Agenda

Obtain invaluable information on the emerging opportunities in:
Military, Government, Commercial and Civil Markets found nowhere else.
Key program offices will examine UAS from first hand experiences and address the Needs, Requirements and Opportunities needed.

Program Starts at 9:00 am

I. Emerging Government & Military UAS Needs, Initiatives & Opportunities

“sUAS Capabilities Plans and Programs for Homeland Defense”
MS. ANH DUONG, SES
Program Executive for Unmanned Aerial Systems Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate

“RPA Roles and Missions at USSCOUTHCOM”
MR. JOSEPH HOSACK
Science & Technology Branch Chief, United States Southern Command, USSOUTHCOM

“UAS Capabilities for The Maritime Domain”
CAPTAIN JOE KIMBALL, USCG
Chief, Office of Aviation Forces (CG-711)

“DCGS UAS Plans & Programs for Navy ISR”
MR. CHARLES GASSERT
Assistant Program Manager, Distributed Common Ground Systems (DCGS-N), Navy DI2E Knowledge Management IPT Chair, Office of Naval Intelligence Liaison for PMW-120 (tentative)

“CBP UAS for Border Protection”
MR. JAMES MEADOWS
Director, Air Operations, National Air Security Operations, HQ, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

“Tactical UAS Capabilities S&T Programs”
MAJOR MICHAEL OSMON, USA
Program Manager, Next Gen TUAS Tech Demo, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Aviation Development Directorate

“UAS for ISR”
MR.TODD MYERS
Senior Architect, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) (Invited)

“Current and Future USMC UAS Capabilities”
MAJOR PETER “FIZZ” BAN, USMC
UAS Capabilities Integration Officer HQMC Capabilities Development & Integration

“Air National Guard RPA Total Force Enterprise”
COL CHRISTOPHER “LACK-O” MCDONALD, ANG
163rd Attack Wing (ATKW), Air National Guard

“Leveraging Unmanned Systems to Protect and Sustain the Warfighter”
COLONEL PAUL A. CRAVEY, USA
Director, TRADOC Capabilities Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, US Army Aviation Center of Excellence (tentative)

“432d UAS Needs, Capabilities and Requirements for the Warfighter”
SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE
432d, Air Expeditionary Wing Group, Creech Air Force Base (invited)

“UAS Solar Soaring Program”
DR. ROBERT WALTERS
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Head, Operations and Radiation Effects Branch

II: Drone Integration in the NAS: Testing, Regulatory and Market Forecast

“The ASSURE Program Update at MSU”
COL (USAF-RET) STEPHEN “LUX” LUXION
Deputy Director, Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) FAA Center of Excellence, Mississippi State University (MSU)

“Blue Skies and Wide Open Spaces – NMSU’s UAS Flight Test Site Program”
MR. HENRY M. CATHEY JR.
Deputy Director, Physical Science Laboratory, New Mexico State University UAS Flight Test Site

“UAS Test and Evaluation of Autonomy”
MR. R. CHAD HAWTHORNE
Ocean Systems and Engineering Group, APL’s Force Projection Sector, Principal Investigator for the Range Adversarial Planning Tool (RAPT)

“NIAS UAS Research & Development Plans and Programs”
MR. CHRIS WALACH
Director of all FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Sites, NUANCE Center, & Senior Director of the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) (tentative)

“Counter UAS Red Teaming Services”
MR. LARRY FRIESE
Founder, Aerial Information Systems Corporation

“Aircraft Acquisition, Global Trends and UAS Commercial Transition”
MR. RON STEARNS
Business Development Manager, Robotics and Unmanned Systems, Velocity Group

III: Cutting Edge Detect & Avoid Sensor and Imagery Capabilities

“Mission Assurance: UAS in Contested Environments”
MR. CHRIS PEHRSON
Vice President DoD Strategic Development, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

“Motion Imagery Analytics, the Challenges and Opportunities”
MR. JOHN DELAY
Director of Strategy, Harris Corporation

“Parc Platform for the Warfighter Situational Awareness”
MR. MATT ENGLAND
Vice President, Government Systems, CyPhy Works

“Enhancing sUAS Capabilities for the Warfighter”
MR. DAVID HENDRICKSON
Director, Business, Development, AeroVironment

“Global Hawk Program Update”
MR. BOB DEHNERT JR.
Director, UAS Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

“UAS Cyber Capabilities”
MR. PAUL DE SOUZA
CSFI-CWD (Cyber Warfare Division) Founder Director Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA) Advisor Adjunct Faculty, George Washington University