Application Deadline: January 12, 2010 (higher fee applies after the 12th)
The Institute for National Strategic Studies
8-9 February 2010
The Quadrennial Defense Review serves as the foundation for developing the long-term national defense strategy of the United States. It will provide a strategic framework for the Department of Defense's annual program, force development, force management, and corporate support mechanism and will set a direction for further transformation of the Armed Forces. The latest QDR comes at a critical time and responds to a security environment in which the United States military forces are actively engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan. The threats and challenges are wide ranging, the analyses more difficult, and the solutions more complex - many involve missions and activities well beyond the Defense Department's purview and require integrated interagency actions.
This symposium seeks to illuminate and promote informed discussion of the issues the QDR addressed, its major recommendations, and the challenges ahead in adapting the U.S. defense strategy and posture. The symposium will be held at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington.
The program is open to the public. Participants are expected from government, business, universities, and research institutes from the United States and abroad.
There is a registration fee for this symposium, which includes lunch on both days and morning and afternoon refreshments. Registration and payments must be made using our online registration form. See our website for a link to the online registration form. The registration fee through January 12, 2010 is $90 and $120 thereafter.