Home
overview

For the latest COVID-19 Travel restrictions and recommendations please click here

SAE Media Group is proud to present the 1st annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology USA conference, taking place on the 5th and 6th of May 2022 in Arlington, VA.

With rapid technological advances changing the way US maritime forces need to utilise and manage ISR capabilities across domains, Maritime and Littoral Reconnaissance and Surveillance systems and platforms have become a critical component of US naval capability.

This conference presents the perfect opportunity to meet a diverse range of US Naval actors, Naval aviation experts, senior military figures and industry vendors involved in Maritime Surveillance and Intelligence gathering. Unlike other events, our conference places particular emphasis on the relationship between the Maritime and Joint Domains and how ISR capabilities are developing to improve these in tandem as well as individually.

Follow us to find out more about SAE Media Group Defence Events and what’s happening in the industry:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sae-defence/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SAEMGDefencehttps://www.twitter.com/SAEMGDefencehttps://www.twitter.com/SMiGroupDefence

 

  • Listen to keynote briefings from US military leaders operating in the maritime reconnaissance and surveillance arena
  • Hear from key allied military leaders working in their national maritime reconnaissance field
  • A unique focus on Unmanned ISR platforms, Space-based Maritime Reconnaissance, Fleet Air Arm ISR capabilities, Sensors at Sea and more
  • Maritime equipment exhibition from conference sponsors showcasing the latest technology
  • Informal networking time factored in so you can gather insight from peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing maritime reconnaissance and surveillance systems today
  • Discover the new trends and updates in the maritime reconnaissance market and learn of how to integrate these new technologies into enhance your operational effectiveness 
     

 

5th Department, Secretary of Defence; ADIT’s The Bulletin; AeroVironment; Agency for Defence- Korea; Australian Government; Capella Space; Centre of Maritime Research and Experimentation; CLS; Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence, NATO; Embassy of Ecuador; Embassy of Ukraine in Italy ; EMM; ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications); EUCAP Somalia; Eunavformed Op. Sophia; European Maritime Safety Agency; FLIR Systems Inc; Frontex Unit; General Atomics Aeronautical Systems; Hisdesat Strategic Services, Inc.; IHS Markit; ImageSat International N.V; Inmarsat; IT Navy General Staff; ITAF HQ 3rd Department; Italian Air Force - Maritime Air Inspectorate; Italian Airforce HQ; Italian Hydrographic Institute; Italian Navy; Italian Navy General Staff, 7th Dpt Ship Design & Combat System; Italian Navy HQ; Leonardo; Leonardo Helicopters; Maritime and Coastguard Agency; Maxar; Maxar Technologies; MDA; Ministry of National Defence; Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence; NATO Allied Maritime Command; NATO COE For Operations in Confined & Shallow Waters; NATO STO-CMRE; Ocean 4Future; Orbital Micro Systems Inc; Plans and Maritime Policy Employment of Forces and Maritime Security Department 1st Section – Operations, plans and training; Radley Consulting; Robin Radar Systems BV; Spanish Ministry of Defence; Swedish Defence University; The Royal Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; UAE GHQ; UGAL; United States Coast Guard; United States Navy; ViaSat Communications Inc; Windward; World View Enterprises, Inc

Conference programme

8:15 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Vice Admiral (Ret.) Bruce H. Lindsey

Vice Admiral (Ret.) Bruce H. Lindsey, Principal, Bruce H Lindsey & Associates, LLC

9:00 A Corporate Labs Mission Regarding Maritime ISR

Captain Gregory T. Petrovic

Captain Gregory T. Petrovic, Commanding Officer, US Naval Research Laboratory
View Bio

  • NRL: providing an effective coupling point to the R&D chain for ONR through direct ties with industry and the academic community
  • Researching, developing and testing unmanned and autonomous systems in simulated environments at the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research (LASR)
  • Supporting the development and acquisition of space systems for naval missions at the Naval Center for Space Technology (NCST)
  • 9:40 Developing High-Payoff Space Technologies to Support ISR Operations

    Dr Wellesley Pereira

    Dr Wellesley Pereira, ISR Mission Lead, Space Vehicles Directorate, US Air Force Research Laboratory

  • The role and remit of the Space Vehicles Directorate
  • Driving innovation across all mission areas: current work supporting PNT, SSA, space-based ISR & SATCOM
  • Exploiting the 4th domain to support US maritime operations
  • Leveraging commercial, civil and other government resources to stay one step ahead in space and ensure America's advantage
  • 10:20 Session Reserved for Sponsor - MARSS

    Mr Jeff Tipton

    Mr Jeff Tipton, Defense Business Development Manager, MARSS Group
    View Bio

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Deploying the MQ-4C Triton to Provide Persistent ISR to Maritime Operations

    Commander Brian Conlan

    Commander Brian Conlan, Commanding Officer, Unmanned Patrol and Reconnaissance Squadron ONE NINE, U.S. Navy
    View Bio

  • The role of Unmanned Patrol Squadron (VUP) 19, the Navy's first dedicated UAS squadron
  • ‘Big Red’ Squadron: distributing valuable and time-critical intelligence
  • The ever-growing importance of UAS: how does this impact the US Navy’s future plans and priorities?
  • 12:10 Session Reserved for Sponsor - Maxar

    12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Naval Aviation - Take Off Into The Future

    Captain Oliver Ottmüller

    Captain Oliver Ottmüller, Commanding Officer Naval Air Wing 3, German Navy
    View Bio

  • Upcoming changes for Naval Aviation
  • Milestones for the Development of German Maritime Patrol Aviation
     
  • 14:20 Textron Systems: Multi-Domain ISR Collaboration

  • Convergence of cost and capability
  • Value of assured organic support
  • Synergy of Multi-Domain UxS Teaming
  • Mr Craig Bowden

    Mr Craig Bowden, Global Military Sales and Strategy Senior Direct Sea Domain, Textron Systems Unmanned Systems

    Mr Jim Ryan

    Mr Jim Ryan, Global Military Sales and Strategy Senior Direct Air Domain, Textron Systems Unmanned Systems

    15:00 Panel Discussion: Using UAS and eVTOL for Naval Drone Delivery and Logistics

    Mr Darshan Divakaran

    Mr Darshan Divakaran, Senior Manager, Strategic Innovation & Partnerships, AFWERX
    View Bio

    Mr James Tomasic

    Mr James Tomasic, RPED Lead Experimentation Engineer LEE/Lead Test Engineer LTE, Naval Air Warfare Centre Aircraft Division

    Mr David Gonzalez

    Mr David Gonzalez, Program Officer - Aerodynamics, Office of Naval Research

    Dr Ashish Bagai

    Dr Ashish Bagai, Principle, buGi Aero, LLC
    View Bio

    15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 ONR: Planning, Fostering and Encouraging Scientific Research to Support Future Naval Power

    Dr Tom Drake

    Dr Tom Drake, Head, Ocean Battlespace and Expeditionary Access, Office of Naval Research

  • Developing underwater, surface and aerial vehicles to conduct maritime data collection
  • Funding and collaborating with industry and academia on scientific research, technology and advanced development programs
  • Developing new technologies and innovative sensor technologies to gain superior maritime situational awareness
  • The path ahead: upcoming plans and projects for the ONR
  • 16:50 The Importance of Collaboration to Achieve Effective Global Maritime Awareness

    Mr Guy Thomas

    Mr Guy Thomas, President, C-SIGMA
    View Bio

  • Dramatically enhancing space-based maritime awareness through innovative technologies
  • The role of AI and machine learning tools in rapidly analysing data from Earth observation satellites and their sensors
  • Drivers and goals of future innovations in the field of space-based maritime awareness
     
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Vice Admiral (Ret.) Bruce H. Lindsey

    Vice Admiral (Ret.) Bruce H. Lindsey, Principal, Bruce H Lindsey & Associates, LLC

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Vice Admiral (Ret.) Bruce H. Lindsey

    Vice Admiral (Ret.) Bruce H. Lindsey, Principal, Bruce H Lindsey & Associates, LLC

    9:00 Developing USMC Aviation Assets to Support Marines with Real-Time ISR for Maritime Operations

    Brigadier General Matt Mowery

    Brigadier General Matt Mowery, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation, US Marine Corps
    View Bio

  • Developing, integrating, and coordinating plans and policies to manage USMC UAV programs
  • Identifying emerging aviation concepts, technologies, capabilities, and systems to enhance maritime ISR
  • Force Design 2030: shifting the USMC to a more maritime focus?
  • 9:40 Fostering Innovative Overhead Intelligence Systems for National Security

  • NRO: designing, building, launching, and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites
  • Utilizing US satellite assets to support maritime operations
  • Combining commercial and military capabilities for improved data gathering
  • Future satellite and ISR priorities for the NRO
  • Mr Jeremy Mucha

    Mr Jeremy Mucha, Technical Director, Communications Systems Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office
    View Bio

    10:20 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Promoting Allied Integration and Developing Joint Capabilities to Enhance ISTAR Capabilities

    Commander Shawn Newman

    Commander Shawn Newman, Strategic Communications Staff Officer, CJOS COE
    View Bio

  • CJOS CoE: Transforming Allied Maritime Potential Into Reality
  • Developing joint and multi-domain ISTAR capabilities through increasing the use of unmanned systems and artificial intelligence to enhance the information edge
  • Overcoming future challenges through increasing allied integration
  • 11:30 Protecting US Maritime Borders with Advanced ISR Capabilities

    Mr Scot T. Winslow

    Mr Scot T. Winslow, Executive Director, National Air Security Operations, DHS Customs and Border Protection – Air and Marine Operations

  • Overview of the Air and Marine Operations (AMO) structure and the UAV capabilities currently operated
  • Developing and transitioning technical capabilities to enhance U.S. maritime border security
  • Protecting US maritime borders with the MQ-9 Reaper
  • Using ISR capabilities to safeguard lawful trade and travel and prevent illegal use of the maritime environment
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:10 Leveraging Emerging Technology for Greater Maritime Domain Awareness

  • The evolution of Maritime Domain Awareness and the integration of Space and Maritime Operations
  • A brief context of maritime domain and the reliance on space-based capabilities
  • Critical Technologies and evolving capabilities for the future
  • Captain Gurpartap “GP” Sandhoo

    Captain Gurpartap “GP” Sandhoo, Project Officer, Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit/Under Secretary of Defense, Research & Engineering
    View Bio

    13:50 Industry Panel Debate: Optimizing Maritime ISR Capabilities Through Industry-Military Collaboration

  • Ensuring close cooperation and relations for maximum maritime surveillance capabilities
  • Assessing and responding to future maritime ISR needs
  • Looking to the future: meeting requirements through closer military-industry relations
  • Vice Admiral (Ret.) Bruce H. Lindsey

    Vice Admiral (Ret.) Bruce H. Lindsey, Principal, Bruce H Lindsey & Associates, LLC

    Mr Jeff Tipton

    Mr Jeff Tipton, Defense Business Development Manager, MARSS Group
    View Bio

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, , Maxar

    14:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 Exploring the Depths of the Ocean to Secure US National Security

    Mr Philip L. Hoffman

    Mr Philip L. Hoffman, Uncrewed Maritime Systems Research & Development Coordinator, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    View Bio

  • The mission of NOAA Ocean Exploring
  • Leveraging UMS capabilities for use in hydrography and oceanography operations
  • Cooperation between the NOAA OE and other research, military, and industry partners
  • 15:40 Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Effective Maritime Infrastructure and Security

    Captain (Ret.) Edward Lundquist

    Captain (Ret.) Edward Lundquist, Chair, Communications Committee, Surface Navy Association

  • Deploying new technologies for target detection, identification and tracking
  • Results from recent exercises and demonstrations aimed at optimizing US Maritime Domain Awareness
  • Future threats to US maritime security and the potential solutions on offer to protect against these

     

  • 16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Vice Admiral (Ret.) Bruce H. Lindsey

    Vice Admiral (Ret.) Bruce H. Lindsey, Principal, Bruce H Lindsey & Associates, LLC

    +

    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Matt Mowery

    Brigadier General Matt Mowery

    Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation, US Marine Corps
    Captain Gurpartap “GP” Sandhoo

    Captain Gurpartap “GP” Sandhoo

    Project Officer, Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit/Under Secretary of Defense, Research & Engineering
    Commander Brian Conlan

    Commander Brian Conlan

    Commanding Officer, Unmanned Patrol and Reconnaissance Squadron ONE NINE, U.S. Navy
    Mr Jeremy Mucha

    Mr Jeremy Mucha

    Technical Director, Communications Systems Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office
    Vice Admiral (Ret.) Bruce H. Lindsey

    Vice Admiral (Ret.) Bruce H. Lindsey

    Principal, Bruce H Lindsey & Associates, LLC

    Brigadier General Matt Mowery

    Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation, US Marine Corps
    Brigadier General Matt Mowery

    Brigadier General Mowery was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in 1993.
    After graduating with honors from The Basic School, he completed Naval Flight Training and was designated an AH-1W Super Cobra pilot in 1996.
    Prior to his current assignment with HQMC, Dept. of AVN, BGen Mowery commanded Marine Aircraft Group (MAG)-39 from May, 2017 to May, 2019. As the commander of the Marine Corps’ largest MAG (over 150 assigned aircraft), he had the dual responsibilities of leading the MAG’s 3,500 Marines and Sailors, while also acting as the lead-officer for the Marine Corps’ total inventory of 290 AH-1Z, AH-1W, and UH-1Y aircraft. He previously commanded Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA)-267 from Nov. 2010 to Jun 2012, where he led his squadron through a successful combat deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and executed a full squadron conversion to the new UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters. HMLA-267 was recognized as the “Marine Corps Light Attack Squadron of the Year” for 2011. BGen Mowery’s other assignments in the operating forces include: a tour with HMLA367 (1997-2001), where he completed a deployment to Okinawa, Japan as part of the Unit Deployment Program; a tour with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron-262 (REIN) / 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (July-Dec 2000); and another tour with HMLA-367 (2006-2009) where he completed two combat deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    BGen Mowery's additional assignments include: a tour with Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1), where he served as a White House Command Pilot in the VH-3, VH-60, and CH-46 (2001-2006); an assignment as an Aviation Plans, Programs and Budgetary Matters Branch Action Officer with Headquarters Marine Corps, Department of Aviation (2009-2010); a Joint assignment as both an Assistant Director of Policy within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Officer and Enlisted Personnel Management) and as the Military Assistant to the Undersecretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness (2013-2015); assignment as the Executive Officer of The
    Basic School(2015-2016); and assignment with the Navy as the Deputy Commander of the Naval Safety Center (2016-2017).
    BGen Mowery is a graduate of The Basic School, Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the National War College. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MS in National Security Strategy from National Defense University. BGen Mowery has accumulated more than 4,200 flight hours in naval aircraft (over 1,000 of which were flown in combat) and has held almost every attack helicopter aviation qualification and designation available.

