Defense sector analyze technological challenges facing post-conflict

On November 29, 2016.- With the purpose of analyzing the challenges and opportunities of the Public Force in technological matters for postconflict, the Ministry of Defense will hold this Wednesday, November 30, in Corferias, in Bogotá, the Fourth Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation of the Defense Sector.

The activity, which brings together representatives of the Government, private sector, research centers and academia, also seeks to encourage innovation as a vehicle for competitiveness and strategic independence within the Military Forces and the National Police.

During the event, special guests will be Graciana del Castillo, a senior fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute on International Studies and Elmer Roman, Director of the United States Department of Defense's Joint Capability Technology Demonstration Program.

The Commanders of the Military Forces and the Director of the National Police participate in a panel, where they share some successful cases in terms of innovation and scientific development and analyze the challenges and opportunities of the Public Force facing thepost-conflict.

The closure event will be led by General José Javier Pérez, Deputy Minister of Defense for GSED and Welfare, who will explain the role of industrial companies in the economic development of the country, among which stand Cotecmar and Indumil, precisely the Ministry Of National Defense.