Government and Industry Manufacturing and
Quality (M&Q) Roundtable

10:30a - 12:00p Thursday, December 6

Defense Manufacturing and Quality Challenges


This Government and Industry Manufacturing and Quality (M&Q) Roundtable is intended to be an open discussion of challenges in today’s DoD acquisition environment. This year’s Roundtable session will be facilitated by Mr. Robert Gold, Director of the Engineering Enterprise within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering. The Roundtable format includes a panel of four DoD and four industry speakers on the stage in an open discussion. The Roundtable session attendance is limited to individuals who fall under the United States/Canada Joint Certification Program, citizens of the United States, and persons admitted lawfully for permanent residence into the U.S. and Canada (i.e. DD-Form 2345). Proposed topics include: update of issues discussed during last DMC Roundtable; transition of advanced manufacturing technologies into programs; rapid acquisition impact on manufacturing, Quality initiatives; contracting for M&Q. Other relevant topics will be suggested by the panelists, with the intention of driving audience questions and answers participation.

Current M&Q management issues will be discussed from the senior M&Q stakeholder and practitioner’s vantage point. The objective of the Roundtable is to allow open interaction and sharing of knowledge among participants in specific areas of concern for manufacturing across DoD, with questions and comments from the audience as additional participants. The purpose is to increase awareness of key issues for consideration by DMC attendees as lessons learned and for future action in each attendee’s role in the M&Q community.