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 4730 - National Logistics Forum 

4730 - National Logistics Forum 


“Operationalizing the DoD-Industry Partnership”
Realizing Better Buying Power and Joint Force 2020

Event Number

Event Date

 to 4/16/2014

Event Location
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

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

Why Attend? Hear from Past Delegates:

  • "The consistent high quality of the speakers brings us back year after year. The well-focused agenda and briefings always provide some form of insight into the dynamic environment of logistics."
  • "Always a very good conference - lots of great information on where the branches are heading with logistics. The Fireside Chat is always great."
  • "As a small business, we don't 'rub shoulders' with some of the heavy hitters in DoD logistics as often as large businesses. This environment helps us shape our strategy moving forward by better understanding some of the challenges facing the logistics leaders of today."
  • "This meeting is perfect for our company - I attend for the high-level speakers and the format; Firesides are the best in the business."

About the Forum

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 (updated 4/9) featuring:

Keynote Addresses From

  • Honorable Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics
  • Honorable Alan Estevez, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics
  • Honorable Katrina McFarland, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition)
  • Mr. Paul Peters, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Logistics & Materiel Readiness (Acting)
  • LtGen Robert R. Ruark, USMC, Director for Logistics, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Mr. Dennis Muilenburg, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Boeing Company
  • Honorable Thomas M. Davis, Director of Federal Government Affairs, Deloitte & Touche LLP; Former Virginia Congressman and Chairman of the House Government Reform Committee
  • MajGen Arnold Punaro, USMC (Ret), CEO, The Punaro Group

The Highly Anticipated Joint Logistics Fireside Chat Featuring

  • LtGen Robert R. Ruark, USMC, Director for Logistics, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • VADM William A. Brown, USN, Deputy Commander, United States Transportation Command
  • VADM Mark Harnitchek, USN, Director, Defense Logistics Agency
  • VADM Phil Cullom, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
  • LtGen William M. Faulkner, USMC, Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics (Plans), HQUSMC
  • LTG Raymond Mason, USA, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army
  • Mrs. Patricia M. Young, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force

And Panels Including

  • Mr. Guy Beougher, SES, Executive Director of Support, Policy and Strategic Programs, DLA Logistics Operations
  • Mr. Redding Hobby, SES, Deputy Director, DLA Logistics Operations
  • Mr. Richard Ginman, Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, OASD (Acquisition)
  • Mr. John B. Johns, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance Policy & Programs, OASD (L&MR)
  • Brig Gen James Johnson, USAF, Director for Logistics, U.S. Africa Command
  • Maj Gen Lee K. Levy, USAF, Vice Director for Logistics, J4 Joint Staff
  • Mr. Tommy Marks, Executive Director for Services, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement)
  • Maj Gen Wendy M. Masiello, USAF, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition
  • BG Timothy M. McKeithen, ARNG, Director of Logistics and Engineering, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command
  • LTG Patricia McQuistion, USA, Deputy Commanding General, Army Materiel Command
  • Mr. Steven Zander, Director, Air Force Community Partnership Initiative, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Installations)
  • Mr. Jeff Bennett, Senior Vice President, Logistics Management, LMI
  • LTG Bob Dail, USA (Ret), Chief Commercial Officer, Supreme Group
  • Mr. Tom Captain, Vice Chairman and U.S. Aerospace & Defense Leader, Deloitte
  • Mr. James Harry, Director, Supply Chain and Operations, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Mr. Lou Kratz, Vice President and Managing Director, Logistics and Sustainment, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Ms. Lisa Mahlmann, Sustainment Deputy, Integrated Fighter Group, Lockheed Martin Aerospace
  • Mr. Heath Patrick, Vice President of the Defense Aftermarket Americas, Honeywell Aerospace Defense & Space
  • Maj Gen Darryl Scott, USAF (Ret), Corporate Vice President, Contracts & Pricing, The Boeing Company
  • LTG Mitch Stevenson, USA (Ret), Senior Account Manager, LEIDOS
  • Mr. David Wilkins, Vice President, Contracts and Supply Chain, Raytheon Company 

