June 24 - 26, 2020 | Washington, D.C

Pre-Summit Focus Day

9:00 am - 9:50 am Registration & Breakfast

9:50 am - 10:00 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

10:00 am - 11:00 am Congressional Perspectives to Bolster DE Development and Integration into Armed Services

Congressman Douglas L. Lamborn - Co-Chair, Directed Energy Caucus, U.S Congress
- NDAA 2019 and its affect on DE competencies
- Congressional initiatives to spur DE operationalization and integration into the Services
- Considerations on FY2020 and ongoing DE efforts
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Congressman Douglas L. Lamborn

Co-Chair, Directed Energy Caucus
U.S Congress

11:00 am - 11:30 am Morning Networking Break

11:30 am - 12:45 pm Updates on the Congressional Directed Energy Caucus

Congressman Jim Langevin - Co-Chair, Directed Energy Caucus, U.S. Congress
- Current DE Caucus lines of effort
- Efforts to expand DE educational outreach
- DE caucus current recommendations for DE technological development
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Congressman Jim Langevin

Co-Chair, Directed Energy Caucus
U.S. Congress

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch

 

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Driving the Department’s DE Research: Current DE Priorities

Harry Sinsheimer - Deputy Director, Joint Directed Energy Transition Office (DE JTO)
- Vision for a DoD DE Technology Plan: technological priorities
- Out of development and onto deployment: necessary next steps
- Challenges of integrating HELs 
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Harry Sinsheimer

Deputy Director
Joint Directed Energy Transition Office (DE JTO)

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Networking Break

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm ACC Directed Energy Lethality Activities: DE Challenges & Opportunities

-          Driving laser beaming capabilities in support of advanced lethality
-          Challenges associated with DE integration efforts: necessary next steps
-          Initiatives to put DE capabilities into the Warfighter’s hands

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and End of Focus Day