The Challenges of Complex Acquisition Efforts

Lessons Learned for Future Vertical Lift
  • Friday, Sep 5, 2014
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  • Please join us for a panel discussion on the lessons learned from past and ongoing highly complex major acquisition efforts, from engaging and sustaining stakeholder support to shepherding specific platforms through to fielding. Panelists will offer their insights on what might these lessons imply for the way ahead for the Future Vertical Lift effort given its planned size and complexity.


    David Venlet, VADM USN, Retired
    Former Program Executive Officer, Joint Strike Fighter

    Betsy Schmid

    Vice President, National Security and Acquisition Policy
    Aerospace Industries Association

    David J. Berteau
    Senior Vice President
    Director of National Security Program on Industry and Resources

    LtCol Alison Thompson
    FVL Acquisition Staff Specialist
    OSD AT&L Land Warfare and Munitions

    Moderated by:

    Dr. Maren Leed
    Senior Adviser, Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies

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