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Rescheduled / Postponed event: Counter UAS Summit - Winter 2020

Oxon Hill, MD, United States

Counter UAS Winter has been Postponed - we will now be hosting the conference in August 2020 with the exact date to be confirmed in the coming weeks  We will be running virtual events on the original days that anyone who is already registered can attend for free.

Protecting the Skies: Detect-Track-Destroy

Welcome to the latest event in the Counter UAS Summit Series!

We are proud to announce the launch of the 4th Counter UAS Winter Summit! Over the past three successful years our winter edition of the Counter UAS Series has become the premier event for military and industry professionals who need to learn about the latest challenges faced by military and federal law enforcement agencies and the most important technological developments in the CUAS space.

Last winter we brought together 300+ attendees and speakers from all branches of the military, DHS, DOJ, FAA, FBI, CIA, CUAS industry executives and representatives from twelve foreign militaries. The diversity of our speakers and attendees is our biggest strength, creating a unique opportunity to learn about the policies, strategies and acquisition goals of federal agencies and the military. It also helps the fostering of new relationships and partnerships.

Counter UAS Winter Summit is the optimum platform to find the answers to your biggest challenges. We provide you with the flexibility to tailor your educational experience from 25+ speaker sessions, niche track sessions and interactive discussion groups that address your challenges and enable your technical objectives. Last year, discussions about protecting the nation's airports and civil aviation were the most popular areas of focus. This year's themes range from; securing airports, drone swarms, directed energy weapons, EW systems, S&T challenges and counter terrorism.

We have designed the summit to give our attendees breaks that allow them to recharge, network and check out the latest in CUAS technologies in our exhibit hall. Every year CUAS Winter Summit keeps getting bigger and more diverse and we look forward to welcoming even more key decision makers from DOD, government and foreign militaries this March. If you are a returning attendee, you can anticipate an even better experience this year. If you are a first time attendee, thank you for choosing the Counter UAS Winter Summit and please enjoy the foremost CUAS focused event in the professional calendar!

Mark your calendars for the best Counter UAS event of 2020!

This year's summit will cover topics including:

  • Military's Counter-UAS acquisition goals
  • DOJ and DHS CUAS acquisition priorities
  • Countering drone swarms
  • Countering UAS attacks by terrorists
  • Defending against autonomous UAS
  • Military's Counter-UAS requirements
  • DOJ and DHS CUAS strategies and policies
  • Mounted C-UAS weapon systems
  • Protecting critical infrastructure from UAS
  • Directed energy weapons

Speaker Faculty

  • Major General Sean Gainey, Deputy Director, Force Protection, Joint Staff J-8
  • COL Gary Beard, TCM Air Defense Artillery, US Army
  • Colonel Joe Bookard, Director, Rapid Equipping Force, US Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Hany Noureddine, Chief AMD, 2nd Infantry Division, ROK-US Combined Division, U.S. Army
  • Cheickna Soumare, Deputy Branch Chief Counter UAS, Pentagon, Army HQ
  • Sunshine Smith-Carroll, Director, Counter Unmanned Air Systems, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Air and Ground Programs
  • Scott Miller, Chief of the Aviation Branch of the Surveillance and Aviation Section, Critical Incident Response Group, FBI
  • Brigadier General (R) David P. Komar, Former Director of Capabilities Developments Directorate ARCIC, US Army
  • Jeffrey Boulware, Technical Director, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization
  • Brendan Groves, Associate Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Brigadier General (R) David P. Komar, Former Director of Capabilities Developments Directorate ARCIC, US Army
  • Luke Fox, CEO, WhiteFox
  • Jeffrey Boulware, Technical Director, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization
  • Darshan Divakaran, UAS Program Engineer, Division of Aviation North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Dr, Houbling Song, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Michael Cathcart, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta
  • Zachary Kallenborn, Unmanned Systems (Swarms), CBRN Warfare and Terrorism Analyst
  • Randall Nichols, Professor of Practice, Director, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus & Professor Emeritus - Cybersecurity Utica College
  • Todd Coleman, Program Manager, National Security Strategic Initiatives Savannah River National Laboratory
  • John Russell, R&d S&e, Systems Research And Analysis, Sandia National Laboratories
  • James Housinger, Senior Program Manager, Fortem Technologies
  • Jon Gruen, Executive Director of the Board of Directors, Fortem Technologies
  • Chad Irick, College of Security and Intelligence, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Daniel Mahan, College of Security and Intelligence, College of Engineering Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Bryce Hughes, College of Security and Intelligence, College of Engineering Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • David Romero, Vice President, Strategic Development, Black Sage
Pre-Summit Focus Day: March 31, 2020
Main Summit: April 1-2, 2020

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Harborside Hotel
6400 Oxon Hill Rd, 20745
Oxon Hill, MD, USA

Harborside Hotel is conveniently situated next door to the newly opened TopGolf Entertainment Center, just minutes away from National Harbor's waterfront. Relax in one of 194 spacious, boutique rooms and suites that blend modern style with urban-inspired decor. Harborside is the ideal choice for savvy travelers looking for an inviting atmosphere with affordable accommodations. Enjoy the freedom of no hidden fees, accompanied by exceptional service from our friendly staff in a vibrant atmosphere. Take advantage of delicious on-site dining, self-parking with complimentary shuttle service throughout National Harbor for overnight guests.

The special room rate of $175 has been established to make your reservation process easy. Simply click HERE to book online or call (301) 749-9400 to book. You must make your reservation no later than March 10th, 2020.
Event details
Organizer : IQUS
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21807