Erin Bland brings over 20 years of experience in the areas of technology development, management and transition for the Department of Defense. Ms. Bland has developed and managed projects for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and U.S. Navy programs. Her extensive knowledge on successfully transitioning Defense related S&T and R&D programs to the Defense acquisition community contributed to her selection to participate in the development of policy for the OSD Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and the Navy’s Commercialization Pilot Program (CPP). Ms. Bland also has extensive technical knowledge in hull preservation, combat systems, and mechanical and environmental systems of the Navy’s fleet assets. Ms. Bland holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology.