Conference to Explore Defense Finance Transformation and Cost Management

/EIN News/ Los Angeles, August 23, 2009 – The American Institute of Engineers, in association with Technology Training Corporation, will host a conference on Defense Finance and Cost Management, in Washington, DC, October 14-15, 2009.

The conference brings together senior experts from OSD, the Military Services, and industry to examine the impact of 2009 reforms on defense systems acquisition cost management. They will examine the cost risks associated with developing and inserting new and often immature technologies; the challenges in making trade-off decisions between cost, schedule and performance early in the program life cycle; and the latest best practices in minimizing the cost impact of mid-program changes.

Highlights will include presentations by the Honorable Claude Bolton, Jr.; Vice Admiral (ret) Lewis Crenshaw; Mr. Shay Assad, Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy; Mr. Philip Rodgers, Deputy Principal Director of Acquisition Resources and Analysis, OSD; senior cost managers from the Air Force, Navy, and Army; and many of the most respected cost/price analysts from industry.

WHAT: 1st Eastern Conference on Defense Finance and Cost Management
[Featuring speakers from OSD, GAO, DASA (CE), NAVSEA, NRO, FASAB, NCCA, AFCAA and other key organizations]

WHEN: October 14-15, 2009

WHERE: Alexandria Historic District Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites; 625 First St.; Tel: 703-548-6300/800-972-3159

For more information or to register for the conference, please call Dana Marcus, at (310) 563-1223, or email [email protected]

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To investigate exhibiting or becoming a corporate sponsor call Mr. Marcus Min at (310) 563-1210 or email [email protected]