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EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium

14 November, 2017 - 15 November, 2017, Alexandria, VA, United States

The only whole-of-Government IED Event that brings together DoD, DHS, Federal Agencies & local/civil bomb technicians. The 2017 EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium brings together the mission relevant representatives in our neutral ''townhall'' forum to discuss the current and future C-IED/EOD initiatives supporting battlefield operations, homeland defense, and peacekeeping missions.

Topics to Be Covered This Year

  • Coordination of National and Intergovernmental C-IED Efforts
  • Information Sharing and Decision Support Across All Government Agencies & Departments
  • Mitigating Explosive & IED Incidents in the Homeland
  • Addressing EOD & C-IED Challenges in Asymmetrical Warfare Environments
  • S&T Efforts to Support Advanced Detection & Neutralization Capabilities
  • Acquisition Priorities for Effective C-IED & EOD Operations
  • Developing Policy and International Collaboration for Global IED Defeat
  • Leveraging Industry Perspective for Improved C-IED and EOD Technology
  • Identifying and Tracking Threat Networks to Mitigate IED Events

Why You Should Attend This Summit:

The IED has profoundly changed the military formation order of battle, leveling the playing field between an asymmetric enemy and U.S. / Coalition forces both on land and sea. In the Homeland, the threat has never been greater. Attacking the malicious use of explosives on the battlefield or at home depends upon a well-coordinated, whole-of-government effort to IED defeat.

The 2017 EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium brings together a whole-of-government approach with both military and civil offices, as well as key leaders in industry with the sole objective of advancing the mission critical needs of each respective community in IED defeat.

Our team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits' content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the EOD/IED & Countermine community, as well as key policy-makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

At Our Summit You Will Have the Ability to:

  • Gain Education & Insight:  Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the most complex issues facing the IED community.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest technologies to effectively and efficiently transform IED/EOD/ Countermine force.
  • Influence:  Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Our town hall format is your opportunity to address our speakers with questions or comments on the current mission.


Mary M. Gates Learning Center
701 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA

Hotel Rooms:
Hotel Rooms  are available at a discounted rate at:
801 North St. Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Hotel Discount Reservation Link

(two walking blocks from the Mary M. Gates learning center)
* Please identify that you are with Defense Strategies Institute to receive your discount.

There is parking available at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Enter at lobby level and request a day parking ticket.
(There is no parking at the Learning Center for delegates, and street parking is limited to 2 hours.)The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

2017 Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • MajGen David Coffman, USMC, Director, Expeditionary Warfare, OPNAV N95
  • CAPT Scott Kraft, USN, Commanding Officer, Indian Head EOD Technology Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • CAPT Keith B. Dowling, USN, Chief, Integration & Delivery Directorate, Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO), DTRA
  • COL Christopher T. Kuhn, USA, Director, The Counter Explosive Hazard Center, U.S. Army Engineer School
  • Shawn Stallworth, Chief, Office for Bombing Prevention, DHS
  • Dr. Karl Dahlhauser, Associate Director for Electronic Warfare & Countermeasures, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering, C-IED COI Co-Chair
  • CAPT Josh Jackson, USN, Commodore, EOD Group 2, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
  • Matthew Nollau, Special Agent, U.S. Bomb Data Center, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Dr. Edwin Bundy, PM, Improvised Device Defeat Subgroup, Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office


Event details

Defense Strategies Institute
14 November, 2017
15 November, 2017
Mary M. Gates Learning Center
United States


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