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Joint Defense Acquisition Conference Announces Keynote Speakers
Washington D.C. - April 30, 2007
The Defense Intelligence Acquisition Conference hosted by the Office of the Acquisition Executive, Defense Intelligence Agency will take place on May 14 - May 17, 2007, at Keystone Resort and Conference Center in Keystone, Colorado. The conference is pleased to announce the acceptance of the following keynote speakers:
- MAJOR GENERAL Michael A. Vane, Vice Director for Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment, J-8, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- MELVIN HERITAGE - Assistant Deputy Director and Senior Acquisition Executive, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
- K. EILEEN GIGLIO - Deputy Assistant Under Secretary of Defense, Business Transformation
- JOHN LANDON - DASD, C3ISR and IT Acquisition
- SHAY ASSAD - Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy
- TERRI EVERETT - Senior Procurement Executive, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
- FRANK ANDERSON - President, Defense Acquisition University
- STAN SOLOWAY - President, Professional Services Council
- MARK GREER - Acting Chief Information Officer, DIA
- KEVEN "SPANKY" KIRSH - Director, Science and Technology Special Programs, Department of Homeland Security
- Colonel N. Lee S. Price, U.S. Army, Deputy Acquisition and Procurement Executive, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
- LIEUTENANT COLONEL (Ret) STEVE RUSSELL - U.S. Army
These defense and industry leaders will address topics such as The Strategic Role of Acquisition in the Intelligence Mission, Acquisition Excellence and Agility, Defense Acquisition Transformation, AT&L Strategic Human Capital, Growing the Acquisition Leader, Procurement in Intelligence, Defense Procurement Outlook, DODIIS Enterprise, Contingency Acquisition Success, and more. There are also many informative Breakout Topics being discussed at the conference.
"This is the first unclassified conference to discuss Defense Intelligence Acquisition that will be attended by DoD, DIA, the Intelligence Community, the Federal, Sector, and our Industry Partners", says Chris Vuxton, Senior Program Manager, Defense Intelligence Agency.
The theme for this year's conference is "Capability Partners in the Global War on Terror." The theme supports a shared goal for President Bush and his new Director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell, of achieving "Acquisition excellence and agility in rapidly delivering needed capabilities to support the warfighter."
Attendance is open to DIA, DoD, Acquisition Intelligence Professionals, and Industry Partners who support the Combatant Commands, Military Services and other DoD and Civilian Intelligence agencies.
Attendees and press can register online at www.DIAcquisition.com or www.TechnologyForums.com/7DI.
DIA is the nation’s premier all-source military intelligence organization.
It provides the nation’s most authoritative assessments of foreign military intentions and capabilities. The agency’s four core competencies -- human intelligence, all-source analysis, counterintelligence and technical intelligence -- enable military operations while also informing policy-makers at the defense and national levels.
DIA’s mission is unique and no other agency matches its military expertise across such a broad range of intelligence disciplines.
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