Expanded Agenda

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

7:00–7:45 AM Breakfast & Registration
7:30–8:15 Editorial sessions — Two Burning Questions
What are the Limits & Boundaries of Cyber?

A discussion of the rapid growth of cyber — from training and education, to the shifting jurisdictions of military and intelligence agencies, to the expanding role of industry. Underwritten by Northrop Grumman


  • Capt. Mark Hagerott (Ret.), Deputy Director of Cyber Security, U.S. Naval Academy
  • Dr. Brian Carrier, Vice President for Digital Forensics, Basis Technology
  • Jay Healey, Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council

Moderated by Peter Singer, Director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Brookings

Defense Strategy: What Can We Afford?

A discussion of the defense budget — the long- and short-term outlook, the effects of uncertainty on planning, and implications for future capabilities and strategy. Underwritten by PwC


  • Bill Hoagland, Senior Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Robert J. Murray, President and CEO, CNA
  • Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow, Director of Strategy, Plans, and Policy, U.S. Army

Moderated by Tim Clark, Editor at Large, Government Executive Media Group

8:30–10:00 Main Stage Sessions
8:30–8:35 Opening Remarks by Tim Hartman, President, Government Executive Media Group
8:35–9:00 Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in conversation with Barbara Starr, Pentagon Correspondent, CNN
9:05–9:30 U.S. Air Force Acting Secretary Eric Fanning in conversation with Stephanie Gaskell, Associate Editor, Defense One
9:35–10:00 Remarks by Elizabeth McGrath, Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense
10:15–11:00 Spotlight Sessions
Produced by Booz Allen Hamilton
The Enterprise Blueprint for Meeting Your Mission
Increasing mission effectiveness in a fiscally constrained environment demands a new mindset for acquiring systems.

Amid all the new policies calling for a leaner, interoperable DOD, where’s the blueprint for meeting the department’s mission? To meet cross-organizational mission needs smartly and drive out inefficiencies, defense organizations need to think (and buy) as an enterprise.

Taking an integrated enterprise perspective could save the government millions of dollars by eliminating complex and costly integration of extant proprietary systems—and put new, innovative technologies into the hands of warfighters more rapidly.

On November 14, join Booz Allen Hamilton defense acquisitions and C4ISR technology experts for a thought-provoking discussion on smarter mission integration in a spotlight session at the Defense One National Summit. Based on experiences and case studies from industry and the U.S. federal government, we will discuss strategies for acquiring, developing, and managing a government-owned system of systems (SoS).

Attendees will learn:

  • Why a new role—the enterprise integrator—is needed to create a blueprint for mission integration
  • Why a blueprint of SoS architecture and component design and development is the key to building adaptable, interoperable systems
  • How it’s possible to integrate new capability innovations into the incremental delivery process while leveraging a large supply base


  • Joseph Logue, Executive Vice President, Lead, Defense Group, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Henry Obering III, Senior Vice President, Lead, Acquisition and Program Management, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Stephen Soules, Senior Vice President, Lead, Navy/Marine Corps C4ISR, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Gregory Wenzel, Senior Vice President, Lead, Advanced Enterprise Integration, Booz Allen Hamilton

Moderated by Andrew Koch, Senior Vice President, Scribe Strategies

Produced by Monster Government Solutions
Retaining & Developing Tomorrow’s Talent

Retention and development are two important components to keeping any organization staffed with the right talent, and our nation’s armed forces are no exception. Amid ongoing budget uncertainty, DoD and military branches have been struggling in these efforts, resulting in skills gaps in many occupational areas. In addition, managers are constantly challenged in their efforts to retain and develop top talent.

Government Business Council, in partnership with Monster Government Solutions, undertook a study to asses the impact of these skills gaps and understand what strategies for talent management are most effective.


  • Dana Grinshpan, Research Manager, Government Business Council
  • Dr. Tim Lagan, Senior Manager, Consulting and Training Services at Monster Government Solutions
11:10–12:35 PM Main Stage Sessions
11:10–11:40 Members of Congress roundtable discussion featuring U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), moderated by Major Garrett, CBS News
11:45–12:05 Remarks by Lt. Gen. Keith Walker, Deputy Commanding General, Futures / Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
12:10–12:35 Lt. Gen. Terry Wolff, Director, Strategic Plans & Policy, Joint Staff in conversation with James Kitfield, Senior Correspondent, National Journal
12:35–1:35 Luncheon
1:35–2:20 Spotlight Sessions
Produced by PwC
Affording Readiness
Practical, proven approaches to achieving near-term, sustainable savings without compromising mission effectiveness

Whether the Department of Defense finds itself working within the reduced funding put forth in the President’s budget or continuing to contend with sequestration, the Department must find additional efficiencies — and they should ideally be realized quickly and without significant investment.

This session focuses on:

  • How improved financial information contributes to identifying efficiencies, making informed trade-off decisions, and establishing accountability
  • Achieving tangible, sustainable savings and performance improvements through straightforward, proven approaches in the greatest areas of spend in the DoD.

Leaders from PwC with extensive industry and DoD expertise will share their insights and examples that apply to current operations and procurements to help DoD organizations address current budget challenges and position them to meet the daunting fiscal challenges of the coming decade.


  • Tom Rhoads, Managing Director, PwC
  • Phil Tombaugh, Principal, PwC
Underwritten by General Dynamics Information Technology
The Changing Landscape of Defense Procurement
With the rise of Multiple Award Contracts, the government contracting community is facing dramatic changes.

With broad scopes of work and by fulfilling many needs at once, Multiple Award Contracts are streamlining acquisition processes for government agencies and impacting industry’s approach to procurement.

Join the Government Business Council to explore three major Multiple Award Contracts that help define how and why this new era in acquisitions is improving government procurement. We will briefly overview modernizing tactical communications at the Department of Homeland Security with the TacCom contract and updating technology services and systems with the Information Technology Support Services (ITSS-4) contract. Then Government Business Council will take a deep look into how the U.S. Army is buying better logistics tools and services for the next generation of warfighters under its Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise (EAGLE) program.

With a potential value of more than $23.8 billion over five years, EAGLE supports Army maintenance operations, supply operations, and transportation services. With Army installations standardizing requirements, the EAGLE program was able to cover 37 installations and work with 65 small business prime contractors in its first year.

EAGLE provides a framework for, and an example of, the future of defense contracting.


  • Dana Grinshpan, Research Manager, Government Business Council
2:30–5:00 Main Stage Sessions
2:30–3:00 Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Robert Hale in conversation with Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive
3:05–3:30 U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in conversation with Kevin Baron, Executive Editor, Defense One
3:35–4:00 Ambassador James Dobbins, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. State Department, in conversation with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
4:05–4:20 Rear Adm. John Kirby, Chief of Information for the U.S. Navy, in conversation with Jamie Tarabay, Senior Writer, Al Jazeera America
4:25–4:55 Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Derek Chollet in conversation with Kevin Baron, Executive Editor, Defense One
4:55–5:00 Closing Remarks by Kevin Baron, Executive Editor, Defense One
5:00–6:30 Reception & Networking

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Elite Underwriters: Northrop Grumman and PWC Strategic Underwriter: Booz Allen Hamilton