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UAS Training Workshop
Understanding the Implications of Current UAS Initiatives: Evolving DoD Employment Methods, Commercial Use of UAS, and Capability Advances

28 January, 2013 - 30 January, 2013, Arlington, VA, United States

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), projected to be a $10.6bn market in 2013, have proven their efficacy in Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) over the past decade. UAS platforms allow the DoD to project lethality and ISR capabilities without projecting vulnerability. Drone attacks are so effective that they’re the instrument of choice in eliminating insurgents in many hostile areas. As UAS technology matures and prices start to drop from commoditized components, more agencies are becoming interested in adopting UAS platforms. The market is on the brink of yet another explosion.

We presents the 9th Annual UAS Summit that covers trending topics but aims to place a unique focus on the Warfighter’s perspective – a voice often drowned out in high-level discussions. This event will focus on two key areas:

  • UAS Strategy/Policy – How do the different components of the DoD think about UAS employment and procurement? What are the various commercial applications of UAS at the national scale and what does this imply in terms of governance?
  • UAS Emerging Technology – What are the biggest issues UAS operators in the field experience today and how can technology solve them? How do the latest UAS technology advancements translate into

Exciting advances are being forged in the UAS DoD space and the commercial market is on the verge of taking off. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from industry leaders and DoD decision-makers as well as Warfighters.

In-depth discussions will cover:

  • Strategic-level perspectives of UAS employment by the various service branches
  • National integration of UAS and its implications for the new commercial uses and military roles beyond ISR
  • Current capability issues facing UAS platforms in use today
  • The latest technological developments involving the different types of UAS and levels of autonomy
  • Industry perspectives on the direction of the UAS market
  • UT Austin’s “Drone Hack” explained – special session on securing UAS navigation
  • Commercial implications of NASA’s innovative UAS uses

Who You Will Meet:

Our UAS event will provide you the opportunity to interact an network with representatives from the UAS community, as well as personnel from military units, government agencies, research, manufacturers/ contractors, and technology service providers. Attendees will include Program Managers, Operational Commanders, Scientists, and Project leads with the following responsibilities:

  • Program Management
  • Research
  • Future Joint Strategy
  • Requirements
  • Acquisition
  • Technological Advancement
  • Interoperability
  • Architectures

Venue & Accommodation

DoubleTree by Hilton Washington, DC – Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, Virginia
22202, United States

Expect stunning US capital views from the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Crystal City. Located in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, our full-service hotel offers a skyline panorama that includes the Washington Monument and the Potomac River.

Discover different perspectives from the Skydome Lounge, Windows Over Washington restaurant, the fitness center, and guest and meeting rooms. Indulge in the signature DoubleTree cookie, our welcoming gift to you. Linger over a cocktail from the Skydome or the sky-lit lobby bar. Pair a fine wine with American cuisine at Windows Over Washington or choose between Café Go and the Café Restaurant. Work out using our well-equipped fitness center and indoor heated pool that is open year-round and features stunning views of the Pentagon and Washington DC. Request a PURE® allergy friendly room or suite. Enjoy movies and games with a late snack from in-room dining. Take advantage of free internet in the lobby and kiosks. Internet access in guest accommodations and meeting rooms is available for a nominal fee.

Enjoy a stroll to the Pentagon or Crystal Drive Office Park for a business meeting or go to the Crystal Underground Shopping Center to find a souvenir. Take a ride on the complimentary hotel shuttle to Pentagon City Metro light rail station for a day of sightseeing or to Ronald Reagan National Airport for your flight home.

Group Rate: $179 + 10% tax per each night

Please identify you are part of the “IDGA” group to ensure the special rate. Note that you are eligible for this rate three day prior and three days post the event, based on availability. Book your room prior to January 7, 2013 to ensure you receive the group rate, based on availability.

Reservations Telephone: 1-800-222- 8733

The conference agenda is available as PDF under downloads.


  • CAPT Shoshana Chatfield, Commander, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, US Pacific Fleet, US Navy
  • LTC Edward Vedder, Commander, 1-1 ARB, 1CAB, 1ID, U.S. Army
  • LtCol A. Che Bolden, Incoming Commander, Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, U.S. Marine Corps
  • LtCol Jeffery Patton, Commander, 9th Attack Squadron, 49th Fighter Wing, US Air Force
  • LTC Mark Colbrook, Chief, UAS Systems, HQDA, DCS-3/5/7, US Army
  • LTC Nick Kioutas, SUAS PM, PEO Aviation, US Army
  • CW3(P) Cory Anderson, Former QRC2 Executive Officer, 160th SOAR, USASOAC G3 - UAS, US Army
  • Dr. Scott Braun, Principal Investigator, Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) Program, NASA
  • CAPT Ted Venable (ret.), CNT/UAS Program Manager, U.S. Naval Forces South/U.S. Fourth Fleet, US Navy
  • Capt Bill Roeting (ret.), Director, BLOS C2 Enterprise, Naval Postgraduate S, U.S. Navy
  • Dr. Bill Powers, Research Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Stud, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Al Frazier, Deputy Sheriff, UAS Program Office, Grand Forks County Sheriffs Department
  • Mr. Chris Pehrson, Director, Strategic Development, General Atomics Aerospace Systems
  • Mr. Tom Bachman, VP, New Products & Technology, AAI
  • Mr. Daniel Shepard, Head Researcher, Radionavigation Lab, University of Texas at Austin
  • Mr. Tom Nugent, President, LaserMotive
  • Mr. Gabriel Torres, Project Manager and Technical Lead, WASP Project, AeroVironment


Event details

28 January, 2013
30 January, 2013
DoubleTree by Hilton
United States


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