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The Defense-Industrial Policy Series is a platform for senior government executives in defense and aerospace to address the public policies that shape the market for defense goods and services. 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 challenges. Past speakers include Ms. Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, and LTG Charles Hooper, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

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