DEFENSEWERX announces promotion, center director for MGMWERX

NICEVILLE, Fla. – DEFENSEWERX has promoted Steve Werner to business center director at its MGMWERX location in Montgomery, Ala., effective Oct. 15.

Werner joined the MGMWERX team in July and will now oversee the innovation hub which was created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement between DEFENSEWERX and the Air Force Research Laboratory to align with the education initiatives of Air University.

An U.S. Air Force veteran, Werner has more than 30 years of professional experience working with the Department of Defense. Most recently, Werner served as an instructor for the Air Power Research Task Force for the Air War College at Air University. During this time, he also served on the Air University Integration Cell, responsible for administering the universities various research programs, including the Research Task Forces, the Air University Research Grant Program, and the Air University Strategic Issues research topic list.

Werner’s experience includes electromagnetic spectrum dominance, information systems, software and systems engineering, space and communications systems, modeling and simulation, command and control, flight operations, intelligence and space operations.

DEFENSEWERX is pleased to announce this promotion and congratulates the team on their continued positive impacts for our customers.

As part of the DEFENSEWERX ecosystem, MGMWERX connects to a national network that shares and leverages derived solutions for the mutual benefit of the Air Force and the external community.


DEFENSEWERX (DWX) located in Niceville, Fla., was established in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. DWX is the headquarters to four innovation hubs located across the United States, including: Doolittle Institute in Niceville, Fla., SOFWERX in Tampa, Fla., AFWERX in Las Vegas, and MGMWERX in Montgomery, Ala. DEFENSEWERX facilities focus on technology transfer/transition, innovation and collaboration, prototyping, and workforce development.

Our mission is to cultivate a vibrant ecosystem by shaping successful collisions to innovate and commercialize technologies that benefit the warfighter.