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8th Annual Defense Research and Development Summit | Potomac Officers Club

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With the constant evolution of innovative technology, federal officials must continue to adopt industry best practices and technology for critical military use in order to remain competitive and bolster the nation’s defense capabilities. 

Recent Department of Defense research and development has focused on initiatives such as the Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability program and DARPA-led personalized protective biosystems development to support warfighters across all domains.

At Potomac Officers Club’s 8th Annual Defense R&D Summit, elite government and industry leaders will come together to discuss the Department of Defense’s current innovation priorities, technology advancements and general strategy to stay ahead of the curve in the evolving defense sector.






8:00am8:05amWelcome & Opening Remarks
8:05am8:50amOpening Keynote: USD Heidi Shyu
Keynote Introducer: Randy Fields
8:50am9:30amMorning Keynote: Dr. Stefanie Tompkins
Keynote Introducer and Q&A Moderator: Joe Bookard
9:30am10:40amPlanet Scale Innovation: From the Whiteboard to the Warfighter Panel: Andy Henson, Dr. Paul Jensen (moderator), Martin Klein, David Robinson and Lisa Sanders
11:00am11:40amMid-Day Keynote: Amanda Toman
Keynote Introducer and Q&A Moderator: Michael Berger
11:40am12:50pmBold Predictions for Sixth-Generation Military Technology & Beyond Panel: Joe Bookard (moderator), Dr. Lisa Costa, Dr. Benji Maruyama, Sean Moore and Capt. Gregory Petrovic

Closing Keynote: Michael Brown
Keynote Introducer and Q&A Moderator: Mark Luncher

1:25pm1:30pmClosing Comments
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