21 - 25 April 2024
National Harbor, Maryland, US
Industry Event
Keynote: Overview of the Joint Directed Energy Transition Office
23 April 2024 • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT | Prince George Exhibition Hall, Industry Stage 
The Joint Directed Energy Transition Office (JDETO) funds basic research, applied research, and advanced technology development in optics and photonics with academic, industry, and government partners, both domestic and international. This talk will provide an overview of the JDETO with an emphasis on how it maps to the DoD Directed Energy Roadmap.


Mark F. Spencer
Mark F. Spencer
Joint Directed Energy Transition Office (JDETO)
OUSD(R&E)/OASD(CT)/AT/DE (United States)
Mark F. Spencer is the Director of the Joint Directed Energy Transition Office (JDETO) within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). Mark is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Optical Sciences and Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) within the Department of Engineering Physics. He is an active member of the Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS), a senior member of Optica (the society advancing optics and photonics worldwide), and a fellow of SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics).


Event Details

FORMAT: Oral presentation followed by audience Q&A.
MENU: Coffee and tea service available nearby.
SETUP: Stage and theater style seating.