Implementing Innovation: The 21st Century National Security Innovation Partnership Conference
Please join us on September 23rd for a half-day conference on the 21st century national security innovation partnership.
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The event will be webcast live from this page.The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Northeastern University invite you to attend a half-day public conference titled Implementing Innovation: The 21st Century National Security Innovation Partnership Conference on September 23rd at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ headquarters-- located at 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
The half-day conference will include a discussion between Northeastern University’s President, Dr. Joseph E. Aoun, and Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Dr. Steven Walker, followed by an expert panel. Please see the agenda below for more details on speakers.
The conference will include discussion topics related to the 21st century national security innovation partnership, and bring together leaders from government, academia, and industry to discuss how to deliver a lasting culture of innovation in support of national security. This partnership between national security leadership, technology developers in industry, and the nation’s academic research institutions promises to continue producing decades of advancements applicable to defense and the broader economy, and is recognized as a major U.S. advantage in the most recent national security strategy.
The event’s speakers will address four specific issues:
- How the national security innovation partnership adds value through the development of the high degree of human talent required for national security through STEM education and incubating promising technology firms
- The ways the national security innovation partnership fosters the development of critical technologies and process innovations
- The ways the national security innovation partnership can uniquely enable the combined use of manned and unmanned assets known as human-machine teaming
- The importance of the national security partnership to delivering the combination of cyber security and supply chain security that ensures the U.S. can rely upon its complex high-tech systems in a world of proliferating threats.
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM - Registration
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM - Introduction
Mr. Andrew P. Hunter,
CSIS Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group & Senior Fellow, International Security Program
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM - Session 1: Keynote Discussion on The 21st Century National Security Innovation Partnership
Dr. Joseph E. Aoun,
President, Northeastern University
Dr. Steven H. Walker,
Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM - Coffee Break
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM - Session 2: Panel Discussion
This panel will focus on how the 21st Century National Security Innovation Partnership supports the development of STEM talent for national security, incubates promising technological firms, fosters technology and process innovation, enables human-machine teaming, and supports cyber and supply chain security.
Dr. Lisa Porter,
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering, U.S. Department of Defense
Dr. David E. Luzzi,
Senior Vice Provost for Research & Vice President of the Innovation Campus, Northeastern University
Dr. Robie I. Samanta Roy,
Vice President, Technology, Government Affairs, Lockheed Martin
Ms. Wendy R. Anderson,
General Manager of Defense and National Security, SparkCognition
Dr. William LaPlante,
Senior Vice President & General Manager, MITRE National Security Sector
12:30 PM – 12:40 PM - Closing Remarks
Dr. Kathleen Hicks,
CSIS Senior Vice President; Henry A. Kissinger Chair; Director, International Security Program
Additions to the agenda will be announced closer to the event date. This event was made possible through Northeastern University’s support to CSIS.