Chief Engagement & Outreach Officer (CEOO)
Bernice Glenn Kissinger specializes in rapid defense contracting, tech scouting, and engaging innovators from Allied Nations. She has developed unique networking and teaming models leading her to support the first Allied Nations OTA Consortium, the Defense Industrial Base Accelerator (DIBX) and Allied Nations Network. Kissinger also co-leads a Hawai’i program funded by the U.S. National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) to manage a Mission Acceleration Center.
Kissinger has been a Board member of Hawaii Technology Development Corporation, Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii, and an 8(a) company owned by a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO). She is a National Science Foundation (NSF) reviewer, member of the East-West Center’s Women Leadership program, a lifetime member of NDIA Women In Defense and an NDIA International Committee member and co-founder of the Defense Entrepreneur Forum Indo Pacific (DEF Indo Pacific) and Women Allied in Security.
Kissinger is a graduate of Princeton University, East Asian Studies, and National Charrette Institute at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her articles have been published in Defense News, Japan Times, Asia Pacific Strategic Institute Journal, Stars and Stripes, and Space News.