Juan Ramirez is one of the DoD Executives who supports the agency’s advancement in terms of 5G. Mr. Ramirez has been a successful leader in implementing various technological programs within the department.
Learn more about Juan Ramirez’s journey in the defense industry. Catch him as he joins the 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit panelists.
Get to know Juan Ramirez of the U.S. Department of Defense
Juan Ramirez is a part of the Directorate Office of the Chief Information Officer in the U.S. Department of Defense as the Director for 5G Cross Functional Team (CFT) C3 Infrastructure (C31).
As the Director of the 5G CFT, Mr Ramírezcoordinates and incorporates 5G into defense-wide projects and carries out the DoD’s Digital Modernization Strategy goals. He provides technical and policy expertise, programmatic oversight, and general guidance.
Juan Ramirez works with other government agencies to set guidelines and objectives for domestic 5G-related critical infrastructure and supports foreign collaboration in designing and prototyping 5G systems. Mr. Ramírez is also in charge of the Executive Secretariat’s support for the DoD 5G Oversight Committee, an executive body of top leaders and stakeholders.
Juan Ramirez: Panelist at the 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit
- Event Organizer: Potomac Officers Club
- Date: January 31, 2024, Wednesday
- Time: 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET)
- Venue: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
In 2024, Juan Ramirez will participate as a panelist at the 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit. As one of the event’s panelists, Mr. Ramirez will share his valuable insights and knowledge about the latest government contracting, defense, and military technological developments.
The 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit aims to talk about the evolving landscape of technology in the Defense Department. POC invites prominent industry leaders, researchers, experts, and decision-makers to give updates about the latest technological trends from which the U.S. military can benefit.
Here’s a list of industry leaders who will be the panelists for the 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit:
- Juan Ramirez
- Maj. Gen. Scott Cain
- Capt. Jesse Black
- Dr. Patrick Baker
- Donald Kelley
- William Bailey
- Michael Loomis
- Dr. Randy Yamada
- Dr. Richard Vaia
- Lt. Col. Benjamin Pimentel
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Juan Ramirez’s Career and Leadership Journey
Before joining the C3I Directorate in January 2023, Juan Ramirez had a wealth of experience in the government defense industry. In 2019, he joined the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) as the Chief of Programming & Planning. During his time in the office, DISA became a leading agency for protecting and connecting warfighters in cyberspace and providing top-notch IT support for battle.
In 2021, Mr. Ramirez joined the Office of the Secretary of Defense as Deputy Director. He played a significant role in improving C3’s business planning and technological lead. At the same time, Juan worked in the Revolving Funds Directorate of the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
About the U.S. Department of Defense
The U.S. Department of Defense provides military capabilities to secure and defend the country. It is the most significant government entity in the U.S., with six major branches, including the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard.
In order to build the future smart base, the Department of Defense continues to speed up the implementation of 5G by establishing the 5G Cross Functional Team. The Defense Department prioritizes 5G capabilities to facilitate the rollout of massive networks and enhance agency-wide efficiency.