Chief of Defence Force Conference 2010

The theme of the CDF Conference is Beyond Asymmetry: Counterinsurgency and Stabilisation in the 21st Century.

Speakers will include: Lieutenant General John Mulholland, US Army; Associate Professor Dr. Joseph Chinyong Liow, Nanyang Technological University; Colonel Alexander Alderson, British Army; Professor William Maley, Australian National University; Clive Williams MG, Australian National University; Commodore Richard Menhinick, Australian Defence College; Major General (Retd) Michael G. Smith AO, Asia Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence; Benjamin Schreer, Australian National University; and Celeste Ward Gventer, RAND Corporation.

Registrations close on Friday 15 October 2010.

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From the Source: Deputy Secretary CASG Kim Gillis

Kim Gillis is the unique position of having spent the last decade of his career in the Defence community as a senior leader in both the old Defence Materiel Organisation and then with the Australian arm of a large US prime. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke with him about what the new CAS Group means for Defence and how he plans to change the culture of the Defence acquisition and sustainment businesses.