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NavalX: The Cost of Not Pivoting

- CDT
Devvie

Heather Jo Richman
Defense Investor Network, Founder
Lizbeth Mellon (TBD)
DoD, Director

Lizabeth is an accomplished leader in the Department of Defense with more than 20 years of experience leading high performing organizations in the Executive and additional experience with the Legislative branch of the US Government. She has broad and deep expertise in acquisition, program management, logistics and human capital/workforce management.

In her role as Director for Industrial Base Integration and Security at the Department of the Navy, Lizabeth is responsible for protecting the health of the defense industrial base by assessing risks within the industrial base, recommending and executing mitigations to address them, and coordinating activities with Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Industrial Policy and other DoD stakeholders. Lizabeth is also responsible for integrating industrial base policy and security matters relating to corporate mergers and acquisitions, supply chain, critical technologies, proximity, and cyber and data.


CAPT Colin Supko
Office of Secretary of Defense

CAPT C. Colin Supko is a native of Gardnerville, Nevada. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the United States Naval Academy (USNA), a Master of Business Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Master of Global Business Leadership from the University of San Diego, and a Master of National Security and Cyber Policy from the National Defense University’s College of Information and Cyberspace.

CAPT Supko began his Naval career as a Surface Warfare Officer making two deployments to South America and the Caribbean from 1999 to 2001. After the tragic events of 9-11 he volunteered and graduated Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) training, making four deployments to combat in the Middle East.

In his civilian capacity, Colin is a two-time start-up founder having co-founded the consumer electronics company MUNITIO.com and the digital marketplace PatriotList.us.

Colin has traveled to 79 countries. His adventures include a climb to the roof top of Africa summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2010, a walk along the Inca Trail to the heights of Machu Picchu where he proposed to his wife and countless diving trips throughout the South Pacific. He is married to Ms. Stephanie Barker and currently resides in Washington, DC.


We are in a race! This panel will showcase the threat that our industrial base faces during global competition. Members of the Foreign Investment Tiger Team, CIFIUS, NCIS, the Office of Naval Research, OSD’s Trusted Capital Marketplace, and the Defense Investment Network will discuss how they are working to mitigate adversarial capital with carrots and sticks.