2020 AIAA Defense and Security Forum


To protect the health and safety of attendees, this event has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.


The AIAA Defense and Security Forum (AIAA DEFENSE Forum) is a Secret/NOFORN event providing a venue for leaders from government, military, industry, and academia to advance and accelerate modernization, informed by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering’s priorities. The 2020 forum, to be held 5–7 May at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD, will use the National Defense Strategy as a framework to discuss the strategic, programmatic, and technical topics and policy issues pertaining to the aerospace and defense community.


The forum’s program consists of two main parts: a technical program offering a deep analysis on research and technologies geared to solve specific problems, and high-level plenary sessions tackling the most pressing issues impacting the future of national security.

Speaker and Presenter Information

Past forum speakers have included:


- Andrew Gerber, Vice President, Innovation and Strategic Pursuits, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

- Michael Griffin, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Department of Defense 

- RADM Jon Hill, USN, Deputy Director, Missile Defense Agency 

- Col Charles Jones, USAF, Warfighter Requirements Branch Chief, Joint Staff J-8 Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO)

Expected Number of Attendees


Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Dept of Homeland Security, NASA, FAA, Federal Government

This event has no exhibitor/sponsor opportunities

Tue-Thu, May 5-7, 2020, 8:00am - 5:00pm ET

Kossiakoff Center
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723
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