Past event: Counter UAS Homeland Security Conference 2023

Protecting the Homeland - Countering UAS Threats Through Technological Superiority and Industry Collaboration

We are delighted to announce the inaugural Counter UAS Homeland Security Conference taking place on February 8-9, 2023, in Arlington, VA, USA.

With the growing proliferation and use of small drones and UAS technology in daily life, and the safety and privacy concerns resulting from this, the Biden Administration announced the first Domestic Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Action Plan in April 2022. This Government approach aims to expand the protections currently in place against the criminal use of drones, to ensure consistent safeguarding of the airspace, communications spectrums, individual privacy, civil liberties, and civil rights.

Counter UAS Homeland Security 2023 will showcase the very latest technology in the market to ensure that civilians, domestic infrastructure, borders and all aspects of homeland security are protected from the criminal use of drones.

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn about the Biden Administration's Domestic Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Action Plan and the priorities and objectives it seeks to achieve.
  • Hear from leading US DoD and Homeland Security experts on how they are combatting the criminal use of drones and UAS
  • Listen to how innovative technology is driving advancement and enabling defence to counter drone swarms and attacks
  • Meet industry solution providers to discover how to leverage their C-UAS platforms


  • Captain (Ret.) Dariusz Wichniarek, Business Development Director, Advanced Protection Systems SA
  • Dr Bruno Oliveira Martins, RegulAIR, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Tom Meagher, AFWERX Prime Division Chief, AFWERX 
  • Mr Blake Stone, C-sUAS Policy Analyst and Integrator, Strategy and Policy Division, Joint Counter-sUAS Office (JCO)
  • Mr Brad Pasho, Foreign Military Sales Analyst, Axient
  • Mr Brandon Wales, Executive Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
  • Mr Brent Cotton, Director, DHS C-UAS Program Management Office, Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr Colin T Ross, Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mr Dan Hermansen, CEO, MyDefence LLC and MyDefence A/S
  • Mr Darshan Divakaran, Senior Manager, AFWERX
  • Mr Dennis Wilhelm, Civil Servant, Bundeswehr
  • Mr DJ Smith, Technical Surveillance Agent Unmanned Aerial & CUAS Program Coordinator, Virginia State Police
  • Mr Glenn McArthur, Assistant Chief Patrol Agent - Intelligence Liaison, U.S. Border Patrol
  • Mr Grant Farnsworth, Strategic Policy Fellow, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Mr Lars Krogh Vammen, Business Development Director, Weibel Scientific A/S
  • Mr Leo McCloskey, VP Marketing, Echodyne Corp.
  • Mr Michael Torphy, Unit Chief, Surveillance and Emerging Technology Unit, FBI
  • Mr Paul Nurkkala, DRL Allianz World Drone Racing Champion, Drone Racing League
  • Mr Ryan Berry, Manager, UAS Security Division, Federal Aviation Administration*
  • Mr Shaan Shaikh, Associate Director & Associate Fellow, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Mr Steven Willoughby, Director for Aviation and Surface Transportation Security, Executive Office of The President
  • Mr Tom Adams, Co-Founder and CEO, AeroVigilance
  • Mr William (Cody) Swinford, Assistant Product Manager, Directed Energy Program Office (DEPO) C-sUAS, Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO)
  • Mr William Beasley, Deputy Director, Unmanned Systems Technology, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E)
  • Mr Yoav Zaltzman, CEO, Convexum
  • Mrs. Danielle McCormick, Director of Strategy & Head of C-sUAS Portfolio, Edgesource Corporation
  • Ms Karan Hofmann, Program Director, RTCA
  • Superintendent Anthony Cole, Operational Unit Commander - Sellafield, Civil Nuclear Constabulary
  • Wing Commander Sam Wiseman, Officer Commanding No 2 Force Protection C-UAS Wing, RAF UK

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Hilton Arlington
950 North Stafford Street,
Arlington, Virginia, USA

Event details
Organizer : SAE Media Group
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-23974