DoD & Government Keynote Speakers

October 18-19 Agenda


Michael White, Principal Director Hypersonics Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering Modernization

Dr. Larry Wortzel, Senior Fellow in Asian Security at the American Foreign Policy Council

Robert Taylor, SES, J8 Director, Capability and Resource Integration USSTRATCOM

Dr. Gillian Bussey Inaugural Director, Joint Hypersonics, Transition Office (JHTO), Office of the Undersecretary of Defense, Research, and Engineering, Advanced Capabilities, OUSDRE

Walter Chai, Director of Space Sensors and Director, Missile Integration & Operations Center Missile Defense Agency (MDA)

Tom Karako, Senior Fellow, International Security Program, Director, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic Studies

Rex Jordan, Senior Vice President and INDOPACIFIC Global Enterprise Leader, Booz Allen Hamilton

Dr. Douglas Blake, SES, Head, Aviation Force Projection and Integrated Defense Department ONR

Dr. Iain Boyd, Professor of Aerospace Engineering Science, Faculty Director for National Security, Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences College of Engineering and Applied Science

Dr. Scott A. Morton, Associate Director for CREATE DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program, Information Technology Laboratory, US Army Engineering Research and Development Center


Dr. Rodney Bowersox, Director, Texas A&M National, Aerothermochemistry and Hypersonics Laboratory

Dennis Helmich, Director of Integrated Military, Systems Sandia National Laboratories

Dr. Sarah Popkin, Program Officer for High Speed Aerodynamics, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Dmitry Turbiner, Founder & CEO General Radar Corporation


Chuck Leonard, Project Manager, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA

Jon Ludwigson, Director, Contracting and National Security Acquisition, Government Accountability Office 

Tony Clarke, Director, Business Development, MOOG Space and Defense Group

Dr. Jeffery Dickeson, Technical Director, Hypersonics Campaign and Advanced Offensive, Hypersonic Weapons, Raytheon Missiles & Defense


Professor Jesse Little, Dept. of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering and Professor Erica Corral, 

The University of AZ, Craig M. Berge, College of Engineering