DIU & NSIN Roadshow

  • September 13, 2023 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Central Florida Tech Grove

    12809 Science Drive
    Orlando, Florida 32826
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On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, the National Center for Simulation is set to host the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) for a Florida Regional Roadshow at the Central Florida Tech Grove in Orlando, Florida.

Leaders from DIU and NSIN will provide an overview of their respective missions, give background information on their programmatic and technology focus areas, and share tips on how to engage with the organization.  U.S. Army Col. Andrea Castillon, South East Regional Director,  will speak about DIUs programs, the solicitations out today, to teach and provide the opportunity to ask questions. Additionally, representatives from DIU’s Space, Human Systems, and Autonomy technology portfolios will be in attendance to provide project and portfolio highlights and engage with industry and defense leaders.

Featured Speakers:

Cheryl Ingstad, Deputy Director for Digital Platforms & Developer Ecosystem, DIU

Lt. Col Alex "STOIKY" Goldberg, lead for Strategic, Defense, and Commercial Engagement, DIU 

Gregory Coleman, Principal, National Security Investment Capital (NSIC)

Beverly Seay, Southeast Regional Director, National Security Innovation Network (NSIN)

Joshua Tuxhorn & Phillip Lee, Contract Officers, Acquisitions, DIU

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Amber Walker , Space Program Manager, DIU

John Griffin, Autonomy Program Manager, DIU

U.S. Air Force Maj. Alex Horn, Human Systems Program Manager, DIU




Central Florida Tech Grove

UCF Research Foundation 

12809 Science Drive, Rm 160

Orlando, FL 32826


The Celeste Hotel, Orlando, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

4105 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32826


Questions about the event content: info@diu.mil

Questions about the event: techgrove@ucf.edu

Date & Time

Wed, Sep 13, 2023 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Venue Details

Central Florida Tech Grove

12809 Science Drive
Orlando, Florida 32826 Central Florida Tech Grove
Central Florida Tech Grove

The Central Florida Tech Grove is a hub for accelerating collaboration and innovation in defense modeling, simulation, training, and human performance.  Tech Grove is located in the Central Florida Research Park in Orlando, Florida which is the epicenter of the nation's largest cluster of government, industry, academic, and industry organizations developing and delivering training and simulation products for our nation's military. Tech Grove was established in 2020 through a Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) between the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) and the University of Central Florida Research Foundation.  Eight other Department of Defense entities are Tech Grove members: US Army Program Executive Office for Simulation Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), US Air Force Agency for Modeling & Simulation (AFAMS), US Marine Corps Program Manager for Training Systems (PM TRASYS), US Army Simulation & Training Technology Center (STTC), US Army Futures Command Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team (STE CFT), Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), Defense Health Agency (DHA), and the Office of Naval Research through the NavalX Central Florida Tech Bridge.  



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