August 20 - 22, 2019
Sheraton Pentagon City


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

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 at Security Forces, USAFR HQ

Ralph Tomeo

Chief Master Sergeant
Security Forces, USAFR HQ

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