August 20 - 22, 2019
Sheraton Pentagon City

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 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: DEVELOPING INFRASTRUCTURE THAT CAN MEETING RAPIDLY DEVELOPING DRONE THREATS

• The priorities of DHS in improving critical national infrastructure moving forward
• Integrating Counter Drone capabilities: the challenges and solutions being given most attention
• Conceptual framework for effective infrastructure that is prepared for drone misuse or criminality
Brian Harrell, Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at Department of Homeland Security

Brian Harrell

Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Department of Homeland Security

9:45 am - 10:30 am National Joint Terrorism Task Force’s Role in Reducing the sUAS Threat

- Outlining the network and partnerships of the NJTTF
- Tracking sUAS through the Guardian System
- Policies and strategies for counter sUAS

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


11:00 am - 11:45 am START WITH THE ENDGAME FIRST

• Envisioning how to respond to threats before selecting counter-UAS capabilities
• Analyzing costs and consequences of counter-UAS options
• Addressing counter-UAS complexities with event-based layered architecture and proven integrated technologies
Mike Stokes, President at Observation Without Limits, LLC

Mike Stokes

President
Observation Without Limits, LLC

11:45 am - 12:30 pm Risk Mitigation Solutions for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Threat to Soft Targets and Crowded Places

• Unique threats to soft targets
• Challenges for using CUAS solutions in urban settings
• CUAS technologies showing the most promise
L. Scott Parker, Chief (A), at Strategic Planning Section, Soft Targets and Crowded Places Task Force, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

L. Scott Parker

Chief (A),
Strategic Planning Section, Soft Targets and Crowded Places Task Force, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Break


1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Integrating sUAS Into the National Airspace While Ensuring Safety From Malicious Actors

-Setting regulations and rules of engagement for sUAS
-Establishing a legal framework for potential legal challenges
-Enforcing registration to minimize unidentified sUAS

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Challenges and Innovations in Protecting Airports From the Threat of sUAS

-Using EW CUAS solutions that do not interfere with
communications
-Size and multiple points of entry increase vulnerabilities
-Deploying detection and warning systems to alert authorities

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Protecting Forward Operating Bases and the Warfighter from Enemy sUAS

-Deploying advance radar solutions for detecting sUAS
-Testing and fielding soft and hard-kill CUAS platforms
-Integrating CUAS solutions in with legacy systems

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Detecting and Identifying sUAS in a Multi-Domain Battle Space

-Improved identification and tracking sensors
-Fielding advance radar and communication to improve
cohesion on the battlefield
-Training units to integrate CUAS systems

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm HIGH-DENSITY RUGGED SFF COMPUTING SOLUTIONS DEMANDED FOR MISSION-CRITICAL APPLICATIONS


Craig Powell, VP Business Development - Global ISR at Systel USA

Craig Powell

VP Business Development - Global ISR
Systel USA

Discussing the challenges in researching and building soft kill and hard kill CUAS solutions. Deliberating about the short comings of current CUAS solutions and pinpoint technologies with the highest potential for fielding successfully.

Tim Bennett, PM Air Domain Awareness at S&T Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

Tim Bennett

PM Air Domain Awareness
S&T Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

John Russell, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Security Technology Development, Sandia National Laboratories

John Russell

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
Security Technology Development, Sandia National Laboratories

John Southwick, Mechanical Engineer at Naval Research Laboratory

John Southwick

Mechanical Engineer
Naval Research Laboratory

5:15 pm - 5:20 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks