Counter UAS Summit

Washington, DC, United States

Welcome back to our industry leading Counter UAS Summit!

We are proud to welcome you back to the bi-annual Counter UAS Summit. The third event in this market leading series builds on the remarkable success in March over 300 attendees from the C-UAS community gathering in Washington D.C. to discuss the very latest challenges facing governments, military and law enforcement bodies.

The sUAS threat is growing not only on the battlefield but also at home, in our cities, airports, theme parks and within our critical infrastructures. The diversity of institutions that are now tasked to tackle this threat was reflected in the speaker faculty and attendees at our last Counter UAS Summit which were made up of the key branches of the US military and law enforcement agencies and as well as nine foreign military delegations.

Our latest summit in August will continue to innovate, evolve and grow series by bringing you an unprecedented agenda of senior representatives from amongst other; the FBI, DHS, JIDO, TSA, NYPD, CISA, US Army, Navy, and Airforce. Our speakers will tackle a wide variety of CUAS topics ranging from protecting airports, drone swarms, directed energy weapons, EW systems, S&T challenges and counter terrorism. Delegates will also get a unique opportunity to learn the CUAS acquisition priorities for the military and federal security agencies from key decision makers.

I would like to thank all of our past attendees for making this series such a success and the de facto meeting place for the C-UAS community. If you are a first time attendee or partner I want to welcome you to the biggest and most exciting Counter UAS event in North America and the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the CUAS space, benchmark the latest technology innovations and expand your partnerships network.

Mark your calendars for the best Counter UAS event of 2019!

This year's summit will cover topics including:

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

Speakers Include

  • MG (R) John Charlton, Former Commander ATEC, Army
  • Brian Harrell, Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security
  • Colonel Joe Bookard, Director, Rapid Equipping Force, US Army
  • Tim Bennett, PM Air Domain Awareness, S&T Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
  • Todd R. Craig, Chief,, Office of Security Technology Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • CAPT Keith B. Dowling, USN, Chief, Integration & Delivery Directorate, Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO), DTRA
  • Vince Tur-Rojas, Director, Security Management, Pentagon Force Protection Agency
  • Allen Ellison, Intelligence Analyst, Counterterrorism Division, CASP, FBI
  • D.J. Smith, Surveillance Agent, Virginia Department of State Police
  • Dianna L. Davis, Small, Strategy & Plans Branch, SP&I, Transportation Security Administration
  • Ralph Tomeo, Chief Master Sergeant, NYPD SWAT Heavy Weapons Team Leader, US Air Force Reserve Command
  • L. Scott Parker, Chief (A), Strategic Planning Section, Soft Targets and Crowded Places Task Force, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
  • Craig Powell, VP Business Development - Global ISR, Systel USA
  • John Russell, R&d S&e, Systems Research And Analysis, Sandia National Laboratories
  • John Southwick, Mechanical Engineer, Naval Research Laboratory
  • Daniel Price, Policy Coordination Branch, Strategy, Policy Coordination & Innovation, TSA
  • Jim Bamberger, Requirements, Capabilities and Analysis, TSA
  • Serge Potapov, Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service, TSA
  • Bryan Bockman, CEO & Co-Founder, AimLock
  • Mike Stokes, President, Observation Without Limits, LLC
  • Dr. Allen Graham, Security Management, Pentagon Force Protection Agency
Pre-Summit Focus Day - Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Summit Day One - Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Summit Day Two
- Thursday, August 22, 2019


Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 South Orme Street
Arlington Virginia 22204
United States
Phone: 703-521-1900

Featuring a free airport shuttle, this upscale hotel in Arlington overlooks the Washington, D.C monuments and is one mile from Arlington National Cemetery. The hotel features a state-of-the-art gym, free shuttle service and award-wining restaurant. Guest rooms at the Sheraton Pentagon City are spacious and feature a large work desk, coffee maker and flat-screen cable TV. The large bathrooms include deluxe toiletries and bathrobes. Many attractions including the White House, Lincoln Memorial and the National Museum of Natural History are within a 10-minute drive of the hotel. Georgetown University is also nearby.

The special room rate of $129 per night has been established to make your reservation process easy.  Book your group rate for IQPC - Counter UAS  or call 703-521-1900 and give the group name IQPC. You must make your reservation no later than July 29th, 2019. For your convenience, the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference.

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavor to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.