Over the course of his service in the U.S. Navy, Rear Admiral (RADM) David F. Baucom led numerous teams and handled all facets of acquisition, contracting, logistics, and supply chain management. David Baucom also maintains membership with the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), which will host the 18th Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference in April 2017.
The conference gives attendees the opportunity to meet with the Department of Defense (DOD) teams responsible for developing and executing various technology roadmaps and engage in one-on-one sessions with key members of the DOD community. One-on-one sessions involve members of Community of Interest (COI) steering groups and include reviews of new ideas, ongoing independent research and development efforts, and other work with the potential to fill capability and technology gaps. In addition, professionals in both industry and academia can present new ideas to service representatives.
Sessions and presentations will follow objectives and procedures laid out by the Defense Innovation Marketplace, an enhanced-communication approach launched as part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering’s DOD Better Buying Power Initiative. The initiative focuses on reinvigorating innovation and protecting the defense industry’s health by increasing communication and collaboration between the government and industry groups.
The 18th Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference will take place at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., April 18 to April 20, 2017.