Friday, February 17, 2012

Recap of Feb 17's Mitchell Hour, Mark Calendars for AFA's Next One

Today, we just wrapped up another great Mitchell Hour presentation, with Todd Harrison, a senior fellow for defense budget studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, giving us some great insight to the FY13 budget and its implications. You can check out his presentation, an audio recording and his white paper here:

Also, mark your calendars for the next Mitchell Hour, with Dr. Nayantara Hensel, Professor of Industry and Business at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and Fred Downey, Vice President of National Security for the Aerospace Industries Association, as the guest speakers.

This Mitchell event will take place on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at AFA’s national headquarters at 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA, next to the Key Bridge Marriott. The presentation will be in AFA’s fourth floor boardroom.

Dr. Hensel previously was the Chief Economist for the US Navy, serving in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Cost and Economics), where she provided economic guidance on defense industrial base issues, growth projections, the federal budget, the financial health of defense contractors, as well as trends in the broader economy and in the defense sector. She has written more than 30 articles and research reports. Her research has included work on globalization and the US defense industrial base and the role of defense mergers in improving weapons systems cost efficiency.

Downey is responsible for monitoring and analyzing national security issues that affect the U.S. aerospace industry’s ability to support the Defense Department and to compete and cooperate in the national and global marketplace. In addition, in his position he coordinates the activities of the Association’s National Security and Technical Operations Councils and their associated committees and working groups to develop industry consensus and responses to these issues.

JOIN US! All Mitchell Hours are free to the public. To register online for this event, go to

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