August 20 - 22, 2019
Washington, D.C.


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

9:00 am - 9:45 am DTRA/JIDO Challenges in Countering the sUAS Threat to the Warfighter

-Detecting sUAS in the field
-Protecting warriors in the theater from sUAS threats and surveillance
-Deploying portable CUAS solutions for soldiers
CAPT Keith B. Dowling, USN, Chief, Integration & Delivery Directorate at Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO), DTRA

CAPT Keith B. Dowling

USN, Chief, Integration & Delivery Directorate
Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO), DTRA

9:45 am - 10:30 am CUAS Startup Competition!

Emerging tech star-ups in the CUAS space will be given an opportunity to share their message and innovations with our audience. The start-ups will be judged by a panel made up of leaders from prime OEMs.

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

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Protecting the Skies: Cracking Down on Illegal and Suspicious sUAS

- Integrating CUAS solutions into NYPD
- Detecting and tracking illegal sUAS
- Challenges of defeating sUAS in an urban setting
Ralph Tomeo, Chief Master Sergeant, NYPD SWAT Heavy Weapons Team Leader at US Air Force Reserve Command

Ralph Tomeo

Chief Master Sergeant, NYPD SWAT Heavy Weapons Team Leader
US Air Force Reserve Command

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Networking Lunch

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Industry Panel: Challenges and Opportunities Facing the CUAS Industry

CUAS solution providers will discuss the challenges facing their companies and the industry as a whole before identifying solutions and strategic partnership opportunities with the government and military

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm DOJ’S Counter UAS Protection and Acquisition Priorities

• Pinpointing unique requirements of the DOJ to fulfill its objectives
• Taking lessons from DOD’s Counter UAS acquisition strategies applying them at home
• Testing and fielding Counter UAS technologies to determine the suitability of solutions

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

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Integrating C-UAS Capabilities Into Wider Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) Operations

- Training SHORAD forces with CUAS solutions
- Strategy and policies for deciding which solution to use
- Designing CUAS solutions with interoperability with traditional air defense systems

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm Post Conference Networking