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Defense & Security

Developments in the defense industry: from current efforts to future technology needs

Key research leaders from government and industry discuss the challenges and opportunities of working in defense and security
15 July 2009, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3200907.01
Government funding panel audience

A panel at SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing moderated by SPIE Past President Paul McManamon, Air Force Research Lab. (ret), on government funding drew a standing-room-only crowd. Presenters addressed future directions in U.S government funding, and 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; See Pellegrino's presentation (3MB PDF); Walter Jones, Executive Director, Office of Naval Research; and Brendan Godfrey, Director, Air Force Office of Scientific Research. See Godfrey's presentation (570KB PDF); and Ray Johnson, Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin Corp.

Afterward, the participants were interviewed for SPIE Newsroom by Paul McManamon. Watch the videos of their answers to key questions about government research: