Livestream: Defense One Outlook 2020 Main Stage

At Defense One’s annual look into the future, we'll discuss global threats, industry trends, advanced technology, national-security policy and more.

On the morning mainstage, we will explore the geopolitical landscape, global threats, and the U.S. national security strategy with the 2020 elections on the horizon, the state of acquisitions and investments, and views from Congress, Silicon Valley, and beyond.

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The morning's agenda:


Registration & Networking


Opening Remarks


The Future Landscape of the Defense Industrial Base
Top industry executives are positioning their businesses for great power competition.

Gen. Hawk Carlisle, USAF (Ret.), President and Chief Executive Officer, National Defense Industrial Association

Eric Fanning, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace Industries Association 

Charles Harrington, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Parsons Corporation

Moderated by: Marcus Weisgerber, Global Business Editor, Defense One


A Session Presented by our Underwriter: Leidos
Lexy Guenther, Cyber Operations Manager, Leidos

Moderated by: Constance Sayers, President, Government Executive Media Group


Networking Break


Keynote Interview: Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland

Moderated by: Katie Bo Williams, Senior National Security Correspondent, Defense One


What America Wants
National security is often missing from voters’ “most important” issues lists. How does the American public feel about China, Russian influence, forever wars and other topics in the national security sphere? During this conversation, we’ll discuss the constituency problem facing natsec leaders and what solutions or opportunities may lie ahead.

Jonathan Capehart, Opinion Writer and Member of the Editorial Board, The Washington Post; Host, the Cape Up podcast; Contributor, MSNBC

Richard Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer, Center for a New American Security

Susan Glasser, Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Global Affairs Analyst, CNN

Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center

Elise Jordan, Political Analyst, NBC News/MSNBC

Moderated by: Kevin Baron, Executive Editor, Defense One


A Session Presented by our Underwriter AWS
Jennifer Chronis, General Manager, Department of Defense, Amazon Web Services

Moderated by: Daniela Fayer, Publisher, Defense One


What’s Next? The Future of Syria, ISIS, and Kurds

Bayan Sami Rahman, Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States

Charles Lister, Senior Fellow and Director, Countering Terrorism & Extremism, Middle East Institute

Moderated by: Nancy Youssef, National Security Reporter, The Wall Street Journal