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After September 11, the world was forced to re-think its defence strategy for the 21st century. The defence market has been revolutionised and the changes in world order have ensured that military forces have had to adapt to deal with new threats. As a result, a modern acquisition process has emerged, promising efficiency, flexibility, creativity, and innovation in order to provide the warfighter with a new generation of systems more capable of responding to the threats of the future.

This conference aims to provide managers, contractors and acquisition experts with up-to-date information on the process of defence acquisition within an international context. The conference will explore the development of new country-specific defence acquisition policy and its planned implementation.

The event will focus on improving the acquisition process. It will explore topics such as the role of PFI and PPP in defence acquisition, value for money, the Whole-Life Approach, multi-national collaboration, e-Business, Best Practice and Partnering Arrangements and Agreements.

Benefits of Attending:

  • UNDERSTAND the acquisition strategies and initiatives of major powers
  • EXPLORE the possibilities for transatlantic and European co-operation
  • EVALUATE the importance of whole-life costing and through-life support
  • REVIEW the evolution of procurement in the DLO and its relationship with the DPA
  • DETERMINE the way ahead for Public Private Partnerships in Defence
  • INCREASE your awareness of major e-Business developments in the defence arena


  • Expert speaker Panel Includes:
  • Dr Nancy Spruill, Director, Acquisition Resources and Analysis, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, US Department of Defense
  • Kathy Makin, Director, Directorate for Broadening Smart Acquisition, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Tim Banfield, Director, National Audit Office
  • Paul Freiermuth, Controleur Général des Armées, Ministry of Defence, France
  • Colonel Stephen Broughall, Jr, Commanding Officer, US Army International Technology Center-Atlantic
  • Andrew Radcliffe, Commercial Manager, Future Aircraft Carrier Integrated Project Team, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Richard Brooks, Director, DLO Change Programme, Defence Logistics Organisation, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Andrew Morgan, Whole Life Costing Team Leader, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Toni Rossi, Director, Purchasing Enabling Group, Defence Logistics Organisation, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Skip Hawthorne, Senior Program Analyst, Acquisition Technology and Logistics, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense
  • Mark Krzysko, Deputy Director for e-Business, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, E-Business, Office of the Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense
  • Stephen Gibson, Head of UK Defence Standardization, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence, UK
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    Conference programme

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier Gerald Blakey

    Brigadier Gerald Blakey, Senior Editor, Defence Procurement Analysis Magazine

    9:10 IMPROVING THE ACQUISITION OF DEFENSE SYSTEMS IN THE US DOD

    Dr Robert Buhrkuhl

    Dr Robert Buhrkuhl, Deputy Director, Senior Executive Service SES, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, US Department of Defense

  • Top five goals for OUSD AT&L
  • Defence procurement post-Iraq
  • Emphasis on evolutionary and spiral development for acquiring weapons systems
  • Competition debate
  • Developing meaningful performance metrics
  • What are the Defense department’s top programs and priorities today?
  • 9:40 EVOLUTIONARY ACQUISITION

    Skip Hawthorne

    Skip Hawthorne, Senior Program Analyst, Acquisition Technology and Logistics, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense

  • Key focus areas
  • DOD 5000 revision process - progress and results
  • The principles of Evolutionary Acquisition
  • Relationship to the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS)
  • The future of the acquisition process
  • 10:20 ACQUISITION CHALLENGES FACING THE MOD AND INDUSTRY

    Tim Banfield

    Tim Banfield, Defence Director, National Audit Office

  • Delivery capability
  • Taking the longer term view
  • What drives successful acquisition?
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 SMART ACQUISITION CASE STUDY

    Andrew Radcliffe

    Andrew Radcliffe, Commercial Manager, Future Aircraft Carrier Integrated Project Team, , Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • What is CVF?
  • Continuous assessment versus traditional bid analysis
  • Maximising design maturity
  • Trade-offs between system performance, whole-life costs and time
  • Pulling through best practice
  • Innovative acquisition strategies
  • Initiatives introduced as part of Smart acquisition thinking
  • Successes and failures - faster, cheaper, better?
  • 12:00 DEFENCE LOGISTICS ORGANISATION AND ACQUISITION REFORM

    Richard Brooks

    Richard Brooks, Director, DLO Change Programme, Defence Logistics Organisation, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Why change?
  • Vision
  • Creating a Change Programme
  • Key initiatives to drive improvement and benefit
  • Achieving value for money
  • Charting the future
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 FRENCH DEFENCE PROCUREMENT

