Arlington, VA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014
National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has announced that Brett B. Lambert, Senior Fellow, NDIA and Former DASD for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, will present a keynote address at 8:00 am on April 9 at the 15th Annual Science & Engineering Technology (S&ET) Conference/Defense Tech Exposition to be held April 8-10, 2014, at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Hyattsville, MD.
Brett Lambert is NDIA’s Senior Fellow and responsible for the Association’s work on the future of the defense industrial base. From 2009 through 2013, Lambert was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy. Lambert served as the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, & Logistics) on all matters relating to the defense industrial base, including industrial capabilities and assessments; defense industry mergers, acquisitions and consolidation; preservation of essential industries and technologies; and other related matters.
Lambert led President Obama’s effort at the Department of Defense to establish the first National Network for Manufacturing Innovation site. In 2011 he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service and in 2013 he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest award from the Secretary available to a non-career civilian.
Prior to joining the DoD, Lambert spent 20 years working with defense and intelligence firms. From 1989 until 2007, Lambert held positions of increasing responsibility at DFI International, a national security consultancy. At the conclusion of his tenure with DFI, Lambert held the titles of Executive Vice President of DFI International and Managing Director of DFI Investment Partners.
Before joining DFI, Lambert worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development at the American Embassy in New Delhi, India. He attended graduate school at Jawaharlal Nehru University on a Rotary Graduate Scholarship he received during his senior year at Kansas State University. He also worked as an independent journalist in India, Pakistan, and Burma. Before his time in Asia, Lambert served in the Political-Military Group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
This year’s event promises an agenda packed with high-level government leaders, as well as an exciting Exhibit Hall with displays and posters on emerging concepts and technologies. Dynamic panels will include an International S&T Panel. Discussions will focus on FY15 Budget Request for DoD, OSD and the Services.
To download the most up-to-date agenda with a full list of speakers, panelists and topics, please visit the event website at: http://www.ndia.org/meetings/4720/Pages under the red "Agenda" tab. There, you can also register and view the latest Industry and Government registration rates. Exhibitors and Sponsors, please visit: http://www.ndia.org/exhibits/4720.
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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.