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Defense & Security

How do you stimulate revolutionary developments instead of just evolutionary ones?

Key research leaders from government and industry discuss the challenges of creating revolutionary developments
15 July 2009, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3200907.12

At SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing, a panel on government funding moderated by SPIE Past President Paul McManamon, Air Force Research Lab. (ret), drew a standing-room-only crowd. Presenters included John Pellegrino, Chair, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command Sensors Technical Focus Team, and Director, Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate, U.S. Army Research Laboratory; Walter Jones, Executive Director, Office of Naval Research; Brendan Godfrey, Director, Air Force Office of Scientific Research; and Ray Johnson, Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin Corp.

See Pellegrino's presentation (3MB PDF)

See Godfrey's presentation (570KB PDF)

Afterward, the participants were interviewed for SPIE Newsroom by Paul McManamon and gave their opinions on stimulating revolutionary developments.