- DSI welcomes several speakers for 2016:
- MG Robert Dyess, USA, Deputy Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, TRADOC
- Mr. Bryan McVeigh, PM, Force Projection, PEO CS&CSS
- NAVY/ Marine Corps:
- RADM Robert Girrier, USN, Director, N99 Unmanned Weapons Systems Directorate, OPNAV
- BGen Julian Alford, USMC, Commanding Officer, MCWL, Futures Directorate, and Vice Chief of Naval Research
- RDML Lorin Selby, USN, Commander, NSWC, NAVSEA
- Dr. Lawrence Schuette, SES, Director of Research, ONR
- Mr. Steve Olson, Unmanned Systems Autonomy Lead, OPNAV N99
- AIR FORCE:
- Mr. Jeffrey Eggers, SES, CTO, DCS ISR, AF/A2
- Dr. Reid Melville, Strategy Lead for UAS across Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Mr. Thomas Baker, Director, UAS and Counter UAS Initiatives,1st Air Force (CONR - AFNORTH)
Air Cdre S D Ellard, Head of Unmanned Air Systems, Defence Equipment & Support Organisation, RAF, UK MoD on the UK MOD's Post Strategic Defense & Security Review (SDSR) Analysis and the Future of Unmanned Air Systems
Dr. Brian Hall, JRAST, J8 Joint Staff, Force Application Division, discussing autonomous research and activities
- MajGen(ret) Marke "Hoot" Gibson, Senior Advisor, UAS Integration, FAA on integrating UAS into the NAS
- As unmanned / RPA systems are looked upon for expanding capabilities and maximizing mission performance for the future fight for our Military Services across land, sea, air, and space, military leaders, the S&T and private sector communities are tasked with rapidly solving many of the current, and foreseeable future challenges. From policy and procedure to requirements and technical capabilities, expanding capabilities is not just about solving the near term challenges, but thinking beyond the abilities of today, to where and how these systems can be used tomorrow.
- The DON recently announced it will field and sustain diverse unmanned/autonomous forces capable of independent and integrated missions in all physical and operational environments, including cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum. Unmanned vehicles and systems have the potential to transform the naval forces by expanding existing capabilities and enabling new ones. These new capabilities must drive new operational concepts and create real advantages over adversaries.” Memorandum, SECNAV “Treat Unmanned as Unmanned”, Nov. 13, 2015.
- The Army is working towards creating a unified vision for robotics and autonomous systems – from doctrine to capabilities to increase overmatch capabilities that align with their current AOC “Win in a complex World”.
- The Air Force , while faced with the current challenge of training and maintaining pilots to meet the current demand for RPA missions, is looking at the maturity and potential benefits of autonomous platform behaviors. This effort would push autonomous technology development for a Loyal Wingman concept to an integrated set of demonstrations.
- “The DoD’s vision for unmanned systems is the seamless integration of diverse unmanned capabilities that provide flexible options for Joint Warfighters while exploiting the inherent advantages of unmanned technologies, including persistence, size, speed, maneuverability, and reduced risk to human life. DOD envisions unmanned systems seamlessly operating with manned systems while gradually reducing the degree of human control and decision making required for the unmanned portion of the force structure...” (DoD Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap, ‘FY 2011- 2036)
- WHY ATTEND:
- DSI DoD Unmanned Systems Summit is a unique forum that allows for personnel from DoD, Military Services, and Federal Agencies, Industry and Academia to convene in one location. Our "Town Hall" format is designed to encourage challenging discussion and dialogue amongst all in attendance.
- By keeping our forum off-the record and non-attribution, we allow for a level of stream of consciousness and shared ideas and thoughts to flow freely. Our agendas cover the most current priorities and strive to achieve actionable takeaways for all in attendance.
- We limit our attendance size in order to allow everyone a chance to actively participate in the discussions and to mix and mingle with each other easily over the two days we are together.
- We encourage you to explore our site more, give us a call if you have any questions, and we hope to welcome you in March!