2021 CREB Biannual Spring Meeting: Extreme Batteries for Intelligence Community Needs

Friday, May 21, 2021
1:00 p.m.
via Zoom
James Short
jshort@umd.edu

The Center for Research in Extreme Batteries, in collaboration with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Federal Laboratory, announces its Spring 2021 Bi-Annual Meeting.

The intelligence community anticipated spokespersons will be from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, In-Q-Tel, and the CIA Labs.

Tentative agenda:

• 1:00 — Welcome: UMD Profs Chunsheng Wang, Eric Wachsman & Enoch Wang
• 1:15 — Dr. Catherine Marsh, Director, IARPA
• 1:45 — Mr. Edmund Doray, NORAD & Northern Command, NORAD and US Northern Command/From Arctic Advocate to Batteries
• 2:15 — Dr. Dawson Cagle, Program Manager, IARPA: An Introduction to the IARPA Robust Energy Sources for Intelligence Logistics In Extreme, Novel and Challenging Environments (RESILIENCE) Program
• 2:45 — Dr. Russel Ross, Senior Technical Staff, In-Q-Tel
• 3:15 — BREAK
• 3:25 — Mr. Robert Lawton, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, ODNI Science and Technology External Engagement Activities
• 3:55 — Mr. John Lewis, Deputy Director, CIA Labs
• 4:25 — Mr. David Howell, Director, Vehicle Technologies Office, Department of Energy - Overview of the Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries
• 4:55 — Closing Remarks Profs Wang & Wachsman

About our speakers:

Dr. Catherine Marsh is director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity. She is responsible for investing in research that has the potential to provide our nation with an intelligence advantage. Previously Dr. Marsh was the chief scientist for the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology. More at https://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/newsroom/38-about-iarpa

Mr. Edmund Doray is with NORAD and the US Northern Command located at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has been there since 2015 and is currently the Chief of the Land Domain, S&T Directorate. Before NORAD he was a program manager at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Panama City, Florida.

Dr. Dawson Cagle is an IARPA program manager leading research projects for energy storage technologies with applications to the Intelligence Community. Technologies include primary and secondary cells (batteries) or fuel cells. He has conducted and managed research in private companies, US National Laboratories, military organizations, intelligence offices, academic institutions, startup businesses and international organizations.

Dr. Russel Ross is a senior technologist at In-Q-Tel. Previously he was with Booz Allen as a lead technologist working on the ARPA-E Advanced Management & Protection of Energy-storage Devices (AMPED) research program. Before Booz Allen he was a research scientist with the Systems Planning Corporation, working in the DARPA Defense Science Office

Mr. Robert Lawton is Chief, Mission Capabilities, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Science and Technology Group. He is responsible for coordinating S&T policy development and capability acquisition across Intelligence Community agencies and with Department of Defense partners. Bob is a career intelligence officer, most recently focusing on developing strategic forecasts on the national security implications of emerging and disruptive technologies.
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Mr. John Lewis is Deputy Director of the CIA Federal Laboratory, established in October 2020. He has held a variety of positions within the CIA Directorate of Science & Technology. He developed ground-breaking capabilities in support of the Tracking & Locating mission. In a March 2021 Federal News Network Federal Drive interview he spoke to the importance of battery technology in the lab’s goal to make devices last longer with better batteries. See https://federalnewsnetwork.com/technology-main/2021/03/a-peek-inside-the...

Dr. Enoch Wang is a program management engineer at the Central Intelligence Agency. He was formerly program scientist at the Duracell Research Center, where he conducted research for over ten years, including six years of extensive experience with lithium ion materials.

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