Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 16, 2013
NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association) and the EOD Warrior Foundation will present the Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal Conference & Exhibition, "Closing the Gaps on Persistent Engagement in the New Strategic Environment," on May 1-2, 2013, in Fort Walton Beach, FL.
Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR), Co-Chair, Congressional EOD Caucus, will speak at the event. Other confirmed speakers to include:
LTC (P) Dean Meinert, USA, Chief, EOD and Humanitarian Mining Action, OASD for SO/LIC;
Captain Joseph Polanin, USN, Commanding Officer, Naval School Explosive Ordnance; and RADM Michael Tillotson, USN, Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command.
The purpose of the event is to provide a public forum to discuss the utility of EOD forces across the full spectrum of conflict – particularly in the areas of homeland defense, irregular warfare, stability operations, security force assistance and major combat operations.
Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the role of EOD forces in our national security strategy; how these forces are integrated within our national military structure; and how they conduct joint, interagency, and multinational interoperability operations.
The conference will facilitate contact and cooperation between industry and the EOD community with the goal of ensuring EOD forces have access to the ideas and technologies that originate in our nation’s industrial and academic base. Further, the event will facilitate the sharing of industry and academic viewpoints, recommendations; and advice on EOD support concepts, policies, plans, programs, requirements, and technologies; and assess the potential impacts of pending legislation, regulations, and procedures.
For further information, go to http://www.ndia.org/meetings/3950
About NDIA: The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. NDIA provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between Industry and Government on National Security issues. NDIA members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support for warfighters and first responders through our divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations and events.