    Paul Freiermuth

    Paul Freiermuth, Controleur Général des Armeés, Ministry of Defence, France

  • Why change?
  • Current private financing for defence projects in France
  • How is procurement organised for PFI projects in France?
  • The future of PFI in France
  • 14:40 NATO PROCUREMENT

    Tom Herway

    Tom Herway, Head of Contracts, NATO C3 Agency

  • What reform is currently underway?
  • Procurement issues post-NATO enlargement
  • Competition in an enlarged European market
  • Development of multinational projects
  • Case study
  • Electronic acquisition
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND TRANSATLANTIC CO-OPERATION

    Colonel Stephen Broughall, Jr

    Colonel Stephen Broughall, Jr, Commanding Officer, US Army International Technology Center-Atlantic

  • Interoperability policy
  • Role of the US Army International Technology Center-Atlantic
  • Partnering
  • Transatlantic co-operation
  • Case Study 1
  • Case Study 2
  • 16:20 EXPORT CONTROL REFORM – POLICY GOALS AND COMMITMENTS

    Jeffrey Bialos

    Jeffrey Bialos, Partner, Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan, Executive Director, Program for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University

  • Defence export controls: impediments and opportunities
  • The legal framework – the licensing process
  • Exemptions
  • Technology release and post-September 11th policy changes
  • Enforcement and compliance
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Professor Trevor Taylor,

    Professor Trevor Taylor,, Head, Department of Defence Management and Security Analysis, Cranfield University,Royal Military College of Science

    9:10 DLO PROCURMENT REFORM AND E-BUSINESS

    Tony Rossi

    Tony Rossi, , Director, Purchasing Enabling Group, Defence Logistics Organisation, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • What is procurement reform?
  • The need to improve
  • The suite of procurement e-enablers
  • Progress and benefits
  • Way ahead and challenges
  • 9:40 E-BUSINESS IN THE US DOD

    Mark Krzysko

    Mark Krzysko, Deputy Director for e-Business, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, E-Business, Office of the Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense

  • EB Directorate overview
  • Government structure for acquisition e-Business
  • Integrated Acquisition Environment Initiative
  • Integrating people, process and technology
  • Acquisition domain and responsibilities
  • Practice versus theory
  • To what extent is e-Business used in defence procurement?
  • 10:20 WHOLE LIFE COSTING

    Andrew Morgan

    Andrew Morgan, Whole Life Costing Team Leader, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Definition of whole life costing
  • The importance of adopting a whole life approach in procurement
  • An overview of cost of ownership
  • Achievements to date
  • Exploiting whole life costing
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 THE WAY AHEAD FOR SMART ACQUISITION

    Philip Rowland

    Philip Rowland, Partner, McKinsey and Co.

  • Origins and intent of Smart Acquisition
  • Progress made to date
  • Challenges identified in today’s approach
  • Improvement opportunities
  • 12:00 STANDARDIZATION

    Stephen Gibson

    Stephen Gibson, Head of UK Defence Standardization, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Mission and vision of DSTAN
  • How is DSTAN seeking to improve MoD standardization policy?
  • Intelligent use of standards
  • The standards hierarchy
  • Role of DSTAN helpdesk and partnership with Industry
  • Standardization products and services
  • Future direction in standardization activities
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 IMPROVED PROCUREMENT PRACTICES

    Kathy Makin

    Kathy Makin, Director, Directorate for Broadening Smart Acquisition, Ministry of Defence

  • Role of DBSA etc
  • Pushing the boundaries etc.
  • Improvements etc.
  • Wider markets
  • Strategic partnerships
  • 14:04 LEGAL ASPECTS OF PARTNERING IN DEFENCE

    Richard Armitage

    Richard Armitage, Partner, Simmons and Simmons

  • When is partnering appropriate?
  • The relationship to other forms of PPP
  • Role of partnering principles
  • Risk and reward sharing
  • Achieving a robust and flexible contract
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 PARTNERING CASE STUDY

    John Hancock

    John Hancock, Senior Partner, Partnering Solutions Ltd; Visiting Fellow, Cranfield School of Management

  • Overview of current projects (Tornado, Typhoon, ASTUTE and Air Launched Weapons)
  • The emerging rationale for partnering
  • Partnering transition planning
  • Partnering behaviours
  • Lessons learnt
  • 16:20 UK/US JOINT VENTURE CASE STUDY

    Ben Shaw

    Ben Shaw, Deputy Programme Manager, Javelin Joint Venture

  • Programme background
  • Programme affordability objective
  • Collaboration between the US and other countries
  • Technology transfer regulations
  • Results so far
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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