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Immediate Release

DoD Lab Day to Showcase Advanced Technologies

May 13, 2015

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall will host the first-ever DoD Lab Day May 14 at 10 a.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Center Courtyard and South Parking area. 

Opening ceremony remarks will be delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work. 

The event will showcase innovations from more than 60 Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and medical laboratories and engineering centers across the country. More than 100 exhibits will be featured including the Army High-Energy Laser mobile display, Air Force BATMAN high tech head-mounted display, helmet research that protects from and helps heal traumatic brain injuries, Navy MAGIC CARPET enhanced flight controls, and Marine semi-autonomous FERRET robotic system. Exhibits will be open to Members of Congress, STEM-participating high schools, Pentagon employees, media and special guests.

Images and video for Lab Day will be available for download at

Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Metro Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 9 a.m. EDT, have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.