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Adapting Defense Acquisition for Great Power Competition

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    Adapting Defense Acquisition for Great Power Competition

    Description:

    What does the ongoing Great Power Competition mean for defense acquisition?  Traditional approaches are no longer enough to keep pace.  This panel discusses how the competition is already shifting defense priorities and choices about allocating resources.  It also explores how defense acquisition must continue to adapt to deliver capabilities to the warfighter with speed, agility, and security.  It is part of the "Competing to Win" series, featuring discussion with experts from academia, industry, and the government to learn how those working in all areas of defense acquisition can help the U.S. win the Great Power Competition shaping our national security environment.

    Competing to Win Series:

    Attending these sessions will help you relate the work you do in defense acquisition to the Great Power Competition shaping our national security environment.  Learn how to meet the challenge and compete to win!  Session format is curated conversation with thought leaders from across DoD, industry, academia and the acquisition workforce. No slides, followed by live Q&A.


    Moderator:


    Dr. Glenn Lamartin, Professor of Acquisition Management, DAU, DSMC

    Dr. Lamartin is a professor at the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC), adjunct professor at Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy, and a certified executive coach. He is a seasoned acquisition professional with experience as a flight test manager, project engineer, program manager, strategic planner, and senior executive in DoD and industry. Inspiring the leader in each of us is one of his passions. His current work includes developing curricula, teaching defense policy making and leadership, and assisting practitioners in the acquisition community— to span boundaries, make change happen, innovate, accelerate acquisition, and improve outcomes.

    Speakers:


    Dr. Chris Bassler, Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

    Dr. Chris Bassler is Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), where he leads research on technology & innovation, joint aerospace capabilities, maritime operating concepts, and overall U.S. & allied military strategies. He previously served in DoD (both the Departments of Navy and Air Force), where his last assignment was as the Chief Strategy Officer for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office. Prior to that, he had various assignments as an engineer, scientist, designer, strategist, and acquisition professional, including at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon, the Office of Naval Research, and a U.S. Navy research lab.



    Dr. Mary C. Redshaw, Professor of National Security Studies at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy

    Dr. Mary Redshaw is a Professor of National Security Studies at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, NDU, and the former chair of its Defense Strategy, Acquisition and Resourcing Department.  Her experience spans assignments in the military, private sector, and civil service.  Prior to joining NDU, she taught acquisition, systems engineering, and executive program management courses at DAU.  Dr. Redshaw also was the first female naval officer to achieve two warfare specialties, as a Surface Warfare Officer and Naval Flight officer.  She completed her military career as an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer and member of the Navy's Acquisition Corps.  

     


    David Riel, Professor of Acquisition Management, DAU Midwest region

    Dave Riel is a Professor of Acquisition Management with DAU's Midwest region. Prior to joining DAU, Dave enjoyed a 20-year USAF career working on a variety of programs including the F-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter and the Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).  Dave also spent several years as senior manager of manufacturing and continuous improvement with one of our defense industry partners.



    Chris Taylor, CEO, Board member, Entrepreneur, Professor

    Chris Taylor, a global business leader and entrepreneur, is a two-time national security industry CEO. He is a special government employee with DoD's National Security Innovation Network. Chris is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and George Washington University where he teaches "Hacking for Defense."  He's a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Afghanistan, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Atlantic Council.  Chris spent 14 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an enlisted infantryman and Force Recon Marine. He also served as the Director of the Harvard Defense & Security Initiative and as a member of the Defense Leadership Project at Harvard's Center for Public Leadership.  Chris is passionate about building teams and great businesses that solve intractable problems. 


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