to current and future needs of Robins and plan for support to the warfighter. "The over-arching goal of the symposium is to support the warfighter and Robins with a better informed, competitive industry base, and a broader, more dynamic small business base," said Chuck Pollard, Enterprise Acquisition Branch. "The interaction and information sharing with industry supports our better buying power and efficiency initiatives and assists in Robins' efforts to be good stewards of taxpayers' dollars." This is the 10th year Robins has co-hosted the Requirements Symposium. The theme is "Celebrating a Decade of Air Force and Industry Dedicated to the Warfighter." Keynote speakers include Rep. Austin Scott, Lt. Gen. C.D. Moore, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, Air Force Sustainment Center commander. There will be nearly 50 breakout sessions. These sessions are led by the resident subject matter experts, offering attendees direct contact with program managers, engineers and other decision makers, and providing information on the many ongoing and future programs. The breakout sessions typically focus on potential future requirements at Robins but also include informational briefings such as energy conservation, transportation initiatives, and small business training sessions hosted by the Robins AFB Small Business Office. There will also be briefings from the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center and the Small Business Innovative Research Office. For a additional information such as a complete list of breakout topics, or to register as an attendee, visit http://www.wrcoc-aic.org/Page8.aspx.