Defense TechConnect Conference & Expo
Co-Located with SBIR Fall Innovation Summit
Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

2018 DEFENSE INNOVATION PROGRAM

INNOVATION INDUSTRY INVESTMENT SECURITY

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018   Registration 11:00am – 6:00pm

Time Registration (11:00 - 6:00). Workshops (require additional fee, 1:00 - 5:00).

1:00 - 5:00

DOD 101 for Private Sector Innovators - Funding Routes, Rules, & Access Smart City 101 - Pathways to Effective and Sustainable Smart City Projects How to Design a Smart City - IoT Technology Based

 
 
 
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018   Registration 7:00am – 6:00pm

Time Defense/Innovation Energy/Cities Cyber/Resilience Medical/Health Aerospace/UAVs/
Robotics
SBIR Innovation
Summit
DARPA Innovation Programs

Keynotes
8:30-10:00 DOD Innovation Leadership - Keynote Program
  • Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa, Florida
  • Mr. Dale Ormond, Principal Director, Research, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering), US Department of Defense
  • Ms. Lisa Sanders, Director, Science & Technology, USSOCOM
  • Accelerating Innovation for DOD - Keynote Fireside Chat
SBIR Workshops (additional registration required) DARPA - Transition & Commercialization Support Program (TCSP) (Invitation Only)

10:00-10:30
Coffee Break  

Sessions
10:30-11:45 DoD Future Capabilities Energy Resilience – Sustaining the Mission in a Degraded Environment Developing and Strengthening DoDs Cyber Forces US Military Medical Acquisition and Logistics DoD and Private Sector Space Capabilities SBIR Workshops (additional registration required). Agency one-on-one meetings (advance sign up required) DARPA - Transition & Commercialization Support Program (TCSP) (Invitation Only)

11:45-1:15 Lunch (on own)

Sessions & Challenges
1:15-2:15 The Next Generation Installation - A Next Generation Weapons Platform Energy/Infrastructure Challenge I Cyber/Resilience Innovation Challenge I Defense Medical Innovation Challenge I Aerospace/Drones/Robotics Challenge I SBIR Workshops (additional registration required). Agency one-on-one meetings (advance sign up required) DARPA - Transition & Commercialization Support Program (TCSP) (Invitation Only)

2:15-3:00
Poster Session I  

3:00-4:00 From Research to Sustainment: Getting Innovative Technologies Into the Hands of the Warfighter Cities/Infrastructure Challenge Cyber/Resilience Innovation Challenge II Defense Medical Innovation Challenge II Aerospace/Drones/Robotics Challenge II SBIR Workshops (additional registration required). Agency one-on-one meetings (advance sign up required) DARPA - Transition & Commercialization Support Program (TCSP) (Invitation Only)

4:00-7:00
Defense Innovation, SBIR/STTR Showcase and Smart Cities Expo, Demos, & Reception

 
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018   Registration 7:00am – 6:00pm

Time Energy/Innovation Energy/Resilience C4ISR/Electronics/
Comms
Medical/Health SBIR Innovation Summit SBIR Innovation Summit

Keynotes
8:30-10:00 Joint DTC-SBIR Keynotes
  • Dr Chris Fall, Acting Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) (invited)
  • Mr William Bray, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for
    Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN (RD&A)), U.S. Navy (invited)
  • SBIR Funding Fireside Chat

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

Sessions
10:30-12:00 Energy Storage and Batteries for Military Applications DoD Operational Energy Program of Record: Project Updates Unmanned Systems & Economic Impact Opportunities for Private Sector Biomedical Investment and Partnerships SBIR Agency Briefings (11:15-12:00) Solving Specific Problems: Contract Agencies (11:15-12:00)

12:00-1:15 Lunch & Expo Hall Opens

Sessions & Challenges
1:15-2:15 Defense Energy Innovation Challenge II Achieveing Economic and Resilience Objectives with Local Energy Projects C4ISR Innovation Challenge I Defense Medical Innovation Challenge III SBIR 101: Program Overview (1:20-2:05) Follow on Funding: How to Commercialize Your Phase II (1:20-2:05)

1:20-4:20 SBIR One-on-One Meetings (Advance sign up required, 1:20-4:20) Expo Hall

2:30-3:30 Defense Energy Innovation Challenge III Overview of ESR - Energy Security & Resilience C4ISR Innovation Challenge II Defense Medical Innovation Challenge IV Building Your Business (2:15-3:00) Partnering PI-III (2:15-3:00)

3:10-4:00         Accepting Government Funding (3:10-4:00) Staying on Track: Aligning Your Company for Success in the DoD (3:10-4:00)

3:30-5:30
Defense Innovation, SBIR/STTR Showcase and Smart Cities Expo, Demos, & Reception. Poster Session II (4:00 - 5:00)    

 
 
 
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018   Registration 7:30am – 1:00pm

Time Materials/Manufacturing Energy/Resilience Sensors/IoT/Networks Data/AI/Mobility Disaster/Responders

Sessions & Challenges
8:30-9:40 Sustainable Electronics Procurement to Increase Use of Advanced Materials and Renewable Energy in the DoD Supply Chain MicroGrid Energy Security & Resilience (ESR) - Mission Assurance Through Energy Resilience Maturity of Structural Health Monitoring for enabling maintenance free operations On the Cyber Battlefield, Securing the Military Supply Chain will take a Comprehensive Multi-Prong Approach SCIRA Playbooks Workshop - Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture

9:50-11:00 Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR): Facilitating Development and Adoption of AR Technologies for Defense and Industry Mission Assurance Through Energy Resilience Sensors/IoT/Networks Challenge Data/AI/Blockchain Challenge SCIRA - Open Geospacial Consortium

11:10-12:20 Materials/Manufacturing Challenge I Microgrid - Sandia Mini Grand Challenge Session Sensors/IoT/Networks Challenge Mobility/Data Challenge SCIRA - Department of Homeland Security

12:30-2:00 Lunch (on own) and Networking

Sessions, SOFWERX Tour & Social
2:00-4:00
Sofwerx

Sofwerx

SOFWERX Innovation Tour and Social

Join us for an afternoon program at SOFWERX; Special Operations public facing intermediary to assist with collaboration, innovation, prototyping
and exploration with industry, labs and academic partners

-  SOFWERX 101 Presentation
-  Tour the Prototype and Test Facilities
-  Networking Social with Innovation Leadership – Sponsored by TechConnect

* Full-conference attendees only. Transportation is not provided. Pre-registration is required.

SCIRA - Open Geospacial Consortium & Department of Homeland Security

SCIRA - Open Geospacial Consortium

SCIRA - Department of Homeland Security

 

 


TUESDAY OCTOBER 23, 2018


8:30-10:00
 

DOD Innovation Leadership - Keynote Program

Jennifer Rocha (Welcome Remarks), Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect
Bob Buckhorn, Mayor, City of Tampa, Florida
Dale Ormond, Principal Director, Research, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
Lisa Sanders, Director, Science & Technology, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Accelerating Innovation for DOD - Keynote Fireside Chat

8:30-10:00
 

SBIR Workshops (additional registration required)


8:30-10:00
 

DARPA - Transition & Commercialization Support Program (TCSP) (Invitation Only)


10:00-10:30
 

Coffee and Networking Break


10:30-11:45
 

DoD Future Capabilities

Troy Warshal (Chair), Director of Current Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy, U.S. Department of Defense
Larry Pleis, Deputy Director for Logistics and Engineering, US Central Command (USCENTCOM)

10:30-11:45
 

Energy Resilience – Sustaining the Mission in a Degraded Environment

Scott McCain, Lead Associate, Operational Energy Capability and Risk Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs
Vernie Reichling, Liaison Officer, US Army Corps of Engineers, liaison to US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
John Baxter (invited), OASD (Energy, Installations & Environment) Installation Energy, US Department of Defense

10:30-11:45
 

Developing and Strengthening DoDs Cyber Forces

Jan Kallberg (Chair and Speaker), Cyber Policy Fellow, US Army Cyber Institute-West Point
Ross Roley, Energy Innovation Office Lead, US Indo Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)
Jeffrey Johnson, Regional Command Information Officer, Naval District Washington
Carl Kutsche, Chief Technologist, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, Idaho National Laboratory

10:30-11:45
 

US Military Medical Acquisition and Logistics

This session present mechanisms for engaging the Department of Defense (DOD) across the medical innovation life cycle. Panel of military and medical experts will provide overviews of military medical research programs and policies, medical logistics, and procurement and funding opportunities.

