Enhancing Counter-IED Measures in Support of Domestic and Foreign Operations

Defense Strategies Institutes 2018 EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium will take place on November 13-14, 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia. This event brings together a whole-of-government approach convening Military services, government agencies, and law enforcement, as well as key leaders in industry with the sole objective of advancing the mission critical needs of each respective community in IED defeat.

Hoboken, NJ, October 24, 2018 --(PR.com)-- This Defense Strategies Institute event will enable senior leaders in the C-IED Community, academia, and industry to come together in a collaborative, town-hall forum to encourage open and informative conversation regarding the different C-IED mitigation efforts that are being undertaken to better achieve operational success, as well as take a deeper look into the enhanced EOD/IED training programs that are being developed to better support the homeland and our Warfighters.

This year’s summit will offer over 13 sessions, with senior level speakers including:

* MG Christopher Bentley, USA, Director, JIDO
* BG Heidi J. Hoyle, USA, Chief of Ordnance, Commandant, U.S. Army Ordnance School
* Capt. John Moulton, USN, N957 Branch Head, EOD Officer, OPNAV N95
* Gerald Guilbert, Chief of Programs, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA), U.S. Department of State
* SSA W. Mark Whitworth, Unit Chief, TEDAC Explosives Unit, Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center, FBI
* William Byrd, Acting Deputy Chief, Office for Bombing Prevention, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
* William Windsor, Director, DoD Unexploded Ordnance Center of Excellence
*Debra Powers, Chair, Naval Counter-IED Knowledge Network, DON

Topics will include:

*Shaping warfighter adaptability: Developing JIDO’s core capabilities to counter IEDs
*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
*Combating new, offensive IED’s in various innovative ways for operational success

Seating is limited:
In order to allow for actionable discussion and dialogue amongst speaker and attendees, seating will be limited. Register now to reserve your seat. Active military, government and state personnel attend complimentary. Those interested in participating in the EOD/IED and Countermine Symposium can visit Defense Strategies Institute's website at http://countermine.dsigroup.org/.

Anyone interested in learning more or sending questions can contact Christopher Elliott at celliott@dsigroup.org, 201-672-8745.

*Symposium is closed to press/No recordings
Defense Strategies Institute
Christopher Elliott