U.S. origin weapons systems are used by numerous countries. You may have heard about Foreign Military Sales, Direct Commercial Sales and International Cooperative Programs. But do you know how these programs operate and how they impact - and are impacted by - the Defense Acquisition System? Join us for a presentation and discussion on International Acquisition and Exportability (IA&E).
Date: 9 August 2023
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern (9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Pacific)
Who Should Attend:
Anyone seeking insight on how and why U.S. defense items and services are sold/transferred to other countries and the impact that it has on the defense acquisition system.
International Acquisition and Exportability Series: The sale and transfer of U.S. defense items and services to allies and partners supports national security and defense strategies but adds additional (challenges/considerations) to the defense acquisition system. Sessions in this series will introduce you to the main concepts involved with international acquisition programs and tackle specific areas of interest within the IA&E domain.
Mr. Jeff Petrin, Professor of International Acquisition Management, Defense Acquisition University
Mr. Petrin serves as a Professor of International Acquisition Management at Defense Systems Management College, DAU, at Fort Belvoir, VA. During his 30+ year government career supporting international acquisition programs he has held various positions including logistics and program management roles at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for F/A-18 Foreign Military Sales, NAVAIR command Foreign Disclosure Officer (FDO), and Deputy Division Director for Disclosures at Navy International Programs Office (NIPO). Immediately prior to joining DAU in 2019 he was an FDO and National Disclosure Policy Committee (NPDC) staff member at the Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) within OSD(Policy).