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POC - 9th Annual Defense Research and Development Summit

9th Annual Defense Research and Development Summit | Potomac Officers Club



In response to rapid technological advancements around the world, the Pentagon is ramping up its research and development efforts in 14 critical and emerging technology areas which include AI, microelectronics and hypersonics, among others. The Department of Defense has identified these technologies as paramount to U.S. national security, and the list now serves as a guide for government and industry technology investments.

In the coming years, we can expect to see particularly increased investments in the Seed Areas of Emerging Opportunity category, which includes biotechnology, quantum science, future generation wireless technology (FutureG) and advanced materials. The Biden Administration’s recent Executive Order on biotechnology and biomanufacturing, for example, has invested $1.2 billion in accelerating biotechnology towards prototyping, operational demonstration and production, which is expected to strengthen U.S. national and economic security.

Learn more about the DOD’s 14 critical technologies, R&D priorities, mission needs and global defense concerns during the Potomac Officers Club’s 9th Annual Defense R&D Summit. Leading voices from the public and private sectors will convene in dynamic discussion surrounding the R&D needs for tomorrow’s defense needs.


Wednesday, February 08, 2023
7:00am - 2:00pm
Eastern Time Zone


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7:00am 8:00am Networking Reception
8:00am 8:05am Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:05am 8:45am Opening Keynote: Heidi Shyu
8:45am 9:30am Morning Keynote
9:30am 10:00am Break
10:00am 11:00am Panel A
10:00am 11:00am Panel B
11:00am 11:10am Break
11:10am 12:10pm Panel A
11:10am 12:10pm Panel B
12:10pm 12:40pm Lunch Break
12:40pm 1:15pm Afternoon Keynote
1:15pm 1:55pm Closing Keynote
1:55pm 2:00pm Closing Comments
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