    Captain (Ret.) Edward Lundquist

    Chair, Communications Committee, Surface Navy Association
    Captain (Ret.) Edward Lundquist

    Captain Gregory T. Petrovic

    Commanding Officer, US Naval Research Laboratory
    Captain Gregory T. Petrovic

    Capt. Gregory T. Petrovic, a native of New Bern, North Carolina, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May of 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in economics. After commissioning, he was designated a naval aviator in 1998. He earned a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. Petrovic’s operational tours include command of the “Mad Foxes” Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 where he led their inaugural P-8 Poseidon aircraft deployment to Okinawa, Japan. He served as the Maintenance Officer of Patrol and Reconnaissance (VP) 45 in Jacksonville Florida. He also served as a Launch and Recovery Officer aboard the USS George Washington (CVN 73) based in Norfolk, Virginia. While serving in “Golden Eagles” Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 and following 9/11, his combat aircrew was selected to support Operation Enduring Freedom. His shore assignments include current operations officer Commander Task Force (CTF) 67, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, instructor pilot duty with the “Pro’s Nest” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 30, executive assistant in the Joint Chiefs of Staff, division chief at the Undersea Warfare Development Center in San Diego, California, and executive officer of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Petrovic became the 41st commanding officer of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory on June 25, 2021. He is responsible for overall laboratory management, legal and regulatory compliance, coordinating with other military activities, and supervising the technical work and support services. His military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards, one with valor), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various other campaign medals and unit awards.

    Captain Gurpartap “GP” Sandhoo

    Project Officer, Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit/Under Secretary of Defense, Research & Engineering
    Captain Gurpartap “GP” Sandhoo

    GP is currently a Navy Reserve (NR) Engineering Duty Officer assigned to the Defense Innovation Unit’s space portfolio, where his focus is on operationalizing commercial space technologies for national security space. Previously he led the innovation efforts of the Tenth Fleet’s Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group’s reserve team. From 2017-2019, he led the reserve team supporting the acquisition and life cycle support of naval platforms at Naval Sea Systems Command. He also led and provided operational and technical support for the National Reconnaissance Office/Space and Naval Warfare Systems Commands’ Space Field Activity HQ reserve unit. From 2009-2012, GP was the lead of the Navy Reserve detachment under the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. GP is a member of U.S. Navy’s’ Space Cadre with expertise in space operations (VS8) and acquisition (VR2).

    GP started his career in the Navy after serving as a Platoon Sergeant in 2nd Medical Battalion during operations Desert Shield and Storm. In 1992, he was commissioned as an Engineering Duty Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. GP holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Space Systems, a D.Sc. in Aeronautics, Astronautics and Propulsion from George Washington University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is 2016-2017 Fellow of the MIT Seminar XXI.