Joseph Haack (Chair and Speaker), DoD Information Analysis Center Field Representative, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Kathleen Berst, DHA Program Manager; USAMMDA Activity Deputy for Acquisition, DHA and U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA)
Paul Michaels, Director, Office of Research and Technical Applications (ORTA)/Chief, Medical Technology Transfer, United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC)
Tyler Bennett, Deputy for Acquisition, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency

10:30-11:45
 

DoD and Private Sector Space Capabilities

Chair: Brett Scharringhausen, Deputy Chief, Science and Technology Division & Command Science Advisor, US Central Command (USCENTCOM)

Tom Gillespie, Partner, In-Q-Tel
Harry Dreary, Scientist and Researcher, Naval Surface Warfare Center
National Geospacial Agency (NGA)
Steve Gorin, Defense Programs Lead and Laboratory Program Manager, Strategic Partnerships, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Air Force Space Command

10:30-11:45
 

SBIR Workshops (additional registration required)


10:30-11:45
 

SBIR/STTR Agency one-on-one meetings (advance sign up required)


10:30-11:45
 

DARPA - Transition & Commercialization Support Program (TCSP) (Invitation Only)


11:45-1:15
 

Lunch (on own)


1:15-2:15
 

The Next Generation Installation - A Next Generation Weapons Platform

Latest National Defense Strategy states, "It is now undeniable that the homeland is no longer a sanctuary. America is a target, whether from terrorists seeking to attack our citizens; malicious cyber activity against personal, commercial, or government infrastructure; or political and information subversion…During conflict, attacks against our critical defense, government, and economic infrastructure must be anticipated." It also talks of "Transitioning from large, centralized, unhardened infrastructure to smaller, dispersed, resilient, adaptive basing that include active and passive defenses will also be prioritized." This begs the questions: what do we want from the next generation of military installations? What will they do?

Colonel Ché Bolden, Chief Disruption Officer, Marine Corps Installation Command, US Marine Corps (USMC)
Colonel Kevin Murray (invited), Director S&T/Rapid Capability Office, Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL)
Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC)
Nick Maynard, Chief Strategy Officer, US Ignite
AFWERX

1:15-2:15
 

Energy/Infrastructure Challenge I

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Review Panelists
Colonel Ché Bolden, Chief Disruption Officer, Marine Corps Installation Command, US Marine Corps (USMC)
Nick Maynard, Chief Strategy Officer, US Ignite
Major Brandon Newell (invited), Chair, Marine Corps Mobility Transformation Working Group, US Marine Corps (USMC)
Harold Sanborn, Program Manager, USACE ERDC-CERL, US Army Corps of Engineers
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
1:40
SUGAR: Simulation with Unified Grid Analyses and Renewables, Pearl Street Technologies, Pennsylvania

1:15-2:15
 

Cyber/Resilience Challenge I

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Jan Kallberg, Cyber Policy Fellow, US Army Cyber Institute-West Point

Review Panelists
Ross Roley, Energy Innovation Office Lead, US Indo Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)
Jeffrey Johnson, Regional Command Information Officer, Naval District Washington
Carl Kutsche, Chief Technologist, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, Idaho National Laboratory
Jan Kallberg, Cyber Policy Fellow, US Army Cyber Institute-West Point
Bart Graham, SOCOM S&T, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
1:20
Hardware Cyber Defense/secureSYS, AVANT Solutions Group, LLC dba AVANT Secure PC, Alabama
1:40
1:50
Cyber Solutions and Resilience, SCIT Labs, Inc. and George Mason University, Virginia

1:15-2:15
 

Defense Medical Challenge I

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Tyler Bennett, Deputy for Acquisition, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency

