Defense

Defense at NJII

Our Defense & Homeland Security division has been developed to help identify, build and implement innovative solutions that take advantage of advances in technology to enhance national security, protect our military personnel and critical assets, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of military operations.

We have established a private/public partnership with the United States Army called Advanced Development of Asset Protection Technologies (ADAPT).

The goal of ADAPT is to bring together commercial businesses, government subject matter experts and academic resources to create innovation solutions that are of immediate benefit and use.

The underpinning of the ADAPT program is an approach developed by NJIT and NJII called Agile Innovation Management or AIM. The approach is highly pragmatic and collaborative, focused exclusively on meeting the needs of the client.

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Meet Our Leadership Team

General William Marshall

Bill ‌Marshall‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌distinguished‌ ‌leader who has spent years serving the public good. Before joining NJII, Bill served ‌more than 35 years in the New Jersey National Guard, where he achieved the rank of Brigadier General. Overlapping with most of this, he spent 29 years with the Montclair, NJ Police Department, where he retired as captain. ‌His‌ ‌work‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌DOD’s‌ Advanced Development of Asset Protection Program (A.D.A.P.T.) ‌‌has‌ ‌received‌ ‌national‌ ‌acclaim‌ ‌and‌ ‌was‌ ‌recently‌ ‌mentioned‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Army’s‌ ‌“Gold‌ ‌Book”‌ ‌recognizing‌ ‌significant‌ ‌contributions‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌‌DOD.

General William Marshall 

VP and General Manager

Michael van Ter Sluis

Mike has been with NJII since 2005. He is responsible for overseeing the co-creation of innovative solutions for the Defense & Homeland Security Division at NJII. He is an expert in innovation management, technology scouting and market exploration and an accomplished program manager. Prior to NJII, Mike was with Purdue Polytechnic University and the Council on Competitiveness.

Michael van Ter Sluis 

Executive Director

Jeff McSweeney

Jeff joined NJII a year ago. He has been conducting behavioral analysis and studying interactions between civilians and law enforcement with the objective of potentially finding key indicators that can alert officers when an interaction with an individual could turn aggressive and/or violent. He has also been instrumental in developing reporting and project managing several key projects for the divisions.

Jeff McSweeney 

Associate

Michael Pabian

Michael Pabian has recently joined NJII and the Defense Division as an Associate. Prior to joining us full time he worked with NJIT as an IT contractor and graduated from NJIT with a BS in IT in 2019.

Michael Pabian 

Associate

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