Online Main Day 1

11:45 - 12:00 Login to Webinar

12:00 - 12:30 Event Keynote Remarks: DoD Acquisition and Sustainment Initiatives to Support Defensive Hypersonic Capability

The Honorable Ellen M. Lord - Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Office of the Secretary of Defense

In order to meet the next-generation development of hypersonic capabilities from near-peer competitors, it will require a streamlined acquisition roadmap that integrates high-level service and DoD priorities. Under Secretary Ellen M. Lord, USD for Acquisition and Sustainment, will provide a strategic overview of DoD acquisition efforts as it relates to future hypersonic defensive capabilities. 


  • Acquisition priorities
  • Ensuring the industrial base can support continued development of defensive hypersonic capability
  • Current roadmaps and priorities to be met
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The Honorable Ellen M. Lord

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
Office of the Secretary of Defense

12:30 - 13:00 Ensuring Defensive Hypersonic Technology Superiority for the DoD

Mike E. White - Assistant Director, Hypersonics, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
  • Technological requirements to leverage effective defensive hypersonic capabilities
  • USD R&E lines of effort to bolster near-term efforts
  • Efforts to partner to enable DoD overall goals
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Mike E. White

Assistant Director, Hypersonics
Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

13:00 - 13:30 Afternoon Networking Break and Meeting Schedling

13:30 - 14:00 Guiding the Development of Defensive Hypersonic Capabilities at MDA

Shari Feth, PhD - Program Executive, Advanced Technology, Missile Defense Agency
  • Develop kinetic interceptor and non-kinetic weapon concepts to defeat Hypersonic threat vehicles
  • Technology interest areas and lines of effort
  • Assessments of hypersonic defense component technologies 
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Shari Feth, PhD

Program Executive, Advanced Technology
Missile Defense Agency

14:00 - 14:30 Delivering BMD Capability in the Hypersonic Environment

Rear Admiral Tom Druggan - Program Executive, Sea-based Weapon Systems, Missile Defense Agency
  • The current and future threat
  • The importance of the HMD mission
  • US Navy's critical role in the HMD mission with emphasis on the INDOPACOM AOR
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Rear Admiral Tom Druggan

Program Executive, Sea-based Weapon Systems
Missile Defense Agency

14:30 - 15:15 Afternoon Networking Break and Meeting Schedling

15:15 - 15:45 Coordinating and Overseeing Joint Air and Missile Defense Requirements for Future Hypersonic Defense

Jeffrey Boulware - Technical Director and Deputy Division Chief, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO)
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Jeffrey Boulware

Technical Director and Deputy Division Chief
Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO)

15:45 - 16:15 Driving Army Air and Missile Defense Capabilities to Meet Hypersonic Defensive Needs

Colonel Tony Behrens - Director, Army Capability Manager, Army Air & Missile Defense Command
  • Future force capabilities needed to meet hypersonic defensive competencies
  • Necessary next technological steps to enable forward movement
  • Prioritizing Army and Joint offensive and defensive Fires integration for future defensive hypersonic capability
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Colonel Tony Behrens

Director, Army Capability Manager
Army Air & Missile Defense Command

16:15 - 16:45 Advancing Aerospace Warning of Hypersonic Threats

Brian "Bear" Lihani - Deputy Chief, Aerospace Warning Branch, NORAD
  • Improving detection capabilities for hypersonic threats
  • Operational needs
  • NORAD in the age of hypersonic
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Brian "Bear" Lihani

Deputy Chief, Aerospace Warning Branch
NORAD

16:45 - 16:45 End of Online Day 1

16:45 - 19:45 Continued Networking Opportunities