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Arming the Eagle to Outpace the Dragon: Outdoing China in Innovation and Acquisition

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    How does China go about fielding new military capabilities?  What are some strengths and weaknesses of their approach?  What strategies can DoD adopt to maintain its advantage?  Hear answers from the authors of the insightful MITRE report, Arming the Eagle, Outpacing the Dragon Understanding and Out Competing China's Defense Acquisition and Innovation System. This session will address how the acquisition community can counter China's strengths and maintain a technological edge that deters aggression. 

    Who Should Attend: 
    Those in government and industry, from all functional areas, who work in defense acquisition and want to help build enduring advantages across the U.S. defense ecosystem. 
     

    Competing to Win Series: 
    Attending these sessions will help you relate the work you do in defense acquisition to the Great Power Competition (to learn more click here) shaping our national security environment.  Learn ways to meet the challenge and help the US maintain its competitive advantage!  Session format is curated conversation with thought leaders from across DoD, industry, academia, and the acquisition workforce, followed by live Q&A. 
     

    For registration or technical questions, please email: [email protected]

    Speakers
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    Glenn Lamartin Headshot

    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, a certified executive coach, and futurist. 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. His current work includes teaching defense policy making and leadership and assisting the acquisition community— to span boundaries, make change happen, innovate, accelerate acquisition, improve outcomes, and prepare for the future.

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    Dan Ward Headshot

    Dan Ward

    Senior Principal Systems Engineer and Innovation Catalyst at the MITRE Corporation

    Dan Ward is a senior principal systems engineer and innovation catalyst at the MITRE Corporation, where he works to bring more flexibility, speed, & innovation to the Department of Defense. Dan served for more than 20 years as an acquisition officer in the US Air Force, specializing in leading high-speed, low-cost technology programs. He is the author of LIFT, The Simplicity Cycle, and F.I.R.E. – and his fourth book (PUNK) is due out later this year.

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    Matt MacGregor Headshot

    Matt MacGregor

    Acquisition SME at MITRE's Center for Acquisition and Management Sciences and a Space Operations Engineer in the Air Force Reserves

    Matt MacGregor is an Acquisition SME at MITRE's Center for Acquisition and Management Sciences and a Space Operations Engineer in the Air Force Reserves. Matt spent 21 years as a military and civil service program manager across the space, command and control, weather, and aircraft portfolios. His last PM assignment was as the F-35 Deputy Program Manager. His last five years in government before joining MITRE were at the Pentagon, where he served as a Division Chief in multiple headquarters acquisition roles where he gained an appreciation for the complexity of the PPBE process, the challenge of PPBE to support acquisition program needs and the critical importance of congressional relations in PPBE reform. 


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