Review Panelists
Joseph Haack (Chair and Speaker), DoD Information Analysis Center Field Representative, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Kathleen Berst, DHA Program Manager; USAMMDA Activity Deputy for Acquisition, DHA and U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA)
Paul Michaels, Director, Office of Research and Technical Applications (ORTA)/Chief, Medical Technology Transfer, United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC)
Tyler Bennett, Deputy for Acquisition, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency
1:30
Injectable blood clotting drug for the battlefield, Cayuga Biotech, Inc., California
1:40

1:15-2:15
 

Aerospace/Drones/Robotics Challenge I

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Review Panelists
Colonel David Phillips, PEO Rotary Wing, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Tom Gillespie, Partner, In-Q-Tel
Brett Scharringhausen, Deputy Chief, Science and Technology Division & Command Science Advisor, US Central Command (USCENTCOM)
National Geospacial Agency (NGA)
Harry Dreary, Scientist and Researcher, Naval Surface Warfare Center
1:30
Discrete tracking of RF-silent UAS, Miles Space, Inc., Florida
1:40
A Long Range Tracking System for UAVs (Drones), T-Rex Tracking Corp, California
2:00
HEKA WING - Hybrid-VTOL UAS, HEKA Aero LLC, Florida

1:15-2:15
 

SBIR Workshops (additional registration required)


1:15-2:15
 

SBIR/STTR Agency one-on-one meetings (advance sign up required)


1:15-2:15
 

DARPA - Transition & Commercialization Support Program (TCSP) (Invitation Only)


2:15-3:00
 

Poster Session I


3:00-4:00
 

From Research to Sustainment: Getting Innovative Technologies Into the Hands of the Warfighter

How do the services nurture a technology from concept to prototype to the demo stage? How can innovators best adjust their technologies sustainment strategies to meet warfighter needs to gain a competitive edge over future competition? Learn more about your targeted audience and importance of DoD funding mechanisms, preferred contract vehicles, and budget cycles.

Jennifer Rocha (Chair), Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect
Karen Moore, Operational Energy Manager, US Army Central (ARCENT)
W. Daniel “Danny” Featherston, Program Manager of the Prototype Integration Facility (PIF), Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (RDECOM)
Gene Keselman, Executive Director, MIT Innovation Initiative
Major Danny Nelson, Pathways Manager, Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx)

3:00-4:00
 

Cities/Infrastructure Challenge

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Review Panelists
Colonel Ché Bolden, Chief Disruption Officer, Marine Corps Installation Command, US Marine Corps (USMC)
Nick Maynard, Chief Strategy Officer, US Ignite
Major Brandon Newell (invited), Chair, Marine Corps Mobility Transformation Working Group, US Marine Corps (USMC)
Harold Sanborn, Program Manager, USACE ERDC-CERL, US Army Corps of Engineers
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
3:15
Clarity Node-S & Clarity Node, Clarity Movement Co., California

3:00-4:00
 

Cyber/Resilience Challenge II

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Carl Kutsche, Chief Technologist, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, Idaho National Laboratory

Review Panelists
Jeffrey Johnson, Regional Command Information Officer, Naval District Washington
Jan Kallberg, Cyber Policy Fellow, US Army Cyber Institute-West Point
Carl Kutsche, Chief Technologist, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, Idaho National Laboratory
Bart Graham, SOCOM S&T, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
3:15
Binary Armor®, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Colorado
3:25
PKMS2 - Pattern Key, Multi-Segment, Multi-Standard, Secure Channels, Inc., California
3:35
Project Ares, Circadence, Colorado

3:00-4:00
 

Defense Medical Challenge II

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Joseph Haack (Chair and Speaker), DoD Information Analysis Center Field Representative, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

Review Panelists
Joseph Haack (Chair and Speaker), DoD Information Analysis Center Field Representative, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Kathleen Berst, DHA Program Manager; USAMMDA Activity Deputy for Acquisition, DHA and U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA)
Paul Michaels, Director, Office of Research and Technical Applications (ORTA)/Chief, Medical Technology Transfer, United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC)
Tyler Bennett, Deputy for Acquisition, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency
3:05
Athos Training System, Athos, California
3:15
3:25

