Defense-Industrial Policy Series: Acquisition for Special Operations Forces

January 19, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
Washington, DC

Acquisition for Special Operations Forces

A discussion with:
Mr. James F. Geurts
Acquisition Executive
US Special Operations Command
Moderated by:
Mr. Steven Grundman
M.A. and George Lund Fellow,
Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council for an address and conversation with James F. Geurts, the Acquisition Executive for US Special Operations Command.

Mr. Geurts will discuss the challenge of planning and executing acquisitions to equip our forces' most elite warriors.
Discussion topics will include:
• The unique role of US SOCOM in planning and acquisition management;
• How acquisition for special forces differs from and parallels the military departments; and
• The key technology and system priorities of US SOCOM heading into the FY17 budget and programs.

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If you have any questions regarding the forum, please contact Associate Director Alex Ward.

This event is open to press and on the record.

Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record. 

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