IED/EOD & Countermine Symposium
- Combating the Global & Homeland IED Threat Through Joint Operations
- 7 November, 2016 - 8 November, 2016, Alexandria, VA, United States
The only whole-of-Government IED event bringing together DoD, DHS, Federal Agencies & local/civil bomb technicians. The 2016 EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium will bring together the mission relevant representatives in our neutral ''townhall'' forum in order to focus on current and future C-IED/EOD initiatives that support battlefield operations, homeland defense, and peacekeeping operations.
Topics to Be Covered This Year
- Coordinating Intergovernmental and Interagency Counter-IED Efforts
- Next Generation Information Sharing and Reporting Methods for IED Incidents
- Advancing EOD Initiatives to Support Render Safe Capabilities for the Warfighter
- Defining Acquisition Priorities for Effective IED Countermeasures and Operations
- Leveraging Private Sector Collaboration to Support Enhanced Counter-IED Operations
- Near and Future R&D Efforts to Advance Detection and Neutralization Capabilities
- Addressing EOD/IED Challenges in Asymmetrical Warfare Environments
- Integrating Advanced Countermine Capabilities for Expeditionary Forces
- Enhancing Threat Network Identification Capabilities
- Methods to Mitigate Homemade Explosive Incidents for Greater Homeland Security
Why should you attend the 2016 Symposium?
There is perhaps no greater threat to the United States' ability to conduct battlefield operations and defense of the homeland than that of the IED. The low-cost, and destructive nature of IEDs has proven to be an ongoing threat affecting militaries, service members, and civilians worldwide. Developing strategies to counter the use of IEDs is dependent upon the ability of the U.S. Government to implement an all-of-nation approach to defeating the IED threat.
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Due to the fact that IEDs can be comprised of various explosive components, their very nature is constantly changing, which gives adversaries a competitive edge on the battlefield. In order to curb this strategic edge, it is imperative to foster international cooperation to provide global access to IED defeat technology for greater transparency of the threat network.
The 2016 IED/EOD & 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 community when considering IED defeat.
Our team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits' content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the IED/EOD community both military and civil offices, along with key leaders in industry. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all involved organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decisions makers and solution providers.
2016 Confirmed Keynote Speakers Include:
- LTG Shields, Director, Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency
- CAPT Vincent R. Martinez, USN, Commanding Officer, Indian Head EOD Technology Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center
- COL Jonathan B. Slater, USA, Product Manager Counter Explosive Hazard, PM CCS
- COL (Ret.) Daniel M. Chartier, USA, Counter-IED and Countermine Portfolio Manager, DoD Unexploded Ordnance Center of Excellence
- LtCol Jamie Wagner, USMC, C-IED Branch Head, FPID, CDD, CD&I
- COL Charles G. Phillips, USA, Director, The Counter Explosive Hazards Center, U.S. Army Engineer School
- CAPT John B. Moulton, USN, Commodore, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
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