Jack A. Kelly
Mr. Jack Kelly, senior research associate, security officer, and business development specialist at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis. Expertise: the defense budget process, DoD R&D and procurement programs, the homeland security/defense market, missile defense, industry-government relations, and international defense industrial cooperation.
- Independent Working Group on Missile Defense
As part of IFPA's missile defense program, the Independent Working Group ( IWG ) on Post-ABM Treaty Missile Defense and the Space Relationship is exploring missile defense architectures that include space-based systems.
- Support to the Defense Department, Combatant Commands, and Military Service Leadership
This is an ongoing project for the Department of Defense (DoD), for which the Institute provides detailed policy reports and organizes high-level workshops on critical issues of national security for DoD, combatant command (COCOM), and military service leaderships.
- Space and U.S. Security: A Net Assessment
Although the United States is the dominant player in space, a growing number of countries are accessing space for both military and commercial purposes, challenging U.S. preeminence.
- U.S. National Security Strategy and the New Strategic Triad: Capitol Hill Briefing Report
- Independent Working Group on Missile Defense and the Space Relationship
- July 2012, 34 pp
Report of the April 20, 2102, Capitol Hill briefing convened and sponsored by the Independent Working Group (IWG) on Missile Defense and the Space Relationship. Organized by IFPA, the meeting brought together expertise on space, nuclear modernization, and missile defense to discuss the synergistic relationships among these core components which together form the elements of a new Strategic Triad to support U.S. national security strategy and defense policy. Participants included Senate and House Staff members, officials from the Departments of Defense, State, and the military services, subject matter experts, representatives from industry, and IWG members.
- Capitol Hill Roundtable on Space-based Sensors: Missile Defense and More
- July 14, 2015, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Convened by IFPA, in association with the Independent Working Group (IWG) on Missile Defense, this latest Capitol Hill roundtable focused on how space-based sensors can fill missile defense surveillance and discrimination shortfalls and help ground- and sea-based interceptors engage the growing ballistic missile threat more effectively.
- IFPA-Fletcher School Symposium on New Dynamics in Japanese Security Policy
- March 31, 2015, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
IFPA and the International Security Studies Program (ISSP) of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy joined together to organize and facilitate this one-day symposium at the Fletcher School to promote an informed exchange of views on the new dynamics of Japan’s security policy and their implications for U.S.-Japanese strategic cooperation going forward. The symposium provided a unique opportunity for a select group of Japanese and American policy experts, academics, business leaders, and officials to review and explain in some depth keys aspects of the Abe administration’s defense and foreign policy reforms aimed at facilitating Japan’s emergence as a “proactive contributor to peace” at both the regional and global levels.
- Aegis Sea-based Missile Defense: Present Status and Future Requirements: Capitol Hill conference held by the Independent Working Group on Missile Defense and the Space Relationship
- June 26, 2014, Washington, D.C.
A roundtable discussion on the present status and future requirements of sea-based missile defense. Topicsincluded (1) new and emerging threats; (2) missile defense and homeland defense; (3) current status of sea-based missile defense; (4) Aegis and standard missile development and deployment plans; and (5) budgetary issues and priorities.
- Defending the Homeland: The Role of Missile Defense: Capitol Hill briefing held by the Independent Working Group on Missile Defense and the Space Relationship
- June 25, 2013, Washington, D.C.
Roundtable discussion on missile defense, space, and homeland security. Topics included the ground-based midcourse defense (GMD) system and the issue currently being debated as to whether to build a third GMD site on the East Coast of the United States; the status of Aegis sea-based ballistic missile defense (BMD) programs; and options for defense from space and Aegis BMD based on shore.
- 40th IFPA-Fletcher Conference: Positioning Special Operations Forces for Global Challenges
- June 5 – June 6, 2013, Washington, D.C.
On June 5-6, 2013, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA) and the International Security Studies Program of The Fletcher School of Tufts University will convene a high-level conference in Washington, D.C., in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). “Positioning Special Operations Forces for Global Challenges” will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in downtown Washington, D.C. (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW). This will be the fortieth IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy, in a series widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier strategic dialogues.
- U.S. National Security Strategy & the New Strategic Triad: Capitol Hill briefing held by the Independent Working Group on Missile Defense and the Space Relationship
- April 20, 2012, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
Organized by IFPA, this Capitol Hill briefing brought together expertise on space, nuclear modernization, and missile defense to discuss the synergistic relationships among these core components which together form the elements of a new Strategic Triad to support U.S. national security strategy and defense policy. The focus was priority issues and programs within and among space, nuclear modernization, and missile defense. Presentations were given by a panel of experts drawn primarily from IWG membership. The conference drew at least seventy-five participants from House and Senate staffs, the U.S. military services, the official civilian government, and the broader Washington, D.C., policy community. The program was videotaped as part of an effort to give broader dissemination to the presentations and discussion.
- 39th IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy: The Marine Corps—America's Expeditionary Force in Readiness
- April 14 – April 15, 2011, Washington, D.C.
- New START, Nuclear Modernization, and Missile Defense
- July 20, 2010, Washington, D.C., Independent Working Group Conference
The event featured sessions on threats and recent trends in missile defense; current issues including New START , the Nuclear Posture Review, nuclear modernization, and implications for missile defense; and priorities, budget needs and constraints, and programmatic initiatives.
- 38th IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy: Air, Space, and Cyberspace Power in the 21st-Century
- January 20 – January 21, 2010, Washington, D.C.
- 37th IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy: A New Maritime Strategy for 21st-Century National Security
- September 26 – September 27, 2007, Washington, D.C.
The 37th IFPA-Fletcher conference on national security strategy and policy. Building on previous conferences in this series, the 37th IFPA-Fletcher National Security Conference provided a timely, high-level forum for presentation and analysis of the U.S. Navy’s New Maritime Strategy. It brought together a unique mix of expertise from government and the private sector; from the civilian and military communities; from think tanks, industry, and academia; and from the United States and abroad.
- 36th IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security and Policy: Implementing the New Triad: Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Forces in 21st-Century Deterrence
- December 14 – December 15, 2005, Washington, D.C.
- Mexican-U.S. Partnership: Enhancing Our Common Security
- December 2, 2005, Washington, D.C.
- The 35th Annual IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy: Planning for and Responding to Threats to the U.S. Homeland
- October 28 – October 29, 2004, Washington D.C.
- The 34th Annual IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security and Policy: Security Planning and Military Transformation after Iraqi Freedom
- December 2 – December 3, 2003, Washington D.C.
- The 33rd IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy
- October 16 – October 17, 2002, Washington, D.C.
- IFPA Fletcher Conference: National Security for a New Era: Focusing National Power
- November 14 – November 15, 2001, Washington D.C.