Schedule At-A-Glance

Monday, April 14
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Exhibitor Move-In
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm    Registration Open
5:00 pm                    Welcome
5:10 pm                    Award Presentations
5:40 pm                    Opening Keynote
6:10 pm - 7:30 pm      Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, April 15
"What the Department Needs from its Industry Partners"
Affordable Sustainment for Uninterrupted Global Operations

7:00 am                    Continental Breakfast in the Foyer
                               Registration Open
8:00 am                    Opening Remarks
8:15 am                    Keynote Address
9:00 am                    Keynote Address
9:45 am                    Exhibit Hall Open
                               Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:15 am                  Joint Logistics Fireside Chat
11:45 am - 1:00 pm    Luncheon
1:00 pm                    JCS J-4 Led Panel
2:30 pm                    Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:00 pm                    Keynote Address
3:45 pm                    Keynote Address
4:30 pm                    Keynote Address
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm      Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, April 16
"Delivering the Department's Partnership Needs"
Affordable Sustainment Solutions

7:00 am                     Continental Breakfast in the Foyer
                                Registration Open
8:00 am                     Keynote Address
8:45 am                     Industry Leadership Fireside Chat
10:15 am                   Exhibit Hall Open
                                Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:45 am                   Realizing Efficiencies through Public-Private Partnerships Panel
12:15 pm                   Luncheon
1:30 pm                     End-to-End Supply Chain Panel
2:45 pm                     Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:15 pm                     Exhibit Hall Closes
3:15 pm - 7:00 pm       Exhibitor Move-Out
3:15 pm                     Best Contracting Practices to Achieve Optimal Service Outcomes Panel
4:15 pm                     Closing Government Keynote
5:00 pm                     Closing Comments and Adjourn


Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Tel (202) 312-1300

General Session: Atrium Ballroom
Exhibit Hall: Atrium Hall

Download/Print/View detailed directions to the Atrium Ballroom

Metro Access
The Federal Triangle Metro Station (orange/blue lines) is located on-site, and is connected to the building by covered passageway. The Metro Center Metro Station (red line) is located just two blocks away.

Access to the parking garage is available via 14th Street (north and south) and 13½ Street (off Pennsylvania Ave.)

  • Follow posted GREEN signs for the Atrium elevator banks (Japan, Russia, Italy levels)
  • Take Atrium North or South elevator to “C” Concourse level

Please Note:
Upon entry to the garage, all vehicle occupants over the age of 18 will need to provide photo identification and your vehicle will be screened; please plan accordingly.

Maximum overhead clearance into the garage is 7 feet.

2014 Parking Rates
1 hour or less: $10.00
2 hours or less: $18.00
3 hours or less: $20.00
3 to 10 hours: $22.00
10 to 15 hours: $23.00
15 to 24 hours: $35.00
Evenings weekday rate (enter after 5:00 p.m., exit by 3:00 a.m.): $13.00


A formal room block has not been reserved for the National Logistics Forum.

Download/Print/View the list of hotels near the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center.


Online Registration is now CLOSED!
If you wish to register for the Forum, please do so with NDIA staff at the registration desks onsite at the Reagan Building during the below hours.

Onsite Registration Hours:
Monday, April 14
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, April 15
7:00 am - 6:45 pm

Wednesday, April 16
7:00 am - 4:15 pm

Registration Fees




Until 5pm EST 2/21/14

After 5pm EST 2/21/14 - 5pm EST

After 5pm EST 

U.S. Federal Government/U.S. Military*

$0 Complimentary



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 NDIA (or affiliate) non-members include a one-year non-refundable NDIA membership — $15.00 will be applied for your 12 month subscription to National Defense magazine.

