Past event: National Congress on Counter UAS Technology 2023

Understanding the latest in C-UAS innovations and technologies for Military, Government, Civil & Commercial

Advancing Counter UAS Technologies for U.S. Multi-Domain Dominance.

Recognized as the premiere summit offering an unparalleled, comprehensive and interactive examination of DoD; Commercial; and Civil CUAS technologies, this international forum will give attendees a cutting edge overview of Government and leading industry perspectives on advancing CUAS Capabilities. Gain critical insight on how not only the military, but how nationwide the prison systems, airports, stadiums, nuclear power plants and so many others are tackling the ever-evolving drone threat that we are facing. This summit will also offer unique lessons learned in war time use of Counter UAS, and the ongoing Ukrainian CUAS capabilities presented by special guests from the Ukrainian Government and Military.

Be a part of the advanced discussions on global CUAS threats along with DoD, DHS, DoJ, FAA, Air Force, SOCOM, TSA, US Secret Service and many more.

The dramatic escalation of small, increasingly sophisticated UAS (sUAS) being available to nation states, nonstate actors and individuals exposes an easily obtainable and growing threat to DoD, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Critical Infrastructure affecting Civil and Commercial targets alike. DoD, NATO, Allied Countries - along with our mutual Adversaries have recognized the proliferation of VTOL & Fixed Wing platforms and breakthrough technologies have evolved rapidly as lethal weapons and constant threats. FY2023, DoD plans to spend approximately $668 million on CUAS R&D and another $78 million on procurement. As DoD continues to develop, procure, and deploy these systems, Congressional oversight of their use will increase as will decisions about future authorizations, appropriations, and additional legislative actions by Congress will continued to be closely examined.

We have produced a comprehensive Counter UAS Technology Summit intended to advance discussions and educate delegates on global CUAS threats affecting the Homeland (Commercial & Civil Sectors) including DoD, NATO & Allied Countries. Real World examples by will be discussed including the ongoing war in Ukraine and Keynotes from senior DoD & Government and Panel Sessions offering interactive discussions.

Who You Will Meet

  • Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Justice

What's New for 2023

Our 2nd Annual National Congress on Counter UAS Technology 2023 includes DoD & Government, Civil and Commercial applications, needs, and requirements intended to advance discussions and educate delegates on global CUAS threats and opportunities for Industry.

The 2023 Congress will present outstanding comprehensive discussions affecting the Homeland (Infrastructure, Commercial & Civil Sectors) including the DoD/Gov. New topics and expert speakers from Civil & Commercial counter drone programs and applications will include timely real world examples discussions, including the ongoing war in Ukraine presented by the Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation.

Additional highlights will include presentations from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Major League Baseball, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Army, DHS, (Customs and Border Protection), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Air Force Research Lab, The Commercial Drone Alliance and the Inspector General from the Department of Transportation and Operational Test and Evaluation Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense and numerous CUAS Industry solution providers.

Top Seven Reasons to Attend

  • Emerging DoD & Government CUAS Policies and Current State of the CUAS Legislation and Opportunities for Industry
  • Latest Breakthroughs & Technological Advancements Surveillance and Countermeasures
  • Countering the Threat Roadmaps: FAA Regulatory Rules to Detect, Mitigate and Countering the Threat in the National Air Space
  • DHS and Protecting the Infrastructure: Joint Protocols, Interoperability, Law Enforcement, Civil & Commercial Growing Needs and Laws concerning Detection & Defenders
  • Detection, Avoidance, Surveillance, Monitoring and State-of-The-Art-Countermeasures
  • Crystal Ball Look Ahead: Government & Industry Startup Innovation and Way Ahead
  • CUAS Technology Incubator Exhibiting Opportunities

Program Chairman

  • Major Gen (USAF-ret) James Poss, CEO, ISR Ideas, Former Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force


