The week ahead

By Tony Bertuca / October 18, 2021 at 5:00 AM

Senior defense officials are slated to discuss national security policy at several venues around Washington this week.


The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance hosts a discussion on air-to-air missile defense.

The National Defense Transportation Association hosts its fall meeting. The event runs through Thursday.


The Senate Armed Services Committee considers four nominees for senior defense positions.

DefenseOne hosts the 2021 Network Modernization Summit.

The Navy League hosts a breakfast with the deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans and strategy (N3/N5).

The Hudson Institute hosts a discussion on lethality and the future of the U.S. military.


The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts the director of the Army National Guard.

The Heritage Foundation launches its 2022 Index of U.S. Military Strength.


Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin attends a NATO defense ministerial in Brussels, Belgium.

Defense News hosts a webcast discussion on “JADC2’s Data Dilemma” with the Army’s chief information officer.

The Center for a New American Security hosts a discussion on executing the national technology strategy with the director of the Defense Innovation Unit.