Main Day One

Main Day 1

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8:15 AM Chairperson's Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mike Blades , Senior Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan

Mike Blades
Senior Industry Analyst
Frost & Sullivan

8:30 AM An Outlook on UAS: The Joint Services Perspective

Dr. Bill Powers , Research Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, U.S. Marine Corps

  • A long-term vision for UAS in Joint Operations
  • Tailoring policy and doctrine to meet Service needs
  • Sustaining the cultural shift in peace time that began during combat
  • Leading strategy best practices for current non-user agencies
Dr. Bill Powers
Research Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
U.S. Marine Corps

9:15 AM An Outlook on UAS: The Congressional Perspective

Sean Snyder , Military Legislative Assistant, Congressional Unmanned Systems Caucus, Office of Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY)

• Understanding Congressional level issues concerning Unmanned Aerial Systems
• Paving the way forward for more effective military and commercial usage of UAS
• Integrating varous stakeholder efforts to promote a unified vision
• Budget discussion: UAS in light of Sequestration
Sean Snyder
Military Legislative Assistant, Congressional Unmanned Systems Caucus
Office of Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY)

10:00 AM Networking Break

10:45 AM An Outlook on UAS: The Army Perspective

LTC Mark Colbrook , Chief, UAS Systems, HQDA, DCS-3/5/7 (DAMO-AV), US Army

  • Embedding UAS assets in maneuver units vs. standalone UAS units
  • Matching mission types/requirements to UAS platforms
  • What the Army can do to ensure UAS operator excellence
LTC Mark Colbrook
Chief, UAS Systems, HQDA, DCS-3/5/7 (DAMO-AV)
US Army

11:30 AM US Coast Guard's Plan for UAS

LCDR Jeff Vajda , Program Manager, USCG Office of Aviation (CG-711), US Coast Guard

  • Supporting cutter-based and land-based requirements: how will the USCG leverage UAS assets?
  • How does the USCG/CBP Joint Program Office work?
  • Understanding the DHS mission: future requirements and capabilities for DHS/USCG/CBP UAS missions
LCDR Jeff Vajda
Program Manager, USCG Office of Aviation (CG-711)
US Coast Guard

12:15 PM Lunch

1:15 PM Anticipating New UAS Products and Services

Mr. Keith Ballantyne , VP, Engineering, AAI

  • Understanding the commercial markets’ unique needs for UAS O&M support
  • Highlighting the applicability of military UAS platforms to the commercial sector
  • Determining which aspects of military UAS will be most applicable
Mr. Keith Ballantyne
VP, Engineering
AAI

2:00 PM NASA's Breakthrough in Civil UAS Uses

Dr. Ramesh Kakar , Weather Focus Area Leader, NASA/Science Mission Directorate, NASA

  • Discussing the current state of UAS technology, future requirements, and the path there
  • Envisioning the future of high-altitude, long-duration Earth science missions
  • HS3 program: improving the UAS capabilities through research
Dr. Ramesh Kakar
Weather Focus Area Leader, NASA/Science Mission Directorate
NASA

3:30 PM Industry's Perspective on Commercial UAS

Mr. Chris Pehrson , Director, Strategic Development, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Mr. Keith Ballantyne , VP, Engineering, AAI

  • A new mission: shifting focus to anticipate the emerging commercial market
  • What will the new demands be and who will be asking?
  • Understanding the new market: new constraints and opportunities will force businesses to change, but how?
Mr. Chris Pehrson
Director, Strategic Development
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
Mr. Keith Ballantyne
VP, Engineering
AAI

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