Defense Innovation Days

Defense Innovation Days 2021

30 August to 31 August 2021
Virtual Event

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Tentative Agenda:

Day 1 – Monday, 30 August 2021

 10:00 – 11:30 – A National Conversation on Defense

Senator Jack Reed, Chair, Senate Armed Services Committee (confirmed)

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III (invited)

 

11:30 – 1:00 – A National Conversation on Climate and Defense 

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (confirmed)

The Honorable John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (invited)

 

Day 2 – Tuesday, 31 August 2021

10:00 – 11:30 – Conversation on Cybersecurity and Defense

Congressman Jim Langevin, Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems (confirmed)

Mr. Chris Inglis, U.S. National Cyber Director (invited)

 

11:30 – 1:00 – A National Conversation on Foreign Affairs Defense 

Congressman David Cicilline, House Foreign Affairs Committee (confirmed)

          Dr. Andrew Erickson, China Maritime Studies Institute, Naval War College (invited)

 

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 a forum where defense policymakers and business leaders  can engage with and learn from one another.

 

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors!

Raytheon Technologies

General Dynamics

Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium

 

Silver Sponsors

Northrop Grumman

Teledyne Marine

 

Bronze Sponsor

National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology

 

Highlights from Defense Innovation Days 2019

Presentations from Defense Innovation Days 2019:

Vice Admiral Nancy Norton, Director, Defense Information Systems Agency and Commander, Joint Force HQ, DoD Information Network: VADM-Norton-Final-DID-2019

Mr. James “Hondo” Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition:  Geurts – Final DID 2019

Rear Admiral Leonard “butch” Dollaga, Commander, Undersea Warfighting Command Center:  Dollaga – Final DID 2019

Mr. Donald McCormack, Executive Director, Naval Surface and Undersea Warfare Centers:  McCormick – Final DID 2019

Brigadier General Vincent Malone, Deputy Commanding General of the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command and Senior Commander, Natick Soldier Systems Center: Malone – Final DID 2019

Dr. Richard Carlin, Naval Accelerator, Office of Naval Research: Carlin – Final DID 2019

Colonel Michael McGinley, Director, Defense Innovation Unit Boston and Defense Engagements:  McGinley – Final DID 2019

Mr. Jimmy Smith, Director, Department of the Navy’s Office of Small Business Programs:  Jimmy Smith – Final DID 2019

 

Videos from Defense Innovation Days 2019:

U.S. Senator Jack Reed (RI), Ranking Member SASC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2djspiRITR8

Innovation from the Cybersecurity Perspective

Vice Admiral Nancy Norton, Director, Defense Information Systems Agency/Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZdO5p8o-vY&feature=youtu.be

Congressional Discussion:  U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNOhxSoxLj8&feature=youtu.be

Mr. James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJdSSYOA5ic&t=2281s

Congressional Discussion: U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin (RI)

https://youtu.be/drnns7qID8o

Dr. Mark Esper, Secretary of Defense

https://youtu.be/2lfypFtFI0A

Congressional Discussion: U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (RI)

https://youtu.be/G8ETDpzX0Aw 

Criticality of a Robust Defense Supply Chain

Vice Admiral Michael Connor (Ret.), CEP ThayerMahan

Paul Ferraro, VP, SeaPower Capability Systems, IDS, Raytheon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OddLDYA4-pI

Innovation from the Undersea Technology Perspective

Rear Admiral “Butch” Dollaga, Commander, Undersea Warfighting Development Center

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHrvlNvROlQ&t=1325s

Mr. Donald McCormack, Executive Director, Naval Undersea and Surface Warfare Centers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zTjWQw9bZg

Technology Initiatives for the Warfighter 

Brigadier General Vincent Malone, Deputy Commanding General – US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command/Senior Commander – Natick Soldier Systems Center

Rear Admiral Eric Ver Hage, Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center/Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center

https://youtu.be/-1F9BxhgPnA

Innovation Initiatives

Dr. Richard Carlin – Naval Accelerator, Office of Naval Research

Colonel Michael McGinley – Director, Defense Innovation Unit Boston & Defense Engagements

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvyY_2vRh6Q&t=3165s

Mr. Jimmy Smith, Director, Navy Office of Small Business Programs  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcCUfVQt2J8&feature=youtu.be