Designed for military and civilian personnel, as well as industry partners and think-tank experts covering stabilization and transition efforts, counterterrorism, democracy and governance, development assistance and other facets of peace and security.
Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 04, 2014
With a theme of “Navigating Uncertainty, Managing Change: Applying Lessons Learned for Mission Success in the Face of Operational and Fiscal Challenges,” NDIA’s Stability, Security, Transition & Reconstruction (SSTRO) Conference is set to kick off on June 18, 2014, at The Boeing Company in Arlington, VA.
This one-day conference is designed for military and civilian personnel, as well as industry partners and think-tank experts covering stabilization and transition efforts, counterterrorism, democracy and governance, development assistance and other facets of peace and security.
As we draw down in Afghanistan and Iraq, our military’s need to better design and employ Phase Zero and Shaping policies and tools is critical – for the transition in those two countries and regions, as well as in respect to many other current and nascent hotspots. Similarly, our country’s need to better design and roll out civilian programs intended to leverage military strengths or as stand-alone efforts to prevent conflict, instability and terrorism are critical for the security and well-being of the U.S. and numerous partner countries.
Confirmed presenters and speakers include:
- ADM William H. McRaven, USN, Commander, USSOCOM
- Ambassador Thomas Pickering (Ret), Former Ambassador to the United Nations; Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
- Senior DoD, Dos, USAID Officials and more
In addition to networking and a session on procurement trends, challenges and DoD, DoS and USAID opportunities, speakers will discuss the implications of the President’s recently announced counterterrorism partnership fund, the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, and lessons learned over decades of international engagement.
We will take a hard look at what has worked and what hasn’t in terms of inter-agency policies, processes, and systems for creating stability and strengthening fragile states, as well as these issues and questions:
- Improving government and industry collaboration in pursuit of U.S. foreign policy/national security objectives
- Redefining “security” and security cooperation
- How will the second QDDR likely address potential drivers of conflict, instability and terrorism, as well as building partner capacity?
- In light of new resourcing and changes in global security threats, how does the Special Operations community rethink and adapt to new roles and new missions, including how to work more effectively within the inter-agency space?
- Understanding the climate, trends, challenges and opportunities in federal acquisition
Conveniently located near the Rosslyn Metro stop, the SSTRO Conference will be held at The Boeing Company’s Arlington, VA location. For more information and to register (with reduced rates for government), visit http://www.ndia.org/meetings/4450/Pages/default.aspx.
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.