Operational Energy Strategy
On June 14, 2011 the Department of Defense released its first ever “Operational Energy Strategy” which outlines how the department can better use energy resources to support their strategic goals, the country’s broader energy security goal, lower risks to the warfighter, and more efficiency allocate and save taxpayer resources.
The CSIS Energy and National Security Program and Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group hosted Sharon Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs to present key details of the strategy. Ms. Burke’s remarks were followed by an expert panel discussion.
Introduction: John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS
Remarks: Sharon Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs
Admiral John Nathman (Ret.), Former Vice Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy
David Morrison, Corporate Vice President for Government Operations (Legislative Branch Authorizations / Appropriations), Boeing
David J. Berteau, Senior Adviser and Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, CSIS
Sarah O. Ladislaw, Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS