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  • 1345 – 1400

    Welcome – SDSR and UK-US Treaty


    • Martin Neill, Counsellor Defence Acquisition & Technology, British Embassy (Confirmed)

    1400 – 1430



    • Brett Lambert, Director, Industrial Policy, OUSD, AT&L (Confirmed)

    1430 – 1540

    Future Defense Industry Landscape – Implications for Defense Budgets and Innovation


    • Pierre Chao, Managing Partner, Renaissance Strategic Advisors (Confirmed)
    • Dr. Robbin Laird, President, ICSA, LLC (Confirmed)
    Moderator: Vago Muradian, Editor, Defense News (Confirmed)

    1540 – 1600


    1600 – 1700

    Security in the Global Supply Chain


    • Ian Bryant, EU NEISAS Project (Confirmed)
    • Jay Erb, President, The International Society of Logistics - SOLE (Confirmed)
    • Trey Hodgkins, Sr. VP, National Security & Federal Procurement Policy, TechAmerica (Confirmed)
    Moderator: Don Davidson, Chief Outreach and Standardization (CNCI-SCRM), Trusted Mission Systems & Networks (TMSN), OASD(NII) / DoD- CIO (Confirmed)

    1700 – 1730

    Government/Industry Cooperation Discussion


    • Will Jessett, CBE, Minister, Defence Materiel, British Embassy (Confirmed)

    1730 – 1800

    Technology Innovation for Industry Programs


    • Benjamin L. Cassidy, Senior Director, International Operations & Policy, The Boeing Company (Confirmed)
    • RADM Terry McKnight, USN (Ret.), Senior Director, Government Affairs, Cobham (Confirmed)
    Moderator: Dr. Stephen D. Bryen, President, SDB Partners & Editorial Advisory Board, Common Defense Quarterly (Confirmed)

    1800 – 1930