Captains of Industry Series

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014 the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security hosted Mike Petters, president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, for a discussion on the need to plan further ahead in defense-industrial issues. The speech, entitled "Playing the Long Game," is the latest in the Atlantic Council's Captains of Industry series, a platform for senior executives in the defense industry to address the public interests their companies serve and the public policies that shape their markets. The event was moderated Steven Grundman, M.A. and George Lund fellow, with an introduction by Mark Brunner, senior adviser to Senator Mark Warner.

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On Thursday November 13, the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security welcomed Salvatore "Tory" T. Bruno, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance (ULA). The event, titled "Endless Possibilities for the Future of Space Launch," was the latest in the Atlantic Council Captains of Industry series, a platform for senior executives in aerospace and defense to address the public interests their companies serve and the public policies that shape their markets. The event was moderated by Jeffrey Roncka, managing partner of Renaissance Strategic Advisors.

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Please join the Atlantic Council's Captains of Industry Series for a conversation with Tory Bruno, President and CEO of United Launch Alliance on November 13th at 4:30pm.

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How should the defense industry adjust to greater economic globalization, with novel regional and functional challenges? How is the private sector going to manage decreasing national defense budgets while maintaining high levels of innovation, research, and development?

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Please join us on June 4, 2014 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. for the latest event in the Atlantic Council Captains of Industry series, a discussion with SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell on the company's ongoing efforts to support commercial, civil, and national security customers with All-American launch services and the challenges faced in introducing change to government national security space launch acquisition.

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What is the future of American space launch? As defense and space budgets decline, what is the future of US involvement in space? Gwynne Shotwell, president and COO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), gave an address entitled "The Future of American Space Launch" as part of the Atlantic Council Captains of Industry series on June 4, 2014 to answer these very questions. 

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Steven. F. Gaffney, chairman and CEO of DynCorp International, gave an address entitled “The Role of Service Contractors in the United States and Around the World” as part of the Atlantic Council Captains of Industry series.

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Please join us on May 22, 2014 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. for the latest event in the Atlantic Council Captains of Industry series, a discussion with Steven F. Gaffney, Chairman & CEO of DynCorp International, on the role of service contractors in the US and around the world.

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"European defense is in an appalling state," Thomas Enders, CEO of Airbus Group said during an Atlantic Council Captains of Industry event held immediately following the Council's two-day Toward a Europe Whole & Free conference on April 30.

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Please join us on March 5 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. for a dicussion with David Zolet, executive vice president and general manager, CSC North America Public Sector.

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