    Captain Oliver Ottmüller

    Commanding Officer Naval Air Wing 3, German Navy
    Captain Oliver Ottmüller

    1986 Joined the Bundeswehr as an officer candidate for the Navy
    1987 - 1988 Basic training and officer training
    1989 Flying training in the 4th Squadron of 62 Air transport Wing in Bremen
    1991 - 1995 Flying activities with participation in exercises and operations as co-pilot, commander and flight instructor aboard Breguet Atlantic aircraft in the 1st Squadron of Naval Air Wing 3 “Graf Zeppelin” in Nordholz
    1996 – 1997 Operations officer for fixed-wing aircraft in Stab Flying Group HQ, Naval Air Wing 3 “GZ” in Nordholz
    1998 - 2000 Action officer for basic naval aviation affairs in the Fleet Command in Glücksburg
    2001 – 2003 Squadron commander of 2nd Squadron in Naval Air Wing 3 “GZ” in Nordholz with participation in Operation Enduring Freedom (2002) in Kenia as head of flight operations
    2003 – 2004 Chief, operations center, Bundeswehr Joint Forces Operations Command in Potsdam
    2004 – 2006 Lecturer on “naval air warfare” at the Bundeswehr Command and Staff College in Hamburg
    2006 – 2007 Morale, welfare and recreation officer for international participants of the International General / Admiral Staff Officer Course at the Federal Office of Languages in Hürth
    2007 – 2008 Participation in the International General / Admiral Staff Officer Course at the Bundeswehr Command and Staff College in Hamburg
    2008 – 2009 Deputy commander of the Flying Group of Naval Air Wing 3 “GZ” in Nordholz
    2010 – 2012 Commander of the Flying Group of Naval Air Wing 3 “GZ” in Nordholz
    2012 – 2014 Personnel manager of naval aviation forces in the Bundeswehr Personnel Office / Federal Office of Bundeswehr Personnel Management in Cologne
    2014 – 2016 Assistant branch chief in the Directorate for Strategy and Operations II 4 with the emphasis on operations at the Horn of Africa in the Federal Ministry of Defense at its secondary official seat in Berlin
    2016 – 2018 Assistant branch chief and deputy director of the Personnel Directorate II 2 with the emphasis on personnel policy matters in the Federal Ministry of Defense at its primary official seat in Bonn
    2018 – 2020 Chief of staff and deputy commander, Naval Aviation Command
    Since 2020 Commander of the Naval Airwing 3 „Graf Zeppelin“

    Commander Brian Conlan

    Commanding Officer, Unmanned Patrol and Reconnaissance Squadron ONE NINE, U.S. Navy
    Commander Brian Conlan

    CDR Brian X. Conlan is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College, Joint Professional Military Education Program. He received his commission through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, FL and was designated a Naval Aviator in 2006.

    Operationally, CDR Conlan has deployed to CENTCOM, INDOPACOM, EUCOM, AFRICOM and SOUTHCOM AORs. He served as VP-10’s Pilot Training Officer and Assistant Operations Officer and as VP-45’s Tactics, Safety-NATOPS, Training and Maintenance Department Head while qualifying as Functional Check Flight Pilot, Instructor Pilot, Mission Commander, and Special Mission Aircraft Commander. Afloat, he served as Aide-de-Camp to Carrier Strike Group TEN aboard both the USS Truman and USS Eisenhower.

    His shore tours include Commander, Task Force 67, Turkey and Levant Desk Officer, and Assistant Officer-in-Charge of Tactical Operations Center, NAS Sigonella; military advisor, US State Department; and as a member of the Vice Chairman’s, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Strategic Innovation Group.

    CDR Conlan has more than 2,000 flight hours in multiple Air Force, Naval and civilian manned and unmanned aircraft and is entitled to wear the Air Medal (1st Strike/Flight Award) and other personal, unit and service awards.

    Following service as Executive Officer from April 2020 until May of 2021, he now serves as the Commanding Officer of the US Navy’s first Unmanned Aviation Squadron, VUP-19, employing both the BAMS-D[Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator] and MQ-4C Triton in multiple theatres.

    Commander Shawn Newman

    Strategic Communications Staff Officer, CJOS COE
    Commander Shawn Newman

    CDR Newman is a native of Seminole, Florida and is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Auburn University, and Marine Corps University, where he holds a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, a master’s degree in Management of Information Systems, and a master’s degree in Military Studies. CDR Newman is also a graduate of the Naval War College and the Naval Postgraduate Schoolcertificate programs.
    CDR Newman began serving in 1998 as a Nuclear Electronics Technician. He was later commissioned as a Submarine Officer in 2004 and selected for lateral transfer to his current specialty as an Information Professional in 2015. He has completed both submarine and surface deployments to several areas of responsibility, executing numerous missions vital to national security.
    CDR Newman’s sea tours include a division officer assignment aboard USS MICHIGAN (SSGN 727) where he served in various roles in engineering and weapons departments. He served as the Navigator and Operations Officer aboard USS SPRINGFIELD (SSN 761) and as the Submarine Operations Officer on Carrier Strike Group TWELVE aboard USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). He has also served as the Information Systems Officer aboard USS BATAAN (LHD 5).
    CDR Newman’s shore assignments include tours as the Nuclear Programs Officer for Naval Reserve Officer’s Training Corps Unit Auburn-Tuskegee Consortium, the Mission Support Branch Manager and Cyber Security Inspection Team Officer in Charge at U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. TENTH Fleet, Office of Compliance and Assessment, and as the Executive Officer for Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Hampton Roads.
    CDR Newman assumed duties are as the Strategic Communications Staff Officer for the Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence in Norfolk, Virginia in April 2021.
    CDR Newman's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, five Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, the Navy Good Conduct Medal, and various campaign/service/qualification awards. He holds qualifications as a Submarine Warfare Officer, Information Warfare Officer, Information Professional Intermediate Officer, a Battle Watch Captain, LHD Tactical Action Officer, and a Force Tactical Action Officer.

