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 3760 - National Logistics Forum 

3760 - National Logistics Forum 


Optimizing Support Capabilities in a Resource-Constrained Future

Event Number

Event Date

 to 6/14/2013

Event Location
Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Event Contact
Ms. Kari King, CMP at or 703-247-2588


The National Logistics Forum will bring together senior Pentagon-based logistics policy officials and senior government logistics practitioners and leaders to address the daunting challenges presented by the current severe fiscal constraints and future austere budgetary environment, and their impact on support for the Warfighter and sustainment of a viable logistics industrial base. A technology exhibition will spotlight cutting-edge logistics capabilities being developed to support Warfighters in an efficient and effective manner.


Download/Print/View the Logistics Forum Agenda (Final 6-11-13)

Confirmed Speakers:

Confirmed Panels:

This panel will discuss the trade-offs we are making and at what cost to national security during an era of limited resources.
Moderated by LTG Chris Christianson, USA (Ret), Director, Center for Joint & Strategic Logistics, National Defense University

Sustaining the Force: What support capabilities will be required and will they be affordable? Moderated by Maj Gen Jim Hawkins, USAF (Ret), Deputy Director for Strategic Logistics, J4, Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Department of Defense and its industry partners share a mutual interest in providing life-cycle product support that optimizes affordability and material readiness for the Warfighter.  This panel will continue the broader dialog between government and industry on both “Better Buying Power” and the recent Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (L&MR) sponsored Performance-Based Logistics simulation.  The panel members will focus on how to best achieve efficient and effective sustainment through the successful implementation of PPL business models.
Moderated by Mr. Randy Fowler, Director, Life Cycle Management Integration, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Materiel Readiness)

The Department of Defense relies on a complex, global supply chain to meet warfighter requirements. This panel will discuss ongoing efforts to improve affordability, responsiveness and customer service.
Moderated by Mr. M. Scott Reynolds, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Logistics)


Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: (703) 418-1234

Getting Here
By Air
Fly into Reagan National Airport (DCA).

  • Courtesy Hyatt shuttle to Reagan National Airport (DCA) departs the hotel every 20 minutes on the hour from 5:00am – 12:00am. (Times subject to change.)
  • Shuttle picks up at the Old Terminal (2nd Curb by the marked Hotel Shuttle stop location) and New Terminal Arrivals, Door 5 and Door 9 (1st Curb by the marked Hotel Shuttle stop location).

By Metro
From Crystal City Station, Blue and Yellow lines, the hotel is a 10-minute walk.

  • Courtesy Hyatt shuttle access to and from Crystal City Metro Station is provided at the corner of 18th street and S. Bell Street.
  • The Hyatt shuttle departs the hotel every 15 minutes on the hour from 6:00am – 10:00pm. (Times subject to change.)

Driving & Parking
From Washington D.C.:

  • Take 14th Street Bridge South.
  • Stay in far left lane.
  • Take exit #8C / Rt. 1 South toward Crystal City/Alexandria.
  • Follow Rt. 1 South / Jefferson Davis Hwy to 4th traffic light.
  • Turn left onto 27th Street.
  • Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport is on the left.

From Richmond & I-95 North:

  • Take I-95 North to I-395.
  • Take Exit 7A / Rt. 120 / Glebe Road South.
  • Stay on Glebe Road South approximately 1.5 miles to Rt. 1 / Jefferson Davis Hwy.
  • Turn left onto Rt.1 North / Jefferson Davis Hwy.
  • Turn right at the next light onto 27th Street.
  • Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport is on the left.

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport will offer Forum attendees a discounted valet parking rate of $20 per day, with unlimited in-and-out privileges. Clearance is 6’ 8” in our underground parking garage.

Download/Print/View Parking Garage Options and Directions.


Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: (703) 418-1234
Reservations: 1-888-421-1442 or reserve online

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. To make your reservation, please call 1-888-421-1442 and ask for the National Logistics Forum room block. In order to ensure the discounted NDIA rate, you must make your reservations early. Rooms will not be held after Wednesday, May 22, 2013 and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to increase after this date.

Room Rates:

  • Government: $205 (single/double)
  • Industry: $205 (single/double)

Government Attendees Staying at the Hyatt:
Any active U.S. Military attendee with ID and travel order will be tax exempt (subject to state’s regulation of tax exemption). Any U.S. Government employee paying with U.S. Government check or credit card will be tax exempt (with supporting documentation as required by some states). Check with the hotel for specific state and local requirements when booking hotel reservations.


Online Registration is now CLOSED! Onsite registration will be available beginning at 7am on Thursday, June 13 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.

Conference Registration Fees




Ends 5pm EST 05/3/13

05/04/13 - 05/31/13

After 5pm EST 5/31/13





Industry NDIA Member




Industry NDIA Non-Member**




*Includes a free three-year NDIA membership and subscription to National Defense magazine for military and government employees.
**Registration fees for non-NDIA (or affiliate) members include a one-year non-refundable NDIA membership — $15.00 will be applied for your 12 month subscription to National Defense magazine.

Download/Print/View the Registration Form to register by mail or fax. Mail to 2111 Wilson Blvd. Suite 400, Event 3760, Arlington, VA 22201. Fax to (703) 522-1885.

Conference Registration Fees
With your purchase of conference registration, you are entitled access to:
- General Sessions
- Exhibit Hall
- Continental Breakfasts, Networking Breaks, Networking Luncheons 
- Thursday Networking Reception
- Onsite Agenda and Meeting Materials
- Post-event Online Speaker Proceedings (if releasable by Speaker)

Cancellations & Substitutions
Cancellations received by Friday, May 31, 2013 will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, May 31, 2013. Substitutions to this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations. Cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing to Please note: Cancellation policy does not apply to exhibit booth cancellations.


  • Please register with a complete and accurate e-mail address.  You will receive an e-mailed confirmation as soon as your registration has been processed.
  • Payment must be made at the time of registration. 
  • Registrations will not be taken over the phone.
  • Please register with the correct form of payment.  A $25 fee will be applied to those wishing to switch forms of payment.


Visit to purchase your booth in real time!

Cost to Exhibit

  • Corporate Member Rate*: $25 / sq. ft.
    (Note: your corporate member dues must be current to be able to get the member rate).
    *Rate also applies to bona-fide U.S. government agencies and academic institutions.
  • Non-Corporate Member Rate: $30 / sq. ft.

Exhibit Rate Includes*
-Two complimentary full registrations for exhibit personnel, per 10x10
-All networking functions
-All scheduled meal events including breakfast, lunches, etc.
-Company profile online
-24 hour security
-Fabric back and side walls and 7"x44" ID sign
*An exhibits and/or conference badge is required for access to any of the above referenced benefits.

For each exhibit space that your organization occupies, your organization will be entitled to two complimentary full registrations, which account for your booth personnel.  Note: Any additional personnel must register and pay the full attendee rate.

Allison Hitchner, Exhibits Manager, 703-247-2573,


Forum attire is business for civilians and Class A/Service Dress for military. In addition, your identification badge, received upon registration check-in, must be worn at all times.

Thank you to our Sponsors:  











   General Dynamics





  Lockheed Martin






  Supreme Group




Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA Meeting POC: Ms. Kari King, CMP at or (703) 247-2588
NDIA Exhibits POC: Ms. Allison Hitchner, CEM, CMP at or (703) 247-2573


Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense