|Why the big push for rapid acquisition? What do the most recent NDAA authorities mean? What’s the guidance on Section 804 implementation?Join Mr. Tim Morris, acquisition subject matter expert and former U.S. Air Force director of F-35 development, to learn and discuss everything you need to know about rapid acquisition, Tuesday, August 7.|
This week at a glance
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In our community:
Tuesday, August 7
Join Mr. Tim Morris, the former U.S. Air Force director of F-35 development, to learn and discuss everything you need to know about rapid acquisition: why the big push, recent NDAA authorities and what they mean, and current DoD and Navy Section 804 implementation guidance.
Shoot for the Stars: A Cosmic Event for Young Professionals
Saturday, August 11
Experience the history of Sotterley set against the mystery of the cosmos! Join us Saturday, August 11 to meet and catch up with other Southern Maryland young professionals during peak viewing of the annual Perseid meteor shower.
Building for Innovation in St. Mary’s County
Wednesday, August 22
In partnership with the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce, learn about development at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport and tech hub with presentations from St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development, S. Hunt Aero, Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, and University of Maryland.
Dr. Dan Crippen and Vice Adm. Joe Dyer (USN, ret.)
Thursday, September 6
In partnership with the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland,Dr. Dan Crippen, former director of the Congressional Budget Office, will talk about the federal budget and the implications of long-term deficits on the Navy and beyond. This will be followed by a one-on-one conversation with retired Vice Adm. Joe Dyer and Dr. Dan Crippen, with questions from the audience.
Save the Date:
Mr. James “Hondo” Geurts,Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition)
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Community Events & Opportunities
Project Opportunity – Entrepreneur Training for Vets
Orientation Session: August 27
Project Opportunity is a free entrepreneur training program for veterans who want to start or to continue to grow their business. This 10-week program is facilitated by business professionals and subject matter experts and will cover topics such as assessing your business ideas, marketing analysis, financing and financial management, business structure and taxes, and development of a business plan. The program is set to start September 10 and will have weekly classes. For more information, please register atwww.project-opportunity.com
Southern Maryland Innovation and Tech
Southern Maryland Innovation and Tech (SMIT) brings together entrepreneurs, inventors, developers, researchers, mentors, investors toignite and fuel tech entrepreneurship. SMIT meets in Southern Maryland, Maryland’s fastest growing tech hub, where technologists are 3.5 times more concentrated than in the rest of the nation. This is your place to interact with innovators, showcase promising ventures, learn how to accelerate market success, and be part of aninclusive and collaborative entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Defense Strategies Institute Upcoming Programs
Sept. 12-13:Military Tactical Communications
*Military and government employees attend free.