Defense TechConnect

DECEMBER 3-5, 2024   

Accelerating Innovation for the Nation

Connecting agency, military and industry leadership with the world's best innovations. Don't miss one of the most well-attended defense conferences of the year!


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Anthony Di Stasio Anthony Di Stasio
Director of the Manufacturing, Capability Expansion, and Investment Prioritization Directorate (MCEIP), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment (OUSD A&S)
Lisa Sanders Lisa Sanders
Director, Science & Technology, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
David Mussigton David Mussigton
Executive Assistant Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Christina Barnhill Christina Barnhill
Associate Director, Defense SBIR/STTR Program Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense For Research and Engineerin, US DOD
Erick Page-Littleford Erick Page-Littleford
Acting Director and Program Manager for the Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer,, U.S. Small Business Administration

Sha-Chell Manning Sha-Chell Manning
Chief of Commercial Strategy, DARPA
Meredith Berger The Honorable Meredith Berger (invited)
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations, and Environment)/Chief Sustainability Officer, U.S. Navy
Landon Mertz Landon Mertz
Conference Plenary Speaker, Chief Executive Officer, Cerion Nanomaterials
Joe Bryan Joe Bryan
Former Chief Sustainability Officer, DOD; Principal, Muswell Orange
MLMackey ML Mackey
CEO and Co-Founder, Beacon Interactive Systems

Shalanda Baker Honorable Shalanda Baker
Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy and Secretarial Advisor on Equity

James Caley James (Jim) Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.)
Director of Operational Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, U.S. Navy
Christopher Cleary Christopher Cleary
Chief Principal Cyber Advisor (PCA), Department of the Navy
Edward Diehl Edward Diehl
Commercialization Officer, Office of Research and Technical Applications (ORTA)/Medical Technology Transfer, United States Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC)

Judy Esquibel Judy Esquibel
Cyber Operations Technician, Senior Cyber Advisor, Army Cyber Command Technical Warfare Center

Alf Carroll Alf Carroll
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Black Belt, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS)
Paul Staszak Paul Staszak
BDS Technology Strategy SBIR/STTR Focal, Boeing

Craig Owens Craig Owens
Systems Engineer, Principal; Corporate SBIR Program Manager, Lockheed Martin
John Gartstka John Gartstkag
Director for Cyber, Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
Tim Fowler Tim Fowler
Dave Rios Dave Rios
DTIC-IAC Field Advisor, USCENTCOM, Cloud Lake Technology, LLC

Stephanie Fertig Stephanie Fertig
Program Lead, HHS/NIH

Mina Khalil Mina Khalil
Program Manager, USSOCOM

Jacqueline Gray Jacqueline Gray
SBIR Program Manager, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


"TechConnect's Innovation Summits are one of a very small number of "must attend" events on the defense calendar."

Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense


"What a great show this year. Thank you for letting us be a part of it and we are already volunteering for next year in DC. Technologies we find at this event will have an impact on War fighters and Civilians."

Discovery & Integration of Science & Technology (J4), USCENTCOM


"We appreciate Tech Connect and its access to non-traditional and unusual technologies."

DASNE, Department of Navy, US Navy



Innovators & Exhibitors

$100 Billion
in Contracting Authority

$4+ Billion
Seed Funding

Contracting Offices

"We made some really good contacts. I have been sharing the information with my colleagues. See you next year in DC!"

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Sustainment, US Department of Defense


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