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DEFTECH Coffee Call, Friday, January 21, 2022: A View from the Beltway


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 address your concerns and ideas regarding Innovation, Technology, and commensurate Leadership challenges.  

This Week’s Topic:  A View from the Beltway (Washington DC: Congress and the Pentagon): Review of 2021 and Predictions for 2022

Guest Speaker:  Mr. Joe Corrigan, Managing Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Joe’s Bio: Joe Corrigan offers clients a multidimensional understanding of the procedural, regulatory, and policy issues associated with the US defense market; the federal procurement of goods and services; major construction initiatives; and public/private partnerships. Joe focuses on appropriations for government defense contractors, having extensive experience advising clients interested in selling equipment and services to the federal government.

Joe routinely interacts with various sectors of the government, including the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and State, and congressional defense committees. Joe also works with government contractors providing services for the military and the Coast Guard. Joe has experience shaping procurements for individual Soldier and Marine equipment, including small arms, ammunition, radios, body armor, parachutes, and other items worn or carried by dismounted forces. He is currently working on projects associated with the Army’s armored vehicle programs. He also assists clients with permits from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and advises municipalities and companies on the USACE Civil Works Program.

A former officer in the US Army, Joe served in multiple assignments with the Army Corps of Engineers. Joe also served as the Army’s point-of-contact on Capitol Hill for Base Realignment and Closure, military construction, land conveyances, and Army leasing programs.

Today, he routinely speaks on acquisition topics to associations and to students at the Army War College as well as the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy on the relationships between industry, the military and the Congress.

Bar & Court Admissions

·   Joe Corrigan is a Managing Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy and does not provide legal advice.


·   M.S., Purdue University, 1991

·   B.S., United States Military Academy at West Point, 1982

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DEFTECH Coffee Call 2022

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