SOURCE: Atlantic Media

Atlantic Media

October 24, 2013 11:14 ET

Defense One Announces Speakers for November 14 Summit

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - October 24, 2013) - Atlantic Media's newest brand, Defense One, which provides national security news, analysis, and ideas, announced today an initial list of speakers for the November 14th Defense One Summit in Washington, D.C.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mr. Robert F. Hale, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
  • Ms. Elizabeth A. McGrath, Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense 
  • Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Mr. Peter Singer, Director of the Center for 21st Century Security & Intelligence at Brookings
  • Lt. Gen. Keith Walker, Deputy Commanding General, Futures, US Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • Lt. Gen. Terry Wolff, Director, Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Staff

At this invitation-only event, more than 350 senior national security leaders and stakeholders will discuss the unprecedented transformation of defense strategy and operations. Prompted by a series of provocative questions in one-on-one interviews and main-stage addresses, speakers will debate big ideas and share their diverse insights into the most pressing issues shaping U.S. defense strategy.

Today's announcement highlights the first wave of speakers confirmed to participate with additional speakers to be announced at a later date. The event's moderators include CBS News' White House Correspondent, Major Garrett, CNN's Pentagon Correspondent, Barbara Starr, and Al Jazeera America's Jamie Tarabay along with Defense One's Executive Editor, Kevin Baron and Associate Editor/Senior Reporter, Stephanie Gaskell.

The full-day Defense One Summit will convene on November 14, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington D.C. For more information, speaker updates, and to request an invitation to attend, please visit or follow on Twitter @DefenseOne with hashtag #DefOneSummit. 

Current underwriters of the Defense One Summit include Northrop Grumman, PwC, and Booz Allen Hamilton with additional sponsorship opportunities available at all levels. Contact Associate Publisher of Defense One, Katie Taplett at for information.

About Defense One

DEFENSE ONE is a new digital and events media brand informing the U.S. defense and national security leadership community by delivering news, breaking analysis, and ideas on the topics and trends defining the future of defense and national security. Produced by Government Executive Media Group of Atlantic Media, Defense One offers new voices and innovative, fearless commentary while providing national security leaders, influential professionals, stakeholders, and interested citizens across the defense spectrum with the information that they need to know. 

About Atlantic Media

ATLANTIC MEDIA is a global media company with a diverse array of media brands and services aimed at an influential audience across all sectors -- consumer, business, media, and government. Its properties engage audiences across multiple platforms -- online, mobile, print, video, and live events. Atlantic Media Company has been recognized nationally as a leader in transforming all of its products into digital-first brands.

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