Kristen Baldwin, deputy director of strategic technology protection and exploitation at the Department of Defense, will be featured as a keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Secure Supply Chain Forum on July 18th. Register now for the forum right here.
During the forum, GovCon and industry leaders from the public and private sectors will discuss how federal agencies protect, defend and secure supply chains from susceptible threats and the challenges that arise as technology becomes more fundamental to supply chains.
In her role, Baldwin is responsible for maintaining technology advantage by mitigating exploitation and vulnerabilities of critical missions, programs, technologies and the industrial base. She oversees program protection policy and related hardware and software assurance, anti-tamper and critical technical information protection practices.
Baldwin also oversees the DoD National Manufacturing Institutes and the Manufacturing Technology program, and leads the DoD strategy for Trusted and Assured Systems, Microelectronics Innovation for National Security, and the Joint Federated Assurance Center.
Prior to her current role, Baldwin served as the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for Systems Engineering and oversaw engineering policy, practice and the DoD engineering workforce.
She’s also served as deputy director of Software Engineering and System Assurance and as a science and technology advisor in the Army’s Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans. Her career began at the U.S. Army’s Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal.
In addition, Baldwin is a founder of the Systems Engineering Research Center, a University Affiliated Research Center. She’s a recipient of the Meritorious Presidential Rank award in recognition of exemplary service and the National Defense Industrial Association Lt. Gen Thomas R. Ferguson, Jr., Systems Engineering Excellence Award.
Baldwin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master’s Degree in Systems Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.