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Autonomous capabilities are extending the limits of human capability — right down to our daily lives. But a world of possibility raises some big questions, from
  • Integrating unmanned systems into military operations, to
  • Ensure multi-domain interoperability and
  • Leveraging the advantages of the military and commercial worlds to work together to benefit both.

It’s time to come together around the challenges and opportunities of unmanned systems in every domain.

Join us as we bring togethergovernment, industry, and academic experts nextWednesday, March 21to create the opportunity to talk with these experts in autonomous systems:

  • Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, program executive officer for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons;
  • Shawn Turskey, executive director for U.S. Cyber Command;
  • Bruce Underwood, deputy director for NASA Wallops Flight Facility;
  • Dr. Don Davis, Robotics and Autonomous Systems Division chief for Georgia Tech Research Institute Aerospace, Transportation and Advanced Systems Laboratory;

Scroll down to see ourlineup of exhibitorsfrom government, industry, and academia, who will be on hand throughout the day to show and tell about the work they’re doing right now to shape the future of autonomous systems.

Is Autonomy the New Cyber?

Wednesday, March 21
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

$75 Members
$125 Non-members
Government employees & active duty military – no cost

*9 CLPs

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AGENDA

7:30 Check-in and Coffee
8:00 Welcome
Ms. Bonnie Green, Executive Director, TPP
8:10 Opening Remarks
Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, PEO(U&W)
8:30 Advancing Autonomous Capabilities in the Cyber/AI Domains
Mr. Shawn Turskey, Executive Director, USCYBERCOM
9:15 Panel 1:Strategic Navy/Marine Autonomous Capabilities
  • Moderator: Mr. Pete Wolt, ADPEO (U&W)
  • Lt. Col. Stephen Dickerson, USMC, UAS Requirements Officer, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air Warfare (OPNAV N98)
  • Mr. Robert Kimble, SES, Deputy Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation PEO (U&W)
  • Dr. Brian McKeon, Head; Undersea Warfare Weapons, Vehicles and Defensive Systems Department;Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport
  • Mr. Scott Sampson, Unmanned Surface Vehicle Senior Craft Design Manager, NSWC Carderock
10:30 Coffee Break/ Exhibits
10:45 Panel 2:Leveraging Autonomous Capabilities for Warfighter Combat Superiority
  • Moderator: Maj. Gen. Robert Newman (ret.)
  • Mr. Carmine Borrelli, Director, Unmanned Aerial & Ground Systems, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Capt. Jeffrey Dodge, Program Manager, Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), PMA 266
  • Lt. Col. Mark Scherbring, US Army, TRADOC, ARCIC
  • Mr. Stuart Young, Chief, Information Systems Division, Army Research Lab
12:00 Lunch, Networking & Exhibits
1:00 Evolving Capabilities & Approaches to Support an Evolving UAS Community
Mr. Bruce Underwood, Deputy Director, Suborbital & Special Orbital Projects Directorate, NASA/GSFC Wallops Flight Facility
1:30

Panel 3:Real Life Experiences in the Small UAV Market

  • Moderator: Mr. Michael Van Dusen, Campus Director-Pax River, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Mr. Peter Bale, CEO, Sentinel Robotic Solutions LLC
  • Rear Adm. Tim Heely (ret.), CEO, Vanilla Aircraft LLC
  • Mr. Anthony Pucciarella, Founding Member, Alaris, LLC
  • Mr. Dave Seagle, BAMS-D Program Lead
2:45 Coffee Break/Exhibits
3:00 Research Initiatives in Collaborative Autonomy
Dr. Don Davis, Division Chief for Robotics and Autonomous Systems, GTRI, Aerospace, Transportation & Advanced Systems Laboratory (ATAS)
3:30 University of Maryland UAS Test Site
Matt Scassero
3:50 Closing Remarks
4:00 Transition time to UMD UAS Test Site (44181 Airport Road, California, MD)
4:10 UMD UAS Test Site Demo, Matt Scassero
4:30 Reception at TechPort Incubator (44185 Airport Road, California, MD)

View agenda and registration details >>

7:30 Check-in and Coffee
8:00 Welcome
Ms. Bonnie Green, Executive Director, TPP
8:10 Opening Remarks
Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, PEO(U&W)
8:30 Advancing Autonomous Capabilities in the Cyber/AI Domains
Mr. Shawn Turskey, Executive Director, USCYBERCOM
9:15 Panel 1:Strategic Navy/Marine Autonomous Capabilities
  • Moderator: Mr. Pete Wolt, ADPEO (U&W)
  • Lt. Col. Stephen Dickerson, USMC, UAS Requirements Officer, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air Warfare (OPNAV N98)
  • Mr. Robert Kimble, SES, Deputy Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation PEO (U&W)
  • Dr. Brian McKeon, Head; Undersea Warfare Weapons, Vehicles and Defensive Systems Department;Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport
  • Mr. Scott Sampson, Unmanned Surface Vehicle Senior Craft Design Manager, NSWC Carderock
10:30 Coffee Break/ Exhibits
10:45 Panel 2:Leveraging Autonomous Capabilities for Warfighter Combat Superiority
  • Moderator: Maj. Gen. Robert Newman (ret.)
  • Mr. Carmine Borrelli, Director, Unmanned Aerial & Ground Systems, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Capt. Jeffrey Dodge, Program Manager, Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), PMA 266
  • Lt. Col. Mark Scherbring, US Army, TRADOC, ARCIC
  • Mr. Stuart Young, Chief, Information Systems Division, Army Research Lab
12:00 Lunch, Networking & Exhibits
1:00 Evolving Capabilities & Approaches to Support an Evolving UAS Community
Mr. Bruce Underwood, Deputy Director, Suborbital & Special Orbital Projects Directorate, NASA/GSFC Wallops Flight Facility
1:30

