Past eventInvitation Only

The Economics of UK Security and Defence Policy

15 July 2010 - 08:30 to 13:30

Chatham House, London


Tim Banfield, Defence Director, National Audit Office
John Dowdy, Director, McKinsey & Co
Paul Cornish, Head, International Security Programme, Chatham House



With a new Government in place, attention in the Ministry of Defence will be focused on reducing the department's budget deficit, addressing the pace of procurement projects and identifying areas for savings.

This event will focus on the level and effect of efficiency savings and where cuts might fall, addressing questions of personnel, procurement and logistics. Can savings be made from reductions in civil service numbers? Can acquisition be made more efficient? Is there room for further streamlining of logistics? Will national investment in Research and Technology (R&T) and Research and Development (R&D) be affected by financial constraints and what are the consequences? Can outsourcing deliver additional savings?

This event is the second in the series on the Economics of UK Security and Defence Policy.

Attendance is strictly by invitation only.