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June 26 - 28, 2019
Washington, D.C.

Main Day 1

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration & Coffee

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

- Current lines of initiatives for Directed Energy at PEO STRI
- Maturing and transitioning DE test technologies: current needs and capabilities sought
- Expediting the fielding of DE capabilities into Warfighter hands: necessary next steps
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Colonel Richard Haggerty

Project Manager, Instrumentation, Targets, Threat Simulators, and SOF Training Systems (PM ITTS)
PEO STRI, U.S. Army

9:45 am - 10:30 am Ensuring Battlefield Dominance of Infantry and Ground Forces via Advanced Lethality

Major General Wilson A. Shoffner - Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence & Fort Sill
- Delivering multi-domain battle dominance through advanced SHORAD capabilities
- Opportunities to utilize mobile DE weaponry for anti-drone, anti-missile laser system operations
- Considerations on DE’s role in multi-domain operations: potential use cases
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Major General Wilson A. Shoffner

Commanding General
Fires Center of Excellence & Fort Sill

10:30 am - 11:15 am Networking Break and Demo Drive

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Leveraging Directed Energy Technologies & Capabilities to Meet Current and Future Army Needs

Mr. Michael Holthe - Director for Lethality, Asst. Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, U.S. Army
- Army S&T efforts to bolster utilization of DE capabilities
- Opportunities to leverage DE to counter rapidly emerging threats
- Driving Army lethality initiatives: necessary next steps
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Mr. Michael Holthe

Director for Lethality, Asst. Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology
U.S. Army

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Executing the DE Experimentation Campaign: Update on Experimentation Efforts with 704th Test Group”

John Cao - Director, DE Combined Test Force (DE CTF), Air Force Technical Center / 704th test Group
- Combined Test Force construct
- Experimentation methodology
- Supporting rapid development and prototyping
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John Cao

Director
DE Combined Test Force (DE CTF), Air Force Technical Center / 704th test Group

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch


1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Updates on the Joint Laser Systems Effectiveness Joint Test Program

Mr. Scott Boyd - Director, Joint Laser System Effectiveness Joint Test, NSWC Dahlgren
- Updates on JLaSE and J-FLaME joint feasibility study
- Challenges associated with collateral damage estimate and weaponeering for DEL in the joint battlespace
- Desired capabilities needed to support the integration of HEL for joint operations
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Mr. Scott Boyd

Director
Joint Laser System Effectiveness Joint Test, NSWC Dahlgren

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Driving International Collaborative DE RDT&E with Israel for Improved Defense Capacities

Col (Res.) Dr. Anan Wahabi - Research Fellow, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism
- Update on the United States-Israel Directed Energy Cooperation Act
- Collaborative opportunities to bolster DE capacities for both USA and Israel
- Understanding regional defense needs and effects of emerging threats on Israel
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Col (Res.) Dr. Anan Wahabi

Research Fellow
International Institute for Counter-Terrorism

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Ensuring Directed Energy Technological Superiority for the DoD and Armed Services

Opportunities & use cases to leverage DE for Department-wide mission success
- Integrating DE technology to meet emerging & future national security threats
- USD R&E considerations on DE competencies for missile defense operations and UAS attacks

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks


4:15 pm - 4:15 pm Post Conference Networking