    Dr Ashish Bagai

    Principle, buGi Aero, LLC
    Dr Ashish Bagai

    Ashish Bagai has a formal education in Aerospace Engineering with a specialization in rotary-wing aerodynamics from the University of Maryland and earned his Doctorate in 1995. Ashish has worked in industry, served as an academic mentor and advisor and most recently was a Program Manager for 5 years at the Tactical Technology Office at DARPA where he received a DoD Medal for Meritorious Public Service.

    Ashish currently operates as an Independent Consultant Subject Matter Expert, supporting advanced technology R&D and program development efforts for several private clients and government offices in vertical flight and subsonic fixed wing concepts.

    Dr Tom Drake

    Head, Ocean Battlespace and Expeditionary Access, Office of Naval Research
    Dr Tom Drake

    Dr Wellesley Pereira

    ISR Mission Lead, Space Vehicles Directorate, US Air Force Research Laboratory
    Dr Wellesley Pereira

    Mr Craig Bowden

    Global Military Sales and Strategy Senior Direct Sea Domain, Textron Systems Unmanned Systems
    Mr Craig Bowden

    Mr Darshan Divakaran

    Senior Manager, Strategic Innovation & Partnerships, AFWERX
    Mr Darshan Divakaran

    Darshan “Dash” Divakaran is an aerospace intrapreneur and technology evangelist with expertise in unmanned aviation, aviation development, geospatial analysis, emerging
    technologies, and program management. His areas of expertise in unmanned aviation also includes Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), Counter-UAS (CUAS) and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). He has led efforts to work with federal, state, public safety, industry, and academia to develop, integrate and manage national/statewide programs and initiatives. He has been recognized by Interdrone and Commercial UAV News as one of the top commercial drone visionaries.
    Darshan works for AFWERX, the innovation arm of the Department of Air Force, as the Senior Manager for Strategic Innovation & Partnerships. In this role he leads efforts to promote innovation and integration through joint operations, interagency, state, and academic partnerships. In addition, he supports the industry engagement, outreach, and educational
    initiatives for AFWERX. He is also the government subject matter expert for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) and Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) on the AFWERX Agility Prime program, a non-traditional program to accelerate the commercial market for advanced air mobility vehicles and create a robust domestic industry and supply chain to support their development and production.
    Darshan holds a Masters in Geospatial Information Science and Technology from North Carolina State University and BS in Professional Aeronautics and Aviation Management from EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University. He is also an FAA certified commercial pilot with multi engine rating and holds a FAA part 107 remote pilot certificate

    Mr David Gonzalez

    Program Officer - Aerodynamics, Office of Naval Research
    Mr David Gonzalez

    Mr Guy Thomas

    President, C-SIGMA
    Mr Guy Thomas

    Guy is the former US' Science & Technology Advisor for Maritime Domain Awareness (2003-2012) and creator of both space-based AIS & C-SIGMA, the basis for Task #1 of the US' National Space Policy (see below).

    He has been involved in reconnaissance operations and systems development in the Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, DHS, and Johns Hopkins/APL for many years. He also served as US DHS S&T SME for unclassified Space. The academic advisor (technology) to the Multinational Maritime Security Center of Excellence, he is a contributing editor for SpaceWatch Global.

    A Distinguished graduate of the Naval War College, he was awarded the DHS Distinguished Career Service Award in 2012 and the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation's Individual Achievement Award in 2015. He has been nominated for the US' National Medal for Technology & Innovation and the Space Technology Hall of Fame.

    Mr James Tomasic

    RPED Lead Experimentation Engineer LEE/Lead Test Engineer LTE, Naval Air Warfare Centre Aircraft Division
    Mr James Tomasic

    Mr Jeff Tipton

    Defense Business Development Manager, MARSS Group
    Mr Jeff Tipton

    Jeff has over 30 years’ practice in leadership, strategy development, training, marketing and combat military experience in the International & Domestic Defense markets. Jeff served as a Field Artillery Officer in the US Army for over 23 years, having retired as a Colonel in 2012.
    Jeff recently joined MARSS and is responsible for identifying target markets, supporting business development, developing relationships with prospective customers and driving sales objectives. Jeff will help support the evolution of end to end CUAS advancements and systems in MARSS to help combat emerging unmanned threats globally.

