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Defense Innovation Days 2022

SAVE THE DATE: DEFENSE INNOVATION DAYS 2023 -
28-30 August 2023 - Marriott Newport, RI
Sponsorship opportunities and Registration will open in January 2023.

SENEDIA, the alliance for defense tech, talent, and innovation, closed Defense Innovation Days 2022, a three-day national convening that brought together national security experts and policymakers with defense industry leaders developing innovative solutions for the U.S. military and its next-generation workforce. This was the eighth annual convening and served as a celebration of SENEDIA’s 20th anniversary year.

Videos from Defense Innovation Days 2022

Day 1 – Monday, 29 August 2022

Opening Reception

U.S. Senator Jack Reed (RI), Chair, Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC)

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall  

Day 2 – Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Climate and Resiliency Innovation

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)  

Mr. Joseph Bryan, DoD Chief Sustainability Officer  

Cybersecurity Innovation

Congressman Jim Langevin (RI)  

Ms. Stacy Bostjanick, Department of Defense Chief of Implementation and Policy, Deputy
CIO

Mr. Eric Goldstein, Executive Assistant Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security
Agency

Lunch – Keynote Speaker 

Ms. Deborah Rosenblum, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy (PTDO)

Department of Defense Summit – Building the Shipbuilding Workforce to Meet National

Security and Supply Chain Priorities

Ms. Celeste Drake, WH National Economic Council Deputy Director for Labor Economy

Mr. Manny Lamarre, U.S. Department of Labor, Senior Advisor, Employment and Training Administration 

Navy Shipbuilding Workforce Imperatives/Initiatives

RADM Scott Pappano,
Navy Program Executive Officer, Strategic Submarines

Ms. Adele Ratcliff, Director, DoD Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment Program

Mr. Shawn Coyne, General Dynamics Electric Boat, VP Human Resources

Mr. Ray Steen, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, VP Human Resources

Day 3 – Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Keynote Speaker

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro

Keynote Speaker

RADM Lorin Selby, Chief of Naval Research

Test and Evaluation Innovation Initiatives

Mr. Nickolas Guertin, Department of Defense Director, Operational Test and Evaluation  

Lunch Keynote Speaker

Mr. Jimmy Smith, Department of the Navy, Director of Small Business Programs 

Presentations from Defense Innovation Days 2022

Navy Shipbuilding Workforce Imperatives/Initiatives

Ms. Adele Ratcliff, Director, DoD Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment Program

Mr. Shawn Coyne, General Dynamics Electric Boat, VP Human Resources

Mr. Ray Steen, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, VP Human Resources

Keynote Speaker

RADM Lorin Selby, Chief of Naval Research

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Jimmy Smith, Department of the Navy, Director of Small Business Programs

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Defense Innovation Days Synopsis of Presentations