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2021 Women In Defense Fall Webinar Series

September 9, 2021 - September 23, 2021


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fall webinar series


Date & Time: September 9, 2021 - September 23, 2021


Join NDIA and WID for the 2021 Women In Defense Fall Webinar Series! With three webinars dedicated to professional development and understanding in the areas of Program Management, Science and Engineering, and Test and Evaluation, these webinars will convene members of the military, defense industry, government, and academia as we continue to work to create a more diverse workforce and strengthen American and allied national security.

Webinar 1 | Thursday, September 9, 2021
Success in Complex Program Management
Using the James Webb Space Telescope as a case study, this panel will discuss challenges associated with a large, complicated, technologically advanced program and how program managers from different organizations collaborated and communicated to solve them.


Webinar 2 | Thursday, September 16, 2021
Science and Engineering
Moderated by Dr. Bhavya Lal, Senior Advisor to the NASA Administrator for Budget and Finance, this panel will focus on the intersection and tension between science and engineering when designing and building a complex system. The panel will also explore the discoveries and knowledge JWST will provide to scientists, engineers and interested observers.


Webinar 3 | Thursday, September 23, 2021
Planning for Success: Supply Chain & Test and Evaluation
The final panel will explore the supply chain challenges discovered in building an advanced telescope that will operate on the far side of the moon, as well as the specific challenges of creating rigorous testing for systems operation “off earth/on orbit.”

To learn more and register, visit here.