Speaker Details

Joan Johnson

LongView Group LLC

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research (DASN (RDT&E)

Ms. Johnson served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Engineering (DASN (RDT&E)) from August 2020 to January 2022. She was the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN(RD&A)), responsible for executive oversight of all matters related to RDT&E Budget Activities, Science and Engineering, Advanced Research and Development, Prototyping and Experimentation, and Test and Evaluation.

She was also responsible for oversight and stewardship of the Department of Navy Research and Development Establishment, which includes the naval laboratories, warfare centers and university affiliated research centers.

Ms. Johnson served as Executive Director for Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) from February 2016 to August 2020. As Executive Director and Director for Research & Engineering, Ms. Johnson was responsible for overall strategic and business planning / execution and business process efficiency necessary to satisfy business and financial objectives including budget development/execution with an annual operating budget of approximately $1.8B and a workforce of more than 6,000 civilians and 2,300 support contractors. Technical responsibilities encompassed the integration of personnel, processes, tools and facilities to meet demand for RDT&E and life cycle support of weapon systems programs workload; and technical oversight to both weapon systems and technology programs to preserve product integrity and ensure performance commitments. 

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Artificial Intelligence Adoption in the Department of Defense

This briefing will provide insider insight and discuss key discriminators and best practices that industry must demonstrate to compete and win contracts for integration of responsible AI into the DoD ecosystem. This is important because as AI continues to expand exponentially in the US and abroad, a fundamental tenet for DoD is to implement a responsible AI strategy that enables DoD to adopt the power of AI at speed and scale, while recognizing that other governments will not follow the same “rule set” as the US and its allies.


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