The Combat Air Forces (CAF) Weapons and Tactics Conference (WEPTAC) is an annual two week event that brings together hundreds of warfighters from the CAF to discuss current issues, to look at future issues, and to provide solutions for joint employment of forces. New technology is the key area. Attendance is primarily Air Force personnel, but there has been an increasing amount of participation from the Army, Navy and Marines. This movement focuses on joint warfighting. It is hosted by the United States Warfare Center and run by Air Combat Command Directorate of Operations. An independent Industry Trade Show runs concurrently during the second week of the CAF WEPTAC and is open to all defense industry organization including small bushiness who want to showcase their existing and future technologies and capabilities. It presents an opportunity for the defense industry to meet with warfighters who currently use or potentially will use their products. They are able to obtain direct feedback from the actual warfighters on what they like and don’t like about existing products technology and hear about products they would like to see in the future. Industry representatives may participate if invited by the working group chairman. BGI will be attending both the industry trade show and several of the sessions in the second week. “Many of our existing relationships in industry and current contracts were the result of attending WEPTAC. It is the best conference for warfighter integration and exposure,” says CEO Phil Dismukes.