Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment Raymond F. DuBois, Jr., will speak at the 2002 Annual International Test and Evaluation Association's International Symposium in Las Vegas, Nev., Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 9:10 a.m. EDT. The forum will be held in The Riviera Hotel and Convention Center, 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South, and is open to the media. A media availability with DuBois will immediately follow his speech in the Capri Room #106.
The International Test and Evaluation Association is a not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1980 to further the exchange of technical information in the field of test and evaluation. Its members include professionals from industry, government, and academia, who are involved in the development and application of policy and techniques used to assess the effectiveness, reliability, and safety of new and existing systems and products.
DuBois will discuss DoD's recent efforts to protect the readiness and training capabilities of the U.S warfighter through the readiness and range preservation initiative. He also will address the department's recommendation to Congress to clarify the way that several provisions of environmental laws apply to military training and testing activities. DuBois will discuss how such clarification is an important component of an overall strategy to help restore the balance between the use of military lands, including the long-term sustainability of military ranges, and the need for environmental protection and species preservation.
DuBois is the senior DoD official responsible for oversight and policy guidance for military installations and environmental programs worldwide.