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  • Post-Iraq: What's Next for Defense Contracting? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Post-Iraq: What’s Next for Defense Contracting?

    On Sept. 1, President Barack Obama announced the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq and declared it was time for America to “turn the page.” While a 50,000-strong force will remain in theater in an advisory role through the end of next year, training the nascent post-Saddam Iraqi military, the question remains: What will […] More

  • QDR Independent Panel: American Defense Needs an Overhaul - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    QDR Independent Panel: American Defense Needs an Overhaul

    The alternative Quadrennial Defense Review independent panel delivered its findings to Congress last week, and it had some different recommendations for Congress than the version released late last year. While the official QDR recommended that the Department of Defense shift its priorities away from large, expensive weapons systems and more towards the manpower-intensive “small war” […] More

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    Defense Planning Recommendations Handed Down

    The independent panel's assessment of the Quadrennial Defense Review has submitted recommendations and suggestions for changes for future Department of Defense planning. Former Defense Secretary William J. Perry and former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley presented their work to House Armed Services Committee following the panel’s determination that the department’s military planning is lacking. […] More

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