LIVE: The 2014 Defense One Summit

Follow all of the conversations, insights and debates during the Defense One Summit.

Welcome to the Defense One Summit!

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Agenda

7:15-8:00 AM: Registration and networking

8:00-8:40 AM: Breakfast Sessions

Session 1: The Potential and Peril of the Future Robot Army

A discussion on the advantages, pitfalls and ethical implications of autonomous systems and artificial intelligence in modern warfare.

  • Speakers :
    - Ramez Naam , Futurist, Computer Scientist, Author and Futurist, Singularity University
    - Michael Horowitz , Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • Moderator: Patrick Tucker , Technology Editor, Defense One

Session 2: CEO Breakfast:

Defense Industry CEO’s talk about how defense businesses are evolving for the new era of national security.

  • Speakers :
    - William “Bill” Lynn III CEO, Finmeccanica North America and DRS Technologies, Inc.
    - Ellen Lord , President and CEO, Textron Systems
  • Moderator : Marcus Weisgerber , Global Business Reporter, Defense One

9:00-9:30 AM: The Future of the U.S. Navy

Rethinking the Navy’s priorities—and its people—for the age of terrorism and global conflict.

  • Speaker : Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. William Moran
  • Moderator : Stephanie Gaskell , Managing Editor, Defense One

9:30-10:00 AM: Rethinking the Army of the Future

How Russia, ISIS and money changes the U.S. defense budget, force structure and role of conventional ground forces.

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: War Powers in the Age of Terrorism

10:35-11:20 AM: Spotlight Sessions

11:20-12:05 PM: Lunch Keynote

12:05-12:50 PM: On the Purpose of the Military

A conversation with the chairman about Iraq, today’s conflict and how the U.S. military should be used to meet America’s national security commitments.

1:00-1:45 PM: Spotlight Sessions

1:50-2:15 PM: Conflict, Military Intervention and International Institutions

Speaker: Samantha Power , U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Moderator : Gayle Tzemach Lemmon , Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and Author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

2:15-2:45 PM: Keeping America Safe

A discussion on intelligence, cyber spying and counterterrorism.

  • Speaker : Michael Vickers , Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence
  • Moderator : Gordon Lubold , Senior Military Reporter/Editor, Defense One

2:45-3:30 PM: Dessert and Networking/Solutions Lab

3:30-4:00 PM: Cyberwarfare Defense

A discussion on the future of military robotics, defending the Internet of Things from cyberwar and looking beyond the electronics horizon for modern warfare.

  • Speaker: Arati Prabhakar , Director, Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency
  • Moderator: Patrick Tucker , Technology Editor, Defense One

4:00-4:30 PM: The Offset Strategy

Robert Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense, looks at how the U.S. will retain its technological edge in the coming decades.

4:30-4:40 PM: Closing Remarks

Send us a tweet @DefenseOne if you have any questions during the day.

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