Top Military, Government, Cybersecurity, Foreign Policy, Technology and Intelligence Leaders Discuss Future Security Challenges at Outlook 2022, the 9th Annual Defense One Summit
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Top Military, Government, Cybersecurity, Foreign Policy, Technology and Intelligence Leaders Discuss Future Security Challenges at Outlook 2022, the 9th Annual Defense One Summit

Dec. 3, 2021

Keynote Interviews with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

Digital event runs from December 7 at 10 am ET through December 9

Washington, D.C. (December 3, 2021) Defense One, the leading provider of news, analysis, and commentary to the national security and defense communities, will host Outlook 2022, its 9th annual Defense One summit, on December 7-9, 2021. The virtual event will host a variety of conversations with U.S. leaders, including exclusive interviews with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall, and the Pentagon’s policy chief, Defense Under Secretary Colin Kahl. The event will also feature expert panels on Indo-Pacific relations, European security, extremism, disinformation, domestic unrest, emerging technologies, and more. 

“We are excited to host Outlook 2022 with a unique lineup of leaders and experts who are helping to shape the future of defense, international security, technology, and more. We welcome Secretary Austin and Jake Sullivan to discuss today’s challenges and the innovations that will shape these fields tomorrow,” said Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron. 

Media interested in attending should RSVP to Liz Stein at


What: Outlook 2022, the 9th annual Defense One summit

When: December 7-9, 2021

December 7: 10:00 am-12:20 pm ET 

December 8: noon-3:15 pm ET

December 9: 12:15-3:40 pm ET

Where: To receive the LIVE WEBCAST LINK, please register here. All media can register free of charge.

Who: Curated by Defense One, the event’s keynotes and panels feature top-level speakers, including:

  • Lloyd Austin III, Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense

  • Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor, Biden Administration

  • Frank Kendall, Secretary of the Air Force, Department of Defense

  • Colin Kahl, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Department of Defense

  • Maj. Gen. Joel Vowell, Commander, U.S. Army Japan

  • Maj. Gen. Sherrie McCandless, U.S. Air Force; Commanding General, D.C. National Guard

  • Brig. Gen. John Olson, Mobilization Assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, U.S. Space Force

  • Rep. Stephanie Bice, (OK-05), U.S. Congress 

  • Rep. Mikie Sherrill, (NJ-11), U.S. Congress

  • Rep. Jim Langevin, (RI-02), U.S. Congress

  • Peter W. Singer, Author; Strategist, New America

  • Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

  • Demetri Sevastopulo, U.S.-China Correspondent, Financial Times

  • Kristine Liwag, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

  • Ron Epstein, Senior Equity Analyst, Bank of America

  • Elisabeth Braw, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

  • Benjamin Haddad, Senior Director, Europe Center, Atlantic Council

  • Constanze Stelzenmüller, Fritz Stern Chair on Germany and trans-Atlantic Relations, Brookings Institution

  • Timothy Brook, Republic of China Chair, Department of History, University of British Columbia

  • Bill Braniff, Professor, University of Maryland; Director, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

The Elite underwriters for Outlook 2022 are DLT, IBM, and Leidos. The Supporting underwriter for this event is Solarwinds.


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