3:00-4:00
 

Aerospace/Drones/Robotics Challenge II

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Review Panelists

Chair: Brett Scharringhausen, Deputy Chief, Science and Technology Division & Command Science Advisor, US Central Command (USCENTCOM)

Review Panelists
Colonel David Phillips, PEO Rotary Wing, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Tom Gillespie, Partner, In-Q-Tel
Harry Dreary, Scientist and Researcher, Naval Surface Warfare Center
National Geospacial Agency (NGA)
Air Force Space Command
3:05
High Performance Tactical Humanoid, Apptronik Inc., Texas
3:15
Robotic Telework Software, BluHaptics, Inc, Washington
3:45
3:55
4:05
Collaborative Intelligence for Discovery, Diffeo, Inc., Massachusetts

3:00-5:00
 

SBIR Workshops (additional registration required)


3:00-4:00
 

Agency one-on-one meetings (advance sign up required)


3:00-4:00
 

DARPA - Transition & Commercialization Support Program (TCSP) (Invitation Only)


4:00-7:00
Expo Hall 

Defense Innovation, SBIR/STTR Showcase and Smart Cities Expo, Demos, & Reception


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24, 2018


8:30-10:00
 

Joint DTC-SBIR Keynotes

Jennifer Rocha (Welcome to Day 2), Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect
Chris Fall (invited), Acting Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)
William Bray (invited), Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN (RD&A)), U.S. Navy (invited)
John Williams (Opening Remarks), Director of Innovation and Technology, Office of Investment and Innovation, US SBA
Fireside Chat: SBIR Support Organizations
Fireside Chat: SBIR Program Spotlights

10:00-10:30
 

Coffee and Networking Break


10:30-12:00
 

Energy Storage and Batteries for Military Applications

Advanced batteries and energy storage are critical to power systems in naval vessels, including: motive power for unmanned vehicles, directed energy weapons on ships, and emergency back-up power. Reliability and safety are concerns for advanced battery systems. Improvements to measurement tools and safer/affordable/more powerful energy storage and battery systems are needed to protect military personnel and assets. This panel will focus on current and future efforts underway and how industry can help support and supply next gen battery and energy storage technologies to the Navy and DoD.

James (Jim) Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.), Director of Operational Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, US Navy
John Heinzel, NAVSE05Z Technical Warrant Holder for Future Shipboard Energy Architectures, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia
Tamera Tucker (invited), Ship Design Manager, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), US Navy
US Army TRADOC (invited)
Eagle Pitcher (invited)

10:30-12:00
 

DoD Operational Energy Program of Record: Project Updates


10:30-12:00
 

Unmanned Systems & Economic Impact

The DoD has led the development of unmanned systems over the past 35+ years. The technology is now common place and many industries are integrating these capabilities to support their businesses and revenue. Although the DoD maintains the highest number of unmanned system requirements to date, other government agencies are starting to understand and apply these capabilities in executing their missions. This panel will provide a vision of the next 2-6 years and discuss worldwide opportunities and challenges.

Rich Bishop, CEO, RaS - 2 Consulting & Services
Lisa Sanders, Director of Science and Technology for Special Operations Forces, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Sheriff Mike Prendergast, Sheriff, Citrus County, Citrus County Sheriff's Office Headquarters, Florida
Robert Quinn, Geospatial Analyst and Founder, Raven Spatial
Mike Trexler (invited), Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), US Department of Defense

10:30-12:00
 

Opportunities for Private Sector Biomedical Investment and Partnerships

Marc Blumenthal (Lead), General Partner, Florida Funders

10:30-12:00
 

SBIR/STTR Agency Briefings


10:30-12:00
 

Grant Opportunities for a Public Purpose


12:00-1:15
Expo Hall 

Lunch & Expo Hall Opens (12:00-5:30)


1:15-2:15
 

Defense Energy Challenge II

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Jennifer Rocha, Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect

