WHO: Key industry, Executive branch, Congressional and Wall Street leaders WHAT: AIAA - Defense Reform 2001 Conference and Exhibition WHEN: February 14-15, 2001 WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20004 Metro Stop - Federal Triangle WHY: This forum will give key industry, Executive branch, Congressional and Wall Street leaders an opportunity to evaluate the current status of defense reform and address future initiatives in an effort to assist the new Administration in setting its defense priorities and reform agenda. Attendees will participate in an interactive forum and will leave with a published copy of "A Blueprint for Action" -- an agreed upon, definitive plan for action, which will set the pace for defense reform efforts in the years ahead. Sponsored by the AIAA and defense contractors, the conference will feature a wide variety of speaking panels led by decision makers from all aspects of the defense and financial industries. A complete agenda and background material for the conference can be found at http://www.defensereform.org . Topics for discussion at the two-day event will include: Assessing the Health and Viability of the U.S. Defense Industry; The Future of Acquisition Reform; Setting the New Defense Priorities and Reinvigorating the Acquisition Reform Agenda; DoD and the Defense Industry Partnership; Financial Health of the Defense Industry in 2001; Military Requirements for Defense and the Budget Allocation for Defense Procurement; The Global Marketplace, and Defense Reform Recommendations.
For conference and registration information, please visit the AIAA website at http://www.aiaa.org/ . Pre-registrants may pick up their materials at the advance conference registration desk. There will also be onsite registration available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14, or from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 15, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
** Credentialed members of the press will be allowed into the conference free of charge; however, they must sign in at the conference registration desk.
CONTACT: Kathy Watkins, AIAA Market Development, 703-264-3847, or fax, 703-264-7551, or
PRNewswire -- Feb. 12