Program Chairman

Major Gen (USAF-ret) James Poss

CEO, ISR Ideas
Former Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters
U.S. Air Force


The Honorable Nickolas Guertin

Director, Operational Test & Evaluation
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Eric J. Soskin

Inspector General
Department of Transportation

Troy A. Miller

Acting Commissioner
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Senior Government & DoD CUAS Guest Speakers

Julian James Atencio

CUAS Program Manager
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Ryan M. Berry

Manager, UAS Security Division (AXE-U00)
Office of National Security Programs and Incident Response (AXE), Security and Hazardous Materials Safety (ASH), FAA

Yegor Dubynskyi

Deputy Minister
Digital Transformation of Ukraine

Talwyn Haley

ATO, System Operations Security C-UAS Team Manager Detection and Mitigation

Col Jonathan Hester

Requirements and Capabilities Division Chief
Requirements and Capabilities (R&C) Division

Lt. Col. Pavlo Khazan

C4ISR Group Commander
Armed Forces of Ukraine

Kevin Lovett

Training Integrator
Joint Counter Small Unmanned
Aircraft Systems Office

Kate McKenna

Director of Government & International Relations
Ukraine's Army of Drones/ United24

Christopher J. Mulkins

Director of Homeland Security
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

L. Scott Parker

Chief, UAS Security Branch, Office of Security Programs, Infrastructure Security Division
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Jim Patterson, Jr.

Manager, Airports (ARP) UAS Detection and Mitigation Program
FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center

Colette Peters

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Colin Ross

Attorney Advisor, Office of Law & Policy, National Security Division
U.S. Department of Justice

Dr. Sean Ross

Air Force Lifecycle Management Center (AFLCMC)

LTC Paul Santamaria, USA

Product Manager for Medium Caliber Ammunition (PM MAS)
Joint Program Executive Office for Armaments and Ammunition

Scott Shyne

Chief of the Information Warfare Division
Air Force Research Laboratory

Lucian Sikorskyj

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention
Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans, DHS

Maj General Daniel Simpson, USAF

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, National Intelligence Manager – Aviation

DJ Smith

Technical Surveillance Agent, Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Coordinator, High Tech Crimes Division/Bureau of Criminal Investigations
Virginia State Police

Matthew Smith

Supervisory Special Agent, Team Leader, FBI counter-UAS Research, Test, Training, and Evaluation efforts
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Timothy Tyler

Deputy Chief of Police Services
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Special Industry Legal, Commercial Guest Speakers and Panelists

Dr. Heath Berry

Senior Vice President, Group Manager, Electronic Systems and Cyber Technologies
Radiance Technologies

Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield Jr.

Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors and Distinguished Fellow
Henry Stimson Center

Shawn S. Bullard

Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS)
Specialist in Disruptive Technologies – Policy Integration – Future Risk Assessment
Duetto Group

Ron Clark

Acting Senior Director
WestExec Advisors
Former Deputy Under Secretary of Homeland Security and Former White House National Security Council Director

Ron Dauk

Program Manager
Boeing Directed Energy Systems

Karen DiMeo


Lisa Ellman

Hogan Lovells
Executive Director
Commercial Drone Alliance

Casey Flanagan

President & Co-Founder

Luke Fox

CEO & Founder
WhiteFox Defense Technologies, Inc.

David Hochhauser

General Manager, The Americas

Mark McKinnon

Fox Rothschild LLP

Jonathan Rupprecht

Rupprecht Law

Patrick “Mike” Shortsleeve

VP DoD Strategic Development
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Mary-Lou Smulders

Chief Marketing Officer

Jeffrey Starr

Chief Marketing Officer
D-FEND Solutions

Dawn Zoldi

Founder and CEO
P3 Tech Consulting LLC