November 26, 2018


1030 15th Street NW
Washington, DC, 20005

Please join the Atlantic Council on Monday, November 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for “Implementing Defense-Industrial Policy,” the next event in our Defense-Industrial Policy Series, featuring UI LABS Chief Executive Officer Caralynn Collens and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy Eric Chewning. The event will take place at the Council’s headquarters (1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005).

The release last month of the Administration’s Report to the President on the defense-industrial base — Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States — focuses attention on a number of its shortcomings and vulnerabilities which could adversely affect military preparedness and performance. Shoring up fragile nodes in the supply chain and incentivizing the development of capabilities which the National Defense Strategy identifies as differentiating to future military capabilities remains an imperative. However, neither the Report to the President nor the Strategy addresses in great detail exactly how the Pentagon and whole of government are going to respond. Accordingly, it is the purpose of this event to drill into the nuts and bolts of defense-industrial policies.

The Defense-Industrial Policy Series is a platform for senior government executives in defense and aerospace to address the public policies that shape these industries’ markets. By engaging the perspective of government leaders about issues at the interface of defense ministries and industries, the series aims to cultivate a constituency for practical solutions to these problems.

The event will be streamed live on the Atlantic Council website and available for viewing on YouTube for those outside of the Washington, DC area and unable to attend in person. Learn more and register here.