January, 6, 2023
On this episode of Defence Deconstructed, Cmdre (ret'd) Kelly Williams speaks to Dr. Cynthia Cook, Matthew Zolnowski, Giles Ahern, and MGen Odd-Harald Hagen about defence industrial capacity and resiliency.
This episode is an excerpt from our annual procurement conference, Putting Canadian Procurement on a War Footing, which took place on October 25th in Ottawa. This event was made possible thanks to the support of the Department of National Defence’s MINDS Program, our strategic sponsors Lockheed Martin Canada, General Dynamics, Irving Shipbuilding, and Davie Shipyard; Silver Sponsors the Royal Embassy of Norway in Ottawa and Innovation Norway; Bronze sponsors ATCO Frontec, BAE Systems Canada, Bombardier, The Boeing Company, and PAL Aerospace.
- Dr. Cynthia Cook is director of the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group and a senior fellow in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
- Matthew Zolnowski concurrently serves as a Special Advisor for Strategic Materials and a Portfolio Manager within the Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Program with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy.
- Giles Ahern is Head of Trade and Strategic Exports Policyfor the UK Ministry of Defence.
- MGen Odd-Harald Hagen he has been DefenseAttache and Defense Cooperation Attache to U.S. and Canada since August 2021.