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Quadrennial Defense Review Monday; Sutherland Partner, Jeffrey Bialos, Available for Comment

February 3, 2006

WASHINGTON (February 3, 2006) – The Department of Defense will issue on Monday the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), an every four year study of the U.S. military capabilities necessary to ensure our security.

The QDR sets priorities for the people, equipment, investments and technology needed to develop and maintain the necessary military capabilities to meet a wide range of threats.  These include irregular threats such as terrorist networks and civil wars; conventional threats such as traditional military conflicts with near-peer competitors and regional conflicts; catastrophic threats from weapons of mass destruction; and disruptive threats from new technologies. 

Jeffrey Bialos is the Executive Director of the Program on Transatlantic Security and Industry at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and a partner in the law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.  He is available to comment on the QDR and its implications for U.S. national security, including U.S. force size and structure, force planning, the management of the Department of Defense and the defense acquisition system, and the defense industry.  Bialos is able to address the QDR in context of previous QDRs, our ongoing military transformation, and our relationships with Allies.

Bialos has broad ranging legal and governmental experience on aerospace, defense and homeland security matters, including mergers, acquisitions, procurement, export controls and international business practices.  He served as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Affairs under President Clinton and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal by the Secretary of Defense.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a national law firm known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the nation's largest companies.  Founded in 1924, the firm has grown to more than 425 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington, DC.  For further information about the firm, please visit

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