NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Week's much-anticipated Defense Technology and Affordability Requirements Conference (DTAR) takes place next week following the U.S. defense budget announcement, which will be submitted to Congress on Feb. 13. A mainstay for defense planning and discussion, DTAR will bring together over 200 senior defense executives from business, the military, and government agencies, including U.S. Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Lt. Gen. Larry James; U.S. Marine Corps Deputy Commandant Combat Development & Integration Lt. Gen. Richard Mills; Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller Robert Hale; and Acting Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Frank Kendall, on February 14-16 in Arlington, Virginia.
With an intense focus on cost, efficiency and affordability, there are new priorities and direction for the Department of Defense to provide appropriate levels of weapon systems development and procurement, while flattening budgets and doing more with less. Aviation Week's leading team of journalists and analysts have been reflecting on how these changes will unfold, from revelations on defense contractor budgets and how cyber infiltrations have led to Joint Strike Fighter reprogramming, to specific details about cuts in the U.S. Air Force and the Pentagon's new Asia-Pacific focus.
"Our defense budget coverage is capped by DTAR, the preeminent forum for highly relevant discussions between defense leaders—those in the military who set the requirements, those in contracting companies who build innovative products to meet those RFPs, and those in the government who approve and foot the bill," said Michael Bruno, Managing Editor, Defense, Space & Security, Aviation Week.
"Nowhere else are these priorities and opportunities discussed with the same degree of candor and credibility, and then shared via real-time reports and blogs on AWIN, AviationWeek.com, and the full scope of the Aviation Week defense media portfolio," added Greg Hamilton, Aviation Week's President.
As details emerge on the 2013 defense budget, Aviation Week's integrated media portfolio is pinpointing essential areas for critical analysis, such as Congress' reactions, cyber threats, unmanned developments, space and long-range strike technologies, and budget implications by region and military branch. With recent coverage and more to come in Aviation Week & Space Technology, Defense Technology International, the Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, AviationWeek.com, the Ares Defense Technology Blog, and the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN), Aviation Week is providing comprehensive analysis before, during and after the Feb. 13 budget roll-out. Multimedia coverage will include exclusive data charts (AWIN subscribers only), videos, and a Defense Forecast Webinar.
DTAR is produced by Aviation Week, with support from Lockheed Martin, AT Kearney, Dassault Systemes and Cobham. Media partners include Aviation Week & Space Technology, AWIN, Defense Technology International, Second Line of Defense, and Strategy Analytics.
For more information, to register, or to request a press pass, visit http://www.aviationweek.com/events/dtar or call +1 212-904-3334. For news about the defense budget and DTAR, visit http://aviationweek.com, join the Aviation Week Intelligence Network, or follow @aviationweek, @avweekevents and #AWADTR on Twitter.
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