NDIA Washington, D.C. Chapter Defense Leaders Forum Breakfast

Washington, DC Chapter Acquisition Programs
  • 10/23/2018 7:15 AM
  • Army Navy Country Club
    1700 Army Navy Drive
    Arlington,  VA 
  • Event Type : Breakfast
    Event Code : N/A


Washington D.C. Chapter Defense Leaders Forum Monthly Breakfast

Guest Speaker: The Honorable James F. Geurts,Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition (View bio below)

With almost a year since his swearing in, Secretary Geurts is looking to shake up processes and protocols to increase Navy efficiencies and effectivity.  With multiple, simultaneous initiatives, he is encouraging digitization to streamline mega-projects and generate cost-savings; devolving programmatic decision-making authority; scaling bureaucratic oversight; and enabling intelligent risk-taking at all levels.

7:15 AM: Registration Opens and Breakfast Buffet available
8:00 AM: Meeting begins with Presentation of the Colors, Invocation, Introductions followed by the Speaker remarks
9:00 AM: Breakfast Concludes

This is a non-attribution event.

Registration: Register on-line by clicking: https://ndiadcdlf-geurts-10-23-2018.eventbrite.com

Cost:  $65 (per ticket) if purchased by Wednesday, October 17 at 5:00pm

After October 17 at 5:00pm until registration ends on Monday, October 22 at Noon (if tickets available) Cost is: $75 (per ticket)

Cancellations received by Wednesday, October 17 at Noon will receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after this date. Cancellations must be made in writing to Ms. Cheryl Luczko at cluczko@verizon.net. Substitutions to this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations.

If you are a current government/military employee (not a contractor) and would like to attend at no cost as a NDIA Guest, please register https://ndiadcdlf-geurts-10-23-2018guest.eventbrite.com

Speaker Biography
On Dec. 5, 2017, Mr. James F. Geurts was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition (ASN (RD&A)), following his confirmation by the Senate November 2017. As the Navy’s acquisition executive, Mr. Geurts has oversight of an annual budget in excess of $60 billion and is responsible for equipping and supporting the finest Sailors and Marines in the world with the best platforms, systems and technology as they operate around the globe in defense of the Nation.

Mr. Geurts previously served as the Acquisition Executive, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), at MacDill Air Force Base (AFB), Florida, where he was responsible for all special operations forces acquisition, technology and logistics. In this position his innovative leadership and technological ingenuity provided rapid and affordable acquisition that positively impacted the USSOCOM acquisition work force and the special operations forces capability on the battlefield. These contributions were recognized by both private and public institutions during his tenure to include earning the Presidential Rank Award, USSOCOM Medal, William Perry Award and Federal Times Vanguard Award for Executive of the Year. 
See more http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/bio.asp?bioID=1032.

Event POC: Cheryl Luczko, 703.904.9599, or email: cluczko@verizon.net