ADC is launching a reboot of its annual fall policy event with a focus on defining the organization’s annual policy agenda. This popular event will continue to provide a unique look at the policy issues that impact defense communities and installations, but it now will be part of an integrated approach to define a yearly agenda for ADC and its members. Organized by ADC’s Federal Outreach Advisory Committee and supported by Booz Allen Hamilton, this half day event will provide a forum for leaders across ADC to provide input on the issues, ideas and action items that need to be on ADC’s agenda.
This year’s event comes at a pivotal time for defense policy and budgets. Our event will take place just days after the midterm election, whose results may reset some of the big issues facing DoD, including budget. At the same time, DOD will be preparing its 2020 budget request, including many big investments in innovation and technologies called for in the National Defense Strategy. Closer to home, there are still issues related planned force build-up, standing up of a Space Force and the development of new strategic basing criteria that focus on quality of life and workforce benchmarks. What will all of this mean for defense communities? What are the important issues for defense communities to weigh in on? What is our agenda for the year ahead?
Join us for the 2018 Defense Policy Forum and part of a select group of policy experts and defense community leaders that will explore the key issues that will define the 2020 NDAA and ADC’s policy agenda.
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Welcome / Keynote Introduction
1:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Defense Policy and Budget Trends
Key thought leaders will lead a discussion on the key issues facing defense policy makers in 2019.
2:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
ADC Policy Framework
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Breakout Working Groups
Attendees will break into small groups to discuss ADC’s proposed policy agenda and provide feedback that can further refine ADC’s policy goals.
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Group Report Out/Closing Reaction Panel
(If you are a non-member who wishes to attend please contact us for consideration).