  • The Honorable Nickolas Guertin, Director, Operational Test & Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Eric J. Soskin, Inspector General, Department of Transportation
  • Troy A. Miller, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Senior Government & DoD CUAS Guest Speakers

  • Julian James Atencio, CUAS Program Manager, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Ryan M. Berry, Manager, UAS Security Division (AXE-U00), Office of National Security Programs and Incident Response (AXE), Security and Hazardous Materials Safety (ASH), FAA
  • Egor Dubynskyi, Deputy Minister, Digital Transformation of Ukraine
  • Talwyn Haley, ATO, System Operations Security C-UAS Team Manager Detection and Mitigation, FAA
  • LTC Emory Hayes, USA, RRD Military Deputy, CsUAS Lead, Robotics Requirements Division, MCDID
  • LTC Jonathan Hester, Requirements and Capabilities Division Chief, Requirements and Capabilities (R&C) Division
  • Lt. Col. Pavlo Khazan, Commander, Ukraine Drone Reconnaissance Team & Militia
  • Kevin Lovett, Training Integrator, Joint Counter Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office
  • Christopher J. Mulkins, Director of Homeland Security, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • Colonel Michael Parent, USA, Project Office Commander, Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO)
  • L. Scott Parker, (Acting) Deputy Associate Director, Office of Security Programs, Infrastructure Security Division, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
  • Jim Patterson, Jr., Manager, Airports (ARP) UAS Detection and Mitigation Program, FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center
  • Colette Peters, Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Colin Ross, Attorney Advisor, Office of Law & Policy, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Dr. Sean Ross, Air Force Lifecycle Management Center (AFLCMC)
  • Colonel Rob Ryan, USA, Director, Maneuver Capabilities Development, and Integration Directorate (MCDID) Robotics Requirements Division
  • LTC Paul Santamaria, USA, Product Manager for Medium Caliber Ammunition
  • Scott Shyne, Chief of the Information Warfare Division, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • DJ Smith, Technical Surveillance Agent, Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Coordinator, High Tech Crimes Division/Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Virginia State Police
  • Mike Torphy, Unit Chief, Supervisory Special Agent, Surveillance Emerging Technologies Unit, UAS, C-UAS, TAK, Air-Ground Datalinks, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Timothy Tyler, Deputy Chief of Police Services, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Special Industry Legal, Commercial Guest Speakers and Panelists

  • Dr. Heath Berry, Senior Vice President, Group Manager, Electronic Systems and Cyber Technologies, Radiance Technologies
  • Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield Jr., Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors and Distinguished Fellow, Henry Stimson Center
  • Shawn S. Bullard, Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS), Specialist in Disruptive Technologies – Policy Integration – Future Risk Assessment, Founder, Duetto Group
  • Ron Clark, Acting Senior Director, WestExec Advisors, Former Deputy Under Secretary of Homeland Security and Former White House National Security Council Director
  • Ron Dauk, Program Manager, Boeing Directed Energy Systems
  • Karen DiMeo, CEO, AERODiMEO
  • Lisa Ellman, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance
  • Casey Flanagan, President & Co-Founder, AeroVigilance
  • Luke Fox, CEO & Founder, WhiteFox Defense Technologies, Inc.
  • David Hochhauser, General Manager, The Americas, Sentrycs
  • Mark McKinnon, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Jonathan Rupprecht, Esquire, Rupprecht Law
  • Patrick “Mike” Shortsleeve, VP DoD Strategic Development, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • David Thomas, VP Security and Ballpark Operations, Office of the Commissioner, Major League Baseball
  • Mary-Lou Smulders, Chief Marketing Officer, Dedrone
  • Jeffrey Starr, Chief Marketing Officer, D-FEND Solutions
  • Dawn Zoldi, Founder and CEO, P3 Tech Consulting LLC

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Washington, DC, USA

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Please note that the guest room block cut-off date is May 1, 2023. After that date OR when the room block fills, guestroom availability and rate can no longer be guaranteed.
Event details
Organizer : American Conference Institute
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-23789