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Main Conference Day 1

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Chairperson's Welcoming Remarks

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Keynote Presentation: The Department of Defense Directed Energy Roadmap

LTG Bradley Heithold, Principal Deputy Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense

LTG Bradley Heithold

Principal Deputy Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation
Office of the Secretary of Defense

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM Congressional Perspectives on Directed Energy Development and Acquisition

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Demonstration Drive and Morning Networking Break

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Warfighter Perspectives on Operational Challenges and Advantages of DES

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM The Future for Directed Energy: An Industry Perspective

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Networking Luncheon

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Integrating Directed Energy into the Army Counter UAS Strategy

John Haithcock, Director, Fires Battle Lab, US Army Fires Center of Excellence (FCOE)

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John Haithcock

Director, Fires Battle Lab
US Army Fires Center of Excellence (FCOE)

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COL Edward O'Neill

Director, Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate
U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence (FCoE)

3:15 PM - NaN:NaN AM Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Developing Counter Directed Energy Weapons Protections


Scott Boyd

Director, JLaSE Joint Feasibility Study
NSWC Dahlgren

Major Jeffrey Nelson

Joint Test and Evaluation
OSD