Video On Demand

Defense Logistics Modernization

April 2, 2010 • 12:30 – 5:00 pm EDT

Information Systems for the 21st Century

Future defense budgets will be squeezed more tightly and DoD will come under growing pressure to enhance efficiency and save taxpayer money.   Logistics account for well over one-fourth of the defense budget, including nearly $7 billion spent to date on fourteen modern information-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.  Logistics will be a key area for saving money even as demands grow to improve performance to support DoD missions.  The QDR hints at this dynamic: “U.S. Transportation Command is spearheading efforts to improve distribution service levels across the full spectrum of operations in order both to improve end-to-end supply chain velocity and to reduce supply chain costs.”

In recent years DoD and its components have made steady and important progress in modernizing logistics business systems including the deployment of ERP systems.   Like the global business community, however, DoD must move toward more interoperable and interdependent systems which combine multiple functions and it must transform the processes of organizations so that new technology is not laid over inefficient processes.  The Forum will address how DoD can surmount key challenges in organization, systems, and governance, and how to accelerate efforts to save money and reduce the remaining performance gap between defense and commercial logistics operations.



Breakfast Reception


Issue Overview and Introduction
John Hamre
President & CEO, CSIS


Keynote Speaker
Ash Carter

Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition Technology and Logistics (AT&L), Department of Defense

9:30am-10:40 am*

Panel I: Logistics Enterprise Resource Planning – Lessons Learned
Moderated by General John Handy

USAF (Ret.), Former Commander, USTRANSCOM

Kevin Carroll
President, The Kevin Carroll Group, LLC, Former Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems, USA

David Fisher,
Director, Business Transformation Agency (BTA)


Networking Break

10:50am-11:50 am*

Panel II: Logistics Enterprise Resource Planning Transformation – The Way Ahead
Moderated by Dr. Jacques Gansler
Professor and Roger C. Lipitz Chair in Public Policy and Private Enterprise, University of Maryland and Former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics

LTG Daniel Brown (Ret.),
Vice President, Logistics Center of Excellence, CSC, and Former Deputy Commander, USTRANSCOM

BG Barbara Doornink (Ret.),
Senior Vice President/Operations Manager, Joint Integrated Logistics and Transportation Solutions Operation, Science Applications International Corporation and Former Deputy Commanding General and Director of Operations for Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, USA

11:50 am-12:05pm



Keynote Speaker Introduction
Austin Yerks
President, Defense Group, CSC

Former Congressman Tom Davis (R-VA)
Director of Federal Government Affairs, Deloitte & Touche LLP


Hosted by
David J. Berteau

Director, Defense Industrial Initiatives Group, CSIS