Directed Energy Day Symposium

November 15, 2018, Alexandria, VA, United States

The 2nd Annual Directed Energy Symposium will provide a forum to discuss the efforts to develop and leverage DE technologies in support of U.S. national security needs and battlefield overmatch. The symposium will focus on Service and DoD DE roadmaps, DE's role in National security and the future Force, R&D initiatives, acquisition and funding updates, and much more.

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2018 Topics to Include:

  • DoD & Service Roadmaps for Directed Energy Systems
  • Understanding the Impact of DE on National Security and the Future Force
  • Transitioning from Research and Development to Operational Use
  • Efforts to Integrate DE Weapons Systems onto Existing Platforms
  • DoD Plans and Initiatives with DE Based Non-Lethal Weapons
  • Leveraging DE Technology for Improved Counter UAS Response and Defensive Posture
  • Benefits and Challenges Associated with DE Systems for Warfighters
  • Bolstering the Ballistic Missile Defense System Architecture with DE

 

Why you should attend this year's Symposium:

The 2018 Directed Energy Symposium will provide a forum to discuss the efforts to develop and leverage DE technologies in support of U.S. national security needs and battlefield overmatch. The symposium will focus on service and DoD DE roadmaps, DE's role in National security and the future Force, R&D initiatives, acquisition strategies, and much more.

Leaders across the DoD and Services have long-since recognized the value that DE can provide to the Military in both offensive and defensive capacities. The maturation of DE technologies coupled with ongoing RDT&E efforts have paved the way for the rapid development and deployment of DE capabilities across the Military Services and Federal Government

To fully leverage the vast amount of dollars and time already invested in DE technologies during the 20th century, the DoD and Federal Govt. must spend a proportionate amount of time structuring acquisition and funding strategies, driving technology investment, and fostering a culture of innovation to meet near and far-term DE mission needs.

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 directed energy community to include 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 Speakers to Include:

  • Dr. Thomas J. Karr, Assistant Director of Defense for Directed Energy, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
  • William P. Bray, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Navy Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Department of the Navy
  • Keith Englander, SES, Director for Engineering, Missile Defense Agency
  • Michael Holthe, Director for Lethality, ASA(ALT)/ODASA Research & Technology
  • David Law, Technology Division Chief, Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate
  • Dr. Sean Ross, AFRL Directed Energy Liaison, SAF/AQR

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Oct 29, 2018