National Defense Week, March 20, 2016

Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and Environment, on her recent testimony to the House Appropriations Committee on the FY2017 military construction budget; CAPT Jerry Hendrix (USN ret.), former Director of Naval History, now at the Center for a New American Security, on the significance of recent remarks by two four-star Admirals about China’s buildup in the South China Sea; David Patterson, former Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), on financial challenges the Pentagon faces if Congress passes another continuing resolution instead of an itemized budget; Bryan Clark, former Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations and Director of his Commander’s Action Group, now Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, on better weapons system buying for DoD; and Ariane Whittemore, former Assistant Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources, Marine Corps, now with Grant Thornton, on new research on challenges facing defense financial management professionals, and how those challenges affect war fighters.

March 20, 2016 National Defense Week

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