Capt. Matt Farr, global executive director in the Office of Naval Research, will serve as a panelist during Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Navy Forum on September 30th. The panel will also feature Capt. Frank Futcher, director of NavalX, and MG Greg Masiello, program executive officer for Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault & Special Mission Programs.
Before his current role, Farr served as deputy program manager of PMA-264 Air ASW Systems, leading five IPTs and coordinating a $1.3 billion program across the FYDP. Prior to commissioning, Farr began his career in the Nuclear Power Program, completing Nuclear Field Electrician’s Mate “A” School in Orlando, FL before being selected for the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, RI.
He holds a Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase One certificate from the Air Command and Staff College. He holds Level III certifications in both Program Management and Engineering, along with Level II Test and Evaluation and Level I Science and Technology Management certifications. Farr was selected as a Defense Acquisition Corps member in 2009 and is a graduate of the NAVAIR Leadership Development Program.
During the event, Farr will use his knowledge of defense that he has acquired throughout his career in the federal government to discuss decentralization and digitization of the U.S. Navy, as well as develop its talent in the field.
The Navy has accelerated acquisition channels, modernized emerging technologies and increased research and development to become more effective in warfare.
As the Navy continues to evolve to meet the growing demands, challenges still remain. Join Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Navy Forum to hear notable industry and federal leaders discuss the initiatives, efficiencies and challenges the service branch faces as well as how to join together to improve the future of warfare.
Susan Lawrence, managing director of the Joint Forces Sector with Accenture Federal Services (AFS) and Wash100 Award recipient, will moderate the panel. James “Hondo” Geurts, assistant secretary for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN (RD&A)) with the U.S. Navy and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, will be featured as a keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Navy Forum on September 30th.