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Date and Location

February 2, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Malkin Penthouse



​In just 17 days in 2021, more than 124,000 people were airlifted out of Afghanistan in what became the largest non-combatant airlift in history. This effort involved more than 800 military and civilian personnel from dozens of nations. Underpinning this historic event was the Air Operation Center's choice to issue the Air Tasking Orders using Kessel Run's new software instead of the legacy software tools. 

As Commander of Kessel Run, Colonel (retired) Brian "Beach" Beachkofski, PhD, navigated the programmatic, technical, and cultural barriers in the DoD, and against all odds, delivered software users love. This software enabled more airlift missions out of Afghanistan than would have been possible using the legacy tools. 

Please join the Defense Project for a discussion on what it takes to deliver modern software in today's DoD.

National Security Fellow Lieutenant Colonel Jen Warren will moderate. Q&A to follow. Refreshments will be served.

Speakers and Presenters

​National Security Fellow LTC Jen Warren and Colonel (retired) Brian "Beach" Beachkofski, PhD