Top U.S. Defense Official to Explore Corrosion Program, Global Partnerships

James A. MacStravic, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) (Arlington, Virginia) Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, will address military department officials and the DoD corrosion community at the 2017 DoD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference. 

MacStravic’s address will take place on the evening of Wednesday, August 9, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel (Birmingham, Alabama).

Allied defense ministry officials from eight countries are expected to attend the conference, as the DoD is expanding its collaboration program with corrosion experts from the United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Canada, Australia, India, Colombia, and Chile.

The conference is sponsored by the DoD’s Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office and the DoD’s Corrosion Prevention and Control Integrated Product Team.

In his address, MacStravic plans to speak to attendees about the importance of cooperation in the global fight against the material degradation of military assets. He will also explore the genesis and growth of the DOD's corrosion program, reasons why the U.S. Congress (Washington, DC) has funded the program, and how the program has contributed toward a $3.1-billion cost avoidance in DoD maintenance expenditures.

Several other prominent officials with the DOD’s corrosion office are also slated to speak at the four-day conference, to be held from August 7-10. For a full schedule and information on how to register, please visit the conference web site.

Source: 2017 DoD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference,