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NAMC will be speaking at the NDIA and WID hosted "Accelerating Innovation” with the US Army and DARPA event, March 21st, 2019 from 8:00am to 6:00pm ET at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI.  For more information, please see the flyer attached.

From NDIA & WID:


Innovation in Defense Acquisition – Learn and Connect!

Long acquisition life cycles run counter to innovation. By the time a traditional acquisition program completes, any “new” technology is outdated.

As a result, DoD got clever.

To embrace innovative technologies, DoD got innovative with acquisition strategies.

During an intense, day-long session with key decision-makers, participants will hear about innovation in acquisition from TARDEC, DARPA and OTA leaders and have networking opportunities for one on one guidance. The event was designed by government and industry for learning, connections and collaboration.

Acquisition Overview

  • Other Transaction Authorities

  • Consortiums

  • DARPA and TARDEC Overviews

  • Tech Groups

  • SBIRs and CRADAs

Accelerating Innovation will be held at the Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center on March 21, 2019 from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. Join us!

Questions, please contact Sue Tellier at stellier@jetcosolutions.com or (616) 570-0067 or Gregg Wildes at gregg.wildes@dornerworks.com or (616) 901-6803

Agenda:

8:00 – 8:45 Check-in and registration (Early registration encouraged)
8:45 – 9:15 Welcome & Introduction – NDIA/WID
9:15 - 9:45 Acquisition Overview - AMO
9:45 – 10:30 OTA 101 - AMO
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:15 ACC – Dave Daniels
11:15 – 11:45 DATC - Steve Sternicki
11:45 – 12:15 NAMC -Alissa Roath
12:15 - 12:45 Networking Lunch
12:45 – 1:15 DARPA overview – Susan Celis
1:15 – 1:45 Doing business with DARPA
1:15 – 1:45 TARDEC small business- Gapinski
1:45 – 2:15 Life after OTAs, what do you need to do? – Marie Gapinski (Army small business)
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:00 Materials Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing – Matt Rogers
3:00 – 3:30 Vehicle Electronics Architecture – George Hamilton
3:30 – 4:00 SBIR – George Pappageorge CRADA – Amanda Osborne
4:00 – 4:30 “Ask the expert” Q & A Panel
4:30 – 6:00 Wrap up – NDIA/WID/EBO, networking reception, tours, and GVSU engineering poster sessions

Sorting Date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019