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Aug 07. ComDef 2007, the 29th conference in the Common Defense series, addresses the issues of “Let’s Not Reinvent the Wheel” relative to transformation, budgets, force structure, operations, equipment, production, modernization, and inter-operability. Conference Moderators are Al Volkman, Director, International Cooperation, OUSD (AT&L) and Jan-Olof Lind, National Armaments Director, Sweden.


Conference Moderators
Al Volkman, Director Int’l Cooperation, OUSD AT&L (Confirmed) & Jan-Olof Lind, National Armaments Director, Sweden (Confirmed)
0800-0805 Introductions of the Moderators
0815-0845 National Armaments Roadmap
• Hon. John J. Young, Jr., Director, Defense Research & Engineering, Office of the Secretary of Defense (invited)
• H.G. Wessberg, State Secretary of Defense, Sweden (Confirmed)
0845-0900 BREAK
0900-0930 NATO and European Developments
• Dr. Laszlo Deak, Counselor (Political), Delegation of the European Commission (Confirmed)
• Dr. Adrian Kendry, Sr. Def. Economist, Def. & Security Econ. Direct’te, Political Af’rs & Sec’ty Policy, NATO (Confirmed)
0930-1100 Export Controls – Evolving Models
• Pierre Chao, Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS (Confirmed)
• Jeremiah Gertler, Vice President, Defense & International Affairs (Acting), AIA (Confirmed)
• Beth McCormick, DUSD f. TSP & NDP, OUSD (Confirmed)
• Andrew Radcliffe, Counselor (Def. Equipment), British Embassy (Confirmed)
• BGen. Mirco Zuliani, Defense Attache, Embassy of Italy, Washington DC (Confirmed)
Moderator: Frank Cevasco, President, Cevasco International (Confirmed)
1100-1230 ComDef Perspectives 20/20
• Bruce Bade, Dir.Pacific Arm’mts Coop’n, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Confirmed)
• BGEN (Armament Corps) Olivier-Pierre Jacquotte, PhD, Def.Coop’n Attache Elect, Embassy of France (Confirmed)
• Rich Millies Deputy Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (Confirmed)
• CDRE Murugesan, Naval Attache, Embassy of India (Confirmed)
• Mark Reynolds, Counselor, Def. Materiel, Embassy of Australia (Confirmed)
• Dr. Jennifer Stewart, Director General, Def.Procurem’t., Embassy of Canada (Confirmed)
Moderator: Gertie Arts, Defense Cooperation Attache, Embassy of the Netherlands (Confirmed)
1230-1350 Lunch: 20 Years of Common Defense & the Next 20 Years
• GEN. Robert Magnus, USMC, Assistant Commandant USMC (Confirmed)
Introduced by Vago Muradian, Editor, Defense News (Confirmed)

1350-1500 Future Procurement Models: Affording Capability
• Tommy J. Dunehew, Jr., Program Manager International C-17, Globe Master III, Boeing Integrated Def. Sys. (Confirmed)
• Aaron B. Fuller, III, President, Strategy & Development, North American Public Sector, CSC (Confirmed)
• Jim Gerow, Senior Vice President, Swe-Dish Satellite Systems (Confirmed)
Moderator: Stephen J. Pimpo, PMP, Managing Director, Bearing Point (Confirmed)
1500-1515 BREAK
1515-1615 Defense Industry Transformation
• Ingemar Andersson, Executive VP & Deputy CEO, Saab AB (Confirmed)
• Hon. Jeffrey P. Bialos, Attorney at Law, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP (Confirmed)
• Steven C. Grundman, VP Aerospace and Defense CRA (Confirmed)
• Paul F. Roques, Jr., Director, Office of Innovation, N. American Public Sector, CSC (Confirmed)
Moderator: Terry Pudas, Actg.Dir.Ofce of Frce Transfm’n, OSD (Confirmed)
1615-1700 Congressional Perspectives
• Melody McEntee, Director, Government Business Relations, Office of Congressman Ruppersburger (Confirmed)
• Bradford T. Sellers, Defense Resources Specialist, Office of Senator Corker
• Christopher Szymanski, Office of Congressman Manzullo (Confirmed)
Moderator: Judge Gary J. Krump, VP & Director of Federal Marketing, The Rhoads Group (Confirmed)
1730-1930 Defense & Service Attache Reception

Per Person Government US$275
Industry US$495

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