Electronics Division Meeting

  • 2/7/2019 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center
    2121 Crystal Drive, Suite 100
    Arlington,  VA  22202
    Tel: 703-413-5802
  • Event Type : Meeting
    Event Code : 987A


This meeting is focused on the changing nature of electronics for national security.  It will be addressing the role of electronics in U.S. national technology priorities and includes a discussion with the Military Service Labs and DARPA on how they are addressing  national technology priorities in electronics research.


The program features a panel with the DoD Printed Circuit Board Executive Agent is addressing security and supply chain challenges facing critical microelectronics and a round table with representatives from the commercial industry highlighting their perspectives on hardware security and how it is evolving.  A session on Black-Hat hacking with demos showing commercial hardware vulnerabilities addresses complex issues such as IOT.  Join the conversation with Global Industry representatives on the challenges which are facing the electronics industry at a global scale.


Keynote Speakers


Joye Purser

Dr. Joye Purser
Dr. Purser serves as Deputy Director for Analysis and Innovation for the Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In this role, she leads in the development of quality analytical products for the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Before that, she completed a detail assignment as the Defense Technology Examiner within the National Security Division at OMB. She managed all science-related budget proposals from the Department of Defense; and she advised on how new or developing legislation, policies, world events, or industry activities may affect the technological superiority of the American warfighter.



Kristen Baldwin

Kristen Baldwin

Deputy Director, Strategic Technology Protection and Exploitation, OUSD(R&E)
Ms. Baldwin serves as the DoD lead for maintaining technology advantage by mitigating exploitation and vulnerabilities of critical missions, programs, technologies, and the industrial base. Ms. Baldwin oversees program protection policy and related hardware and software assurance, anti-tamper, and critical technical information protection practices.



Other Speakers Include


Serge Leef

Serge Leef
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office, DARPA
His research interests include computer architecture, simulation, synthesis, semiconductor intellectual property (IP), cyber-physical modeling, distributed systems, secure design flows, and supply chain management. He is also interested in the facilitation of startup ecosystems and business aspects of technology.



Gerald Borsuk


Dr. Gerald M. Borsuk
Associate Director of Research for the Systems Directorate, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Dr. Borsuk provides executive direction and leadership to four major NRL research divisions conducting a broad multi-disciplinary program of scientific research and advanced technological development in the areas of optics, electromagnetic warfare, information technology, and radar.


Commercial Product Hacking Session

This session features two well-known hardware security specialists who will discuss and demonstrate how hardware products can be penetrated.  Speakers are

Josh Datko

Josh Datko
Founder of Cryptrotonics
Josh is an experienced engineer with a solid leadership background.  While at the U.S. Naval Academy, Josh started his career in security and cryptography as a Trident Scholar, a select group of researchers.  After graduation, he served ten years in the Navy, active and reserve, as a submarine officer. Josh has extensive experience building embedded, secure systems deployed in the defense and commercial markets.

Thomas Roth

Thomas Roth
Founder of leveldown security
Thomas was named as one of the top 30 under 30 years of age in the category Technology by Forbes.  He started his career at the age of 16, when he was hired by a Swiss company as an embedded software developer. Since the age of 19, he consistently publishes independent security research, continues to gain global recognition and is an adviser for security & IoT startups.

The Electronics Division is working to address the issues critical to maintaining technological superiority and minimizing vulnerabilities through trusted and assured electronic components for defense systems and critical commercial applications.



Ms. Meredith Mangas
(703) 247-9467

Electronics Division Meeting