    Mr Jeremy Mucha

    Technical Director, Communications Systems Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office
    Mr Jeremy Mucha

    Mr. Mucha currently serves as the Technical Director, National Communication Systems, aligned under the Commander, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR), and located at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Chantilly, Virginia. As the Technical Director in the NRO Communications Systems Directorate, he directs strategic planning and technical execution of the acquisition roadmap for the NRO’s information technology and transport infrastructure in support of the satellite reconnaissance mission. Additionally, he serves as the senior naval civilian and advocate at the NRO for naval requirements across a wide range of space capabilities. Mr. Mucha was promoted to this Senior Level position in August 2019. Mr. Mucha began his federal career in 2002, at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San
    Diego. During this assignment, he worked as a systems engineer on several SATCOM terminal programs and also as a test and evaluation engineer on the Wideband Global SATCOM payload interoperability and characterization test team. Mr. Mucha’s next assignment was as a project manager and systems engineer in PMW/PMA 170 within PEO C4I. He led a team to develop and field the Global Broadcast System Split Internet Protocol project and also served as the Lead Engineer for the Commercial Broadband SATCOM Program.
    In 2008, Mr. Mucha’s first CAP assignment was as the Assistant Program Manager – Engineering for PMW/PMA 170. He led the satellite communication, tactical communication, and GPS navigation divisions in establishing consistent and rigorous engineering processes. Mr. Mucha’s next CAP assignment was to establish the role of APM - Engineering for Air Integration in PMW 750. In this capacity, he was responsible for guiding the engineering efforts of TacMobile, TBMCS, JADOCS, and aircraft integration programs.
    In 2015, Mr. Mucha established the Key Leadership Position of Assistant Program Executive Officer - Engineering within the MIDS Program Office and led a staff of over 90 engineers. He led a period of rapid growth for the MIDS JTRS program, including the integration of the CMN-4 terminal on multiple new aircraft types. Mr. Mucha was asked to spearhead NAVWAR 5.0’s innovation initiatives in 2017 in support of high velocity learning and rapid prototyping.
    Mr. Mucha holds a B.S. Electrical Engineering (1999) and a M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering (2001) – both from the Georgia Institute of Technology. While earning his master’s degree at Georgia Tech Lorraine, he was joint enrolled at the École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec) in Metz, France where he earned a Diplôme d'Ingénieur in Informatique et Ingénierie de la Connaissance (M.S Computer Science & Engineering - 2001). In 2016, he earned a M.S. Astronautical Engineering from the University of Southern California. Mr. Mucha was selected as a Secretary of Defense Executive Fellow in 2018, with placement at SpaceX, and is only the second civilian to be selected to this prestigious training program.

    Mr Jim Ryan

    Global Military Sales and Strategy Senior Direct Air Domain, Textron Systems Unmanned Systems
    Mr Jim Ryan

    Mr Philip L. Hoffman

    Uncrewed Maritime Systems Research & Development Coordinator, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    Mr Philip L. Hoffman

    Philip is leading efforts to expand the use of UMS for deep ocean exploration at NOAA. He also serves as the NOAA R&D lead under the Commercial Engagement Through Ocean Technologies (CENOTE) Act of 2018; coordinates joint R&D and operations with the U.S Navy and is NOAA’s R&D liaison to other federal agencies conducting UMS work, especially those activities taking place in the Gulf of Mexico. Philip sits in NOAA UMS Operations Center in Gulfport, MS. Prior federal service includes leading NOAA’s Cooperative Institutes Program, work in NOAA Fisheries and with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers.

    Mr Scot T. Winslow

    Executive Director, National Air Security Operations, DHS Customs and Border Protection – Air and Marine Operations
    Mr Scot T. Winslow

    Vice Admiral (Ret.) Bruce H. Lindsey

    Principal, Bruce H Lindsey & Associates, LLC
    Vice Admiral (Ret.) Bruce H. Lindsey

    Sponsors

    Supporters

    VENUE

    Hilton Arlington

    950 North Stafford Street, Arlington VA, Virginia, USA

    A number of our clients have been approached by third party organisations offering to book hotel rooms. We would advise that you do not book through them as they are not representing the SAE Media Group. SAE Media Group books all hotel rooms directly. If you are approached by a third party organisation then please contact us before making any bookings. If you have already booked a hotel room using a third party organisation, we would highly recommend contacting the hotel you were booked into to ensure a booking has been made for you. We would also advise you to please check the terms and conditions of the booking carefully.
    HOTEL BOOKING FORM

    Chair Invitation - Bruce H. Lindsey Vice Admiral, USN (Ret.), Principal, Bruce H Lindsey & Associates, LLC

    Download

    Brochure

    Download

    Presentations on spaced based maritime

    Download

    Sponsors


    Maxar

    Sponsors
    https://www.maxar.com/

    Maxar is a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure. We deliver disruptive value to government and commercial customers to help them monitor, understand and navigate our changing planet; deliver global broadband communications; and explore and advance the use of space. Our unique approach combines decades of deep mission understanding and a proven commercial and defense foundation to deploy solutions and deliver insights with unrivaled speed, scale and cost effectiveness. Maxar’s 4,300 team members in over 20 global locations are inspired to harness the potential of space to help our customers create a better world. Maxar trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information, visit www.maxar.com.


