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16 Jun 11. ComDef 2011, the 39th conference in the Common Defense series, addresses the issues of “Talk Softly and Wear a Hard Hat: Defense in the Age of Terrorism” relative to transformation, budgets, force structure, operations, equipment, production, modernization, inter-operability and export control initiatives. Conference Moderators are Frank Kenlon, Director, International Negotiations, OUSD (AT&L) and Gideon Meretz, Director, Defense Cooperation, Embassy of Israel
0800-0805: Introductions of the Moderators
0805-0905: Keynotes
The Hon. Ashton B. Carter, Under Secretary of Defense for AT&L, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Confirmed), MGEN Udi B. Shani. Director General, MOD, Israel.
0905-1015: Affording Defense Capability: Shortening the Development Cycle
Alan R. Shaffer, Prin Dep.Dir.Def.R&E, DUSD(S&T) Plans, Dr. Regina Dugan, Director, DARPA
1015-1030: BREAK
1000-1100: Targeted Investments in Critical Technology, Dr. Yeoh Lean Weng, Counselor, Head, Def. Tech. Office (USA), Embassy of Singapore
Dr. Christoph Ebell, Counselor, Office of Science & Technology, Embassy of Switzerland, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
COL. Nicolas Hué, Defense Cooperation Attache, Embassy of France, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
Dr. Devapriya Dutta, Counselor, Science and Technology, Embassy of India
1100-1130: Foreign Military Sales Initiatives, VADM, William E. Landay III, USN, Director, DSCA.
1130-1145: BREAK
1200-1330: Lunch: Creativity and Enterprise: Drivers for International Defense Cooperation HE. Dr. Michael B. Oren, Ambassador of Israel to the United States.
Introduced by: Hon. Jeffrey P. Bialos, Partner, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP (Confirmed).
1350-1520: Industry Initiatives for Dollar Efficiencies Roundtable
Ado A. Machida, VP, Government Relations, BAE Systems, Inc.
Jefferson Hofgard, VP International Operations, The Boeing Company
Steven A. Roser, VP Marketing, Elbit Systems of America
Lars Bjerde, Executive VP, Head Strategy & Business Development, SAAB North America Inc. (Confirmed)
James Burke, VP Corporate HQ, Harris
Moderator: Remy Nathan, Asst. VP, International Affairs, AIA (Confirmed)
1520-1530: BREAK
1530-1700: Progressing Export and Technology Security Controls for Coalition Interoperability, James Hursch, Director, DTSA (Confirmed), Beth M. McCormick, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Def.Trade & Reg’l Security, U.S. Department of State (Confirmed), Kevin J. Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, US Department of Commerce (Confirmed), Gibson G. LeBoeuf, VP Washington Relations, Raytheon (Confirmed), Gideon E. Meretz, Director Defense Cooperation, Embassy of Israel, Washington, DC (Confirmed), Steve Williams, Corporate Director, Europe and Eurasia, Lockheed Martin Corporation (Confirmed)
Moderator: Ron Genemans, Attache Defense Cooperation, Embassy of the Netherlands (Confirmed)
Paying for Defense, Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) Member, Senate Committee on Appropriations
1700-1930: Defense & Service Attache Reception
Below are the links to see the program in more detail.
PROGRAM: http://www.ideea.com/comdef11/program.htm
REGISTRATION: http://www.ideea.com/comdef11/registration.htm The earlybird discount expires on July 20th.
SPONSORS: http://www.ideea.com/comdef11/sponsors.htm
VENUE: http://www.ideea.com/comdef11/venue.htm
PDF Brochure: http://www.ideea.com/comdef11/brochure.pdf
Before July 20th Per Person
Government US$325
Industry US$495
After July 20th
Government US$395
Industry US$695

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