Forum Registration Fees
With your purchase of conference registration, you are entitled access to:

  • General Sessions
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Continental Breakfasts, Networking Breaks, Networking Luncheons 
  • Monday & Tuesday Networking Receptions
  • Onsite Agenda and Meeting Materials
  • Post-event Online Speaker Proceedings (if releasable by speaker)

Cancellations & Substitutions
Cancellations received by Friday, April 4, 2014 will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, April 4, 2014. 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.

Exhibitor Information

To view the floor plan and purchase your booth, please visit

Cost to Exhibit
Corporate Member Rate*: $25.00 / 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: $30.00 / sq. ft.

Small Business Package for NDIA Corporate Members 
$1,900.00 for one 10x10 booth.  Booth includes one 6' table, 2 chairs, carpet and 1 wastebasket. This opportunity is available for current NDIA Corporate members only. Booth does not include electrical or internet.  One booth per company only. Small Business rate is available for companies with 50 or less employees. Please contact Allison Hitchner, 703-247-2573 to reserve your location. Space is limited.

Exhibit Rate Includes
-Two complimentary full registrations for exhibit personnel, per 10x10
-All networking social 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

For information, please contact Ms. Allison Hitchner, CEM, CMP, Exhibits Manager, at or (703) 247-2573.

Attendee Information

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.

Special Needs
NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs or
allergies/dietary restrictions should contact Kari King at (703) 247-2588 or

Sponsorship Opportunities

The National Logistics Forum sponsorship menu offers many categories to fit your budget. By enhancing your brand with a sponsorship at this premier event, you'll build a stronger perception from the audience and stand out from the crowd.

Download/Print/View the Sponsorship Menu.

 Lockheed Martin






  General Dynamics Information Technology
 Pratt & Whitney





The following awards will be presented on Monday evening, April 14, at the opening session of the Logistics Forum.

DoD Award for Supply Chain Operational Excellence
The DoD Award for Supply Chain Operational Excellence provides a showcase for innovative management and technology tools, which are used to improve our supply chain efficiency and effectiveness in order to enhance our support to the warfighter. The award honors organizations that have made exceptional progress through innovative development or adoption of the best supply chain practices.

Recent DoD Award Recipients:

  • 2012 Air Force Sustainment Center 448th Supply Chain Management Wing
  • 2011 Supply Management Unit, 2nd Supply Battalion (Forward), 2nd Marine Logistics Group
  • 2010 U.S. Air Force Global Logistics Support Center

The Edward M. Greer Award
The Greer Award is presented annually to an industry individual in recognition of noteworthy contributions or meritorious service to the Department of Defense in the area of integrated logistics support engineering and its implementation in maintenance and product support. The award was established in 1956 by Greer Hydraulics, Inc., to stimulate thought and develop programs which will benefit industry and the public. The award program encourages solutions to troublesome maintenance problems or to the development of integrated logistics support planning techniques to be employed in their solution. The award is presented in honor of its originator, Edward M. Greer.

Recent Greer Award Recipients:

  • 2013 - Mr. Mark R. Schroeder, Program Manager, Maritime & Littoral Systems Performance Based Logistics Programs, Raytheon Company SAS
  • 2012 – Gustavo M. (Gus) Urzua, C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program
  • 2011 – Ms. Denise Richards, Director, SPLO Production Programs, AM General

The Logistician Emeritus Award
The Logistician Emeritus Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding competence and has made a substantial contribution in the field of national security logistics while serving in a governmental position. The award was established by the Logistics Management Division in 1980 as a means of recognizing deserving individuals.

Recent Logistician Emeritus Award Recipients:

  • 2013 - Ms. Debra Tune, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics
  • 2012 – Gen Duncan McNabb, USAF (Ret)
  • 2011 – VADM Justin McCarthy, USN (Ret) 

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

For meeting, registration, and sponsorship questions:
Mrs. Kari King, CMP, Associate Director, or (703) 247-2588.

For exhibit questions:
Ms. Allison Hitchner, CEM, CMP, Exhibits Manager, or (793) 247-2573.

For more information about the NDIA Logistics Management Division, please visit


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