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Director of USD R&E Jim Faist to Speak During Potomac Officers Club’s 6th Annual Defense Research and Development Summit 2020 on Feb. 6th

Jeff Brody
Jim Faist

Jim Faist, director of research and engineering for advanced capabilities at the Department of Defense, will serve as a keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s 6th Annual Defense Research and Development Summit 2020 on Tuesday, Feb. 6th.

Click here to register for POC’s 6th Annual Defense Research and Development Summit 2020.

In his position with USD R&E, Faist leads the exploration and acceleration of the development and integration of new technology to maintain U.S. technological superiority has an extensive career in industry and government in national defense. He has also established a DoD joint mission where he has created a developmental test facilities. 

Additionally, Faist serves as the mission area advisor for warfighter portfolios in hypersonics, space, autonomy, and networked command, control, and communication architectures. He has ample experience in military operations, advanced technologies, system development, engineering leadership and program management.

Faist will discuss the latest priorities, advancements and challenges that face the top executives from the public and private sectors during the 6th Annual Defense R&D Summit. 

The summit will also feature keynote speaker Kristen Baldwin deputy director of Strategic Technology Protection and Exploitation of the DoD, and an expert panel of top GovCon executives from across the federal government and industry, including Dr. Frank Klemm from the U.S. Navy and Timothy Grayson, director of Strategic Technology with DARPA.

As emerging technologies continue to influence every aspect of the GovCon and industry, top executives have the challenge of staying ahead of the curve, especially for their plans regarding the research and development of the defense sector as U.S. competitors continue to make major technological advances in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more. 

Register here for POC’s 6th Annual Defense Research and Development Summit on Tuesday, Feb. 6th. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn what the future of defense looks like for federal agencies.

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