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Defense News Conference 2019

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The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

1250 S Hayes St

Arlington, VA 22202

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The Defense News Conference brings together military leadership and defense experts to dig into a defense strategy where the end game far differs from that of years past, articulating what that means for procurement, technology development and international cooperation.

Panel Topics:

  • Defending the pacific

  • Futures command: one year on

  • Lessons learned from Nato’s hybrid battlefield

  • We’re not there yet: closing the innovation gap

  • Sell! Buy! Global defense budgets dissected

  • State of the nuclear triad

  • USAF priorities


The Honorable Ryan McCarthy, Acting Secretary, U.S. Army

General David Goldfein, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

Gen. James McConville, Incoming Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

Michael D. Griffin, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, U.S. Department of Defense

Gen John M. Murray, Commanding General, Army Futures Command

Gen. Stephen Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force

Lt. Gen. Timothy Fay, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Integration and Requirements, U.S. Air Force

LTG Karen H. Gibson, Deputy DNI for National Security Partnerships, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

LTG Eric M. Smith, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, and Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps

Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, U.S. Air Force

LTG Eric Wesley, Deputy Commanding General, Futures and Concepts Center, United States Army Futures Command

Dr. Steven Walker, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Dr. Charles Verdon, Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration

Dr. Robert Soofer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, Department of Defense

Eric Fanning, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace Industries Association

Mike Madsen, Director of Strategic Engagement, Defense Innovation Unit

Jon Boyens, Acting Deputy Chief of the Computer Security Division, Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Arlington, VA 22202

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