Defense Innovation Days 2017

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28 – 30 August 2017
Marriott – Newport Rhode Island

SAVE THE DATE:  DEFENSE INNOVATION DAYS 2018 – 27 – 29 August 2018 


Keynote Speaker – U.S. Senator Jack Reed (RI), Ranking Member Senate  Armed Services Committee  

Innovation from the Cybersecurity Perspective –  VADM Michael Gilday, Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet

Congressional Perspective  – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)

Keynote Speaker – Wes Bush, President and CEO, Northrop Grumman

Panel on Industry Innovation Needs

Wes Kremer, President, Integrated Defense Systems, Raytheon

Cheryl Sneed, CEO, Bannaker Industries

Joe Marino, CEO, Rite-Solutions

Keynote Speaker – U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin (RI)

Keynote Speaker – Don McCormack, Executive Director, Naval Surface and Undersea Warfare Centers  –  McCormack Brief

Innovation from the Undersea Technology Perspective  

Frank Kelley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Unmanned Systems  –  Kelly Brief

RDML James Pitts, Commander, Undersea Warfighting Development Center

Keynote Speaker – Dr. James Bellingham, Director, Center for Marine Robotics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution    ___

Technology Initiatives for the Warfighter – William Bray, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development, Test and Evaluation – Bray Brief

Keynote Speaker – Col. Michael McGinley, East Coast Military Lead, Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) – DIUx Brief



RAYTHEON  (4th Year!)   Raytheon: Customer Success Is Our Mission

GENERAL DYNAMICS  (2nd Year!)  GDlogoblue

Silver Sponsor:

Northrop GrummanImage result for northrop grumman


Bronze Sponsors:

Dell  Image result for dell

Evans Capacitor Company  EvansCapCo

iXblue   Home

Mercury Systems Mercury-logo 

NAVATEK LTD   Image result for navatek ltd

PURVIS Systems   PURVIS Public Safety Technology, Public Safety Management Systems

Progeny Systems   Progeny-logo-BlackGold

Rite Solutions   Image result for rite solutions

SAIC   Image result for SAIC

Defense Innovation Days 2017 Exhibitors

BAE Systems

Composite Alliance of Rhode Island


Guill Tool and Engineering

Globe Composite Solutions


McLaughlin Research Corporation


Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport

R&D Technologies



ThinkLogical A Belden Brand

Trilogic Systems

United Lens



Highlights from Defense Innovation Days 2016 

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