AUSA Conference Wire: Opening Numbers

33,000 expected as the Association of the U.S. Army opens its big annual show in Washington, D.C.

AUSA is expecting more than 33,000 attendees and 650 exhibitors from more than 80 countries at this year's edition of its biggest annual event. Expect "connect everything" and "Pacific pivot" to feature heavily in the displayed offerings, says Defense One's Global Business Editor Marcus Weisgerber, who also ticks off some news that broke even before the floor opened.