Join us this Friday, March 25, 2022, @ 0900-1000 ET for another virtual DEFTECH Coffee Call (see TEAMS Link Below)
Topic: The new NavalX Tech Bridge of Fleet Readiness Center East.
Guest Speaker: Mr. Jeffrey Nelson Sr., Director of NAVALX ENC Tech Bridge and Organizational Innovation Leader, Fleet Readiness Center East
Jeff Nelson currently serves as Eastern North Carolina Tech Bridge Director and the Organizational Innovation Leader for Fleet Readiness Center East.
Mr. Nelson began federal service November 4, 1987 and, except for a 4 year stint as a commercial construction contractors, he has worked his way up through the ranks of FRC-East. Mr. Nelson began with an initial appointment as a Tools and Parts Attendant, to Aircraft Electrical Helper, Pneudraulic Systems Worker, Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic, Pneudraulic Systems Training Leader, Pneudraulic Systems Supervisor, Accessories and Components Branch Head.
In 2015, Nelson was promoted to Industrial Processes Integrated Product Team Lead (IPT Lead) and remained in that position until September 2017 where he was promoted to the Fleet Readiness Center East Command Operations Department Head.
As the Command Operations Department Head, Mr. Nelson led a multidisciplinary group of divisions that includes Security, Human Capital, Equal Employment Opportunity, Information Systems, Command Administration and Acquisitions/Procurement. He remained in that position until January, 2022 when he was assigned to be the Eastern North Carolina Tech Bridge Director.
Mr. Nelson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University, and a Master of Science in Leadership, with a concentration in Project Management from Boston University. He has also completed the USDA Graduate School’s Executive Leadership Program and the NAVAIR Leadership Development Program.
Mr. Nelson is a native of Eastern North Carolina. He was born at the Naval Hospital aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and raised in New Bern. He enjoys mentoring and helping others both in and outside of the workplace. In addition, he enjoys family time and outside activities including hunting and fishing.
Every Friday, 0900 Eastern, grab your coffee, bring your ideas, and join the NC Defense Technology Transition (DEFTECH) Community for an open, informal, virtual “Coffee Call” to discuss various topics regarding Science, Technology, and Innovation and national security problems that they may address.
Show up early at 0800 for the DEFTECH Early Bird to practice your pitch using the DEFTECH TIDE quad chart and receive feedback from the DEFTECH Team, other businesses, and government friends joining the call. At 0830, we will conduct a brief Opps Update to review current federal technology opportunities. *Note: The link is the same as the Coffee Call.*
Help to land a potentially lucrative contract with Fleet Readiness Center East
Readiness Center East, one of the area's largest employers, partnered with Craven County to launch the eighteenth Office of Research ( ) in the world. The Eastern North Carolina (ENC) began Nov. 15 and aimed to promote collaboration between non-traditional partners to meet the technological needs of both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps.
2020 Tech Bridge Annual Report
Tech Bridges | CONNECT | REINFORCE | SUSTAIN
The Department of the Navy is proud to introduce our way of increasing collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation with leading-edge tech companies and innovation partners to accelerate solutions to the warfighter.
The NavalX Tech Bridges are a connected network that enhances collaboration between Naval Labs, industry, academia, and other military branches.
A NavalX Tech Bridge offers a collaboration space in a commercial business space rather than on base. An off-base location provides a more easily accessible landing spot to foster a collaborative ecosystem to build productive partnerships and accelerate the delivery of dual-use solutions to the warfighter.
A NavalX Tech Bridge offers access to State and Local government and academic agencies creating a richer regional innovation ecosystem and further supporting economic development.
Questions or assistance, contact:
North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH)
North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office | PO Box 1748, Fayetteville, NC 28303