Developing next generation technology and capabilities is critical to maintaining superiority over our nation’s adversaries and addressing other key national priorities. SMI’s defense technology team secures the funding and partnerships necessary to accelerate innovation to meet ever-evolving threats. Our understanding of future defense requirements and the Pentagon’s unique culture ensures that clients identify the right market upfront and develop the industry and government relationships to capture the funds they need to succeed.
SMI’s defense technology team is well-versed in the capability gaps of the Department of Defense and the priority investment areas for research and development. We work with clients to pre-position them with government decision-makers to create a pipeline of funding opportunities and develop new partnerships so that their technology can be matured and brought to market without delay.
SMI’s defense technology team is comprised of scientists, engineers, former federal program managers, industry leaders, and lobbyists that are experts in the Department of Defense’s technology development efforts. Our experience with innovation from inside the government and working on behalf of technology clients provides us with an unrivaled ability to position our clients for success.
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Previous Chief of ORTA for the U.S. Army AMRDEC
25+ years of experience in air and space systems
30 years of experience in tech development and transition of innovative solutions to warfighter
15 years of experience in the energy and transportation policy and appropriations
30 years of experience in program management and senior executive leadership in the USAF
30 years of Composites Expertise and Navy (NAVSEA) advanced materials work
Previous Director of Advanced Research for the Missile Defense Agency
Led DARPA Composites Initiative - 20 years of Executive leadership in advanced materials
Head of the Structures Division at Naval Air Systems Command
25+ years of technical leadership managing teams in extreme-environment system designs
Former Commander, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, 50 years acquisition experience
20 years of experience with federal business development and market research
30 year career in US Navy Submarine Force. Expert on shipbuilding and submarine programs.
Chief of the Power Division at the U.S. Army's CERDEC
Over 35 years of experience in national security, cybersecurity, defense, and intelligence.
Engineer in the Navy office of Mine and Undersea Warfare and Sen. Snowe staff
Chief of Staff for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Leading shipbuilding advocate and former government relations for General Dynamics
Business Development Manager for Dow-UT and founder of Advanced Composite Products
Advanced materials and manufacturing experience with DARPA
40 years of experience in government service and major acquisitions
Director of the U.S. Navy's Electric Ships Office (PMS-320)
Technology transfer expert and technology commercialization manager at NIST MEP
30 years of active duty in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
15+ years of medical research experience
Former Naval Aviator and member of the Chief of Naval Operations Staff
30 years of experience in satellites and space systems
Senior Project Engineer at Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin
25+ years of senior Washington leadership spanning several issue areas
Asst. CoS for Operations, Kosovo Forces, Director of Army Digitization, Boeing executive
Former Air Force officer, DoD space technology and policy expert
Manager of research and develop efforts for Special Operations and Programs community
Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency from 2001 through 2009
Former Chief Scientist for PEO-Soldier