Defense Leaders participated in the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance’s (SENEDIA) Fifth Annual Defense Innovation Days conference held at the Newport Marriot on 27 – 29 August 2018.
James “Hondo” Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, gave the keynote presentation at the opening reception. He discussed four pillars essential for ensuring we are meeting the nation’s defense needs: focus on delivery (of systems and capabilities) to meet military needs; be able to pivot and be agile (ensure innovation); focus on cost effectiveness; and ensure a current and future trained workforce. These pillars were a consistent theme through the remainder of the event.
More information here: DID Press Release Final