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Briefing with Dr. Michael D. Griffin

The Patuxent Partnership invites our members and the regional community to a briefing by

Dr. Michael D. Griffin, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

Friday, July 13, 2018

8:00 - 9:30a.m. 

Southern Maryland Higher Education Center |  44219 Airport Road  |  California, MD  20619

From The Washington Post, "Why the Pentagon fears the U.S. is losing the hypersonic arms race with Russia and China":

In speeches and Capitol Hill hearings, Michael D. Griffin, the newly installed undersecretary for research and engineering, bluntly called on the defense establishment, and its contractors, to move much more quickly or else give its adversaries a huge military advantage.

Russia and China have rigorous development programs that “are observably ahead of where our current state of practice is,” Griffin said earlier this year. “We’re playing catch-up ball.”

“The United States is not yet doing all that we need to do to respond to hypersonic missile threats,” he said in a recent speech. “I did not take this job to reach parity with adversaries. I want to make them worry about catching up with us again.”

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  • There is no fee to attend.
  • Advance registration is requested to manage seating.


Check-in and coffee available at 7:30am.  Briefing begins at 8am.

Start Date & Time: 13 Jul 2018 at 08:00
End Date & Time: 13 Jul 2018 at 09:30

Event Cost: $0.00

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