The American Security Project cordially invites you to a lunchtime discussion:
Defense Budget in 2014:
A Conversation with Russell Rumbaugh
January 30, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Moderated by General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.) CEO, American Security Project
Since sequestration and passage of the new budget the Defense Department has been adjusting to a reduced funding environment – and 2014 won’t be much different. The speaker will discuss the outlook for Pentagon spending in 2014.
Russell Rumbaugh is a senior associate at Stimson and director of its Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense program. He is a widely recognized expert on the institutions, processes, and budgets of US national security
This discussion will be on the record.
Join us for a conversation on the current state and future prospects for defense budget.
The event will take place at:
1100 New York Ave, NW Washington DC
Seventh Floor, West Tower
Lunch refreshments will be served
The discussion will begin promptly at 12:30. Please arrive by 12:00 for registration.
We hope you can join us.
Please RSVP by Monday, January 27 at the following link:
Russell Rumbaugh is a senior associate at Stimson and director of its Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense program. He is a widely recognized expert on the institutions, processes, and budgets of US national security. He has proven a perceptive and productive observer of these issues, in part by contributing new and groundbreaking analysis in reports on defense strategy, defense procurement, foreign policy personnel, public diplomacy, and the costs of nuclear weapons. Rumbaugh is a sought-after speaker, and his work has been cited by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others.
Before joining Stimson, Rumbaugh was the defense analyst on the Senate Budget committee covering both the 050 Defense and 150 International Affairs accounts of the U.S. government budget. He also served as military legislative assistant for Congressman Jim Cooper from Tennessee, and was the lead staffer for Rep. Cooper as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s panel on Roles and Missions. In this role, Rumbaugh helped to produce the report “Initial Perspectives” in February 2008.
Rumbaugh previously served as an operations research analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Program Analysis and Evaluation, as a military analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency and as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army resigning with the rank of captain.
Rumbaugh holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Chicago and a Master of Science in security studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Award for Excellence as well as the U.S. Army Commendation Medal for his service in Kosovo.
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