NDIA DCSA Roundtable with David Stapleton

  • 10/21/2020 9:00 - 11:00 am
  • Event Type : Webinar
    Event Code : 199B


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NDIA is pleased to offer yet another complimentary webinar to NDIA and Affiliate members that not only digs into timely topics but also enables attendees to ask their individual questions to the presenting subject matter expert. To lead the conversation during this industry engagement, we have Mr. David Stapleton, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency’s (DCSA) Assistant Director for Critical Technology Protection (CTP).

In light of his responsibility for the oversight and management of the government’s largest security organization and its CTP mission, Mr. Stapleton will explore three of his specialties: global supply chains, predatory investment, and the economics of intellectual property (IP) theft. Then, he’ll dive into the related topic of human capital to provide a well-rounded perspective on these sorts of threats to industry.

Organized by NDIA, its Policy Team, and Mr. Stapleton himself, this roundtable webinar is one of a kind; its agenda has been finely crafted to be of great interest and importance to multiple sectors within the defense industry—especially the Security & Counterintelligence, Small Business, Manufacturing, and Logistics communities.

Join us for this roundtable webinar as we ask and answer these and other questions:

  • How can the United States reconcile the advantages and disadvantages of global supply chains that contribute to our military’s technological superiority?
  • From where do most predatory investments originate? Has the COVID-19 pandemic changed anything about DCSA’s assessment of this type of threat? What industries other than defense might be targeted, and why?
  • What kinds of financial vulnerabilities can countries like the PRC exploit to gain access to a firm’s IP? What economic mechanisms are available to shore up those vulnerabilities? What are the downsides of employing those mechanisms?
  • What are the primary inroads for countries like the PRC to exploit human capital? How can government, industry, and academia address those risks?

*Please note: This event is closed to the press.

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Kimberly Williams
(703) 247-2578