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The Future of Defense
Management Reform
Symposium
Hosted by IDA

Speakers

Photo: aerial view of Pentagon Building

The Future of Defense
Management Reform Symposium
Hosted by IDA

Speakers

Photo: aerial view of Pentagon Building

The Future of Defense Management Reform Symposium
Hosted by IDA

Speakers

Symposium Keynote Speakers

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David L. Norquist
Former Deputy Secretary of Defense

David L. Norquist served as the 34th Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2019 to 2021. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Norquist served as Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Defense. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Homeland Security. Secretary Norquist is a Senior Advisor to Covington & Burling, LLC.



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Robert O. Work
Former Deputy Secretary of Defense

Robert O. Work served as the 32nd Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2014 to 2017. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Work served as Under Secretary of the Navy. Secretary Work is the Distinguished Senior Fellow for Defense and National Security at the Center for a New American Security and the owner of TeamWork, LLC, which specializes in national security affairs and the future of warfare.


Symposium Moderator

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Peter Levine
Senior Fellow at IDA

Peter Levine is a Senior Fellow in the Strategy, Forces and Resources Division within IDA’s Systems and Analyses Center. He previously served as Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense, and Staff Director of the Senate Armed Services Committee. His recently published book, “Defense Management Reform: How to Make the Pentagon Work Better and Cost Less,” seeks to capture lessons learned from forty years of management reform efforts in the Department of Defense.





September 21, 2021

4850 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22311
*virtual participation is also available

September 21, 2021

4850 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22311
*virtual participation is also available

Symposium Keynote Speakers

Portrait of speaker

David L. Norquist
Former Deputy Secretary of Defense

David L. Norquist served as the 34th Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2019 to 2021. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Norquist served as Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Defense. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Homeland Security. Secretary Norquist is a Senior Advisor to Covington & Burling, LLC.


Portrait of speaker

Robert O. Work
Former Deputy Secretary of Defense

Robert O. Work served as the 32nd Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2014 to 2017. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Work served as Under Secretary of the Navy. Secretary Work is the Distinguished Senior Fellow for Defense and National Security at the Center for a New American Security and the owner of TeamWork, LLC, which specializes in national security affairs and the future of warfare.



Symposium Moderator

Portrait of speaker

Peter Levine
Senior Fellow at IDA

Peter Levine is a Senior Fellow in the Strategy, Forces and Resources Division within IDA’s Systems and Analyses Center. He previously served as Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense, and Staff Director of the Senate Armed Services Committee. His recently published book, “Defense Management Reform: How to Make the Pentagon Work Better and Cost Less,” seeks to capture lessons learned from forty years of management reform efforts in the Department of Defense.





September 21, 2021

4850 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22311
*virtual participation is also available

Symposium Keynote Speakers

Portrait of speaker

David L. Norquist
Former Deputy Secretary of Defense

David L. Norquist served as the 34th Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2019 to 2021. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Norquist served as Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Defense. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Homeland Security. Secretary Norquist is a Senior Advisor to Covington & Burling, LLC.



Portrait of speaker

Robert O. Work
Former Deputy Secretary of Defense

Robert O. Work served as the 32nd Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2014 to 2017. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Work served as Under Secretary of the Navy. Secretary Work is the Distinguished Senior Fellow for Defense and National Security at the Center for a New American Security and the owner of TeamWork, LLC, which specializes in national security affairs and the future of warfare.


Symposium Moderator

Portrait of speaker

Peter Levine
Senior Fellow at IDA

Peter Levine is a Senior Fellow in the Strategy, Forces and Resources Division within IDA’s Systems and Analyses Center. He previously served as Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense, and Staff Director of the Senate Armed Services Committee. His recently published book, “Defense Management Reform: How to Make the Pentagon Work Better and Cost Less,” seeks to capture lessons learned from forty years of management reform efforts in the Department of Defense.