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ComDef West 2011 is co-located with:



Conference Co-Leads
Matthew Warren, Director, Pacific Armaments Cooperation, OUSD (Confirmed) & Col. David Erickson, Def. Cooperation Attache, Embassy of Canada (Confirmed)

monday, 24 January 2011

0815-0820 Introductions of the Co-Leads

0820-0840 Keynote – Navy Surface Warfare – Future Readiness
RDML James P. McManamon, USN,  Deputy Commander for Surface Warfare, SEA 21, NAVSEA (Confirmed)

0840-0900 Keynote – Hard Choices Ahead
Brett Lambert, Director, Industrial Policy, OUSD AT&L   (Confirmed)

0900-0920 Architecture for Coalition Cooperation
Dennis E. Wisnosky, DoD Business Mission Area (Confirmed)

0920-0940 Coalition Warfare & Globalization: The New Defense Transformation?
Jeffrey P. Bialos,  Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP (Confirmed)

0940-1000 C4I Integration vision
Steven Bullard, Program Manager, International C4I Integration (PMW-740), PEO (C4I) (Confirmed)

1000-1010 BREAK

1010-1230 Recapitalizing Defense – Perspectives & Priorities
RADM Trond Grytting RNoN, Defense Attache, Embassy of Norway, Washington DC (Confirmed)
Brigadier Bhupesh Kumar Jain, Defense & Military Attache, Embassy of India, Washington DC (Confirmed)
Julia Filer, First Secretary Defence Acquisition Policy & Trade, British Embassy, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
Moderator: Capt. George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.) Dir., Corporate Strategy Group, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (Confirmed)

1230-1400 Luncheon – A View from Islamabad
Ambassador Anne W. Patterson (Confirmed)
Introduced by Dr. Sam J. Tangredi, Director, San Diego Ops., Strategic Insight LTD & West Coast Editor, CDQ (Confirmed)

1400-1430 The US Marine Corps Beyond 2011
Gen. Robert Magnus, Former Assistant Commandant, US Marine Corps. (Confirmed)

1430-1520 Building the Global Maritime Partnership Vision
Rino Pivirotto, Executive Director, Navy International Programs Office (Confirmed)
Capt. George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.), Dir., Corp. Strategy Group, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (Confirmed) & Dr. Stephanie Hszieh, Sr. Analyst, Corp. Strategy Group, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (Confirmed)

1520-1550 Space & Aerospace Business Opportunities
Janice Bellucci Dunn, General Counsel, California Space Authority (Confirmed)

1550-1620 Export Sales Opportunities for Defense Firms
Julia Rauner Guerrero, Senior Int’l Trade Specialist, Aerospace, Environment & Marine Tech. Ind. Teams, US Commercial Service (Confirmed)

1620-1630 BREAK

1630-1645 Financing International Import/Exports
Nenad Dordevic, President, SALTUS, LLC (Confirmed)

1645-1730 Changing the Buying Paradigm
LtCol Mike "Joker" Boorstein, Commanding Officer, VMM-166 (Confirmed)
Kenneth W. Moritz, New Business Director, PMA 275, US Naval Air Systems Command (Confirmed)

1700-1715 Partnering with International Corporations
Lars Bjerde, Sr.VP, Advisor to Pres & CEO Saab Group., Saab Group, Inc. (Confirmed)

1730-1900 Reception

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

0800-0810 Conference Day One Recap

0810-0850 New Directions for Pacific Cooperation
Jeffrey A. Bloom, Japan Desk Officer, OUSD AT&L, IC/PAC
Daniel M. Lambert, Senior Business Development Manager for Standard Missile 6, Raytheon Missile Systems,  (Confirmed)
Moderator: Frank Cevasco, President, Cevasco International LLC (Confirmed)

0850-0950 Unmanned Vehicles – How Far – How Fast
John Porter, Director, Strategic Development, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (Confirmed)
Richard Weir, Director of International Bus.Dev. Northrop Grumman (Confirmed)
Moderator: George (Guy) Thomas, S&T Advisor, Office of Global Maritime Situational Awareness (Confirmed)

0950-1000 BREAK

1000-1100 NATO SEA SPARROW Case Study: Opportunities Going Forward
CAPT. Paul S. Rouffaer, Deputy Project Mgr., NATO SEASPARROW Surf. Missile Sys. Proj. (Confirmed)
Raymond Blackburn, III, Sp Assistant f Int'l Afrs.&Exec.Sec, NATO SEASPARROW Surf.Missile Sys.Proj. (Confirmed)

1100-1230 Export Control Workshop – Implementing Change
Anthony A. Aldwell, Deputy Director, DTSA, OUSD (Confirmed)
Major Kang S. Kim, Army Logistics Attache, Embassy of Korea (Confirmed)
David Marshall, Counsellor, Defence Materiel, Embassy of Australia, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
Gideon Meretz, Director, Def. Cooperation, Embassy of Israel, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services, PC (Confirmed)
Dr. Jennifer Stewart, DG, Def. Procurement, Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
Moderator: Ronald E. Genemans, Def. Coop’n Attache, Emb. of the Netherlands, Washington, DC (Confirmed)

1230-1330 Luncheon with AFCEA: MajGen Melvin G. Spiese, USMC, Deputy Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Confirmed) This event is on the AFCEA/USNI WEST 2011 Exhibit Floor. ComDef West 2011 Attendees will be provided with tickets to this event.