Shutdown Shuts Down Defense Conferences
October 10, 2013 Leave a comment
The article includes a discussion of the likely impact on the upcoming AUSA Conference:
“If the shutdown continues in the coming weeks, it could affect attendance at a number of major trade shows.
The Association of the United States Army’s annual conference in Washington — an event that typically attracts more than 25,000 people — is less than two weeks away. The conference is boasting more than 700 Army and industry exhibitors “using 500,000 square feet of exhibit space.”
The Army continues to plan for the annual meeting pending a final decision from service Secretary John McHugh on whether soldiers stationed outside the Washington-area will be allowed to attend.
Most temporary-duty travel has been canceled or suspended since the government shut down Oct. 1, and a number of soldiers, including some who are scheduled to speak, have expressed to Army Times uncertainty and confusion about whether they will be able to travel to the meeting.”