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Jun 10. 8th September 2010 – ComDef 2010, the 37th conference in the Common Defense series, addresses the issues of “Sustaining Programs for Defense Cooperation: Doing More with Less” relative to transformation, budgets, force structure, operations, equipment, production, modernization, inter-operability and export control initiatives. Conference Moderators are Al Volkman, Director, International Cooperation, OUSD (AT&L) and MGen. Gabriele Salvestroni, Defense & Defense Cooperation Attache, Embassy of Italy, Washington, DC.
0800-0805 Introductions of the Moderators
0815-0845 Programs for a Secure Europe
– Lt.Gen. Claudio Debertolis, Deputy National Armaments Director, Italy (invited)
– Frank Kendall, PDUSD for AT&L, Office of the Secretary of Defense (invited)

0845-0900 NATO Critical Issues
– VADM Robert G. Cooling, RN, Chief of Staff, NATO HQ (Confirmed)
0900-0945 Understanding Future Budget Choices
– Dr. Daniel Goure, Vice President, Lexington Institute (Confirmed)
– Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow, Defense Budget Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (Confirmed)
0945-1015 MEADS
– Gregory L. Kee, General Manager, NATO MEADS Management Agency (Confirmed)
1015-1030 BREAK
1030-1050 JSF International Roadmap
– Jon Schreiber. Director, International Programs, JSF (Confirmed)
1050-1150 Global Supply Chain Task Force
Moderator: Donald R. Davidson, Jr., ICT, SCRM Specialist, Globalization Task Force, DoD (Confirmed)
1150-1210 Secure Technology Sharing I
– James A. Hursch, Director, DTSA (Confirmed)
1210-1230 Secure Technology Sharing II
– Beth M. McCormick, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Trade and Regional Security, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM), State Department (invited)
1245-1415 Lunch:
– HE Ambassador Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata, Embassy of Italy (Confirmed)
1430-1545 Industrial Efficiencies in International Cooperation – Sharing Success, Sharing Risk
– Marion C. Blakey, President & CEO, AIA (Confirmed)
– Dr. Steve Bryen, President, Finmeccanica Inc. (Confirmed)
– Tom Culligan, Sr.VP Business Development, & CEO Industrial Development, Raytheon International (invited)
– Michael T. Strianese, Chairman, President & CEO, L-3 Corporation (invited)
1545-1600 BREAK
1600-1630 Civil Security using Defense Technology – The Swedish Experience
– Dan-Ake Enstedt, President, Saab North America (invited)
1630-1700 Report from the International Customer Community
– Ronald E. Genemans, Defense Cooperation Attache, Embassy of the Netherlands (Confirmed)
– Dr. Jennifer Stewart, Director General, Def. Procurement, Embassy of Canada (Confirmed)
1700-1730 Export Controls – Report from Capitol Hill
– Lauren Airey, Senior Legislative Assistant, Rep Donald A. Manzullo (IL-16) (Confirmed)
– Rep Donald A. Manzullo (IL-16) (invited)
1730-1930 Defense & Service Attaché Reception

06 Jul 10. Military video surveillance systems have become the most widely used defence technology in 2010 with worldwide sales of $7.7bn, according to a new defence report. The Visiongain “Military Video Surveillance Systems Market 2010-2020: Full-Motion Video for ISR” report found that video surveillance capability has significantly increased through the deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). US military operating in Iraq and Afghanistan is expected to increase the size of its UAV fleet from 40 in 2009 to at least 50 by the end of 2011. These systems features a full-motion video (FMV) camera with advanced motion-imagery capabilities that support ground and airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Equipped with an FMV capability, the UAV analyses the video data collected by a wide range of sensors mounted on a variety of platforms in the air or on the ground. The expansion of the usage of video surveillance systems is also demanding advances in storage technologies and the development of video analytics systems to automatically analyse the data, according to the rep

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