Reforming the Security Cooperation Enterprise

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Reforming the Security Cooperation Enterprise

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Covington & Burling LLP 850 Tenth Street NW Washington, DC 20001

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Executive National Security Forum Series

The purpose of the “Executive National Security Forum” is to bring together current and former leaders from the defense community, Congress, industry, and academia to discuss and offer solutions to our nation’s foremost national security challenges. This installment will feature keynote remarks by VADM Joseph Rixey, USN providing a progress report on the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s Vision 2020 reforms, followed by a panel discussion on emerging policy challenges and opportunities for the broader interagency governance of arms and technology controls and transfers.


10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Keynote remarks and conversations with:

  • VADM Joseph Rixey, USN, Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency
  • Moderated by: Colin Clark, Editor, Breaking Defense (Invited)

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Panel discussion featuring:

  • The Honorable Andrew Shapiro, Founder and Managing Director, Beacon Global Strategies; former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs
  • Dr. Evelyn Farkas, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia (Invited)
  • Mr. Peter Lichtenbaum, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP; former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration
  • Mr. Nigel Sutton, Vice President, International Business, Defense Systems Group, Orbital ATK
  • Moderated by: Colin Clark, Editor, Breaking Defense (Invited)

Press: This event is open to the press. If you are a member of the press and plan to attend, in lieu of registration please contract Ms. Ashley Saunders at or (703) 247-2579.