Consideration of competitiveness began and ended the recent Domenici Public Policy Conference in Las Cruces.
Norm Augustine, former Lockheed Martin CEO, began the conference. Since Lockheed manages Sandia National Laboratories, it is reasonable to figure that Augustine knows a bit about New Mexico.
James L. Jones, retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and former National Security Advisor for President Obama, closed the event.
Reports from news organizations such as the Washington Post indicated that Jones didn’t fit with established Obama advisors, giving Jones added credibility.
First, a note on the conference. In four years it has grown into an event bringing the highest-level national policy players to New Mexico.