International & Critical Infrastructure Focus Day

Focus Day

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

10:00 - 10:30 EST International Keynote Remarks: Spanish Army Counter UAS Efforts & Priorities

Brigadier General Enrique Silvela Díaz-Criado - Commander, Spanish Army Air Defence Command
  • Air Defence Artillery Command CUAS initiatives: near-term efforts
  • CUAS sources sought and operational needs
  • Meeting the future of the sUAS threat through partnerships and collaborative initiatives 
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Brigadier General Enrique Silvela Díaz-Criado

Commander
Spanish Army Air Defence Command

10:30 - 11:00 EST British Counter UAS Efforts & Priorities in Support of Force Protection

Wing Commander Rob Wilson - Head of Counter UAS, UK Ministry of Defence
  • CUAS sources sought and operational needs for UK mission sets
  • Meeting the future of the sUAS: technology direction and overall strategy
  • What can US partners do to bolster UK UAS development?

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Wing Commander Rob Wilson

Head of Counter UAS
UK Ministry of Defence

  • NATO CUAS working group priorities & operational perspectives
  • Activities with Allied Nations, and activities in Allied Nations
  • Main technological priorities to facilitate continued CUAS utilization across NATO members 
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Dr. Claudio Palestini

Officer, Counter Terrorism Section, Emerging Security Divisions, NATO
PM, NATO Counter UAS Working Group

11:30 - 12:00 EST Mid-Morning Network Break

Tracks

Track A: International

12:00 - 12:30 Italian Joint C-sUAS CoE and Italian Armed Forces Counter UAS Lines of Effort
Colonel Giorgio Cozzolino - Director, Italian Joint C-sUAS Centre of Excellence
  • Near tear CUAS priorities
  • CoE partnership efforts in the Region
  • Operational needs to enable next-generation CUAS advancement
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Colonel Giorgio Cozzolino

Director
Italian Joint C-sUAS Centre of Excellence

Track A: International

12:30 - 13:00 Brazilian Drone and Small UAS Countermeasure Efforts
Lieutenant Colonel Alex Roso - Science, Technology & Innovation, Brazilian Ministry of Defense
  • Near-term counter UAS lines of effort
  • Brazilian cUAS initiatives and technology use direction
  • Partnership efforts and opportunities 
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Lieutenant Colonel Alex Roso

Science, Technology & Innovation
Brazilian Ministry of Defense

Track B: Critical Infrastructure Defense

12:00 - 12:30 Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Soft Targets from sUAS Threats
Sarah Jacob - Program Manager, sUAS Security Program, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Advancing cyber and physical threats posed by sUAS
  • Understanding the legal landscape
  • Prevention and protection options
  • Post-incident actions
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Sarah Jacob

Program Manager, sUAS Security Program
Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Track B: Critical Infrastructure Defense

12:30 - 13:00 An Australian Operational Perspective: Australia Emerging CUAS Needs
LTCOL Berni White - Military Attaché for North America, Australian Defence Force
  • Lessons learned from the battlefield
  • Emerging CUAS needs
  • Technology priorities informing acquisition
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LTCOL Berni White

Military Attaché for North America
Australian Defence Force

Focus Day

13:00 - 13:30 EST Protecting Soft Targets from Weaponized sUAS Threats: A Los Angeles Case Study

Brian Keith - Protective Security Advisor, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Protecting Los Angeles concerts, venues, mass gatherings, and outdoor events from sUAS and drone threats
  • Overview of CISA's process for assisting state, local, and private sector entities with getting Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR's) for special events
  • Technology needs to drive new level of capability
  • Integrating CUAS operations into next-generation security strategies
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Brian Keith

Protective Security Advisor
Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security

13:30 - 14:00 EST Pacific Domain: Coordinating Coalition and Joint CUAS Technology Development Programs for USINDOPACOM

Dr. Gregory Power - J85, Requirements & Resources, S&T Division, USINDOPACOM
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Dr. Gregory Power

J85, Requirements & Resources, S&T Division
USINDOPACOM

14:00 - 14:15 EST Chairperson's Closing Remarks

14:15 - 17:00 EST Continued Networking Opportunities

17:00 - 17:00 EST End of CUAS Summit