Top Military, Government, Cybersecurity, Technology, and Intelligence Leaders Discuss the Future of Defense at the 6th Annual Defense One Tech Summit
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Top Military, Government, Cybersecurity, Technology and Intelligence Leaders Discuss the Future of Defense at the 6th Annual Defense One Tech Summit

Featuring a keynote interview with Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks, the digital event begins June 21 at 1:00 pm ET and runs through June 25.

June 16, 2021

Washington, DC (June 16, 2021) Defense One, the leading provider of news, analysis, and commentary to the national security and defense communities, will host its 2021 Digital Defense One Tech Summit on June 21-25, 2021. Defense and military branch leaders, including Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, will join the virtual event to examine the priorities of the new administration, the impact of developing technologies, and the emerging trends driving the evolution of national security. Now in its sixth year, the Tech Summit will explore the battlefield of tomorrow, biotechnology on the front lines, next steps in space, 5G, the AI revolution, the role of big tech, and more. Media interested in attending the Tech Summit should RSVP to Liz Stein at


Event Details

What: The Defense One Tech Summit

When: June 21-25, 2021

  • June 21: 1:00 pm - 3:55 pm ET
  • June 22: 1:00 pm - 3:25 pm ET
  • June 23: 1:00 pm - 3:55 pm ET
  • June 24: 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm ET
  • June 25: 1:00 pm - 2:25 pm ET

Where: To receive the live webcast link, please register here. All media can register free of charge.

Who: Curated by Defense One’s Technology Editor Patrick Tucker, the event’s keynotes and panels feature top-level speakers, including:

  • Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense

  • Gen. John M. Murray, Commanding General, Army Futures Command

  • Mieke Eoyang, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, Department of Defense

  • Walter S. Chai, Director of Space Sensors and Director of Missile Integration and Operations Center, Missile Defense Agency

  • Lt. Gen. Dennis A. Crall, Director, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers/Cyber; and Chief Information Officer, Joint Staff J6

  • Rep. Jim Langevin, (RI-02), United States Congress 

  • Rob Joyce, Director of the Cybersecurity Directorate, National Security Agency

  • Col. Eric Felt, Commander, Phillips Research Site and Director of the Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, Air Force Research Laboratory

  • Ylli Bajraktari, Executive Director, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence

  • Dr. Kelly D. Hammett, Director, Directed Energy Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, Air Force Research Laboratory

  • Dr. Kerri Dugan, Director of the Biological Technologies Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

  • Lisa R. Sanders, Director of Science and Technology for Special Operations Forces, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (SOF AT&L), U.S. Special Operations Command

  • Dr. Tim Grayson, Director, Strategic Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

  • Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Emerging Infectious Diseases Branch, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

  • Lt. Col. Brandon Newell, Director of Technology and Partnerships, Installation Next program, U.S. Marine Corps

  • Derek M. Tournear, Ph.D., Director, Space Development Agency

The Tech 365 underwriters for the Defense One Tech Summit are Verizon, Leidos and Ciena. The Elite underwriters for this event include HP and Intel, Government Acquisitions and NVIDIA, Alion, DLT and Oracle, Red Hat, World Wide Technology and Cisco Systems. Further support provided by Boeing, MarkLogic, CTG Federal and Cohesity, Pluralsight, Equinix Government Solutions, Box, Dell Technologies, DocuSign, NetApp and immixGroup, ServiceNow, Rubrik, LookingGlass, Adobe, Google Cloud, Centrify, Cloudera, Forcepoint, Infor, Rebellion Defense, Thales, BluePrism, Leonardo DRS, Lockheed Martin, Crystal Group, Security Information Systems, CalypsoAI, Palantir, and Thycotic.


About Defense One

Defense One is a digital and events media brand that informs the U.S. defense and national security leadership community by delivering news, breaking analysis, and ideas on the topics and trends defining the future of defense and national security. Part of GovExec, Defense One offers new voices and innovative, fearless commentary while providing national security leaders, influential professionals, stakeholders, and interested citizens across the defense spectrum with the information that they need to know.

Media Contact

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