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This is an archived version of the website for the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in 2010. For current conferences, please see www.taiwandefenseconference.com or www.us-taiwan.org.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Conference Check-In 3:00pm-8:00pm
Welcome Reception 6:00pm-8:00pm

Monday, October 4, 2010
Conference Check-In 7:00am-6:00pm
Breakfast 7:30am-8:45am
Keynote Address

Nien-dzu (Andrew) Yang
Deputy Minister (Policy)
Ministry of National Defense
Introduction by Raymond Burghardt, Chairman, American Institute in Taiwan
Introduction by Paul D. Wolfowitz, Chairman, US-Taiwan Business Council
9:00am-10:00am
Session I - The Future Cross-Strait Threat

Despite easing political tensions and greater economic cooperation, China continues unabated its military procurements and deployment of martial assets opposite Taiwan. This session will address the future of the cross-strait threat from a strategic perspective, and examine how that threat is driving Taiwan’s procurement and operational requirements.

Moderator: Randy Schriver
Partner
Armitage International
Speaker: David Helvey
Principal Director for North East Asia, Asian & Pacific Security Affairs
U.S. Department of Defense
Speaker: Fu S. Mei
Director
Taiwan Security Analysis Center
Speaker: Dana White
Professional Staff Member, Committee on Armed Services
U.S. Senate
Speaker: Representative
Department of Strategy Planning
Ministry of National Defense
10:15am-11:45am
Luncheon with Keynote Address

Hsiao Bi-khim
Director, Department of International Affairs
Democratic Progressive Party
Introduction by Rupert Hammond-Chambers, President, US-Taiwan Business Council
12:00pm-2:00pm
Session II - Disaster Rescue, Recovery & Relief

The Taiwan Ministry of National Defense is expanding training and other preparations for non-traditional national security missions, including disaster rescue, relief, and recovery. This session will analyze the potential impact of that shift, as well as the opportunities it presents for continued U.S.-Taiwan cooperation.

Moderator: Kuo Lin-wu
Security Account Manager, Homeland Security
Raytheon Company
Speaker: Jason P. Fieger
Senior Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton
Speaker: Jeanie Moore
Senior Advisor
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Speaker: Edward Ross
President
EWRoss International, LLC
Speaker: Representative
Defense Mission
Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office
2:15pm-3:45pm
Coffee Break 3:45pm-4:00pm
Session III - Asymmetric Solutions & Opportunities

Taiwan is in the process of developing its asymmetrical capabilities as deterrence for specific coercive military strategies. This session will appraise asymmetric options for Taiwan, including discussions on hardening, information warfare, submarines, and UAVs. The panelists will also assess the potential role of Taiwan’s indigenous defense programs in asymmetric warfare scenarios.

Moderator: Mark Stokes
Executive Director
Project 2049 Institute
Speaker: Bill Grice
Chief Operating Officer
CCE, Inc.
Speaker: David Hearding
Vice President
ManTech International
4:00pm-5:30pm
Reception 6:00pm-7:00pm
Dinner with Keynote Address
Wallace “Chip” Gregson
Assistant Secretary for Asian & Pacific Security Affairs
U.S. Department of Defense
Introduction by Paul D. Wolfowitz, Chairman, US-Taiwan Business Council
7:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Conference Check-In 7:00am-12:00pm
Breakfast 7:00am-8:00am
Concluding Keynote
Beth M. McCormick
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Defense Trade & Regional Security, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Introduction by Rupert Hammond-Chambers, President, US-Taiwan Business Council
8:00am-9:00am
Session IV (Breakout Sessions) 9:00am-12:30pm
Navy (Combat Capabilities & Trends)
The Taiwan Navy’s vision for the future is to construct a highly efficient, rapidly deployable force capable of effective deterrence and of performing long range strikes. This session will appraise developing trends in combat capabilities, and ways to address Taiwan’s future naval needs.
Moderator: Admiral (Ret.) Robert J. Natter
President
R. J. Natter & Associates, LLC
Speaker: LtCmdr Corey Johnson
Navy Program Manager, Technical Section
American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)
Speaker: Rino Pivirotto
Executive Director, Navy International Programs Office
U.S. Navy
Discussant: Representative
Defense Procurement Division
Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office
9:00am-10:00am
Army
This session will examine the role that the Army plays in Taiwan’s defense planning and implementation, including its role in homeland security and crisis management. The discussion will focus on Taiwan-specific challenges, present capabilities and future system requirements, as well as on opportunities for US-Taiwan cooperation.
Moderator: Craig Hunter
Regional Director (Americas-Asia-Pacific)
General Dynamics
Speaker: David Peterson
Regional Sales Manager - Asia
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Discussant: Representative
Defense Mission
Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office
10:15am-11:15am
Air Force (Balance of Air Power)
To maintain a viable self defense, Taiwan requires an extant ability to effectively defend its air space. This session will examine the status and composition of Taiwan’s current air defenses, their ability to meet mission requirements, and the measures that Taiwan could undertake to strengthen its air defense posture.
Moderator: Richard Fisher
Vice President
International Assessment & Strategy Center
Speaker: LtGen (Ret) Daniel Leaf
Vice President, Full Spectrum Initiatives, Defense Systems Division
Northrop Grumman Information Systems
Speaker: BGen Lyn D. Sherlock
Director, Regional Affairs, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs
U.S. Air Force
Speaker: Mike Simmons
Air Force Program Manager, Technical Section
American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)
Speaker: Representative
Defense Mission
Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office
11:30am-12:30pm