As mentioned earlier, Mr John Johns, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense, flew in from the Pentagon in Washington to participate in the 25th Anniversary celebration at the House of Lords. As part of his visit we arranged for a select group of ICW Executive members to meet with Mr Johns after the event hosted by Selex-ES. This was the first opportunity for members to hear directly the support he has for the work of ICW and his perspective on the future adoption of ISO 11000 when published hopefully next year. Many of you may already know that BS 11000 was incorporated into the Department of Defense Guide on Public Private Partnerships, which was sponsored by Mr Johns. The discussion also allowed the group to hear how many of the challenges in UK are mirrored in the US.