March 12 - 14, 2019
Washington, D.C.

Main Day 1

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration & Networking Breakfast

While registering for the Main Summit Day 1, enjoy your morning cup of coffee, light
snacks and lively peer-to-peer conversation.

8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRPERSON'S OPENING REMARKS

9:00 am - 9:45 am CHALLENGES OF COUNTER-UAS IN THE US CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

• Unique UAS challenges in the Middle East
• Training forces to react to sUAS threats
• Evolving sUAS tactics of adversaries

9:45 am - 10:30 am PROTECTING CRITICAL NUCLEAR SUBMARINE BASES THROUGH INNOVATIVE C-UAS SOLUTIONS

James Truhett - Branch Head, Nuclear Weapons Safety, Security, Compliance, and Incident Response, US NAVY
• Deploying CUAS detection and tracking mechanisms to increase awareness around nuclear plants
• Investing in soft and hard kill CUAS solutions to neutralize the threat
• Training security personnel to identify and counter UAS threats
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James Truhett

Branch Head
Nuclear Weapons Safety, Security, Compliance, and Incident Response, US NAVY

10:30 am - 11:15 am MORNING NETWORKING BREAK

 

11:15 am - 12:00 pm BREAKING DOWN THE FIELD ASSESSMENTS: TESTING THE CAPABILITIES OF CURRENT AND FUTURE COUNTER UAS SYSTEMS

Major Mikita Brown - Branch Chief for Technical Support & Senior Air Battle Manager, Joint Deployable Analysis Team, The Joint Staff
• Testing the latest hard-kill C-UAS solutions
• Collect and Analyze data
• Make recommendations for solutions and fixes, including Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures
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Major Mikita Brown

Branch Chief for Technical Support & Senior Air Battle Manager
Joint Deployable Analysis Team, The Joint Staff

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY’S STRATEGY AND POLICIES FOR UTILIZING COUNTER UAS SOLUTIONS

Scott Mathews - Senior Advisor, Intelligence, Department of Homeland Security
• DHS C-UAS powers under Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018
• C-UAS rules of engagement on the field
• Establishing a legal framework for potential legal challenges
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Scott Mathews

Senior Advisor, Intelligence
Department of Homeland Security

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch

All the morning hustle and bustle has probably made for a much needed lunch break! Join us for lunch and make new
friends at your table

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm COUNTERING RUSSIAN AND CHINESE SMALL UAS CAPABILITIES FOR RECONNAISSANCE, SURVEILLANCE, TARGETING AND ATTACK

• Reviewing Russian and Chinese small UAS arsenal and their capabilities
• Pinpointing capability gaps that are a priority
• Investing in R&D to increase current CUAS capabilities

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm CHALLENGES & STRATEGIES FOR COUNTERING WEAPONIZED AUTONOMOUS DRONES

• Autonomous drones can be impervious to current EW measures
• GPS spoofing can be a key weapon against autonomous drones
• Investing in hard-kill counter-UAS solutions to neutralize autonomous drones

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm NETWORKING BREAK

Take a moment to recharge form the afternoon sessions!

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR COUNTER-UAS SOLUTIONS FOR SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES

• Deploying wearable UAS detection platform
• Testing and fielding mobile counter-drone systems
• Training warfighters to detect, identify and neutralize UAS threats

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm CHAIRPERSON'S CLOSING REMARKS

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm End of Main Conference Day One