Day 1 - Tuesday, May 24, 2022

9:00
Opening Remarks from Congress Co-Chairs
9:15

Keynote Address

Counter sUAS Needs & Requirements at the Border
9:45

Keynote Address

DOT&E Advancements in Counter UAS Capabilities
10:15

Presentation

JCO Program Strategies for the Homeland, Host Nation and Contingency locations
10:45
Networking Break
11:15

Panel Discussion

Advancements in Army Directed Energy Weapons Capabilities
12:15

Presentation

Agile Combat Employment
12:45
Networking Luncheon
1:45

Presentation

Fortem C-UAS Capabilities
2:15

Panel Discussion

Defense Science Board Task Force on Counter Autonomy
3:15
Networking Break
3:30
The Development of Standardized Test Methods for UAS, and Applications for Cybersecurity and C-UAS
4:00
Closing the Gap: C-sUAS Capability Development
4:30
Counter UAS Science & Technology at DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory
5:00
Adjournment Day 1

Day 2 - Wednesday, May 25, 2022

8:55
Opening Remarks from Congress Co-Chairs
9:00

Presentation

A.I. C-UAS R&D Potential Capabilities for Joint All domain C2
9:25

Panel Discussion

Counter sUAS Capabilities for Protecting Critical Infrastructure
10:25

Presentation

Air Force Start Up Acceleration C-UAS Opportunities for Industry
10:55
Networking Break
11:25

Panel Discussion

Challenges and Threats of sUAS in an Urban Environment
12:25
Lunch Break
1:25

Presentation

Future CUAS Capabilities, Needs and Requirements for Safety in the NAS
1:55

Panel Discussion

Federal Aviation Administration: National Air Space Plans & Airport Safety Program Updates
2:55
Networking Break
3:15

Presentation

C-UAS Capabilities to Defeat our Adversaries and Challenges Ahead
3:45

Panel Discussion

Dual-Use CUAS Technologies for the Warfighter and Homeland
4:45
Adjournment & Closing Remarks

Day 1 - Tuesday, May 24, 2022

9:00
Opening Remarks from Congress Co-Chairs

Dr. Jaret C. Riddick
Principal Director for Autonomy
Office of the Director of Defense

Research and Engineering for Modernization, USD (R&E)

Patrick “Mike” Shortsleeve
Sector Vice President
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

9:15

Keynote Address

Counter sUAS Needs & Requirements at the Border

Troy Miller
Deputy Commissioner
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

9:45

Keynote Address

DOT&E Advancements in Counter UAS Capabilities

The Honorable Nickolas Guertin
Director, Operational Test & Evaluation
Office of the Secretary of Defense

10:15

Presentation

JCO Program Strategies for the Homeland, Host Nation and Contingency locations

Nicole Thomas
Division Chief for Strategy and Policy
Army Joint C-sUAS Office (JCO)

10:45
Networking Break
11:15

Panel Discussion

Advancements in Army Directed Energy Weapons Capabilities

Ron Dauk
Program Manager
Boeing Laser & Electro-Optical Systems

Andy Lowery
Chief Product Officer
Epirus

Moderator:

Mr. Tarun Gupta
Deputy for the Directed Energy Project Office (DEPO)
Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office

12:15

Presentation

Agile Combat Employment

John Vona, SES
Deputy Director, Plans, Program and Requirements Directorate
Air Combat Command (ACC/A5/8/9)

12:45
Networking Luncheon
1:45

Presentation

Fortem C-UAS Capabilities

Matt Quinn
VP Government Solutions
Fortem Technologies

2:15

Panel Discussion

Defense Science Board Task Force on Counter Autonomy

Dr. Jaret C. Riddick
Principal Director for Autonomy
Office of the Director of Defense

Research and Engineering for Modernization, USD (R&E)

Dr. Mark Maybury, (Former USAF Chief Scientist)
Chief Technology Officer
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Dr. Steve ‘Cap’ Rogers
Senior Scientist for Autonomy
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

3:15
Networking Break
3:30
The Development of Standardized Test Methods for UAS, and Applications for Cybersecurity and C-UAS

