Special Reports

Inside Defense's coverage of key military conferences.

2018

Reagan National Defense Forum

December 2018

Top Pentagon officials, including the defense secretary and the acquisition czar, were present at the annual event, held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA.

AUSA Annual Meeting 2018

October 2018

The Association of the United States Army hosts its annual conference in Washington. Among those set to speak are Gen. Mark Milley, the service's chief of staff, Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan, Army Secretary Mark Esper, plus the heads of Army Futures Command, Training and Doctrine Command, Forces Command as well as senior members of the federal intelligence community.

AFA 2018

September 2018

The Air Force Association's 2018 National Convention featured presentations from senior service officials.

Space Symposium 2018

April 2018

The Space Foundation annually hosts the Space Symposium, convening top military officials and industry executives in Colorado Springs, CO. This year's conference included discussions on the Air Force's space acquisition enterprise, conventional hypersonic weapons, Space Fence and GPS.

AUSA Global Force Symposium 2018

March 2018

The Association of the United States Army in late March hosted the Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, AL. This year, the theme was "Modernizing and Equipping America's Army for Today and Tomorrow," and the event included appearances by many more senior service leaders than in previous years.

2017

Reagan National Defense Forum

December 2017

The fifth Reagan National Defense Forum, held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA, on Dec. 2, convened top Pentagon officials, contracting chief executives and national security experts to discuss military space, the defense industrial base and Wall Street's effect on defense, among other issues.

AUSA Annual Meeting 2017

October 2017

The Association of the United States Army hosts its annual conference in Washington. Among those set to speak are Gen. Mark Milley, the service's chief of staff, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

AFA 2017

September 2017

The Air Force Association's 2017 National Convention featured presentations from senior service officials.

Sea-Air-Space 2017

April 2017

The Navy League hosted the Sea-Air-Space Exposition which convened top military officials and industry executives and included discussions of distributed operations, cybersecurity and innovation.

Army Quad A

April 2017

The Army Aviation Association of America hosted its annual summit -- dubbed Quad A -- in Nashville, TN, this year.

Space Symposium 2017

April 2017

The Space Foundation annually hosts the Space Symposium, convening top military officials and industry executives in Colorado Springs, CO. This year's conference included discussions on space situational awareness, cybersecurity, space technology innovation and the business of space.

AUSA Global Force Symposium 2017

March 2017

The Association of the United States Army in mid-March hosted the Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, AL. This year, the theme was "Building Readiness for Today and Tomorrow," and the event included discussions of budgets, modernization plans and the future battlefield.

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