Army Acquisition Priorities: Balancing Readiness and Modernization Forum

Army Acquisition Priorities: Balancing Readiness and Modernization Forum

October 18th, 2023 7:00am-10:00am EST   2941 Restaurant, 2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042

To prepare for the future fight, the U.S. Army is prioritizing modernization and acquisition at speed. Emerging conflicts and increased demand for weapons systems and warfighter capabilities in the past year have underscored the growing need for resilient supply chains and the ability to rapidly field advanced technologies.

Army leaders are looking at ways to shorten purchasing timelines and deploy digital engineering technologies as they reimagine their acquisition and procurement processes to reflect the modern era. 

ExecutiveBiz gathers top Army officials and industry experts to discuss the future of acquisition for the service branch during the Army Acquisition Priorities: Balancing Readiness and Modernization Forum.

  • Young Bang
    Young Bang - Keynote
    Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Acquisition, Logistics & Technology, U.S. Department of the Army

    Mr. Young Bang was appointed as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology) on 8 March 2022. As the Principal Deputy, Mr. Bang advises the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology and Army leadership on all matters relating to Army acquisition. Prior to joining ASA(ALT), Mr. Bang served at the C Suite or EVP level at multiple large and mid size companies leading P&L, building business and growth and product development across services and product companies. He has broad experience in M&A on both buy and sell side and has used his broad knowledge of addressable markets to guide the growth in existing, adjacent and new markets/capabilities. His extensive experience spans commercial and federal consulting covering technology, healthcare, telecom and strategy. From a technology perspective, he has deep expertise in Cutting Edge Technology (Quantum, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, AR/VR/MR/XR etc.) and Digital Transformation (Modern Software Development, Big Data, Cloud, IoT) to drive growth across multiple markets from Army, Navy, Air Force, Joint, Intelligence, Health (Federal and Commercial), DHS, DoJ, DoT and DoS. Mr. Bang has worked in product development in hardware and software, cyber, data and AI as well as startups during the dotcom period. Prior to that Mr. Bang served in the Army in various leadership positions across Ft Bragg, Korea and Aberdeen Proving Grounds.

  • 7:00am - 8:00am EST


  • 8:00am - 8:05am EST

    Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • 8:05am - 8:45am EST

    Keynote Address: Young Bang

  • 8:45am - 9:45am EST


  • 9:45am - 10:00am EST

    Closing Comments

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