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U.S. Military and DoD Leaders to Convene for Unmanned Systems Summit in Alexandria, VA. Topics Include Interoperability, Autonomous Activity, MUM-T, and ISR Capabilities

Defense Strategies Institute will lead over 16 plenary sessions at their 3rd annual DoD Unmanned Systems Summit, March 18-19, 2015 at The Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA. The Summit allows for military users, civilian, and government personnel across the unmanned systems spectrum to come together to learn about, discuss, and debate current challenges while helping to advance the mission critical needs for the DoD community.

Washington, DC, March 02, 2015 --( 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 and military experts leading discussions during the Summit include:

*Mr. Earl Wyatt, DASD, Emerging Capabilities and Requirements, OSD AT&L

*MajGen Gary L. Thomas, USMC, Deputy Director, Force Management, Application, and Support, J-8, Joint Chiefs of Staff

*Ms. Mary Miller, SES, DASA R&T, OASA, ATL

*Thomas Dee, DASN, Expeditonary Programs and Logistics Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (RDA)

*Dr. Lawrence Schuette, SES, Director of Research (Discovery and Invention), ONR

*Mr. Fredrick Moorefield, SES, Director, Spectrum Policy and Programs, DoD CIO

*Mr. Jeffrey Eggers, SES, CTO, DCS ISR (AF/A2)

*Dr. Siva Banda, ST, Chief Scientist, Aerospace Directorate, AFRL

*COL Thomas von Eschenbach, USA, Director, TRADOC Capabilities Manager UAS

*CAPT Robert Boyer, USN, Director, Battlespace Awareness Division, OPNAV N2/N6

Several key topics will include:
- Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems
- Improving onboard data processing for ISR
- Common Control Systems (CCS)
-Opportunities to improve commonalities and interoperability across Service platforms to increase cost savings
- MUM-T and autonomous activity
- The use of unmanned systems in counter- IED/EOD and CBRN incidents
- Spectrum management

The Summit is open to U.S. citizens of the general public but will be non-attribution and off the record. Seating is limited

More details and a copy of the full agenda can be found at: or by contacting Defense Strategies Institute at: 1.917.435.1266.
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