Phil Mattson
Senior Standards Advisor, DHS Standards Executive, Systems Engineering & Standards Division, Science and Technology Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

4:00
Closing the Gap: C-sUAS Capability Development

Col Tony Behrens
Deputy Director at Joint Integrated Air & Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO)
Joint Staff (J8), Pentagon

4:30
Counter UAS Science & Technology at DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory

Mr. Tracy Sheppard
Chief, Weapons Sciences Division
Competency Lead, Weapons Sciences
Weapons and Materials Research Directorate

5:00
Adjournment Day 1

Day 2 - Wednesday, May 25, 2022

8:55
Opening Remarks from Congress Co-Chairs

Patrick “Mike” Shortsleeve
Sector Vice President
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Jeffrey Starr
Chief Marketing Officer
D-FEND Solutions

9:00

Presentation

A.I. C-UAS R&D Potential Capabilities for Joint All domain C2

Lieutenant General Michael Groen, USMC
Director
Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC)

9:25

Panel Discussion

Counter sUAS Capabilities for Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Ha McNeill
CEO, Pangiam Strategic Consulting, Former Chief of Staff
Transportation Security Administration

Col Tony Behrens
Deputy Director at Joint Integrated Air & Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO)
Joint Staff (J8), Pentagon

Captain Jim Bamberger
Public Area Security Infrastructure Protection (PASIP) Branch Chief, Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Counter-UAS Capability
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Moderator:

Lieutenant General Michael Nagata, (USA-ret)
Corporate Strategic Advisor and Senior Vice President
CACI

Attacks on the U.S critical infrastructure aimed at significantly disrupting or permanently wiping out the functioning of Government and business alike, would produce cascading effects far beyond the targeted sector and physical location of the incident. This panel session will take a deep dive into the DoD, Government, and Industry efforts to defend our critical infrastructure with emerging C-UAS capabilities and needed requirements to defend and protect our resiliency not only homeland but global critical infrastructure.

10:25

Presentation

Air Force Start Up Acceleration C-UAS Opportunities for Industry

Colonel Nathan Diller, USAF
Director
Air Force Start Up Acceleration (AFWERX)

10:55
Networking Break
11:25

Panel Discussion

Challenges and Threats of sUAS in an Urban Environment

Thomas Adams
Supervisory Special Agent, C-UAS Program Manager
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Matt Way
Program Manager, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
Department of Defense

Jeffrey Starr
Chief Marketing Officer
D-FEND Solutions

Linda Ziemba
CEO & Founder
AeroDefense

Moderator:

Christopher J. Pehrson
Chief Growth Officer.
Parry Labs, LLC.

  • DIU CUAS overview
  • How we view the problem set
  • CUAS systems to be integrated for regional situational awareness with Unmanned Traffic Management networks and regular manned air traffic for full air domain awareness

12:25
Lunch Break
1:25

Presentation

Future CUAS Capabilities, Needs and Requirements for Safety in the NAS

Virtual:

Dr. Parimal Kopardekar
Director
NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI)

1:55

Panel Discussion

Federal Aviation Administration: National Air Space Plans & Airport Safety Program Updates

Ryan Berry
Manager, UAS Security Division
(AXE-U00)

Federal Aviation Administration

Jim Patterson, Jr.
Manager Airport Safety R&D Section
FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center

Moderator:

Patrick “Mike” Shortsleeve
Sector Vice President
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

2:55
Networking Break
3:15

Presentation

C-UAS Capabilities to Defeat our Adversaries and Challenges Ahead

William Darne
Director, Short to Medium Range Ground Based Air Defense and Enterprise Counter-UAS
Raytheon Missiles & Defense

3:45

Panel Discussion

Dual-Use CUAS Technologies for the Warfighter and Homeland

Major General Kent Savre, (USA- ret)
Senior Director
Northrop Grumman Corporation Defense Systems

Nicholl Glasco
Senior Principal, Business Development, Armament Systems, C-UAS
Northrop Grumman Defense Systems

Patrick “Mike” Shortsleeve
Sector Vice President
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Moderator:

John Knag
Vice-President Defense Technology
Dedrone

4:45
Adjournment & Closing Remarks