Building a Community of National Security Entrepreneurs
The National Security Strategy and the National Defense Strategy each call for a strong National Defense Innovation Base comprised of the whole of American entrepreneurs, companies, industries, universities, research laboratories, and government agencies to act together as a network people, knowledge, and capabilities to keep America safe.
For one night only, the Georgetown University Security Studies Program Hacking for Defense graduate seminar and the Pentagon's MD5 National Security Technology Accelerator bring together national security innovation experts to discuss in depth the challenges and benefits of an aligned innovation strategy to ensure American and Allied leadership in a renewed great power competition.
Alumni and attendees not affiliated with Georgetown University must RSVP in order to attend. For current Georgetown students, faculty, and staff, an RSVP is preferred but not required if you have a valid GU ID. No bags allowed.
General Denis Mercier
NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation
Maj. Gen. John Jansen
Commandant, Dwight D. Eisenhower School of National Security & Resource Strategy
CIA Deputy Director for Science & Technology
Managing Director, MD5
Maj. Gen. Kim Crider
Chief Data Officer, US Air Force
Technology Fellow, Center for a New American Security
Hon. James “Hondo” Geurts
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, & Acquisition
Hon. Dr. Will Roper
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, & Logistics
Maj. Gen. Robert Scales
Secretary of Defense Close Combat Lethality Task Force Advisory Board
Moderator & Adjunct Professor of National Security Studies, Georgetown University
Wednesday, April 25 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
37th and O St., N.W., Washington