Thomas Karako is a senior fellow with the International Security Program and the director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he arrived in 2014 as a fellow with the Project on Nuclear Issues. His research focuses on national security, U.S. nuclear forces, missile defense, and public law. For 2010–2011, he was selected to be an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, during which time he worked with the professional staff of the House Armed Services Committee on U.S. strategic forces policy, nonproliferation, and NATO.
Karako received his Ph.D. in politics and policy from Claremont Graduate University and his B.A. from the University of Dallas. He is also currently a fellow with the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University and teaches in their Washington, D.C. program. He previously taught national security law, American government, international and constitutional law, and other courses at Kenyon College, Claremont McKenna College, and California State University, San Bernardino. He has also written on executive-congressional relations, the thought of Niccolo Machiavelli, and international executive agreements.
1000 Registration & Networking
1145 Opening Remarks – LTG (R.) Richard Formica, Chairperson
1200 MDA Vision for the Future of Integrated Air and Missile Defense: Developing technologies to overmatch rapid advancement of near-peer capabilities
Dr. Shari Feth, Program Executive, Advanced Technology, Missile Defense Agency
Stan Stafira, Jr., Director for External Technical Interface, Ballistic Missile Defense System Architect, Missile Defense Agency
1230 Exploring AEGIS Program, and the Naval Efforts and Advantages in Countering Air Threats
Rear Admiral Tom Druggan, Program Executive, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, Missile Defense Agency
1300 Networking Break
1345 THAAD Program Overview: High Firepower And Sustainability For Resistance Against Mass Attack
· Delivering interoperable high lethality system in support of BMD
· Providing endo and exoatmospheric intercept capability against short, medium and limited intermediate range ballistic missiles Maximizing cost effectiveness through high single-shot kill probability
Colonel Camilla White, Project Manager, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, Missile Defense Agency
1400 Multi-Domain Solutions: Offense-Defense Integration
Rear Admiral (Ret.) Archer Macy, Former Director of the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization, and deputy director for Chairman’s Controlled Activity (J8), US Joint Staff
1430 Networking Break
1500 Changing the Missile Defense Paradigm: Considerations for a New Administration.
Dr. Tom Karako, Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
1530 Making the Case for Chemical Power Sourcing for DE: Protecting the Homefront & Critical Infrastructure
Dr. Eli Miron, Homefront Shield, Israel
1600 Closing Remarks – LTG (R.) Richard Formica, Chairperson
1645 Post-Summit Networking