    Textron Systems

    Sponsors
    https://www.textronsystems.com


    Media Partners


    Soldier Modernisation

    Supporters
    http://www.soldiermod.com

    Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.


    Defence Global

    Supporters
    www.barclaymedia.uk.com

    Defence Global provides an essential link between the Defence & Security Manufacturers and Suppliers, Government and Military sectors globally. Defence Global is a quarterly, tri-service publication providing articles and informative analysis from respected journalists and writers worldwide to attract a sophisticated and broad audience. Defence Global is published in February, May, August and November, with a professional and stylish design in both printed copy and digital format. The printed copies are perfect bound, full colour throughout with high quality art and photography. Defence Global is used as a reference tool providing a professional and intelligent read. We work with industry experts and corporate clients to include Defence and Security Manufacturers and Suppliers, as well as Governments, MoDs, Military Authorities and Senior Management Teams.


    Space News

    Supporters
    http://www.spacenews.com

    Since 1989, SpaceNews has provided decision-makers throughout the industry with timely and comprehensive space and satellite news, giving them the competitive intelligence they need to succeed. Whether it's the latest trend in military space capabilities, the next space mission or breaking developments in satellite telecommunications, SpaceNews keeps them informed.


    ASD MEDIA

    Supporters
    http://www.asd-network.com

    Professionals in the Aerospace & Defence market use the ASD Media internet platforms to:
    • Be informed on the latest market developments; www.asd-network.com
    • Find the latest business news; www.asd-network.com
    • Find the upcoming events; www.asd-network.com
    • Find companies and organizations; www.asdsource.com
    • Distribute news globally. www.asdwire.com
    The ASD Media platforms are well known and used intensively, your company is able to benefit from these large numbers of users. Be informed with ASD-Network; Create exposure for your company with ASDSource, distribute your news with ASDWire or advertise with us, build your brand and increase traffic to your company’s website.

    For more detailed information please contact with: ASD MEDIA
    Stefan.koopman@asdmedia.nl


    Defence Online

    Supporters
    https://www.defenceonline.co.uk/

    Defence Online is one of the fastest-growing communities of key decision makers representing defence sector buyers and influencers within the Ministry of Defence, Prime Contractors and Industry. Providing up-to-date and informative news, insight and intelligence, Defence Online allows organisations to engage directly with a range of sector-based solutions, designed specifically to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this ever-evolving marketplace. No matter the size of your organisation, Defence Online has a range of advertising and marketing solutions to suit your business development requirements, connecting you with a marketplace worth over £19 billion annually in the UK alone.


    GVF (Global VSAT Forum)

    Supporters
    http://www.gvf.org

    GVF is the single and unified voice of the global satellite industry. Founded in 1997, it brings together organisations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide. Headquartered in London, GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organisation with 230+ members from more than 100 countries. The broad-based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users.

    SAVE TO


    Outlook Calendar  OUTLOOK CALENDAR
    Google Calendar  GOOGLE CALENDAR
    ICal Calendar  ICAL CALENDAR
    Yahoo! Calendar  YAHOO! CALENDAR

    Hilton Arlington

    950 North Stafford Street
    Arlington VA 22203
    USA

    Hilton Arlington

    HOTEL BOOKING FORM

    Title

    SubTitle
    speaker image

    Content


    Title


    Description

    Download


    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

    Event Title

    Headline

    Text
    Read More

    I would like to speak at an event

    I would like to attend an event

    I would like to sponsor/exhibit at an event

    SIGN UP OR LOGIN

    Sign up
    Forgotten Password?

    Contact SAE Media Group

    UK Office
    Opening Hours: 9.00 - 17.30 (local time)
    SAE Media Group , Ground Floor, India House, 45 Curlew Street, London, SE1 2ND, United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7827 6001
    Website: http://www.smgconferences.com Email: events@saemediagroup.com
    Registered in England - SMi Group Ltd trading as SAE Media Group




    Forgotten Password

    Please enter the email address you registered with. We will email you a new password.

    Thank you for visiting our event

    If you would like to receive further information about our events, please fill out the information below.

    By ticking above you are consenting to receive information by email from SAE Media Group.
    Full details of our privacy policy can be found here https://www.smgconferences.com/privacy-legals/privacy-policy/.
    Should you wish to update your contact preferences at any time you can contact us at data@smgconferences.com.
    Should you wish to be removed from any future mailing lists please click on the following link http://www.smgconferences.com/opt-out