The Hon. Heidi Shyu Confirmed as Keynote for the 22nd Annual S&ET Conference

22nd Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference

The Honorable Heidi Shyu is confirmed as a Keynote Speaker!

Learn from her as she addresses the S&ET Conference theme: Technology for the Future Fight – Focusing S&T on Operational Needs.

The Honorable Heidi Shyu

The Honorable Heidi Shyu
Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)
Department of Defense

Ms. Heidi Shyu is the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). In this role, she serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Defense (DoD), mandated with ensuring the technological superiority of the U.S. military, and is responsible for the research, development, and prototyping activities across the DoD enterprise. She also oversees the activities of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), the Space Development Agency (SDA), the DoD Laboratory and Engineering Center enterprise, and the Under Secretariat staff focused on developing advanced technology and capability for the U.S. military.

Visit to read her full bio and to stay in the know as we continually update the agenda.

Register Today and Book Your Room

Join us on April 26 – 28, 2022 at the 22nd Annual Science & Engineering Technology (S&ET) Conference, and register today to take advantage of the early rate.

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Thursday Classified Session
On Thursday, April 28 (Conference Day 3), the 22nd Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference will feature a classified session, held at The United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) Conference Center of the Americas (CCA) building. This session is classified as Secret U.S. Level; you must be a U.S. Citizen holding a secret clearance or higher.

Please visit the Security Clearance Information page for more information on how to submit your clearance. All visit requests must be submitted no later than Friday, April 15, 2022, with no exceptions.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The 22nd Annual S&ET Conference planning team continues to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation as the health of our event participants, members, and partners remains our top priority. We are committed to following the guidelines and precautions as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Attendees can expect to see the following at NDIA events:

PROOF OF VACCINATION: All attendees will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours of badge pick up. Details for securely providing documentation will be provided on the event website.
MASKS: Fully vaccinated attendees are encouraged to wear face masks but, in accordance with CDC guidance, may make that choice for themselves. If you are not fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a face mask in public places.
WAIVER: All registrants are required to sign the COVID-19 waiver during the online registration process. Attendees may disclose their vaccination status at the time of signing.
SOCIAL DISTANCING: Additional venue space will be available to allow for attendees to spread out. Timed badge pick-ups will be implemented to reduce crowding at registration.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE: Food and beverage areas will be designed to minimize touchpoints utilizing individually packaged or attended stations.

For more information and updates from NDIA about COVID-19, please refer to the NDIA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Page.

More information about the event will follow, please continue to visit for updates.

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April 26 – 28, 2022


The DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport & Convention Center
711 NW  72nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33126
(305) 261-3800


Andrea Lane, CMP, DES
Meeting Manager
(703) 247-2554

National Defense Industrial Association
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201

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