On Wednesday, December 7, CNAS hosted a virtual conversation with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Readiness Kimberly Jackson, and Lockheed Martin Vice President for Global Program Support, the Honorable Katie Wheelbarger.
The event hosted by Dr. Stacie Pettyjohn and Hannah Dennis, authors of the recent CNAS report Precision and Posture: Defense Spending Trends and the FY23 Budget Request. Discussion focused on critical munitions stockpiles and posture for deterrence in the Pacific, two areas that this report concludes are both critical to the future warfight and repeatedly underinvested in by the Department of Defense. Panelists discussed the broader implications for strategic readiness and the health of the defense industrial base before taking audience questions.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Readiness
U.S. Department of Defense
The Honorable Katie Wheelbarger
Vice President for Global Program Support
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Dr. Stacie Pettyjohn
Senior Fellow and Director