July 12


03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

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Defense Entrepreneurs Forum


DEF Monterey is excited for our July Drink & Think at 3 PM on July 12th at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. Come connect with other virtuous insurgents in the area and enjoy great comaraderie!

The session will be focused on Machine Learning and its application to cyber security capability.  Our speaker will be Frank Jas, a Distinguished Engineer with Juniper Networks, who leads their team around this effort. Juniper Networks has done significant business with the Navy and Marine Corps (USMC-NGENMCCOGMCIA, USMC PSNETBTIetc). A similar talk was recently held with PMW 130, the Navy’s acquisition program office for IA and Cyber Security.

The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum is a non-profit dedicated to promoting and enabling a culture of innovation in the US national security community. The mission of DEF is to inspireconnect and empower people committed to national security through convening events, forging partnerships and delivery of tangible solutions. Some of the ways the connections happen include monthly gatherings, periodic DEFx events, an annual conference, and ongoing collaboration via Slack, Facebook and LinkedIn.

If you are a military member, work in government, are an entrepreneur focused on national security, or find the idea of helping solve tough problems enticing, then DEF’s monthly Drink & Think events are a great way to learn more.


Why should I register if this is a free event? Taking the couple minutes it takes to register helps the local DEF team to better prepare the planned space for everyone who plans on attending. Thanks in advance!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking is available in the vicinity of the venue.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Feel free to message DEF any questions you may have on Facebook in advance, or shoot us an email. We don’t like spam, but are interested in just about anything else that falls into DEF lanes, so, when in doubt, reach out! We are, after all, about connecting people.