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On November 14, 2013, Defense One Summit gathered an exclusive audience of senior national security and defense leaders and stakeholders to look deep into the unprecedented transformation of defense strategy and operations.

At this invitation-only event, more than 350 attendees debated big ideas, shared leadership lessons and held timely conversations about the issues shaping U.S. defense strategy and global security.



Defense One Summit explored provocative questions and major trends shaping today's national security landscape.

What are the boundaries for America's global security interests, intervention and the use of military force?

How are shifting threats and frontiers shaping Washington's decisions about American power and intelligence?

How are Pentagon leaders building a strong, agile national security architecture?

What role should the U.S. play in the new Middle East?

Should the U.S. ever respond to cyber attacks with conventional force?



Chuck HagelChuck HagelU.S. Secretary of Defense

Eric FanningEric FanningActing Secretary, United States Air Force

Robert F. HaleRobert F. HaleUnder Secretary (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer, Department of Defense

Ambassador James F. DobbinsAmbassador James F. DobbinsSpecial Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. Department of State

Derek Chollet Derek CholletAssistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

Elizabeth A. McGrathElizabeth A. McGrathDeputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense

Arati PrabhakarArati PrabhakarDirector, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

LTG Terry WolffLTG Terry WolffDirector, Strategic Plans & Policy, Joint Staff

LTG Keith WalkerLTG Keith WalkerDeputy Commanding General, Futures/Director, ARCIC

Rear Adm. John KirbyRear Adm. John KirbyChief of Information, U.S. Navy

U.S. Representative Tulsi GabbardU.S. Representative
Tulsi Gabbard
D-HI, 2nd District

U.S. Representative Duncan HunterU.S. Representative
Duncan Hunter
R-CA, 50th District

U.S. Representative Adam KinzingerU.S. Representative Adam KinzingerR-Illinois

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. SnowMaj. Gen. Jeffrey J. SnowDirector of Strategy, Plans, and Policy, U.S. Army

Capt. Mark Hagerott (Ret.)Capt. Mark Hagerott (Ret.)Deputy Director of Cyber Security, U.S. Naval Academy

Jay HealeyJay HealeyDirector of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council

Bill HoaglandBill HoaglandSenior Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center

Robert J. MurrayRobert J. MurrayPresident and CEO, CNA

Barbara StarrBarbara StarrPentagon Correspondent, CNN

Major GarrettMajor GarrettChief White House Correspondent, CBS News

Peter SingerPeter SingerDirector, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Brookings

James KitfieldJames KitfieldSenior Correspondent, National Journal

Jamie TarabayJamie TarabaySenior Staff Writer, Al Jazeera America

Gayle Tzemach LemmonGayle Tzemach LemmonSenior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Tom ShoopTom ShoopVice President & Editor-in-Chief, Government Executive

Tim ClarkTim ClarkEditor at Large, Government Executive

Tim HartmanTim HartmanPresident, Government Executive Media Group

Stephanie GaskellStephanie GaskellAssociate Editor, Defense One

Kevin BaronKevin BaronExecutive Editor, Defense One



Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

7:00am Registration & Networking

7:30–8:15am Breakout Sessions

8:30–10:00am General Session

10:00–11:00am Breakout Sessions

11:00am–12:30pm General Session

12:30–1:30pm Luncheon

1:30–2:30pm Breakout Sessions

2:30–5:00pm General Session

5:00pm Networking Reception

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