NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After a decade of steady growth, the Department of Defense is facing the prospect of flattening budgets, and must pursue affordability and productivity in weapon systems development and procurement. Aviation Week ( http://www.aviationweek.com) will hold its annual Defense Technology & Affordability Requirements (DTAR) Conference at the Hilton Arlington in Arlington, VA on March 5-6 in order to shed light on DoD's future spending priorities and potential policy changes, and highlight technology areas of growing importance. Frank Kendall, U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, will deliver the keynote address at the event. Additional scheduled speakers include Major General Christopher Bogdan, Program Executive Officer, Joint Strike Fighter Program, U.S. Air Force; Dr. Reginald Brothers, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research; Lt. General Charles Davis, Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition; Sue Dryden, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Materiel Readiness); Robert Hale, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) & CFO, OSD; Lt. General Larry James, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, HQ USAF; John Johns, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance Policy & Programs; Dr. Mason Peck, Chief Technologist, NASA; Lt General William N. Phillips, Military Deputy Director, Army Acquisition Corps; Vice Admiral Mark Skinner, Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition); and Dr. Steven Walker, Director Tactical Technology Office, DARPA. A mainstay for defense planning and discussion, Aviation Week's DTAR Conference annually attracts more than 200 senior defense executives from business, the military, and government agencies. Lockheed Martin is a Premier Sponsor, AT Kearney and Dassault Systemes are Sponsors, and Booz Allen Hamilton is a Knowledge Partner. For more information or to register, visit www.aviationweek.com/events/dtar. About Aviation Week: Aviation Week, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week for analysis, marketing and intelligence. Customers include the world's leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this global market. Aviation Week produces data and analytics services including the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN), industry-leading events around the world, as well as ShowNews and Business & Commercial Aviation. On July 2, 2012, the group's flagship Aviation Week & Space Technology (AW&ST) relaunched with an even greater focus on technology, business and operations that has long been the brand's hallmark. In addition to civil, military and space, AW&ST's market coverage is further expanded with new monthly Defense Technology and MRO editions to include land and sea and aftermarket insights. Aviation Week's 2012 digital expansion includes a redesigned AviationWeek.com for deeper community engagement and navigation and a comprehensive technology upgrade to the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN). AWIN, the industry's essential integrated business tool, now has increased capability through more fleet and MRO data and an expanded team of data analysts.