- What: “Reducing Barriers to Entry and Increasing Outreach to Underserved Communities” with Farooq Mitha, Director of the DOD Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP).
- When: February 25, 2022 at 1 p.m. EST.
- Where: Virtual via Zoom.
- Who: NSIN program alumni and mission partners.
Register for the February 25 Diversity Unlocks Innovation speaker series event featuring Farooq Mitha, OSBP Director.
The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) has launched a yearlong diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) campaign to raise awareness about the critical role of diversity in national security problem solving and to connect with people from historically under-represented and non-traditional Department of Defense (DoD) participant communities.
The campaign’s theme “Diversity Unlocks Innovation” is a nod to one of NSIN’s core principles that diversity of thought, experience, and background drives innovation.
Beginning in February with Black History Month and continuing throughout the year, “Diversity Unlocks Innovation” campaign aligns to major heritage and alliance months. The campaign features profiles of emerging defense innovation leaders, an educational speaker series for staff and NSIN program alumni, interactive social media opportunities for network followers to nominate pioneers in the industry, and many opportunities for interested communities to learn more and get involved.