Main Day 1

CUAS Day 1

8:00 - 9:50 EST Morning Registration and Networking

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Brigadier General (R) David P. Komar

Former Director of Capabilities Developments Directorate ARCIC
US Army

  • Integrating CUAS capability across base defenses: necessary next steps
  • Experimentation and operational efforts thus far
  • Technology needs moving forward 
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Jim Simonds

Base Defense Lead, United States Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office
Wright Patterson AFB, United States Air Force

10:30 - 11:00 EST Army Rapid Capabilities & Critical Technologies Office C-sUAS Efforts

Stanley Darbro - Deputy Director, Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office
  • RCCTO materiel and acquisition support to the Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO)
  • RCCTO C-sUAS lines of effort
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Stanley Darbro

Deputy Director
Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office

11:00 - 11:45 EST Taking Control of the Drone Threat in Today’s Sensitive and Challenging Environments

Terry DiVittorio - General Manager, North America, D-Fend Solutions
Jeffrey Starr - Chief Marketing Officer, D-Fend Solutions
  • IDGA C-sUAS / Counter-Drone Market Survey Report Findings and Analysis
  • Drone Incidents and Drone Threats – Outcomes, Factors, Preparations
  • Traditional Solutions – Problems
  • Desired Outcomes – Concepts for Continuity
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Terry DiVittorio

General Manager, North America
D-Fend Solutions

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Jeffrey Starr

Chief Marketing Officer
D-Fend Solutions

11:45 - 12:15 EST Event Keynote Remarks: Update on the Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office Recently Released DoD C-sUAS Strategy

Nicole Thomas - Division Chief for Strategy and Policy, Joint C-sUAS Office, US Army
  • Addressing sUAS across the spectrum from hazards to threats in the homeland, host nations, and contingency locations
  • Lessons learned thus far with a focus on Jointness
  • Policy and strategy lines of effort moving forward
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Nicole Thomas

Division Chief for Strategy and Policy
Joint C-sUAS Office, US Army

12:15 - 12:45 EST Mid-Morning Network Break

Tracks

Track A: Identification

12:45 - 13:15 Expanding Airspace Situational Awareness
Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Kipenis - Air Battle Management-Weapons Control, Hellenic Air Force
  • Monitoring malicious drones while tracking legitimate activity
  • Tracking illegal UAS
  • Effect on future airspace transport and delivery
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Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Kipenis

Air Battle Management-Weapons Control
Hellenic Air Force

Track B: Force Protection

12:45 - 13:15 Driving Response to & Mitigation of sUAS Threats at the Pentagon


Vince Tur-Rojas P.E - Director, Security Management, Pentagon Force Protection Agency
  • Ensuring PFPA ability to respond to and deter sUAS and drone threats
  • CUAS lines of effort and near-term priorities
  • Safeguarding Pentagon CNI and occupants: necessary CUAS next-steps 
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Vince Tur-Rojas P.E

Director, Security Management
Pentagon Force Protection Agency

CUAS Day 1

Join Tonya Coultas, Deputy Associate Administrator for Security & Hazardous Materials Safety at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), for a discussion on how the FAA is weaving novel UAS security concerns into the aviation safety culture. In this session, this FAA leader will discuss the agency’s UAS security framework, ongoing coordination with FSLTT partners on key UAS security and counter-UAS issues, and what work FAA is doing to support the use of detection systems in the future.

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Tonya Coultas

Deputy Associate Administrator for Security & Hazmat Safety
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

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Brigadier General (R) David P. Komar

Former Director of Capabilities Developments Directorate ARCIC
US Army

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Kent Savre, Major General, United States Army (Retired)

Senior Director, Precision Weapons
Northrop Grumman Defense Systems

Eben Frankenberg

CEO
Echodyne

14:45 - 15:15 EST Transforming Counter UAS Technology within the DoD

Brett Goldstein - Director, Defense Digital Service
  • Defense Digital Service Rogue Squadron CUAS & Counter drone efforts
  • Not just about S-UAS, it’s about broader systems: DoD CUAS efforts & merging of Joint All Domain Command & Control
  • Collaboration efforts across innovation board and private industry: near-term efforts
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Brett Goldstein

Director
Defense Digital Service

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Brigadier General (R) David P. Komar

Former Director of Capabilities Developments Directorate ARCIC
US Army

15:30 - 15:30 EST End of Main Day 1