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
Venture Partner, Abundance Partners
Partner, Covington & Burling
Director, Strategy & Development, Airbus Group
Justin T. Johnson
Senior Policy Analyst for Defense Budgeting Policy