Defense One Tech Summit: In Review

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks at the Defense One Tech Summit in Washington D.C., June 10, 2016.

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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks at the Defense One Tech Summit in Washington D.C., June 10, 2016.

Did you miss our first-ever Defense One Tech Summit? Catch the whole thing, start to finish, right here.

If you couldn’t watch live or in person, catch the Defense Secretary Ash Carter and some of the brightest minds in military and consumer technology discussing the future of innovation and national security at the Defense One Tech Summit in Washington, D.C., on June 10. 

A sampling of what you’ll learn: 

  • The Defense Department’s “Hack the Pentagon” campaign has already found more than 100 bugs, according to Secretary Carter.
  • The U.S. military is looking into an “Arsenal Plane,” which would carry weapons to be fired by another aircraft, said Dr. William Roper of the Defense Secretary’s Strategic Capabilities Office.
  • There are more roboticists in Pittsburgh than Boston and Silicon Valley combined.
  • Most of U.S. military recruits come from only six states,” Carter said.
  • Work at the Defense Digital Service is a “tour of duty for nerds,” said DDS Director Chris Lynch.
  • The NSA’s workforce is about 60 percent civilian and 40 percent military personnel, Deputy Director Richard Ledgett said. 
  • I look at [Silicon Valley] as a public ponzi scheme” since they can’t translate ideas into products, said Gregory Glaros, CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Synexxus.
  • You can move fast and stay secure with cloud” technology, said Teresa Carlson, Vice President of Amazon Web Services’ World Wide Public Sector.
  • And what the heck is a “billion-toaster botnet”? Watch the sessions below to find out the answer to that—and a lot more. 

Morning session (video below the agenda):

Opening Remarks
Kevin Baron, Executive Editor, Defense One
Patrick Tucker, Tech Editor, Defense One

Venturing into National Security
Martin Casado, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Patrick Tucker (Moderator) Tech Editor, Defense One

Super Soldiers: How Human Performance Technology is Changing Warfare
Dr. John Kraukauer, Director of the Brain, Learning, Animation and Movement Lab, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Amy Kruse, CTO, Cubic Global Defense
Dr. Rajesh Naik, Chief Scientist, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Material Command
Noah Shachtman, Executive Editor, The Daily Beast

Defending Defense Networks: The Future of IT and Digital Security
Chris Hallenback, Director, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Team, Tanium
Chris Lynch, Director, Defense Digital Service
Teresa Carlson, VP, World Wide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
Frank Konkel (Moderator) Events and Tech Editor, Government Executive Media Group

Underwriter Session: Dell
Mike Basore, Field Marketing Director, Client Solutions: Global & Federal

New Wars, New Business, New Tech: Keeping Up the Pace
Doug Belair, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development,BAE Systems
Gregory Glaros, CEO and Chief Technology Officer, Synexxus
Dr. Camron Gorguinpour, Director of Transformational Innovation, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Acquisitions, U.S. Air Force
Marcus Weisgerber (Moderator) Global Business Editor, Defense One

Challenges to Connecting: Barriers to the Mil-Tech Boom
Eric Daimler, The Robotics Hub and Founding Board Chair & Current Member, School of Computer Science Alumni Advisory Board
Dewey Houck, Vice President & Chief Data Analytics Officer, Phantom Works, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Jana Kosecka, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, George Mason University
Vago Muradian (Moderator)


Afternoon session: 

From DARPA to Daesh: Today’s Future Warfare Tech
Dr. William Roper, Director, Strategic Capabilities Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Dr. Steven Walker, Deputy Director, DARPA
Mary Miller, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
Peter Singer (Moderator), Strategist & Senior Fellow, New America

Mission Critical: A Conversation with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter
Ash Carter, U.S. Secretary of Defense
Kevin Baron (Moderator) Executive Editor, Defense One

Closing Remarks
Kevin Baron Executive Editor, Defense One

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