Yesterday, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter joined business leaders for the first-ever World Economic Forum event at the Pentagon. During the “Business and the Evolving National Security Context” discussion, Secretary Carter and other top DoD officials engaged top executives from U.S. and international businesses on topics ranging from cybersecurity and technological innovation to talent management. The event marked the latest effort by the secretary to break down barriers with the business community and think outside the “five-sided box”.
Secretary Carter thanked the World Economic Forum, especially its founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab, for hosting and sponsoring the two days of productive talks at the Pentagon. The event also included a dinner Wednesday night held on the Pentagon grounds, where Mr. Schwab, Secretary Carter and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker discussed the challenges and opportunities facing both the public and private sectors in the 21st century.
Secretary Carter and DoD leaders look forward to continuing this dialogue with the World Economic Forum.
Release No: NR-380-15
October 2, 2015