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This is an archived version of the website for the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in 2007. For current conferences, please see the current events page at www.us-taiwan.org.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Conference Check-In 3:00pm-8:00pm
Welcome Reception 6:00pm-8:00pm

Monday, September 10, 2007
Conference Check-In 7:00am-6:00pm
Breakfast 7:30am-8:45am
Keynote Address

Ko Chen-Heng
Deputy Minister (Policy)
Ministry of National Defense
Introduction by the US-Taiwan Business Council
9:00am-10:00am
Session I - The Politics of Taiwan Military Transformation

This session will examine the defense policy differences between the Pan-Blue and Pan-Green factions, and discuss how the outcome of the upcoming elections in Taiwan could impact future Taiwan defense policies and the future of the Taiwan military transformation efforts.

Moderator: Greg Man
Director, Political & Military Affairs
American Institute in Taiwan/Washington
Speaker: Michael Chase
Assistant Professor of Strategy and Policy
Naval War College
Commentator: Dan Blumenthal
Director, Asian Studies Program & New Pacific Initiative
American Enterprise Institute
Commentator: Dr. Alexander (Chieh-cheng) Huang
Professor of Strategic Studies & Director of American Studies
Tamkang University
10:15am-11:45am
Luncheon with Keynote Address
Dr. Su Chi
Legislator (KMT), Legislative Yuan
Introduction by Kurt Campbell, CEO & Co-Founder, Center for a New American Security
12:00pm-2:00pm
Session II - Emerging Challenges: Information Assurance, Readiness, Logistics & Life Cycle Support

This session will comprise discussions on Taiwan's response to new challenges in national defense. That includes system and network security, and how information assurance issues may influence the US-Taiwan defense relationship. In addition, the session will examine other emerging challenges that include resupply and maintenance, logistics support for new and existing systems, training, etc. These challenges will be discussed in light of their impact on the US-Taiwan defense relationship, and on emerging opportunities for U.S. and Taiwan businesses.

Moderator: Greyson Bassett
Independent Contractor
Speaker: Representative
Acquisition Management Division, Armaments Bureau
Ministry of National Defense
Speaker: Ron Giuntini
Executive Director
OEM Product Services Institute
Speaker: John Kotlanger
President
Kotlanger Management Consulting, Inc.
Speaker: Edward Ross
Principal Director, Operations Directorate
Defense Security Cooperation Agency
Speaker: MGen Tschai Hui-chen (Jane)
Director General, Information Assurance Division, J6
Ministry of National Defense
2:15pm-3:45pm
Coffee Break 3:45pm-4:00pm
Session III - Taiwan Force Modernization Plans and Prospects

This session will examine Taiwan's force modernization plans in light of regional security issues, and their impact on the US-Taiwan defense relationship. It will examine how regional developments and internal changes, such as an increased focus on developing the indigenous defense industry, may affect the US-Taiwan dynamic. The session will also include a discussion on Taiwan's evolving defense doctrine and its impact on force modernization.

Moderator: Mark Stokes
Taiwan Country Manager
Raytheon Company
Speaker: Representative
Force Planning Division, Strategic Planning Department
Ministry of National Defense
Speaker: Roger Cliff
Senior Political Scientist
RAND
Speaker: Shirley Kan
Specialist, National Security Policy, Foreign Affairs, Defense & Trade Division
Congressional Research Service
Speaker: Fu S. Mei
Director/Editor-in-Chief
Taiwan Defense Review
4:00pm-5:30pm
Reception 6:00pm-7:00pm
Dinner with Keynote Address
David Sedney
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Asian & Pacific Security Affairs
U.S. Department of Defense
Introduction by the US-Taiwan Business Council
7:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Conference Check-In 7:00am-12:00pm
Breakfast 7:00am-8:00am
Session IV (Breakout Sessions - Services) 8:00am-11:30am
Navy - Joint Offshore Defense (Sea)
This session will examine the Navy/surface component of Taiwan's joint offshore defense. The discussion will focus on Taiwan-specific challenges, present capabilities and future requirements, and on opportunities for bilateral cooperation.
Moderator: Rino Pivirotto
Executive Director, Navy International Programs Office
U.S. Navy
Speaker: Representative
Naval Command Headquarters
Ministry of National Defense
Speaker: RAdm Eric McVadon, Director, Asia-Pacific Studies
Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis
Discussant: Capt Jiang Hsin-biao
Navy Attaché
Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office
8:00am-9:00am
Air Force - Joint Offshore Defense (Air)
This session will examine the Air Force/aerial component of Taiwan's joint offshore defense. The discussion will focus on Taiwan-specific challenges, present capabilities and future requirements, and on opportunities for bilateral cooperation.
Moderator: Kenneth Allen
Senior Analyst
The CNA Corporation
Speaker: Richard Fisher
Vice President
International Assessment and Strategy Center
Discussant: Col Liu Tung-hai
Air Force Attaché
Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office
9:15am-10:15am
Homeland Defense & Emergency Response
This session will examine the role that the Army plays in Taiwan's homeland defense and emergency response planning and implementation. The discussion will focus on Taiwan-specific challenges, present capabilities and future requirements, and on opportunities for bilateral cooperation.
Moderator: Richard Alpaugh
Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command
U.S. Army
Speaker: Col Albert Willner
Associate Dean, School of Liberal Arts
Georgia Gwinnett College
Discussant: LtCol Huang Yu-Cheng
Deputy Army Attaché
Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office
10:30am-11:30am
Conference Wrap-up
Thomas J. Christensen
Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian & Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Introduction by the US-Taiwan Business Council
11:30am-12:30pm