EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium

  • Advancing Counter-IED Initiatives in Support of Domestic & Foreign Operations
  • November 18-19, 2020 , Alexandria , VA , United States

Our 8th Annual EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium will bring together members of the various Military branches & Federal Government agencies to discuss the current state of advancing domestic and international counter-IED missions in support of US National Security interests. Senior level speakers at this forum will detail the many ways they are collaborating on disarming the threat that these various types of explosives can cause to the Homeland & critical infrastructure. They will also examine emerging innovative technologies, enhanced training, and methods of intelligence gathering that are vital to successful EOD and demining initiatives in the era of Great Power Competition.

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Topics to be covered at the 2020 Symposium:

  • Providing JIDO with a situational understanding on how to respond to improvised threats in the Great Power Competition
  • Countering the threat of WMD's against the Warfighter & the Homeland
  • Mitigating the use of explosives and IEDs against Critical Infrastructure
  • Leading NECC's Counter-IED solutions across the full spectrum of Naval operations
  • Exploiting IED information & material to produce actionable intelligence that will protect the United States from terrorist attacks
  • Developing dependable, highly trained & adaptive ordnance professionals to support the Total Force
  • Assisting Local, State and Federal law enforcement in the investigation of bombings, arson, and explosives
  • Facilitating electronic sensors capabilities to enhance C-IED and mine-field detection and defeat
  • Integrating solutions to help increase EOD Tech recruitments across the DoD


Why You Should Attend this Year's Symposium:

The Counter-IED Market Size to Reach US$ 1.4 Billion in 2025 with North America remaining the leader in acquiring these detection & countermeasures equipment/technologies, particularly the military services. This year's Symposium will touch on the various ways that threat actors are using IEDs across the globe during a time of uncertainty with the current pandemic. This event will bring together members of the various Military branches & Federal Government agencies to discuss the current state of advancing domestic and international counter-IED missions in support of US National Security interests. Senior level speakers at this forum will detail the many ways they are collaborating on disarming the threat that these various types of explosives can cause to the Homeland & critical infrastructure. They will also examine emerging innovative technologies, enhanced training, and methods of intelligence gathering that are vital to successful EOD and demining initiatives in the era of Great Power Competition.

This Symposium will offer insight into how IEDs and mines are & continue to be responsible for a very high number of casualties both at home & abroad in US military operations. Threat actors continue to utilize this method of attack against our Warfighters & civilians, which is why this event provides the chance for meaningful debate as to how to better mitigate them. Additionally, these speakers will share their unique perspectives into the necessary strategies and capabilities needed for eliminating explosive threats, as well as understanding that in order to minimize the loss of life, a unified, whole-of-government approach is critical. A panel of experts will detail current initiatives toward integrating solutions to help increase EOD Tech recruitments across the DoD.

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

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2020 Scheduled Speakers:

  • MG Kevin Vereen, USA, Commander, Army Recruiting Command
  • Maj Gen Edward W. Thomas, USAF, Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service
  • RDML Dennis Velez, USN, Commander, Navy Recruiting Command
  • John Lenox, Director, Military Operations, DoD Explosives Safety Board
  • COL Russell Hoff, USA, Project Manager, Close Combat Systems, Program Executive Office - Ammunition
  • William Byrd Jr., Deputy Associate Director, Office for Bombing Prevention, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • CAPT Rick Hayes, USN, Commander, EOD Group TWO, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
  • CAPT Ben Cipperley, USN, Branch Head, Navy Expeditionary Combat Branch (N957)

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Nov 5, 2020