Senior leaders from the 75th Innovation Command developed key partnerships with entrepreneurs, academic institutions, and service members representing cutting edge commands from sister branches during the 2022 Fed Supernova conference Sept. 27-29, 2022, at the Omni Hotel in Austin, Texas.
Brig. Gen. Heather Reuter, deputy commanding general, 75th IC, joined Texas university system administrators with an extensive background in national security to discuss how academic institutions partner with the Department of Defense to protect America's interests, people, and principles founded on freedom and diversity.
Reuter emphasized that academia is an essential force multiplier that brings enhanced value to the Army Modernization Enterprise. Reuter also mentioned that the 75th IC's mission to enhance the Future Force hinges on developing breakthroughs in robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other cutting edge technology theorized, tested, and improved by members of academia.
The panel was one of dozens of formal presentations and discussions conducted at Fed Supernova. Sponsored by Capital Factory, the three-day conference connects entrepreneurs, government and industry together to collaborate on dual-use solutions that put commercial technology in the hands of the Department of Defense. Reuter and fellow 75th IC key leaders discussed how the Army Reserve can enhance the nation's defense and security with dozens of their counterparts in the private, academic and military sectors.
U.S. Army video by Staff Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, 75th Innovation Command