Past event: National Congress on Counter UAS Technology 2024

Understanding the Latest in C-UAS Innovations and Technologies for Military, Government, Civil & Commercial

This 3rd Annual interactive summit will comprehensively analyze global C-UAS threats and 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.

About the Conference

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.

The summit gathers experts, government officials, industry leaders, and technology innovators to discuss, share insights, and develop effective countermeasures against unauthorized or potentially malicious drone activities. It serves as a critical forum for fostering a collective response to the evolving challenges posed by drones.

  • 30+ Expert Speakers
  • 20 Speaker Sessions
  • 4+ Hours of Networking Opportunities
  • 150+ Senior-Level Attendees

Conference Highlights

  • Enhance your understanding on Emerging DoD & Government CUAS Policies and Current State of the CUAS Legislation and Opportunities for Industry
  • Learn about the Latest on Countering the Threat Roadmaps: FAA Regulatory Rules to Detect, Mitigate and Countering the Threat in the National Air Space
  • Meet policymakers, subject matter experts, and strategy leaders to inform your policy, transform concepts of operation, and enhance operational effectiveness
  • Gain insight on Latest Breakthroughs & Technological Advancements Surveillance and Countermeasures

Please join us to gain a deeper understanding of the evolving threat landscape and foster collaboration between public and private sectors to develop effective c-UAS technologies. By facilitating knowledge exchange, collaboration, and the demonstration of state-of-the-art technologies, the 3rd Annual National Congress on Counter UAS Technology will play a pivotal role in helping to enhancing security and mitigating the risks associated with the proliferation of unmanned aircraft in both civilian and defense contexts.

Topics the Summit will Cover Include:

  • Meeting the Advancing Technology of CUAS with Test & Evaluation Innovation
  • Next-Generation C-UAS Approaches for the Most Challenging Environments & Sectors
  • CUAS Imperative: Emerging Threats, Challenges and S&T Opportunities
  • Counter-UAS Law, Policy and Innovation


  • Major Gen (USAF-ret) James Poss, CEO, ISR Ideas, Former Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR HQ, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C Chairman

Keynote Speakers

  • Keith Jones, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner Air and Marine Operations (AMO) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • Major General (UKR-AIR FORCE) Borys Kremenetskyi, Defense Attache Embassy of Ukraine to the USA
  • The Honorable Dr. Douglas Schmidt, Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E), Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD/DOT&E


  • Dr. Robert Sadowski, SES, U.S Army Chief Roboticist (Roboticist ST) United States Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Ground Vehicles Systems Center
  • Colonel Mike Parent, Chief Joint Counter sUAS Office, Acquisition and Resource Division
  • Micah Campbell, Executive Director, UAS & Emerging Entrants Security, AXU, Security & Hazardous Materials Safety (ASH) Federal Aviation Administration
  • Jeremy Kofsky, Senior Fellow, Information Warfare Institute for AI Research, Former AI Implementation DoD Fellow USMC
  • Major Andrew Durfee, USA, Assistant Program Manager PdM Medium Caliber, PM MAS Picatinny Arsenal
  • Matthew Smith, Supervisory Special Agent Program Manager Surveillance and Emerging Technologies Unit (SETU) Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Julian James Atencio, CUAS Program Manager U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and Technical Information
  • L. Scott Parker, Deputy Associate Director, Office of Security Programs Infrastructure Security Division Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
  • Brandon Youngblood, Group Manager - UAS Security and C-UAS Integration Federal Aviation Administration
  • Travis Moran, Senior Reliability & Security Advisor Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  • David (DJ) Smith, Technical Surveillance Agent, Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Coordinator, High Tech Crimes Division/Bureau Of Criminal Investigations Virginia State Police
  • Senior Representative, US Congress
  • Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield Jr., Stimson Center Chairman Emeritus Former Assistant Secretary of State, Political Military Affairs Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs US Special Envoy
  • Angelissa Savino, Attorney, Office of Law & Policy, National Security Division U.S. Department of Justice
  • Wren Ray, CUAS & Technology Program Manager (Ret-Supervisory Special Agent Operational Support Unit (STSO) Office of Investigative Technology (ST) Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Captain Jim Bamberger, Public Area Security Infrastructure Protection (PASIP) Branch Chief, Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Counter-UAS Capability Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • Teddy Damour, National Urban Security Technology Laboratory Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate
  • Ben Schubert, Staff Member U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • Cary Underwood, Executive Director Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center


  • Jonathan Rupprecht, Esquire Rupprecht Law
  • Lisa Ellman, Partner Hogan Lovells, Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance
  • Shawn S. Bullard, Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS), Founder, Specialist in Disruptive Technologies, Policy Integration & Future Risk Assessment Duetto Group
  • Jeffrey Starr, Chief Marketing Officer D-Fend Solutions
  • Dawn Zoldi, Founder and CEO P3 Tech Consulting LLC
  • Luke Fox, Founder & CEO White Fox Defense, Vice Chair, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Drone Committee
  • Dr. Mark Maybury, Vice President, Commercialization, Engineering & Technology Lockheed Martin, Special Government Employee in support of the Defense Science Board


  • Col John Whelahan, USA, Executive Director of Transformation Combined Joint All Domain C2, {Partner Nations (CJADC2-P) XVlllth Airborne Corps 3rd Infantry Div/10th Mountain Division 82d Airborne Div/101st Airborne Division
  • Col Scott Wence, USA, CDR 2 Brigade Combat Team 10th MTN Division
  • Col John Whitefield, USA, Lead, CUAS XVIIIth Airborn Corps
  • Dene Farrell, Chief Data Officer XVIIIth Airborn Corps
  • Gihan Oraby, Senior Scientific Technical Manager Networked Lethality & Systems Readiness Technical Director Armaments Center U.S. Army DEVCOM
  • Craig Riedel, Project Manager Tactical Aviation and Ground Munitions (TAGM Project Office) PEO Missiles and Space


  • Captain Wolfgang Koch, Aviation Security Chair Airlines Pilots Association (ALPA)

Ukraine Military

  • Colonel Pavlo Khazan, PhD., Electronics Support Department, General Directorate of Electronic and Cyber Warfare of the General Staff Armed Forces of Ukraine

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Cooperative Plaza Conference Center
4301 Wilson Boulevard, 22203
Arlington, VA, USA

We are pleased to offer our delegates a limited number of hotel rooms at the nearby Hilton Towers Arlington VA. To take advantage of these rates, please contact the hotel directly and quote “Group Code: ARB.”

Hilton Towers Arlington VA
950 North Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22203
Reservations: 1-800-445-8667
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Please note that the guest room block cut-off date is April 26th, 2024. 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-24807