Defense Innovation Days

Defense Innovation Days 2019

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26-28 August 2019
Marriott – Newport Rhode Island 

Registration will open in early 2019

Link – Video on why you should attend Defense Innovation Days 2019

Highlights from Defense Innovation Days 2018

Thank you to all who attended! 

Videos and presentations from the event:

Video: James “Hondo” Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition 

Video: Stephen Wallace, Technical Director, Development and Business Center, Defense Information Systems Agency    Presentation: DISA (Wallace)

Video:  Vice Admiral William Merz, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems

Video: Dr. Eric Evans, Director, MIT Lincoln Laboratory  Presentation:  Eric D Evans_28 August 2018

Video:  Vice Admiral David Johnson, Principal Military Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition

Video:  U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin (RI)

Video:  U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (RI)

Video:  Innovation from the Undersea Technology Perspective Session

Video: Wendell Davis, Regional Administrator for Region 1, Small Business Administration  Presentation: SBA Davis Presentation aug 2018

Video:  Innovative Workforce Development for Navy Shipbuilding Requirements

Video:  Technology Initiatives for the Warfighter

  • Dr. William Burnett, Deputy Commander and Technical Director, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command  Presentation: Burnett DID 2018 Brief
  • Donald Hoffer, Executive Director, Commander Submarine Forces   Presentation: CSF ED brief Aug 2018 Rev 1

Video: Donald McCormack, Executive Director, Naval Surface and Undersea Warfare Centers   Presentation: McCormack DID Slides


RAYTHEON  (5th Year!)   Raytheon: Customer Success Is Our Mission

GENERAL DYNAMICS  (3rd Year!)  GDlogoblue

Silver Sponsor:

Northrop Grumman (2nd Year!)


Bronze Sponsors

Arnold Magnetic Technologies, Evans Capacitor Company, IM Technology, iXBlue Defense  Systems,

Leidos, Mercury Systems, Navatek, Progeny Systems, Rite Solutions, SAIC, Unanet

Defense Innovation Days brings together companies who are developing cutting edge innovations that can be deployed to deter war and protect the security of our country with policymakers who are helping steer the nation’s defense strategy.  We give policymakers an opportunity to speak to those companies, big and small, and give the companies insight into future acquisition opportunities.  The event facilitates an forum where policymakers and business leaders withing the defense arena can engage with and learn from one another.

Highlights from Defense Innovation Days 2017