November 15: DIU Pacific Northwest Roadshow

The Mission Acceleration Center (MAC) is excited to announce that we will host the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) for the Pacific Northwest Regional Roadshow on Tuesday, November 15 in Seattle, Washington.

At this event, leaders from DIU and NSIN will provide an overview of their respective missions, give background information on their programmatic and technology focus areas, and share tips on how to engage with us. The event will include an open Q&A session with in-person and online audience members.

DIU is the only Department of Defense (DoD) organization focused on accelerating the adoption of commercial and dual-use technology to solve operational challenges at speed and scale. To date, DIU has facilitated 14 prototype other transaction (OT) agreements totaling $26.5M to these Washington state-based companies. It has also transitioned one production contract with a ceiling of $20.5M.

NSIN is dedicated to bringing together defense, academic, and entrepreneurial innovators to solve national security problems in new ways. In the past year, NSIN has recruited 21 problems from our defense Mission Partners located in the Northwest Region and placed them across all programs, including Hirethon and X-Force Fellowship

Featured Speakers:

Michael Madsen, Acting Director of Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) Justin Dunnicliff, Acting Director of the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) Cherissa Tamayori, Director of Acquisitions, DIU

WHEN: Tuesday, November 15 from 9:30am to 11:00am PT (Doors open at 9:00am)

WHERE: Attendees may tune in via livestream or join in-person at the Mission Acceleration Center(MAC). The livestream link and in-person location will be included in the confirmation email after you register for the event.

REGISTRATION: Please register for this event here: https://pndc.memberclicks.net/diuroadshow

Please contact Denise Ryser at denise@pndc.us if you have any questions.