Defense News ~ February 5, 2010, In the news release, Under Secretary Aston Carter to Keynote AVIATION WEEK's Defense Technology & Requirements Conference Feb. 17 in DC, issued 05-Feb-2010 by AVIATION WEEK over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the headline should read "Under Secretary Ashton Carter" rather than "Aston Carter" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:
Under Secretary Ashton Carter to Keynote AVIATION WEEK's Defense Technology & Requirements Conference Feb. 17 in DC
Conference will address U.S. Department of Defense's plans for 2011 spending, priority programs, new technologies, and military requirements
NEW YORK, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- AVIATION WEEK announced today that Ashton Carter, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, will present the keynote address on defense programs at the Defense Technology & Requirements Conference (DT&R) on February 17 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Carter will review Fiscal Year 2011 defense appropriations, with regard to spending priorities and oversight and management of defense programs.
"We are honored to have Under Secretary Carter join us for this important annual event," said Tom Henricks, president, AVIATION WEEK. "Following Secretary Gates' statements this week and the unveiling of President Obama's budget, the entire A&D industry is interested to know what programs will continue to be a priority, and what will be cut. DT&R will help define what we can expect in 2010 and 2011."
Panel discussions and speakers will cover the FY2011 Defense Budget; the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR); U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps requirements and resource allocations; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR); cybersecurity; tactical aircraft; airlift and refueling tankers; ground combat vehicles and more.
In addition to Under Secretary Carter, attendees can expect to hear from top Department of Defense officials including General James E. Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Robert F. Hale, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller); and Zachary J. Lemnios, Director of Defense and Engineering and Chief Technical Officer for the Defense Department.
Hosted by AVIATION WEEK, the annual Defense Technology & Requirements Conference will be held at the Marriott Washington Metro Center in Washington, D.C. on February 17-18. A mainstay for defense planning and discussion, the conference attracts 200 senior defense executives from business, military, and government agencies.
For more information or to register, visit http://www.aviationweek.com/conferences/dtarmain.htm or call 212-904-3195. Discounts are available for government and active military personnel. Press passes can be requested through Lisa Jaycox at +1 212-512-3272. Video interviews and news from the event will be available online at AviationWeek.com and Twitter: @aviationweek, #DTAR. For ongoing coverage of the global defense industry visit the AviationWeek.com defense channel and the ARES defense technology blog.
DT&R is produced by AVIATION WEEK with the media support of Defense Technology International. Sponsors include Accenture and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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