Congresswoman Speier to Host Discussion on Bridging the Gap Between Private Sector and Government Technology

Congresswoman Speier to Host Discussion on Bridging the Gap Between Private Sector and Government Technology

November 22, 2016

San Mateo, CA - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo counties) will hold a networking event for technology and biotechnology companies interested in working with the Defense Department (DoD) and the Intelligence Community on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood City. “Bridging the gap between private sector technology and national security benefits our entire country,” Rep. Speier said. “It offers tremendous opportunities for innovators at small businesses to contribute to the safety of all Americans, and it can help turn the best ideas into reality. This year alone, the DoD is expected to award approximately $65 million in contracts.” Rep. Speier’s event will feature Sean Singleton from the Defense Innovative Unit Experimental (DIUx), a new unit within DoD that serves as a bridge between the U.S. military and innovative companies; and Steve Bowsher of In-Q-Tel, an independent, not-for-profit strategic investment firm with a mission to develop technology solutions for the intelligence community. Who: Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) Sean Singleton, Director of Engagement DIUx Steve Bowsher, Managing General Partner In-Q-Tel What: Bridging the Gap Between the Private Sector Technology and National Security When: Monday, November 28, 2016 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Where: Oracle Conference Center 350 Oracle Parkway Redwood City, CA 94065