The business of defense is at a breaking point. Haphazard spending reductions have fostered uncertainty about national defense strategy which threatens to undermine national security. Can facilities that have been shuttered and uniquely talented workforces lost to austerity be rebooted instantaneously when crisis strikes? How will the defense industry attract and retain the STEM graduates now gravitating to other high-tech industries?  Against this backdrop, BAE Systems, Inc. President & CEO Linda Hudson will address challenges facing the defense industry in the second installment of the Atlantic Council’s Captains of Industry series on November 19, 2013 from 10:30 am to 11:45 pm.

An address and discussion with
Linda Hudson
President and Chief Executive Officer
BAE Systems, Inc.

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

The Captains of Industry Series is a platform for senior defense industry executives to address the public interests their companies serve and the public policies that shape their markets. By engaging the perspective of business leaders about issues at the interface of defense ministries and industries, the series will cultivate a constituency for practical solutions to these problems.

Linda Hudson is CEO and president of BAE Systems, Inc., a US-based defense, aerospace, and security company with approximately 40,000 employees. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of London-based BAE Systems plc.

Members of the press are welcome, and all the proceedings of this event are on-the-record.

Please use the West Tower elevators when you arrive.

Attire: Business attire is requested

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