Reagan Institute’s First National Security Innovation Base Summit Discusses Technology Ecosystem of United States

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The Ronald Reagan Institute holds the first annual National Security Innovation Base (NSIB) Summit of its National Security Innovation Base program from 8:45 a.m. ET on March 14.

At the summit, the Reagan Institute will launch the inaugural NSIB Report Card to measure the health, effectiveness, and resilience of the national security-innovation ecosystem of the United States and provide recommendations for improvement.

Schedule:

8:45 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Welcome
• Ms. Rachel Hoff, Policy Director, Ronald Reagan Institute
8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Introductory Remarks
• Hon. Jim Talent, Former U.S. Senator, Missouri
9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Overview of the NSIB Report Card
• Ms. Rachel Hoff, Policy Director, Ronald Reagan Institute
• Mr. Eric Snelgrove, CEO of Revere Federal Strategies
9:20 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Lessons from the NSIB Report Card
Panelists:
• Hon. Douglas Bush, U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology
• Mr. Sreenivas Ramaswamy, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Secretary,
U.S. Department of Commerce
• Mr. Raj Shah, Managing Partner, Shield Capital
• Hon. Mac Thornberry, Former Chair of the House Armed Services Committee
Moderator:
• Mr. Dale Swartz, Partner, McKinsey, and Company
10:25 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Improving Customer Clarity
Panelists:
• Hon. Eric Fanning, President, and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association
• Hon. Ellen Lord, Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
• Rep. Rob Wittman, U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia’s 1st District
Moderator:
• Ms. Courtney Kube, Pentagon Correspondent, NBC News
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pioneers in National Security Innovation
Panelists:
• Mr. Joe Laurienti, Founder and CEO of Ursa Major
• Mr. Eric Levesque, Co-Founder, and COO, of Strider
• Mr. Jake Loosararian, CEO and Co-Founder of Gecko Robotics
Moderator:
• Ms. Sharon Weinberger, National Security Editor, The Wall Street Journal
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Rooftop Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Keynote: A Conversation with The Honorable William LaPlante
Introduction:
• Mr. Roger I. Zakheim, Director, Ronald Reagan Institute
Remarks:
• Hon. William LaPlante, U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition
and Sustainment
Moderator:
• Ms. Morgan Brennan, Co-Anchor of “Closing Bell: Overtime,” CNBC
1:50 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Featured Discussion: Renewing America’s Technological Leadership
Speakers:
• Dr. Morgan Dwyer, Chief Strategy Officer, CHIPS Program Office, U.S.
Department of Commerce
• Ms. Sara O’Rourke, Head of Operations and Chief of Staff, CHIPS
Investment Office, U.S. Department of Commerce
Moderator:
• Ms. Yuka Hayashi, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
2:25 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Accessing Innovation Capital
Panelists:
• Mr. Jonathan Burks, Commissioner, Commission on Planning,
Programming, Budgeting, and Execution of Reform
• Mr. Michael Madsen, Acting Director, Defense Innovation Unit
• Mr. Alex Moore, Partner, 8VC
Moderator:
• Mr. Marcus Weisgerber, Global Business Editor, Defense One
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Success Stories: Breaking Through Barriers
Panelists:
• Ms. Shannon Clark, Senior Vice President for Federal Research and
Development, Palantir Technologies
• Mr. Andrew Dimitruk, Chief Operations Officer, Shield AI
• Mr. Matthew Steckman, Chief Revenue Officer, Anduril
Moderator:
• Mr. Mark Sullivan, Senior Writer, Fast Company
4:10 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Fireside Chat
Panelist:
• Sen. Mike Rounds, U.S. Senate, South Dakota
Moderator:
• Ms. Jennifer Griffin, Chief National Security Correspondent, Fox News
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