Today’s constrained economic environment demands that taxpayer dollars be prioritized to meet the demands of the 21st century. On February 22, a week after the defense budget was submitted to Congress, Dr. Ashton B. Carter delivered a keynote address on the Pentagon’s Defense Efficiency Initiative, which was launched to reduce the Department of Defense's overhead expenditures and improve efficiency. Following Dr. Carter’s remarks was a question and answer period with the audience. CNAS also took questions from Twitter @CNASdc.
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a nonpartisan, non-profit and independent research organization, was honored to host Dr. Carter as part of the National Security Leaders Forum event series, a platform for senior civilian and military leaders to address the Washington policy community on the most important national security issues of the day.
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"The Defense Industry Enters a New Era," Dr. Ashton B. Carter, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics; Prepared Remarks at Cowan Investment Conference, New York, New York, February 9, 2011.
Memorandum for Acquisition Professionals from Dr. Ashton Carter, September 14, 2010 - Subject: Better Buying Power: Mandate for Restoring Affordability and Productivity in Defense Spending.