Vernie Reichling, Liaison Officer, US Army Corps of Engineers, liaison to US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
LtCol Kurt Schiller, Director, USMC Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O), US Marine Corps
Ross Roley, Energy Innovation Office Lead, US Indo Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)
Steve Gorin, Lead Defense Programs and Laboratory Program Manager, Strategic Partnerships, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
John Tanke, Liaison Officer, US Department of Energy liaison to USSOCOM S&T
Scott McCain, Lead Associate, Operational Energy Capability and Risk Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs
1:20
Batt Mag Harvester (BMH), Adventure Lights Inc., California
1:30
The Grengine, Growing Greener Innovations, Inc., California
1:50

1:15-2:15
 

Achieveing Economic and Resilience Objectives with Local Energy Projects


1:15-2:15
 

C4ISR Innovation Challenge I

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Rich Bishop, CEO, RaS - 2 Consulting & Services

Review Panelists
Colonel Joel Babbit, PEO SOF Warrior, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Sheriff Mike Prendergast, Sheriff, Citrus County, Citrus County Sheriff's Office Headquarters, Florida
Robert Quinn, Geospatial Analyst and Founder, Raven Spatial
Ken Fisher (Lt Col, Ret, USAF), Principal Researcher, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Mike Trexler (invited), Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), US Department of Defense
Raytheon
1:30
Modulating RetroReflector for Free Space Laser Communication, Boston Micromachines Corporation, Massachusetts
1:40
Simultaneous Transmit and Receive (STAR), Florida International University, Florida
2:00
Lightspeed Wireless, OptiPulse Inc, New Mexico
2:10

1:15-2:15
 

Defense Medical Challenge III

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: John David, Deputy Director, Threat Reduction Division, The Tauri Group, LLC

Review Panelists
Marc Blumenthal (Lead), General Partner, Florida Funders
Joseph Haack (Chair and Speaker), DoD Information Analysis Center Field Representative, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Paul Michaels, Director, Office of Research and Technical Applications (ORTA)/Chief, Medical Technology Transfer, United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC)
Manpreet Mattu (invited), WWPS - Startups & Venture Capital, Amazon Web Services
John David, Deputy Director, Threat Reduction Division, The Tauri Group, LLC
1:50
NuCress™ bone filler scaffold technology, NuShores Biosciences LLC, Arkansas
2:00
Biodegradable Electronics as Advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutic Systems, Washington University School of Medicine, Missouri

1:20-2:05
 

SBIR 101: Program Overview


1:20-2:05
 

Follow on Funding: How to Commercialize Your Phase II


1:20-4:20
Expo Hall 

Agency one-on-one meetings (advance sign up required)


2:30-3:30
 

Defense Energy Challenge III

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Jennifer Rocha, Executive Director - Corporate, Federal & Defense Programs, TechConnect

James (Jim) Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.), Director of Operational Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, US Navy
Vernie Reichling, Liaison Officer, US Army Corps of Engineers, liaison to US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
LtCol Kurt Schiller, Director, USMC Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O), US Marine Corps
Ross Roley, Energy Innovation Office Lead, US Indo Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)
Steve Gorin, Lead Defense Programs and Laboratory Program Manager, Strategic Partnerships, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
John Tanke, Liaison Officer, US Department of Energy liaison to USSOCOM S&T
Scott McCain, Lead Associate, Operational Energy Capability and Risk Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs
1:20
The Agile Military Power (AMP) Nuclear Micro-Reactor, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico
1:30

2:30-3:30
 

Overview of ESR - Energy Security & Resilience


2:30-3:30
 

C4ISR Innovation Challenge II

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Rich Bishop, CEO, RaS - 2 Consulting & Services

Review Panelists
Renzo Hinga, SOCOM S&T, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Sheriff Mike Prendergast, Sheriff, Citrus County, Citrus County Sheriff's Office Headquarters, Florida
Robert Quinn, Geospatial Analyst and Founder, Raven Spatial
Mike Trexler (invited), Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), US Department of Defense
Raytheon
2:35
MAGIC® RF Interference Mitigation Filter, Adaptive Dynamics, Inc., California
2:45
ARC Response, ARC, Inc., Maryland

2:30-3:30
 

Defense Medical Challenge IV

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: John David, Deputy Director, Threat Reduction Division, The Tauri Group, LLC

