Webinar: Defense Spending – Budgeting Post-Sequestration

A Defense Daily Webinar
Originally aired Monday, April 29, 2013

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The Budgeting Post-Sequestration webinar is an insider’s look into the Pentagon’s FY ’14 budget request, unveiled April 10, and “sequestration” budget cuts.

Learn how sequestration–which is estimated to tap $41 billion in defense spending from March 1 through Sept. 30–is impacting current Pentagon operations and planning, as senior leaders work to complete a Strategic Choices and Management Review by May 31. And hear from top military analysts about President Barack Obama’s decision to not factor the subsequent sequestration cuts, which could last a decade, into the FY ’14 budget.

This timely webinar, Defense Daily’s fifth one on defense budgeting under President Barack Obama, will explore how Congress is reacting to parts of the Pentagon’s FY ’14 budget request that most directly impact the defense industry.

Sign up to ask leading defense analysts and insiders about:

  • How the multi-service F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Air Force tanker, and other programs will be impacted by sequestration.
  • Congressional reaction to the Pentagon’s FY ’14 spending proposal.
  • Negotiations between congressional Democrats and Republicans and the White House to modify sequestration.
  • How all this uncertainty and change will impact the formulation of the next Quadrennial Defense Review.
  • And much more, including your questions to the speakers.

Defense Daily invites you to join this timely discussion concerning the outlook for Budgeting Post-SequestrationPlease Register Now.

Confirmed panelists include:

Mr. Todd Harrison
Senior Fellow, Defense Budget Studies
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and former Booz Allen Hamilton Advisor


Todd Harrison is the Senior Fellow for Defense Budget Studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

Mr. Harrison joined CSBA in 2009 from Booz Allen Hamilton, where he supported clients across the Department of Defense, assessing challenges to modernization initiatives and evaluating the performance of acquisition programs. He previously worked in the aerospace industry developing advanced space systems and technologies and served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

Since joining CSBA, Mr. Harrison has authored a number of publications on trends in the overall defense budget, modernization initiatives, the defense industrial base, military personnel costs, and the cost of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. He frequently contributes to print and broadcast media and has appeared on CNBC, CNN, NPR, Al Jazeera English, and Fox News. He has been a guest lecturer for a number of organizations, including Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the U.S. Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), and the National Defense University.

He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with both a B.S. and an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics. Mr. Harrison combines his budgetary, programmatic and engineering experience with a strong background in systems analysis to lead the Budget Studies program for CSBA. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.    

Lawrence J. Korb
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress and former assistant secretary of defense under President Ronald Reagan

Lawrence J. Korb is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. He is also a senior advisor to the Center for Defense Information and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Prior to joining American Progress, he was a senior fellow and director of national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. From July 1998 to October 2002 he was council vice president, director of studies, and holder of the Maurice Greenberg Chair.

Prior to joining the council, Dr. Korb served as director of the Center for Public Policy Education and senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution; dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh; vice president of corporate operations at the Raytheon Company; and director of defense studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

Dr. Korb served as assistant secretary of defense (manpower, reserve affairs, installations, and logistics) from 1981 through 1985. In that position, he administered about 70 percent of the defense budget. For his service in that position, he was awarded the Department of Defense’s medal for Distinguished Public Service. Dr. Korb served on active duty for four years as Naval Flight Officer, and retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of captain. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the State University of New York at Albany and has held full-time teaching positions at the University of Dayton, the Coast Guard Academy, and the Naval War College.

Dr. Korb has authored, co-authored, edited, or contributed to more than 20 books and written more than 100 articles on national security issues. His books include The Joint Chiefs of Staff: The First Twenty-five Years; The Fall and Rise of the Pentagon; American National Security: Policy and Process, Future Visions for U.S. Defense Policy; Reshaping America’s Military; A New National Security Strategy in an Age of Terrorists, Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction; Serving America’s Veterans; and Military Reform.

His articles have appeared in such journals as Foreign Affairs, Public Administration Review, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Naval Institute Proceedings, and International Security. Over the past decade Mr. Korb has made over 2,000 appearances as a commentator on such shows as “The Today Show,” “The Early Show,” “Good Morning America,” “Face the Nation,” “This Week,” “The News Hour,” “Nightline,” “60 Minutes,” “Larry King Live,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” and “Hannity and Colmes.” His more than 100 op-ed pieces have appeared in such major newspapers as The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Christian Science Monitor.

Books by Lawrence J. Korb:

  • A New National Security Strategy in an Age of Terrorists, Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Three Options Presented as Presidential Speeches
  • Reshaping America’s Military: Four Alternatives Presented as Presidential Speeches
  • Serving America’s Veterans 

Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute and former principal defense adviser to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)

Mackenzie Eaglen has worked on defense issues in the U.S. Congress, both House and Senate, and at the Pentagon in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and on the Joint Staff. She specializes in defense strategy, budget, military readiness and the defense industrial base. In 2010, Ms. Eaglen served as a staff member of the congressionally mandated Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel, a bipartisan, blue-ribbon commission established to assess the Pentagon’s major defense strategy. A prolific writer on defense related issues, she has also testified before Congress.


  • Research Fellow for National Security Studies, The Heritage Foundation, 2006-2012
  • Principal Defense Adviser to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), 2004-2006
  • Legislative Assistant, Rep. John Sweeney (R-N.Y.), 2003-2004
  • Presidential Management Fellow, United States Department of Defense, 2001-2003


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