Counter UAS Winter Summit

Washington, DC, United States

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

  • Colonel Joe Bookard, Director, Rapid Equipping Force, US Army
  • Dr. Michael Jirjis, Directed Energy Experimentation Lead, AF Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation, Air Foce Research Laboratory (AFRL)
  • Jeffrey Boulware, Technical Director, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization
  • Brendan Groves, Associate Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Sunshine Smith-Carroll, Director, Counter Unmanned Air Systems, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Air and Ground Programs
  • Jeffrey Coburn, Section Chief, Field Operations, Operational Technology Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 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
Pre-Summit Focus Day: March 31, 2020
Main Summit: April 1-2, 2020

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