Review Panelists
Marc Blumenthal (Lead), General Partner, Florida Funders
Joseph Haack (Chair and Speaker), DoD Information Analysis Center Field Representative, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Paul Michaels, Director, Office of Research and Technical Applications (ORTA)/Chief, Medical Technology Transfer, United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC)
Manpreet Mattu (invited), WWPS - Startups & Venture Capital, Amazon Web Services
John David, Deputy Director, Threat Reduction Division, The Tauri Group, LLC
2:35
Upper-limb Exoskeleton: Harmony and Maestro, Harmonic Bionics, Inc., Texas
2:45
3D Printing of Customized User Specific Exoskeleton and Prothstetic Device and Integrated Systems., Institute for Simulation and Training/ University of Central Florida, Florida
2:55
A Light-Activated Antimicrobial Material for Combatting Infections, North Carolina State University, North Carolina

2:15-3:00
 

Building Your Business


2:15-3:00
 

Partnering PI-III


3:30-5:30
Expo Hall 

Defense Innovation, SBIR/STTR Showcase and Smart Cities Expo, Demos, & Reception


3:30-5:30
Expo Hall 

Poster Session II


THURSDAY OCTOBER 25, 2018


8:30-9:40
 

Sustainable Electronics Procurement to Increase Use of Advanced Materials and Renewable Energy in the DoD Supply Chain

This interactive panel will share current federal requirements to procure, use, and dispose of our electronics assets in an environmentally responsible manner, and how procuring sustainable electronics can help us to increase our use of advanced materials in electronics, and increase energy efficiency and use of renewable energy in DOD supply chains. Case studies and DoD's efforts in this space will also be covered in the session.

Holly Elwood, Senior Advisor, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program, US EPA
James Reed, Property Disposal Specialist, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
David Asiello, DoD Sustainability Program Manager, OSD I&E, US Department of Defense

8:30-9:40
 

ESR - Mission Assurance Through Energy Resilience


8:30-9:40
 

Maturity of Structural Health Monitoring for enabling maintenance free operations

Recent advances in sensor and sensing technology as well as the availability of high-powered compact electronics can enable condition based maintenance of aging and new defense aircraft along with a paradigm shift towards maintenance free aircraft. This panel will discuss maturity of Structural Health Monitoring systems that can be used to enable this vision.

Amrita Kumar, Executive Vice President, Acellent Technologies, Inc.
Mulugeta Haile, Research Aerospace Engineer and Research Team Leader, Army Research Laboratory
Curtis Banks, Research Physicist, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

8:30-9:40
 

On the Cyber Battlefield, Securing the Military Supply Chain will take a Comprehensive Multi-Prong Approach

Securing the military supply chain and preventing a doomsday scenario requires a multi-prong approach. Areas of vulnerability need to be addressed. All endpoints including barcode scanners and other IoT devices need to be locked down. The tens of thousands of vendors and sub-contractors supplying the military with components and services need an affordable yet powerful solution to secure their networks. Malware that may have infiltrated networks years before but lies dormant needs to be rooted out before it’s unleashed. Similarly, rogue software, such as Kaspersky’s anti-virus program, thought to have been uninstalled must be found from its hiding place and completed removed. Join us for an interactive panel discussion.

Thien Pham, CIO, iSign Intl
Keith Fuller, Board Member, iSign Intl
Chris Jackson, President, Savant Software
Brian Valenza, CEO, VirSig
Gail Ahn, Arizona State University
Joe Sisneros, Director of Sales, iSign Intl

8:30-9:40
 

SCIRA Playbooks Workshop - Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture


9:50-11:00
 

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR): Facilitating Development and Adoption of AR Technologies for Defense and Industry

Industrial Augmented Reality is and will be a key technology that will facilitate a major paradigm shift in the way users interact with data. As commercial AR has enjoyed increasing success among marketers and gamers, industrial AR, especially in the defense industry, has only just recently been recognized as a viable solution for solving many critical needs (e.g. maintenance, training, operations). There are many different pockets of exploration occurring and our vision is to drive those explorers towards each other so we may all get smarter in ARs uses and applications.


