The Atlantic Council welcomed Brett Lambert, deputy assistant secretary of defense for manufacturing and industrial base policy at the US Department of Defense, and William Greenwalt, vice president of acquisition policy at Aerospace Industries Association on Wednesday, February 20 at the Army-Navy Club to discuss an effective defense-industrial policy for the second Obama administration.

Steve Grundman
, the M.A. and George Lund Fellow for emerging defense challenges moderated the panel. After each participant gave opening on the uncertainties of defense spending and the implications for the aerospace industry, the discussion was opened to the audience. Questions raised included the impact of sequestration on future defense spending, supply chain security, and streamlining government funding for future projects.

A discussion with 
Brett Lambert
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy
US Department of Defense

William Greenwalt
Vice President, Acquisition Policy
Aerospace Industries Association

Moderated by 
Steven Grundman
M.A. and George Lund Fellow
Atlantic Council


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