Agenda

Program Starts at 9:00 am

I.  Emerging Service and Government Requirements, Needs & Opportunities

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

“USPACOM J3 UAS Operations Needs & Capabilities”
BRIGADIER GENERAL MARIO LEBLANC
Deputy Director for Operations (DJ3),Royal Canadian Air Force, HQ PACOM Military Keynote Presentations

 

“NORAD UAS Programs, Partnerships and Capabilities”
MR. STEVEN ARMSTRONG
Chief, NORAD Strategic Engagement & Deputy Division Chief of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Operations Division

“NSWD UAS Test & Evaluation Needs & Requirements”
■ MR. JOHN FIORE, SES
Technical Director, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division

“DoD CIO C4 Policies and Advancements in UAS Data Link Technologies for Tactical Networks”
MR. DAVID “NARK” NARKEVICIUS
Senior Staff Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Chief Information Officer (CIO C4III), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Networks & Information Integration (NII)

“Army UAS Needs, Capabilities and Requirements”
■ COLONEL COURTNEY COTE, USA
Project Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Program Executive Office, U.S. Army Aviation, Redstone Arsenal

“AMO CBP UAS Plans and Programs”
MR. ERIK SOYKAN
Deputy Director, UAS Operations,
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS (Tentative)

“UAS Update & Overview from the Navy’s TYCOM”
COMMANDER (RET) CHRIS “PYRO” FITZGERALD, USN
Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific (N809A), (COMNAVAIRFOR, CNAF), UAS Requirements

“Manned Unmanned Teaming”
■ LIEUTENANT COLONEL TORY BURGESS, USA
Product Manager, Tactical UAS Project Office, Redstone Arsenal

“DHS Non-Traditional Aviation Technology for Homeland Security”
■ MR. MATTHEW BARGER
Intelligence and Technology Portfolio Lead, Sector Outreach and Programs Division, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

• Security Challenges for Owner/Operators of Critical Infrastructure
• Public and Private Sector Partnership
• Priorities, Requirements, Policy, and Strategy

“163d ATKW UAS Need, Capabilities and Requirements”
■ COLONEL KEITH “LJB” WARD, USAF
163d Attack Wing (ATKW), Vice Commander, Air National Guard and
■ COLONEL CHRISTOPHER “LACK-O” MCDONALD, USAF
Director of Disruptive Innovations for Headquarters US Air Force (HAF A2II)

“VMU-1 UAS Plans, Programs & Capabilities”
■ LIEUTENANT COLONEL TODD “DUTCH” HOLLAND, USMC
Commanding Officer, Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1
(VMU-1), Marine Aircraft Group 13, (MAG-13), 3rd Marine

“UAS Training Programs and Requirements”
■ MR. MARK FARRAR
Director of Training, USA, UAS Training Center, 2-13th Aviation Regiment, Fort Huachuca, AZ

“RPA Future Capabilities and Counter RPA Requirements”
■ DR. REID MELVILLE
Strategy Lead for Unmanned Air Systems, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

“The Army’s Future Tactical UAS Technology Demonstrator Program”
■ MR. LAYNE MERRITT
Chief Engineer, Aviation Development, Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center (AMRDEC)

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

“What Kind of Autonomous Systems Does the Military Need from Industry?”
■ MR. LABEN FISHER
Systems Engineer, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

 

II. Government & Industry: sUAS Platforms and Integration in the NAS: Testing, Requirements and Advanced Airworthiness Capabilities

“MQ-1C Gray Eagle Operations: Conducting Split-based Ops in a Combat Environment and Road Ahead”
■ GRAY EAGLE REPRESENTATIVE
1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, “GUNFIGHTERS”

“RPAs Airspace Integration Challenges for Air Navigation Service Providers”
■ MR. ROBERT HUGHES
Senior Policy Advisor, Airworthiness & Airspace Integration, Engineering and Global Product Development. Office of Independent Airworthiness, Aerospace Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation

“DoD UAS Programs Analysis, Commercial Applicability and Integration Forecast”
■ MR. RON STEARNS
Business Development Director, Robotics and Unmanned Systems, Velocity Group

“Emerging sUAS Detection Technologies”
■ MR. MIKE BLADES
Senior Industry Analyst, Aerospace & Defense, Frost & Sullivan

“Redefining Group 2 – the Multi-Mission Difference”
■ MR. DAVID PHILLIPS
Vice President, Small and Medium Endurance UAS, Textron Systems

 

III. Sensors and Next Generation Communications Technology

“UAS – UGV Teaming for a Variety of Applications”
■ MR. DAVID BRUEMMER
Co-Founder and CTO, 5D Robotics

“Hitachi Visualization Suite for UAS Detection”
MR. CHRIS JENSEN
Director, CI3 Solutions, Hitachi Data Systems Federal

“UAS Airborne Electronic Attack”
MR. STEVE JONES
Manager, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Electronic Warfare & Sensors Business Development, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Land & Avionic C4ISR Division

“Counter UAS Technologies”
MR. THOMAS BAKER
Founder, Shavano Prime Solutions; Formerly, Director, UAS and Counter UAS Initiatives, First Air Force/NORAD Continental Region