2019 Defense Services Conference

Hear from senior executives across the Department of Defense and federal contracting community discuss current initiatives aimed at accelerating innovation and delivering capabilities to the future force.

Defense Services Conference Agenda

Nov. 21, 2019 

  Registration Open
8:00 a.m.
   Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m.
Jim Jaska, 2019 Conference Chair, President and CEO, Valiant Integrated Services
David J. Berteau, President and CEO, PSC
  Opening Keynote
8:35 a.m.
Alan Shaffer , Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

Strategy-Driven Defense Services for Supporting the Future Force
9:05 a.m. 
The National Defense Strategy outlines technologies and capabilities required to deter aggression and defeat U.S. adversaries in the decades ahead.  What technologies and capabilities related to defense services should DoD develop or maintain organically, source commercially, or leverage through public-private partnerships to integrate with and support and sustain the future force and contractor capabilities?   

Objective: This session will address recent developments and how DoD is working closer with industry to rapidly deliver new capabilities to the warfighter. 

Session Speakers:
William Bray , Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation 

9:50 a.m. 
  Keynote Address
10:05 a.m.

Modernizing DoD's Business Systems for Improved Training, Logistics and Readiness
10:35 a.m.
This panel will discuss strategies for modernizing DoD’s logistics, maintenance, personnel, training and education systems and how and where defense services contractors contribute. 

Objective: This session will address recent developments by DoD and industry in harnessing state of the art technologies to achieve mission outcomes.  

11:20 a.m. 

Solutions for Sustaining Deployed Forces
11:35 a.m.
Sustaining deployed forces remains a challenge for our military services as they execute their missions around the world.  These missions require support from the private sector, host nations, Reserve components, etc.   

Objective: This session will address DoD and contractor solutions for sustaining deployed forces, including a focus on planning and developing needed contractor capacity. 

Session Speakers:
William Moore , Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Army (G4) 
VADM Luke McCollum, Chief of Navy Reserve 
LTG Darrell Williams , Director, Defense Logistics Agency 

Closing Keynote Address
12:20 p.m.

Wrap-up and Summary
1:00 p.m.
Maria Proestou, 2019 Conference Vice-Chair, President and CEO, DELTA Resources

Relevant Government Agencies

DOD & Military

Thu, Nov 21, 2019, 8:00am - 1:00pm ET


Government:  $0.00
PSC Member:  $245.00
General Audience:  $400.00

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