Digitizing the Army to Enable Formations Today and Tomorrow

Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium (GVSETS) & Modernization Update provides the opportunity to personally network and share technical research to approximately 2,000 attendees.

Scientists and engineers from government, academia and industry are invited to submit papers for the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Michigan Chapter’s 16th Annual GVSETS & Modernization Update, in coordination with The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD).

NDIA is dedicated to enhancing warfighter capabilities and finding solutions for capability gaps which are growing in scope and complexity for current and future conflicts. The focus of the 2024 GVSETS is partnering with industry, government, and academia to explore technical areas that can support future formations and the digitization of the current and future Army.


Tuesday, August 13
Technical Sessions (8:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Opening Remarks
  • Autonomy Panel
  • Tech Session Papers and Invited Speakers
  • Outdoor Reception (starts at 5:15pm)
Wednesday, August 14
Main Session (8:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Warfighter Panel
  • Guest Speaker: Young Bang, Principal Deputy, ASA(ALT)
  • Digital Engineering Panel
  • Detroit Arsenal Leadership (DTA) Panel
  • Exhibit Hall Reception (starts at 5:00pm)
Thursday, August 15
Modernization Update (8:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Guest Speaker: Peter Singer, Strategist and Author
  • Congressional Panel
  • Army Contracting Command DTA Panel
  • PEOs Modernization Panel

GVSETS Technical Session Topics

2024 Call for Papers is Closed
  • Autonomy, Artificial Intelligence, & Robotics
  • Digital Engineering / Systems Engineering
  • Modeling, Simulation, Prototyping, and Validation
  • Modular Open Systems Approach
  • Power & Mobility
  • Lab to Logistics, to include the following topics:
    • Additive Materials
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Demand Reduction
    • Contested Logistics
    • Predictive and Preventative Maintenance
    • Lethality
    • Biomanufacturing

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August 13-15, 2024


Suburban Collection Showplace

46100 Grand River Ave

Novi, MI 48374

2024 Executive Sponsors

Rheinmetall Defence
GS Engineering
General Dynamics Land Systems
Leonardo DRS
Clemson University
Pratt Miller
LOC Performance
Navistar Defense
Raytheon Technologies
AM General