Counter UAS Winter Summit

March 31 - April 02, 2020 | Washington D.C.


8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am - 9:45 am Unique Challenges Presented by the Threat of Drone Swarms

Dr. Robert Toguchi - Chief, Concepts Division, U.S. Army Special Operations Command
-Detecting multiple threats simultaneously 
-Tracking drone swarms in the field 
-Accurately eliminating multiple targets rapidly 

Dr. Robert Toguchi

Chief, Concepts Division
U.S. Army Special Operations Command

9:45 am - 10:30 am Countering the Drone Threat: Lessons Learned on Tactics and Enforcement

Brendan Groves - Associate Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
• Protecting forward operating bases and assets from sUAS threats
• Acquisition of off the shelf CUAS solutions to fill short term capability gaps
• Testing microwave and directed energy systems to disrupt and destroy sUAS threats


Brendan Groves

Associate Deputy Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice

10:30 am - 11:15 am Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

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


Sunshine Smith-Carroll

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

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Developing Cost Effective CUAS Solutions for Improving Air Defence on the Battllefield

• High cost of acquisition and operation is a barrier for many innovative CUAS
• Testing and evaluating CUAS solutions to deliver effective tools to the warfighters
• Using data and trends to forecast future CUAS needs

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Afternoon Networking Break

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Protecting The Nation’s Prison Systems from sUAS Incursions and Threats

• Gangs and organized criminals using sUAS to deliver contrabands in the prison
• Detecting and tracking incoming sUAS in the prison perimeter
• Including CUAS solution and startegies in the traditional prison safety paradigm

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks