Innovation for National Security

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 Amy Murray Amy Murray
Deputy DASD for Industrial Policy and Director for the Office of Small Business Programs, Department of Defense
 James 'Hondo' Geurts Honorable James "Hondo" Geurts
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition), U.S. Navy
Captain Steven Lauver Captain Steven Lauver
USAF, Director, Technology Accelerators - AFWERX

Lisa Sanders Lisa Sanders
Director of Science & Technology for Special Operations Forces, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

Brigadier General Michael Talley Brigadier General Michael Talley
Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command

Roberto Guerrero Roberto Guerrero
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force-IE&E, U.S. Air Force

 Lawrence Pleis Lawrence Pleis
Chief, Programs & Assessments Office (J49) Logistics and Engineering, U.S. Central Command
Brad Chedister Brad Chedister

Susan Celis Susan Celis
Deputy SBIR/STTR Program Manager, OUSD, (R-E) Small Business and Technology Partnerships, U.S. Department of Defense

Tyler Bennett Tyler Bennett
Project Manager for Deployed Medical Systems, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity

Ross Roley Ross Roley
Energy Innovation Office Lead, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM)

Paul Michaels Paul Michaels
Director, Office of Research and Technical Applications (ORTA)/Chief, Medical Technology Transfer, U.S Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC)

James (Jim) Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.) James (Jim) Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.)
Director of Operational Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, U.S. Navy

Kawakahi Amina Kawakahi Amina
Logistics Science and Technology Lead, U.S. Info-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM)

Kathleen Gisser Kathleen Gisser
Staff Scientist, Sherwin-Williams Company

Kevin McGrath Kevin McGrath
Strategic Initiatives Manager, Mission Systems Global Supply Chain (GSC), Northrop Grumman

Charles Paul Charles Paul
VP - Technology, Henkel

Craig Owens Craig Owens
Systems Engineer, Principal SBIR Program Manager, Lockheed Martin


"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. A technology we found at this event will have an impact on War fighters and Civilians."



"It was an absolute pleasure to work with TechConnect and we look forward to working with you again soon."



"We are already looking forward to our participation next year."

US Air Force Space Command




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industry matches


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sbir/sttr seed funding


sourced industry funds

"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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