Defense Innovation Days
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Opening Remarks – Senator Jack Reed (RI), Chair, Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC)   

Climate and Resiliency Innovation – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Chair, Senate Budget Committee

Keynote Speaker – The Honorable Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Navy

Keynote Speaker – Mr. Nickolas Guertin, Director, DoD Operational Test and Evaluation

Keynote SpeakerAdmiral Lisa Franchetti, Vice Chief of Naval Operations

Foreign Challenges – China –Dr. Andrew Erickson, Naval War College, China Maritime Studies Institute

AUKUS Panel –Vice Admiral William Houston, Commander, Naval Submarine Forces; Ms. Lisa Radocha, Executive Director, PEO Attach Submarine

Driving the Navy’s RDT&E Enterprise – Dr. Brett Seidle, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test, and Engineering

Task Force 59 – Unmanned and Artificial Intelligence Integration – Captain Colin Corridan, Commodore, Task Force 59

Keynote SpeakerCongressman Seth Magaziner (RI), House Committee on Homeland Security; Rear Admiral John Mauger, Commander, First Coast Guard District, US Coast Guard

Keynote SpeakerMs. Marie Bussiere, Acting Technical Director, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport

Keynote SpeakerBrigadier General David C. Trybula, Deputy Commanding General, Combat Capabilities Development Command/Senior Commander, Natick Soldier Systems Center

Keynote SpeakerDr. William LaPlante, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

SENEDIA, the alliance for defense tech, talent, and innovation, will hold Defense Innovation Days 2023, a three-day national convening bringing together national security experts and policymakers with defense industry leaders developing innovative technology and the next-generation workforce. This will be the ninth annual convening.

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10th Annual Defense Innovation Days

26-28 August 2024

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