Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Every four years, the Department of Defense, as required by law,
conducts a review of its forces, resources, and programs, and
presents the findings of its Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) to
the President and Congress. The review provides a basic strategy
for addressing such critical issues as transformation, budgetary
constraints, and acquisition priorities for the next 20 years.
There are many important topics under consideration in the 2005
Quadrennial Defense Review, with special "QDR Teams" assigned to
take the lead on overarching themes such as capability mix, manning
and balancing the force, and roles and missions. However, none of
the categorical teams, as currently assigned, appear to have a
primary focus on the military industrial base.
Please join us as our experts analyze how industrial base concerns
are being addressed in the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review, and the
important ramifications for transformation and readiness.
More About the Speakers
Gerald Abbott, Ph.D.
Professor and Director,
Industry Studies Program,
Industrial College of the Armed Forces,
National Defense University
Major General Charles Henry, U.S. Army
Former Deputy Director of the Defense Logistics Agency, and
Defense Contract Management Command
The Honorable Dave McCurdy
President and CEO, Electronic Industries Alliance
Former Congressman (D-OK)
Stephen Prior, Ph.D. ()
National Security Health Policy Center,
The Potomac Institute
Vice President, the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity