Global Supply Chain issues subject of recent Arter-Rowland National Security Forum



Global Supply Chain issues subject of recent Arter-Rowland National Security Forum

The CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center hosted an Arter-Rowland National Security Forum luncheon event on Jan. 27, 2022, at the Carriage Club in downtown Kansas City.

Simons Center Deputy Director John Nelson, right, introduces the panel members for the Arter-Rowland National Security Forum luncheon event on Jan. 27, 2022, at the Carriage Club in downtown Kansas City. From left, retired U.S. Army Col. Matthew Dimmick, former White House advisor and national security professional, and Keith Prather, one of the founders and managing directors of Armada Corporate Intelligence, served as panelists in the forum to discuss the impact supply chain vulnerabilities have on the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Simons Center Deputy Director John Nelson, right, introduces the panel members for the Arter-Rowland National Security Forum luncheon event on Jan. 27, 2022, at the Carriage Club in downtown Kansas City. From left, retired U.S. Army Col. Matthew Dimmick, former White House advisor and national security professional, and Keith Prather, one of the founders and managing directors of Armada Corporate Intelligence, served as panelists in the forum to discuss the impact supply chain vulnerabilities have on the Kansas City metropolitan area.

In this presentation of the forum, Mr. Keith Prather, one of the founders and managing directors of Armada Corporate Intelligence, served as a panelist to discuss the impact supply chain vulnerabilities have on the Kansas City metropolitan area. Prather was joined on the panel by retired U.S. Army Col. Matthew Dimmick, former White House Advisor and National Security Professional.

With Kansas City as a key technology center as well as a hub for rail, highway, and intermodal transport, the dynamics of the global supply chain have profound effects on the metropolitan area. Prather and Dimmick discussed the current state of the supply chain, specific vulnerabilities, and its national security implications.

At the end of their presentations they conducted a lively question and answer period moderated by Simons Center Deputy Director John Nelson.

Simons Center Director Bob Ulin closed out the event thanking the panelists and the ARNSF members and their guests and outlining the schedule for future ARNSF events.

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The Arter-Rowland National Security Forum (ARNSF) is led by the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center and is an exclusive professional information sharing and networking forum for senior executives.

Members of the Forum and their guests meet periodically at guest speaker events in downtown Kansas City. National and regional guest speakers representing all elements of national power (Diplomatic, Informational, Military and Economic) highlight the meetings. The Forum is nonpartisan, but elected government officials may present from time to time.

The Forum is named after Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Robert Arter, Founding Chairman of the CGSC Foundation, and Mr. Landon Rowland, the Foundation’s first major donor who was well-known in Kansas City for his keen interest in national security issues and his leadership in business and philanthropy.

ARNSF events are only open to ARNSF members and their guests. If you are not a member but are interested in joining, contact John Nelson at John.nelson@cgscf.org or visit the Forum page on the Simons Center website for more information.

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