Texts of speakers / Textes des orateurs – Riga

Defense procurement in the age of Cyber :
Recalibrating government and contractor responsibilities
Thursday, 29 May 2014

Overview of the Conference and Key Issues

Roland L. Trope, Partner at Trope and Schramm LLP, New York City. Adjunct Professor, Department of Law, U.S. Military Academy (U.S.A.)

Protecting the supply chain of critical infrastructure from counterfeit electronic parts, malwares, and cyber attacks

David P. Fidler, James Louis Calamaras Professor of Law

Case studies on detecting and correcting deadly defects in advanced weapon systems inherent in errant designs or added during negligent upgrade, maintenance or repairs

The Hon. Mr. Justice Haddon-Cave, Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of England and Wales, and responsible for The Nimrod Review (GBR)
Air Vice-Marshal Paul Atherton OBE, Director Operations, Military Aviation Authority (GBR)

Friday, 30 May 2014

(National) defence procurement in the EU context: The framework (including Directive 2009/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of the EU of 13 July 2009); players (including the European Defence Agency and the European Commission); complexities (including the exemption of article 346 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union after the implementation of the Directive 2009/81/EC); and questions

Dr. Ir. Baudouin Heuninckx, Directorate General Material Resources (BEL)
Rear Admiral René Laurens LL.M., Defence Materiel Organization, Ministry of Defence (NLD)

Emerging challenges in allocating intellectual property rights – particularly in an era where Governments increasingly need rights to technical data and source code that contractors are not always willing to grant and where such intellectual property is at increasing risk of being misappropriated by cyber attacks

Fernand A. Lavallee, Partner, DLA Piper, Washington, D.C. (U.S.A.)
Roland L. Trope, Trope and Schramm LLP, New York City (U.S.A.)