EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium

November 13-14, 2018, Alexandria, VA, United States

The 2018 EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium will detail how the IED has profoundly altered the formation of battle for all levels of the military, evening the playing field between an asymmetric enemy and U.S. / Coalition forces both on land and sea. The threat and its complexity has never been greater in the Homeland. Attacking the cruel use of explosives in the battlefield or at home depends upon a thorough and collaborative, whole-of-government approach to IED defeat.

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Topics to Be Covered at the 2018 Symposium:

  • Shaping warfighter adaptability: Developing JIDO's core capabilities to counter IED's
  • Supporting Navy's intergovernmental C-IED efforts to save lives at home and abroad
  • Guiding current countermine and EOD efforts to counter the growing asymmetric threat
  • Developing public IED awareness through special training courses and awareness products
  • Using innovative forensic techniques to examine IED's for the purpose of neutralizing and eliminating threat networks
  • Conducting large-scale vehicle borne IED testing to address constantly changing HME threats
  • Enabling freedom of movement for the Warfighter in the sea and on the land through the rendering of explosive devices
  • Addressing the operational needs and technology gaps within the C-IED S&T Community of Interest
  • Integrating EOD tools onto unmanned vehicles to better prepare the Warfighter
  • Guiding CBRNE operations that detect, identify, assess, render-safe, dismantle, and transfer WMD's, IED's, and other manmade hazards
  • Developing operational capabilities to neutralize, render-safe and contain blast during improvised terrorist device and explosive response
  • Combating new, offensive IED's in various innovative ways for operational success

 

Why you should attend this year's Summit:

The IED has forever changed the battlefield landscape for all levels of the military, evening the playing field between an asymmetric enemy and U.S. / Coalition forces both on land and sea. The ongoing threat and complexity of IED's has never been greater in the Homeland. Targeting the cruel use of explosives in the battlefield or at home depends upon a cautious and coordinated, whole-of-government approach to IED defeat.

C-IED efforts across the world have increased dramatically over the last decade, especially in the U.S., Middle East, and Africa. These improvised explosive devices pose a great danger to the Warfighter, as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement. New strategies, products, and more advanced training methods on these devices have become vital to assisting in Homeland defense.

This Symposium will highlight some of the important R&D efforts currently underway to address the rise of different forms of IED's, specifically airborne and vehicle-borne, that are dramatically increasing the number of casualties across the globe. This event will also examine the different C-IED mitigation efforts that are being undertaken by the military to better achieve operational success.

The 2018 EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium brings together a whole-of-government approach with both military and civil offices, as well as key leaders in industry with the sole objective of advancing the mission critical needs of each respective community in IED defeat.

Our team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Symposium's content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the EOD/IED & Countermine community, as well as key policy-makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

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2018 Keynote Speaker:

  • MG Christopher Bentley, USA, Director, JIDO

 

This Year's Confirmed Speakers:

 

  • BG Heidi J. Hoyle, USA , Chief of Ordnance, Commandant, U.S. Army Ordnance School
  • CAPT John Moulton, USN, N957 Branch Head, EOD Officer, OPNAV N95
  • Gerald Guilbert, Chief of Programs, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA), U.S. Department of State
  • SSA W. Mark Whitworth, Unit Chief, TEDAC Explosives Unit, Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center, FBI
  • William Byrd, Acting Deputy Chief, Office for Bombing Prevention, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • William Windsor, Director, DoD Unexploded Ordnance Center of Excellence
  • Debra Powers, Chair, Naval Counter-IED Knowledge Network, DON

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Oct 22, 2018