The Venetian, Las Vegas. The Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) 2010 is the nation's largest forum for scientists, technologists, engineers, managers, leaders and policy makers in the defense manufacturing industrial base. The meeting is the product of a partnership of the Military Departments and Agencies of the Department of Defense. The 2010 DMC is hosted by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Missile Defense Agency and will address the conference theme of removing the barriers to "Achieving an Innovative, Responsive and Sustainable National Security Industrial Base." All of the military departments, defense agencies, many non-defense agencies, industry and academia will participate in this seminal national event; for both defense and non-defense related manufacturing technology development and application.