Defense Forum Washington 2017

Defense Forum Washington 2017

Online pre-registration for Defense Forum Washington is closed. On site registration will be available beginning at 0800 on Monday, 4 December at the Newseum.

Join the U.S. Naval Institute for a conference to discuss "Rising Global Threats: What Does It Take to Win?" Senior military, Cabinet leaders, and experts will gather for a half-day event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Hon. Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy, will kick off the keynotes with an overview of global security challenges and how the Navy and Marine Corps are preparing to meet them.

Hon. Robert O. Work, most recent Deputy Secretary of Defense will participate as a featured speaker to give DoD-wide perspective on global security today and into the future.

A panel of retired surface warfare leaders will engage in a conversation moderated by Admiral Daly to address “Collision Reports: What Are Next Steps To Ensure Surface Warfare Readiness?” They will discuss the recent collisions of the USS Fitzgerald and USS McCain as well as the Comprehensive Review published by Admiral Phil Davidson, USN, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.

Admiral Bill Moran, USN, Vice Chief of Naval Operations will round out the day with the current Navy perspective in priorities. Admiral Moran was just announced as the leader of the board charged with implementing the changes detailed in Admiral Davidson’s report.


  • When

  • Monday, December 4, 2017
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Knight Conference Center at the Newseum
    555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20001

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