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.
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.
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.
Date: Oct 6, 2016