Keynote Series

Protecting Your Defense Economy: What We Learned, What’s at risk?

Thursday, October 15 // 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Over the past decade states and communities have invested heavily in their defense sectors. But as they look to weather the impacts of the financial crisis there are doubts that type of support can continue at its current level.

There are also national security implications as DOD and major weapons system suppliers are concerned of the impact the current environment will have on downstream manufactures and suppliers that may not be able to remain solvent putting critical supply chains at risk.

This discussion will focus on how DOD, defense community and industry leaders are managing the economic downturn, shoring up supply chains and developing new strategies and resources exist to help support recovery.

Pop Up Events

Navy/MC town hall

Wednesday, 14 Oct // 1430-1530

Engage with top Navy & Marine Corps Installation Leadership as they discuss pressing issues, opportunities for community partnerships and their key priorities and policies for the coming year. This is your chance to speak directly to the decision makers.

SPEAKER: James Balocki, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Facilities


Learn more about the Association of Defense Communities’ Summit Series