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1 Defense Strategies Institute professional educational forum: ~Enhancing Counter-IED Measures in Support of Domestic and Foreign Operations~ November 13 th -14 th, 2018 Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

2 Program Design & Goal: The IED has profoundly altered the formation of battle for the all levels of the military, evening the playing field between an asymmetric enemy and U.S. / Coalition forces both on land and sea. The threat and its complexity has never been greater here in the Homeland. Attacking the cruel use of explosives in the battlefield or at home depends upon a thorough and collaborative, wholeof-government approach to IED defeat. This Symposium will highlight some of the important R&D efforts currently underway to address the rise of different forms of IED s, specifically airborne and vehicle-borne, that are dramatically increasing the number of casualties across the globe. This event will also examine the different C-IED mitigation efforts that are being undertaken to better achieve operational success, as well as detail the enhanced EOD/IED training programs that are being developed to better support the homeland and our Warfighter. The 2018 EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium brings together a whole-of-government approach with both military and civil offices, as well as key leaders in industry with the sole purpose of facilitating the mission critical needs of each respective community in IED defeat. Operating Guidelines: DSI s 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 community from operational leaders, the R&D Community, key policy-makers, as well as solution providers from Industry and Academia. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all involved organizations bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers. DSI s Symposium directly supports DoD and U.S. Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department s mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time. DSI s Symposium will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission. The Symposium is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum. (Industry and academia members are charged a fee of attendance) General Target Audience: Specific topics to be discussed include: Symposium is CLOSED TO PRESS / NO RECORDINGS Solution providers, Government Agencies and DoD Commands, as well as Academia interested in supporting IED defeat in both expeditionary environments, and the homeland. Attendees will hear from DoD, DHS and Law Enforcement on emerging EOD/C-IED policies, requirements, R&D, as well as near and long-term goals for the IED defeat across the DoD Enterprise. - Shaping Warfighter Adaptability: Developing JIDO s Core Capabilities to Counter IED s - Supporting Navy s intergovernmental C-IED efforts to save lives at home and abroad - Guiding current countermine and EOD efforts to counter the growing asymmetric threat - Developing public IED awareness through special training courses and awareness products - Using innovative forensic techniques to examine IED s for the purpose of neutralizing and eliminating threat networks - Conducting large-scale Vehicle Borne IED testing to address constantly changing HME threats - Enabling freedom of movement for the Warfighter in the sea and on the land through the rendering of explosive devices - Addressing the operational needs and technology gaps within the C-IED S&T Community of Interest - Integrating EOD tools onto unmanned vehicles to better prepare the Warfighter - Guiding CBRNE operations that detect, identify, assess, render-safe, dismantle, and transfer WMD s, IED s, and other manmade hazards - Developing operational capabilities to neutralize, render-safe and contain blast during improvised terrorist device and explosive response - Combatting new, offensive IED s in various innovative ways for operational success Topics & Speaker Times Subject to Edits

3 November 13 th, :00-8:45 Registration and Light Breakfast Reception Open 8:45-9:00 *Moderator Opening Remarks* COL (Ret.) Leo E. Bradley, USA (Confirmed) Owner, LE Bradley Consulting, LLC 9:00-9:45 *Event Keynote Remarks* Shaping Warfighter Adaptability: Developing JIDO s Core Capabilities to Counter IED s - Providing an understanding of threat network activities and their use of improvised weapons through an innovative, whole-of-government approach - Enabling rapid capability delivery through proactive counter-improvised threat solutions - Future considerations toward adapting to the changing IED landscape MG Christopher Bentley, USA (Confirmed) Director JIDO 9:45-10:30 Developing Adaptive Ordnance Professionals for Enhanced Army Readiness - Ensuring training for all Soldiers for proper and efficient Ordnance disposal - Advancing Ordnance capabilities across the entire force for increased Soldier mobility and combat power - Current Ordnance school initiatives for developing Army EOD doctrines BG Heidi J. Hoyle, USA (Confirmed) Chief of Ordnance Commandant, U.S. Army Ordnance School 10:30 11:00 Networking Break & Exhibits 11:00 11:45 USNORTHCOM Initiatives Toward Maintaining All-Domain Situational Awareness in the Face of an Evolving IED Threat - Developing capabilities to assist combatant commanders to anticipate, prepare, and respond to all threats facing North America - Enhancing security cooperation efforts through strengthened partnerships - Facilitating Homeland defense through effective transnational threat defeat Maj Gen Jeffrey B. Taliaferro, USAF (Tentative) Director of Operations for Headquarters, J3 USNORTHCOM 11:45-12:30 OBP Initiatives for Mitigating the Use of Explosives and IED Devices Against Critical Infrastructure - Preparing the homeland through coordinated national and intergovernmental C-IED efforts - Promoting C-IED information sharing for times of crisis to assist in critical decision making - Developing public IED awareness through special training courses and awareness products William Byrd (Confirmed) Acting Deputy Chief, Office for Bombing Prevention U.S. Department of Homeland Security 12:30-1:30 Networking Lunch

