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June 26 - 28, 2019
Arlington, VA.

Main Day 2

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration & Morning Networking

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

9:00 am - 9:45 am Driving DE Technology Research to Bolster Navy Surface Ship Warfare System Lethality

- Efforts to incrementally develop laser weapons for Naval application: necessary next steps
- Updates on the Directed Energy System Integration Lab for 2021
- Supporting effective integration of DE capabilities for Naval assets

9:45 am - 10:30 am Coordinating HPM and DE Initiatives

10:30 am - 11:15 am Networking Break and Demo Drive

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Efforts to Integrate DE Weaponry and Capabilities across the USAF Enterprise

- AF DE efforts regarding precision engagement and aircraft self protect
- Utilizing defensive DE capabilities in support of counter UAS operations
- Current experimentation lines of effort to support US Airforce light plan
Dr. Michael Jiris, Chief Directed Energy Experimentation, AF Strategic Development  Planning & Experimentation at USAF

Dr. Michael Jiris

Chief Directed Energy Experimentation, AF Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Understanding the Role of DE for USMC C-UAS Operations

-       DE & Counter-UAS: efforts to utilize DE capabilities
-       Current lines of effort for integration of DE into USMC operations
-       Perspective towards 5-10 timeline for DE: the way ahead 

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Michael McCarthy Speaking Session

Michael McCarthy, Chief, Plans and Operations at Network Cross-Functional Team

Michael McCarthy

Chief, Plans and Operations
Network Cross-Functional Team

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Supporting DoD Laser R&D and T&E to Expedite Fielding and Operational Capacities

- Optimizing testing capacities to better understanding challenges associated with beam power & laser-scaling
- Testing challenges associated with power generation and management

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

3:30 pm - 3:30 pm Post Conference Networking