CONFERENCE DAY ONE

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration & Coffee

While registering for the Main Summit Day 1, enjoy your morning cup of coffee, light
snacks and lively peer-to-peer conversation.

8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRPERSON'S OPENING REMARKS

9:00 am - 9:45 am The US Army as the Executive Agent for C-UAS

Major General Sean Gainey - Deputy Director, Force Protection, Joint Staff J-8
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Major General Sean Gainey

Deputy Director, Force Protection
Joint Staff J-8

• AF DE efforts regarding precision engagement and aircraft self protect
• Utilizing defensive DE capabilities in support of counter UAS operations
• Current experimentation lines of effort to support US Air Force light plan
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Dr. Michael Jirjis

Directed Energy Experimentation Lead, AF Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning Networking and Refreshment Break


11:15 am - 11:45 am Considerations in Sensor Technologies

• Examine the current range of drones and related technologies
• Describe expected changes that will make airspace situational awareness more challenging
• Review real sensor data to learn how it informs airspace situational awareness

9:00 am - 9:45 am Military innovation with Counter UAS in the Dismounted Environment

Colonel Joe Bookard - Director, Rapid Equipping Force, US Army
• Minimum Capabilities
• Current CUAS Solutions
• Future Technology Investments
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Colonel Joe Bookard

Director
Rapid Equipping Force, US Army

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch

All the morning hustle and bustle has probably made for a much needed lunch break! Join us for lunch and make new
friends at your table

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Drone Airspace Security

Luke Fox - CEO, WhiteFox

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Luke Fox

CEO
WhiteFox

• Directed energy systems for ships
• Protecting against drone swarms
• Using commercial off-the-shelf CUAS solutions

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Sunshine Smith-Carroll

Director, Counter Unmanned Air Systems
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Air and Ground Programs

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm The unnatural evolution of air defense in an sUAS world

James Housinger - Senior Program Manager, Fortem Technologies

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James Housinger

Senior Program Manager
Fortem Technologies

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Are state agencies ready for Counter UAS?

Darshan Divakaran - Executive Aviation Consultant, Aerospace Arizona Association
• Understanding how state and local agencies are using UAS
• Understanding the passive and active options for countering UAS
• Understanding the limitations and concerns
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Darshan Divakaran

Executive Aviation Consultant
Aerospace Arizona Association

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks