Bending the Cost Curve

A discussion with:
The Hon. Deborah Lee James
US Air Force

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

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The Atlantic Council is pleased to announce that Deborah Lee James, the secretary of the US Air Force, will give an Atlantic Council Defense-Industrial Policy address entitled “Bending the Cost Curve” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14th, at the Atlantic Council’s headquarters.

The Hon. Deborah Lee James is the secretary of the US Air Force. She is responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force, including the organizing, training, equipping, and providing for the welfare of its more than 690,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian airmen and their families. She also oversees the Air Force’s annual budget of more than $110 billion. She has thirty years of senior homeland and national security experience in the federal government and the private sector. Prior to her current position, James served as president of Science Applications International Corporation’s Technical and Engineering Sector, where she was responsible for 8,700 employees and more than $2 billion in revenue.

The Defense-Industrial Policy Series is a platform for senior government executives in defense and aerospace to address the public policies that shape these industries’ markets. By engaging the perspective of government leaders about issues at the interface of defense ministries and industries, the series aims to cultivate a constituency for practical solutions to these problems.

January 14, 2014
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

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