Having recently returned from Washington after attending the G’Day USA gala Defence dialogue, Karen Stanton, director of corporate and strategy at HTA Group, joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss the transformation of the Australian defence industry.
She will share outcomes from G’Day USA, including why she considers it to be such an important event and look at the exceptional representation of SMEs in this year’s gala. Looking at discussions that took place, she will cover support that is being offered to SMEs and how they can get the best out of the CDIC.
Karen will discuss the release of the Defence Industrial Capability Plan, what that means for Australians involved in the defence industry, and also discuss how international competition has impacted the demise and transformation of manufacturing in Australia over the past two decades.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 211: PODCAST: Supporting Australia’s veterans and service personnel - Jason Scanes, Forsaken Fighters
Episode 210: PODCAST: Bolstering domestic capabilities in the wake of coronavirus – Robert Nioa, NIOA
Episode 209: PODCAST: Providing an agile workforce to the defence industry – Drew Horsell, Horsell, and Jon Westerland, KBR
Episode 208: INSIGHT: COVID-19 implications on national sovereignty - the Hon. David Fawcett
Episode 207: PODCAST: Collaboration between scientists, industry and government – Tanya Monro, Defence Science and Technology
Episode 206: PODCAST: Celebrating two decades of homegrown Australian ingenuity - Jim Whalley and Steve Robinson, Nova Systems
Episode 205: PODCAST: Teaming up to support the COVID-19 frontline – Ben Barona, Defence Science and Technology, and Craig Maynard, Axiom Precision Manufacturing
Episode 204: PODCAST: Building the nation’s intellectual edge – MAJGEN Mick Ryan AM, Australian Defence College
Episode 203: PODCAST: Digitally adapting the Australian War Memorial - Matthew Anderson, Australian War Memorial
Episode 202: INSIGHT: Cyber and information warfare – MAJGEN Marcus Thompson AM, Department of Defence