9:50-11:00
 

Sandia Mini Grand Challenge Session


9:50-11:00
 

Sensors/IoT/Networks Challenge

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Amrita Kumar, Executive Vice President, Acellent Technologies, Inc.
Mulugeta Haile, Research Aerospace Engineer and Research Team Leader, Army Research Laboratory
Curtis Banks, Research Physicist, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
9:55
SACOS: Smart Anti-couterfieting Optical System, American University of Beirut,
10:35
E-band Fiber Optic Amplifier, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California
10:45
Counter-UAS Optical Detection-Tracking System, Aquila International LLC, Virginia

9:50-11:00
 

Data/AI/Blockchain Challenge

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Dave Rios, DTIC-IAC Field Representative, J8 S&T, US Central Command (USCENTCOM)

Thien Pham, CIO, iSign Intl
Chris Jackson, President, Savant Software
Brian Valenza, CEO, VirSig
Dave Rios, DTIC-IAC Field Representative, J8 S&T, US Central Command (USCENTCOM)
Dreamit Ventures
US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
10:05
10:15
An Advanced Sensor Analytics and AI Platform, Ping Things, Inc., California
10:25
Big Visualization for Big Data / Primate, Primate Technologies, Inc., Florida
10:35
CDB Builder, VATC, Inc, Florida

9:50-11:00
 

SCIRA - Open Geospacial Consortium


11:10-12:20
 

Materials/Manufacturing Challenge I

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Holly Elwood, Senior Advisor, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program, US EPA
James Reed, Property Disposal Specialist, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
David Asiello, DoD Sustainability Program Manager, OSD I&E, US Department of Defense
Kansas City National Security Center (KCNSC)
Jon Magnuson, SBIR Technology Lead, Boeing
11:25
Forging and processing of Al-Li for improved performance and structural life, LIFT - Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, Michigan
11:55
Gen III Cold Spray System, VRC Metal Systems, LLC, South Dakota

11:10-12:20
 

Key Leadership Factors in Smart City Innovation


11:10-12:20
 

Sensors/IoT/Networks Challenge

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chair: Dave Rios, DTIC-IAC Field Representative, J8 S&T, US Central Command (USCENTCOM)

Amrita Kumar, Executive Vice President, Acellent Technologies, Inc.
Mulugeta Haile, Research Aerospace Engineer and Research Team Leader, Army Research Laboratory
Curtis Banks, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA
Ken Fisher (Lt Col, Ret, USAF), Principal Researcher, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Dave Rios, DTIC-IAC Field Representative, J8 S&T, US Central Command (USCENTCOM)
11:25
Micro Weather Sensor, Intellisense Systems INc, California
11:35
LM960 Gigabit LTE datacard, Telit, North Carolina
11:45
Hybrid Mode Wireless Sensor for Tag-less Indoor Human-Oriented Localization and Identification, Texas Tech University, Office of Research Commercialization, Texas
11:55
GNSS Spoofing Detector, TruNav LLC, Illinois

11:10-12:20
 

Mobility/Data Challenge

The Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) are designed to accelerate private-sector and defense-sourced technology solutions aligned with warfighter and national security problem-sets.

Chris Jackson, President, Savant Software
Brian Valenza, CEO, VirSig
Gail Ahn, Arizona State University
Nick Maynard, Chief Strategy Officer, US Ignite
US Central Command (USCENTCOM)
11:15
Navigation improvement in urban areas, Ariel Scientific Innovations, Ltd., Illinois
11:35
11:45
Solopulse Radar, Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Georgia

11:10-12:20
 

SCIRA - Department of Homeland Security


12:30-2:00
 

Lunch (on own) and Networking


2:00-4:00
 

SOFWERX Innovation Tour & Social (invite-only)

Join us for a unique afternoon closing reception at SOFWERX; Special Operations public facing intermediary to assist with collaboration, innovation, prototyping and exploration with industry, labs and academic partners. Sponsored by TechConnect. Full-conference attendees only. Transportation is not provided; free parking available, approximately 7 minutes from Tampa Convention Center (Uber/Lyft option available). Pre-registration is required.

 

 
 

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