Cliff Hudson is the CEO for Emerging Technology Ventures, Inc. (ETV) and manages the Autonomous and Unmanned Systems Cluster. He brings to the company more than 32 years of experience from the Department of Defense (DoD) in acquisition and technology transition management. Mr. Hudson retired from the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific. His duties included management of the autonomous and unmanned system technology transition activities of the Robotics Mentor Protégé Program. Mr. Hudson also served on an interagency executive development assignment with the Small Business Administration (SBA) from 2009-2010. He focused on the development of Regional Innovation Cluster (RIC) strategies for the SBA to facilitate technology-led economic development utilizing emerging technologies from the small business sector. Previously, Mr. Hudson was assigned to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) from 2002-2005. He served as the Joint Robotics Program Coordinator with management responsibilities over the DoD Physical Security Equipment Program and the Unexploded Ordnance Center of Excellence. Mr. Hudson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from East Texas State University.