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Oct 05

Innovation and the Defense Industrial Base

Defense reform sparks a great deal of debate in Congress, in the Pentagon, and across Washington. When it comes to acquisition and innovation, senior Pentagon leaders have heavily invested in outreach to Silicon Valley and emerging technology companies. The Department of Defense must do a better job of acquiring innovative technology, but how does this drive for innovation affect the defense industrial base? In the first of a series of public events on defense reform, this program will feature opening comments by Dr. Jerry McGinn followed by a panel discussion on this critical component of our national defense industrial base.

More About the Speakers

John G. (Jerry) McGinn, Ph.D.
Principal Deputy Director, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisitions, Technology, and Logistics, U.S. Department of Defense

Followed by a Panel Discussion with
Stephen Rodriguez
Venture Partner, Abundance Partners

Peter Lichtenbaum
Partner, Covington & Burling

Sam Zega
Director, Strategy & Development, Airbus Group

Hosted By

Justin T. Johnson Justin T. Johnson

Senior Policy Analyst for Defense Budgeting Policy Read More