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Driving Innovation in Acquisition

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    Description:

    What more can defense acquisition do to make innovation part of the way we do business? DoD innovation cells, initiatives, and programs already are making a difference.  Local adoption of novel ideas and cutting-edge technology is happening, but not without challenges.  And more can be done to diffuse and scale innovation broadly across acquisition and the joint force.  This panel will explore ways you and your team can break down barriers to adoption and help extend the benefits of innovation across defense acquisition. 


    Competing to Win Series:

    Attending these sessions will help you relate the work you do in defense acquisition to the Great Power Competition shaping our national security environment.  Learn how to meet the challenge and compete to win!  Session format is curated conversation with thought leaders from across DoD, industry, academia and the acquisition workforce. No slides, followed by live Q&A.


    Moderator:


    Dr. Glenn Lamartin, Professor of Acquisition Management, DAU, DSMC

    Dr. Lamartin is a professor at the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC), adjunct professor at Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy, and a certified executive coach. He is a seasoned acquisition professional with experience as a flight test manager, project engineer, program manager, strategic planner, and senior executive in DoD and industry. Inspiring the leader in each of us is one of his passions. His current work includes developing curricula, teaching defense policy making and leadership, and assisting practitioners in the acquisition community— to span boundaries, make change happen, innovate, accelerate acquisition, and improve outcomes.


    Speakers:


    Dr. Gregory Bernard is the Acting Director and Collaboration Portfolio Director for the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN).

    Dr. Bernard leads a team at NSIN, a DoD innovation office, responsible for changing the way DoD solves problems by building a diverse network and delivering innovation programming by matching them with non-traditional problem-solving communities, primarily venture and academia.

    Prior to NSIN, Dr. Bernard worked at the Department of Homeland Security as the Acting Innovation Officer and Acting Chief of Strategic Analysis for the National Risk Management Center within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.   A graduate of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, he received a Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Civil Security, Leadership, Management, and Policy from New Jersey City University. 



    Hannah Hunt is the Chief Product & Innovation Officer for the Army Software Factory, which is focused on upskilling the workforce in building world-class software that wins wars. She is charged with developing and delivering a cohesive suite of products for soldiers and evangelizing agile acquisitions in the Army. Prior to that role, Hannah served as the Chief of Staff at Kessel Run, the Air Force's premiere software factory, with the mission of building and delivering software that warfighters love. Hannah is one of Forbes 30 under 30 Class of 2021 in the Enterprise Technology.



    Emily Mintman, Product Manager and Design Strategist at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

    Emily Mintman is the Assistant Program Manager for the Tactical Advancements for the Next Generation (TANG) Program at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Emily leads diverse teams through designing and developing solutions to solve complex challenges for the Department of Defense to address warfighter and sponsor needs. Emily has worked on and lead a variety of projects, navigating challenges including understanding resiliency in the United States Navy, measuring proficiency and competency in Surface Navy combat, creating a cockpit experience for future Marine Corps helicopters, and designing systems, processes, and products for the military in 2030 and beyond. 



    Pete Modigliani, Defense Acquisition Leader at The MITRE Corporation

    Pete leads strategic initiatives and reforms across DoD and the Intelligence Community to enable practitioners to deliver better solutions faster. He champions portfolio management, modern software development, and harnessing innovative technologies. Pete co-founded Acquisition in the Digital Age (AiDA) to disrupt the acquisition enterprise which led to the development of DoD's Adaptive Acquisition Framework and the new acquisition pathways. Served on the Section 809 Panel driving strategic acquisition, requirements, and budget reforms.  Formerly an Assistant Vice President for Program Management at Alion Science and Technology, Pete also was a program manager for the US Air Force.




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