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Defense Technology Summit scheduled for July 25 at FTCC


The second annual Defense Technology Summit is scheduled for July 25 at Fayetteville Technical Community College, according to a news release. 

The summit is being conducted in conjunction with the Association of the United States Army Warfighter Summit and Exposition on July 26-27 at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, the release said.

Among the speakers scheduled are  Sen. Thom Tillis; Sen. Ted Budd; Lt. Gen. Christopher Donahue, commander of the 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Liberty; Jeff Cox, president of the North Carolina Community College System; and FTCC President Mark Sorrells.

Hosts of the summit include FTCC, the North Carolina Military Business Center, and the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office.

The defense summit will highlight the advanced technology needs of major military commands in North Carolina and the Department of Defense and the correlating capabilities of the innovation ecosystem in North Carolina and the Southeast, the release said.

“The DTS offers an opportunity to meet and interact with government, military, academia, and industry innovators in one single location,” said Scott Dorney, executive director of the Military Business Center.  “Businesses should attend the DTS to understand military requirements and emerging technologies that may help provide solutions to DoD gaps and problems.”

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