Senior DoD Officials to Convene for Aviation Week's Defense Technology & Affordability Requirements Conference, March 5-6 in

   Senior DoD Officials to Convene for Aviation Week's Defense Technology &
      Affordability Requirements Conference, March 5-6 in Arlington, VA

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After a decade of steady growth, the
Department of Defense is facing the prospect of flattening budgets, and must
pursue affordability and productivity in weapon systems development and
procurement. Aviation Week ( will hold its annual
Defense Technology & Affordability Requirements (DTAR) Conference at the
Hilton Arlington in Arlington, VA on March 5-6 in order to shed light on DoD's
future spending priorities and potential policy changes, and highlight
technology areas of growing importance.

Frank Kendall, U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and
Logistics, will deliver the keynote address at the event. Additional
scheduled speakers include Major General Christopher Bogdan, Program Executive
Officer, Joint Strike Fighter Program, U.S. Air Force; Dr. Reginald Brothers,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research; Lt. General Charles Davis,
Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for
Acquisition; Sue Dryden, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Materiel
Readiness); Robert Hale, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) & CFO, OSD;
Lt. General Larry James, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance
and Reconnaissance, HQ USAF; John Johns, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
for Maintenance Policy & Programs; Dr. Mason Peck, Chief Technologist, NASA;
Lt General William N. Phillips, Military Deputy Director, Army Acquisition
Corps; Vice Admiral Mark Skinner, Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant
Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition); and Dr. Steven
Walker, Director Tactical Technology Office, DARPA.

A mainstay for defense planning and discussion, Aviation Week's DTAR
Conference annually attracts more than 200 senior defense executives from
business, the military, and government agencies. Lockheed Martin is a Premier
Sponsor, AT Kearney and Dassault Systemes are Sponsors, and Booz Allen
Hamilton is a Knowledge Partner. For more information or to register, visit

About Aviation Week: Aviation Week, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies,
is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global
aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Industry professionals rely on
Aviation Week for analysis, marketing and intelligence. Customers include the
world's leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, militaries, governments
and other organizations that serve this global market. Aviation Week produces
data and analytics services including the Aviation Week Intelligence Network
(AWIN), industry-leading events around the world, as well as ShowNews and
Business & Commercial Aviation.

On July 2, 2012, the group's flagship Aviation Week & Space Technology (AW&ST)
relaunched with an even greater focus on technology, business and operations
that has long been the brand's hallmark. In addition to civil, military and
space, AW&ST's market coverage is further expanded with new monthly Defense
Technology and MRO editions to include land and sea and aftermarket insights.

Aviation Week's 2012 digital expansion includes a redesigned
for deeper community engagement and navigation and a comprehensive technology
upgrade to the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN). AWIN, the
industry's essential integrated business tool, now has increased capability
through more fleet and MRO data and an expanded team of data analysts.

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SOURCE Aviation Week

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