September 13: DIU Florida Roadshow


On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, the National Center for Simulation is set to host the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) for a Florida Regional Roadshow at the Central Florida Tech Grove in Orlando, Florida.

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 both organizations. The event will include an open Q&A session with in-person and online audience members.

Additionally, representatives from DIU’s Space, Human Systems, and Autonomy technology portfolios will be in attendance and program program and portfolio highlights.

Event Details

When: Wednesday, September 13, from 12:30-2:30 pm EST

Featured Speakers:

  • Cherly Ingstad, Deputy Director for Digital Platforms & Developer Ecosystem, DIU

  • Lt. Col Alex "STOIKY" Goldberg, lead for Strategic, Defense, and Commercial Engagement, DIU 

  • Gregory Coleman, Principal, National Security Investment Capital (NSIC)

  • Beverly Seay, Southeast Regional Director, National Security Innovation Network (NSIN)

  • Joshua Tuxhorn & Phillip Lee, Contract Officers, Acquisitions, DIU

  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Amber Walker , Space Program Manager, DIU

  • John Griffin, Autonomy Program Manager, DIU

  • U.S. Air Force Maj. Alex Horn, Human Systems Program Manager, DIU

Portfolio Briefs:  Autonomy, Human Systems, Space

Where: Attendees may tune in via livestream or join in-person at the Central Florida Tech Grove, UCF Research Foundation, 12809 Science Drive, Room 160. 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 at this link.

For questions about the event content contact info@diu.mil. For questions about the event, contact techgrove@ucf.edu.

More about Team Orlando: https://teamorlando.org/what-is-team-orlando/

About DIU

DIU is the only Department of Defense organization focused on accelerating the adoption of commercial and dual-use technology to solve operational challenges at speed and scale. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, DIU successfully transitioned 17 technology solutions to defense and civilian agency end-users, equating to $1.3B in contract award ceiling.

About NSIN

NSIN is a program office in the DoD, nested within the DIU. NSIN collaborates with a wide variety of innovators, including universities, researchers, students, entrepreneurs, and start-ups to create opportunities for collaboration across communities and connect those that might not traditionally work in national security. Together, NSIN helps drive national security innovation and develop technologies that directly support the individuals responsible for protecting our country.