DynCorp International is proud to be a sponsor of the 2011 Annual Summit of the Stability Operations Industry, held by the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA). The summit will take place Oct. 24-26 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
As a Gold Sponsor for this year’s event, DynCorp International will be hosting a luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 26 with remarks from David T. Johnson, former Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.
Also on Oct. 26, John Hatch, VP Supplier Management & Performance at DynCorp International, will be participating in a panel discussion titled “Performance and Pitfalls of Sub-Contract Management.”
DynCorp International has been an ISOA member since 2007.
ISOA Summit Agenda Highlights
The Summit kicks off on Monday, Oct. 24, with opening remarks from ISOA chair, Ambassador David Litt (ret.) and former long-time Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, Ike Skelton. Lunch speakers include Ambassador Eric Edelman (ret.), former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and Ambassador David T. Johnson.
Jack Straw, UK Foreign Secretary under Prime Minister Tony Blair from 2001 – 2006, will be the Summit dinner’s keynote speaker on Oct. 25. Straw was instrumental in crafting and coordinating international missions in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. He currently serves as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the United Kingdom.
Chris Shays and Michael Thibault, Co-Chairs of the Commission on Wartime Contracting (CWC), will offer valuable insight in to the recent CWC Final Report and its implications for the industry.
Lieutenant General Robert Van Antwerp, Former Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will address participants and discuss the role and value of the private sector in supporting vital U.S. policies abroad.
“This year’s speaker line-up is the most impressive collection of expertise and influence in the history of our Summit,” stated Doug Brooks, ISOA President and Founder. “It is a must-see for companies looking toward their future bottom-line.”
The ISOA Summit
The ISOA Annual Summit is the premier event of the stability operations industry, drawing a diverse group of speakers and attendees from government, military, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.
ISOA is the international trade association of the stability operations industry, promoting ethics and standards worldwide and advocating for effective utilization of private sector services. ISOA members are leaders in the industry and are supported by ISOA’s outreach, education and government affairs initiatives.