CSBA Launches Congressional Defense Seminar Series (CDSS)

On Thursday, October 17, CSBA officially launched its inaugural series of seminars designed for Congressional staff members at its Washington Headquarters. The program featured an opening session for the 16 incoming CDSS Fellows hosted by former Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA), a member of CSBA’s Board of Directors, and attended by members of the CSBA team and outside guests. Following the reception, CSBA President and CEO Thomas G. Mahnken welcomed the fellows before engaging in a detailed and highly interactive examination of defense strategy and force planning led by Mahnken, together with CSBA Director of Research and Studies Evan Montgomery, and Daniel Chiu of the Institute for Defense Analyses. Upcoming sessions in the weekly series will cover topics ranging from operational concepts and investment considerations to emerging technologies and coalition strategies.

Event Photos

CSBA Congressional Defense Seminar Series Fellows with Board Members Randy Forbes, Nelson Ford, and President and CEO Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken
Tom Mahnken Welcomes the CDSS Fellows to the Series
Randy Forbes (l.) with CSBA Counselor Eric Edelman
Nelson Ford (l.) with Eric Edelman
Randy Forbes (c.) Addresses the Seminar