Emerging Tech in Defense Acquisition: Navigating and Transforming the DOD's Acquisition Landscape

Two of the nation's most innovative new defense businesses shed light on the Pentagon's efforts to modernize the way it buys and builds. How will trends in information technology, AI, and other aspects of emerging tech change the Defense Department's approach to acquisition? Where is DOD still getting in its own way, and what are the lessons the department can learn from Ukraine, where innovation is happening in combat?


John Serafini, CEO, HawkEye 360
Biz Peabody, Chief of Staff, Shield AI
Tony Frazier, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Public Sector Earth Intelligence, Maxar
David Spirk, Senior Counselor, Palantir Technologies
Marcus Weisgerber, Global Business Editor, Defense One