4 1: 30-2:15 Performing the Advanced Analysis of IED s to Produce Actionable Intelligence - Using innovative forensic techniques to examine IED s for the purpose of neutralizing and eliminating threat networks - Facilitating the sharing of terrorist-related data for improved IED attack response and notification - Providing a coordinated government-wide approach to countering IEDs and other explosives threats SSA W. Mark Whitworth (Confirmed) Unit Chief, TEDAC Explosives Unit Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center, FBI 2:15-3:00 Coordinating UXO RDT&E at the Unexploded Ordnance Center of Excellence - Near term R&D Initiatives that support enhanced EOD capabilities - Update on the Joint Counter-Explosive Hazards Data Management System (JCEHDMS) - Coordinating implementation of advanced UXO technologies across the DoD William Windsor (Confirmed) Director DoD Unexploded Ordnance Center of Excellence 3:00-3:30 Networking Break & Exhibits 3:30-4:15 Guiding Cutting-Edge Training Techniques that Support IED Defeat for C-IED Operations in the Homeland - Detailing current and future explosive hazards in order to support the Warfighter, assure mobility, and enable victory during irregular and conventional warfare - Overview of the CEHS mission and organizational structure to support Counter Explosive Hazard threats Dean Kucera (Confirmed) Strategic Support Division Chief, The Counter Explosive Hazards Center U.S. Army Engineer School 4:15-5:00 ATF Initiatives to Gather Intelligence in Support of Arson and Explosives Related Criminal Investigations - Increasing national situational awareness and information sharing to assist federal agents, state, and local investigators in preventing violent crimes and acts of terror - Maintaining the USBDC database through statistics and analytic trends in correlation with the criminal use of explosives - Maintaining information about the loss of explosive materials for increased awareness amongst U.S. law enforcement agencies Mike Watson (Confirmed) Director, U.S. Bomb Data Center Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives End of Day 1

5 November 14 th, :15-8:45 Registration and Light Breakfast Reception Open 8:45-9:00 *Moderator Opening Remarks* COL (Ret.) Leo E. Bradley, USA (Confirmed) Owner, LE Bradley Consulting, LLC 9:00-9:45 Advancing U.S. Demining Efforts Around the World to Further Effective IED Defeat - Guiding humanitarian action programs to ensure proper UXO and EOD removal - Promoting a collaborative approach to stabilizing regions previously controlled by ISIS - Efforts to train allies and partners on the ground to enable independent explosives hazards clearance Gerald Guilbert (Confirmed) Chief of Programs, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA) U.S. Department of State 9:45-10:30 Aligning N95 s Mission Sets in Support of a Sustainable Expeditionary Naval Force - Advancing technological innovation for enhanced unmanned search capabilities - Enhancing N95 s R&D efforts for Mine Warfare - Recapitalizing legacy surface and airborne mine countermeasures capability CAPT John Moulton, USN (Confirmed) N957 Branch Head, EOD Officer OPNAV N95 10:30-11:00 Networking Break & Exhibits 11:00-12:15 C-IED Efforts and Initiatives Being Undertaken Internationally in the African Region The IED threat continues to persist in many parts of the world, specifically Africa. With the growth of different forms of these explosive devices, both airborne and vehicle-borne, casualties and violence across the region has risen dramatically. This panel will seek to detail how organizations such as the Combined Joint Task Force in the Horn of Africa is addressing threat mitigation options for C-IED s. The panel will also try to explain ways to facilitate enhanced security and stability in the face of IED s, through a coordinated multi-government approach, with the end goal being to increase training and awareness to ultimately save more lives. CDR Stephen Phillips (Confirmed) (Panel Moderator) Senior Professional Staff - Analyst JHU-APL Panelists: Alan Barlow (Confirmed) Conflict Armament Research Bob Kaiser (Confirmed) C-IED Branch Chief USARAF Elizabeth Jordan Wilhelm (Confirmed) Director of Operations JANUS Global Operations LLC

6 12:15-12:45 Tracie Lattimore (Confirmed) Director, Army TBI Program Rehabilitation & Reintegration Division (R2D) HCD, G-3/5/7 US Army Office of the Surgeon General 12:45-1:30 Networking Lunch 1:30-2:15 Promoting IED Knowledge to Assist in the Continued Education of the Warfighter for C- IED Operations - Detailing the latest threat and technology advancements across Government - Encouraging coordinated efforts throughout the IED COI to enhance C-IED operations - Current initiatives of interest at the Naval C-IED Knowledge Network Debra Powers (Confirmed) Chair, Naval Counter-IED Knowledge Network DON 2:15 3:00 Integrating Innovative Technologies to Combat Terrorist IED Threats in Asymmetrical Warfare - Developing operational capabilities to neutralize, render-safe and contain blast during improvised terrorist device and explosive response - Leveraging technologies that improve identification, analysis, and characterization of IEDs and their components - Current R&D initiatives focusing on robotics and remote means for IED defeat Dr. Edwin Bundy (Confirmed) Program Manager, Improvised Device Defeat Subgroup Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office 3:00 3:45 Facilitating Electronic Sensors Capabilities to Enhance C-IED and Mine-Field Detection and Defeat - Efforts to improve detection and neutralization technologies for improved IED and mine defeat - Developing handheld multi-sensor explosive hazard detection systems - Current sensor initiatives and technologies of interest Michael Pocratsky (Confirmed) Deputy Director, Countermine Division Night Vision& Electronic Sensors Directorate, CERDEC 3:45 End of Symposium Topics & Speaker Times Subject to Edits GOLD SPONSORS:

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