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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.






8:00am 8:05am Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:05am 8:50am Opening Keynote: USD Heidi Shyu
Keynote Introducer: Randy Fields
8:50am 9:30am Morning Keynote: Dr. Stefanie Tompkins
Keynote Introducer and Q&A Moderator: Joe Bookard
9:30am 10:40am Planet Scale Innovation: From the Whiteboard to the Warfighter Panel: Andy Henson, Dr. Paul Jensen (moderator), Martin Klein, David Robinson and Lisa Sanders
10:40am 11:00am Break
11:00am 11:40am Mid-Day Keynote: Amanda Toman
Keynote Introducer and Q&A Moderator: Michael Berger
11:40am 12:50pm Bold Predictions for Sixth-Generation Military Technology & Beyond Panel: Joe Bookard (moderator), Dr. Lisa Costa, Dr. Benji Maruyama, Sean Moore and Capt. Gregory Petrovic
12:50pm 1:25pm

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

1:25pm 1:30pm Closing Comments
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