EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium

The only Whole-of-Government IED event bringing together DoD, DHS, Federal Agencies & local/civil bomb technicians. The 2015 EOD/ IED & Countermine symposium is for all IED/EOD professionals formatted in an information exchange “townhall” forum. Discussion will encompass current and future trends along with initiatives for battlefield operations, peacekeeping operations, and homeland defense.

Why should you attend the 2015 Symposium?

Today – Improvised Explosive threats are global, enduring and spreading. The IED has profoundly changed the military formation order of battle, leveling the playing field between an asymmetric enemy and U.S. / Coalition forces both on land and sea. In the Homeland, the threat has never been greater. Attacking the malicious use of explosives in the battlefield or at home depends upon a well-coordinated, all-of-nation, whole-of-government effort.

From terrorists, insurgents or criminal sub-networks, IEDs are constantly changing. Adversaries are modifying the explosives, switches and how they are emplaced. Global access to defeat technology and resources are necessary to attack the enemy & defeat the threat.

The 2015 EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium brings together a whole-of-government approach with both military and civil offices, key leaders in industry with the sole objective of advancing the mission critical needs of each respective community in IED defeat.

Our EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium fosters the dialogue to bridge the gaps, assess policies, plans, and programs for priorities between industry and the EOD/IED & Countermine community.

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2015 Briefing and Networking Discussions Points:

  • Coordination of National and Intergovernmental Counter-IED Efforts
  • Industry’s Role in Support Operations Downrange With Advanced Technology, Intelligence & Training to Any Level of Command
  • Information Sharing and Decision Support Across All Government Agencies & Departments
  • Capabilities Analysis and Planning Support
  • Collaboration Moving the C-IED Forward Today: S&T Efforts to Ensure Counter IED & Detection Capabilities

At our Summit you will have the ability to:

  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the most complex issues facing the IED community.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest technologies to effectively and efficiently transform EOD/IED/ Countermine force.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Our townhall format is your opportunity to address our speakers with questions or comments on the current mission.

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2015 Confirmed Keynote Speakers Include:

  • MG Julie Bentz, Vice Director, Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency
  • MajGen Horner Maj. Gen. John P. Horner, Deputy Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • Thomas P Dee, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Expeditionary Programs & Logistics Management) Research, Development & Acquisition
  • Rear Admiral Lorin Selby, Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Additional Speakers Include:

  • Patrick Starke, Chief, Office for Bombing Prevention, DHS
  • COL Richard J. Hornstein, Project Manager, Close Combat Systems
  • Brandt Schenken, Director, U.S. Bomb Data Center, ATF
  • Donald Robinson, Special Agent in Charge, National Center for Explosives Training and Research
  • COL (ret) John Greaves, Strategic C-IED Advisor, NATO Allied Command Transformation
  • Dr. Edwin A. Bundy, Program Manager, Improvised Device Defeat Subgroup, Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Oct 13, 2015