Panel 3:Real Life Experiences in the Small UAV Market

  • Moderator: Mr. Michael Van Dusen, Campus Director-Pax River, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Mr. Peter Bale, CEO, Sentinel Robotic Solutions LLC
  • Rear Adm. Tim Heely (ret.), CEO, Vanilla Aircraft LLC
  • Mr. Anthony Pucciarella, Founding Member, Alaris, LLC
  • Mr. Dave Seagle, BAMS-D Program Lead
2:45 Coffee Break/Exhibits
3:00 Research Initiatives in Collaborative Autonomy
Dr. Don Davis, Division Chief for Robotics and Autonomous Systems, GTRI, Aerospace, Transportation & Advanced Systems Laboratory (ATAS)
3:30 University of Maryland UAS Test Site
Matt Scassero
3:50 Closing Remarks
4:00 Transition time to UMD UAS Test Site (44181 Airport Road, California, MD)
4:10 UMD UAS Test Site Demo, Matt Scassero
4:30 Reception at TechPort Incubator (44185 Airport Road, California, MD)

View agenda and registration details >>

7:30Check-in and Coffee8:00Welcome
Ms. Bonnie Green, Executive Director, TPP
8:10Opening Remarks
Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, PEO(U&W)
8:30Advancing Autonomous Capabilities in the Cyber/AI Domains
Mr. Shawn Turskey, Executive Director, USCYBERCOM
9:15Panel 1:Strategic Navy/Marine Autonomous Capabilities
  • Moderator: Mr. Pete Wolt, ADPEO (U&W)
  • Lt. Col. Stephen Dickerson, USMC, UAS Requirements Officer, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air Warfare (OPNAV N98)
  • Mr. Robert Kimble, SES, Deputy Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation PEO (U&W)
  • Dr. Brian McKeon, Head; Undersea Warfare Weapons, Vehicles and Defensive Systems Department;Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport
  • Mr. Scott Sampson, Unmanned Surface Vehicle Senior Craft Design Manager, NSWC Carderock
10:30Coffee Break/ Exhibits10:45Panel 2:Leveraging Autonomous Capabilities for Warfighter Combat Superiority
  • Moderator: Maj. Gen. Robert Newman (ret.)
  • Mr. Carmine Borrelli, Director, Unmanned Aerial & Ground Systems, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Capt. Jeffrey Dodge, Program Manager, Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), PMA 266
  • Lt. Col. Mark Scherbring, US Army, TRADOC, ARCIC
  • Mr. Stuart Young, Chief, Information Systems Division, Army Research Lab
12:00Lunch, Networking & Exhibits1:00Evolving Capabilities & Approaches to Support an Evolving UAS Community
Mr. Bruce Underwood, Deputy Director, Suborbital & Special Orbital Projects Directorate, NASA/GSFC Wallops Flight Facility
1:30

Panel 3:Real Life Experiences in the Small UAV Market

  • Moderator: Mr. Michael Van Dusen, Campus Director-Pax River, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Mr. Peter Bale, CEO, Sentinel Robotic Solutions LLC
  • Rear Adm. Tim Heely (ret.), CEO, Vanilla Aircraft LLC
  • Mr. Anthony Pucciarella, Founding Member, Alaris, LLC
  • Mr. Dave Seagle, BAMS-D Program Lead
2:45Coffee Break/Exhibits3:00Research Initiatives in Collaborative Autonomy
Dr. Don Davis, Division Chief for Robotics and Autonomous Systems, GTRI, Aerospace, Transportation & Advanced Systems Laboratory (ATAS)
3:30University of Maryland UAS Test Site
Matt Scassero
3:50Closing Remarks4:00Transition time to UMD UAS Test Site (44181 Airport Road, California, MD)4:10UMD UAS Test Site Demo, Matt Scassero4:30Reception at TechPort Incubator (44185 Airport Road, California, MD)
7:30 Check-in and Coffee
8:00 Welcome
Ms. Bonnie Green, Executive Director, TPP
8:10 Opening Remarks
Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, PEO(U&W)
8:30 Advancing Autonomous Capabilities in the Cyber/AI Domains
Mr. Shawn Turskey, Executive Director, USCYBERCOM
9:15 Panel 1:Strategic Navy/Marine Autonomous Capabilities
  • Moderator: Mr. Pete Wolt, ADPEO (U&W)
  • Lt. Col. Stephen Dickerson, USMC, UAS Requirements Officer, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air Warfare (OPNAV N98)
  • Mr. Robert Kimble, SES, Deputy Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation PEO (U&W)
  • Dr. Brian McKeon, Head; Undersea Warfare Weapons, Vehicles and Defensive Systems Department;Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport
  • Mr. Scott Sampson, Unmanned Surface Vehicle Senior Craft Design Manager, NSWC Carderock
10:30 Coffee Break/ Exhibits
10:45 Panel 2:Leveraging Autonomous Capabilities for Warfighter Combat Superiority
  • Moderator: Maj. Gen. Robert Newman (ret.)
  • Mr. Carmine Borrelli, Director, Unmanned Aerial & Ground Systems, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Capt. Jeffrey Dodge, Program Manager, Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), PMA 266
  • Lt. Col. Mark Scherbring, US Army, TRADOC, ARCIC
  • Mr. Stuart Young, Chief, Information Systems Division, Army Research Lab
12:00 Lunch, Networking & Exhibits
1:00 Evolving Capabilities & Approaches to Support an Evolving UAS Community
Mr. Bruce Underwood, Deputy Director, Suborbital & Special Orbital Projects Directorate, NASA/GSFC Wallops Flight Facility
1:30

Panel 3:Real Life Experiences in the Small UAV Market

  • Moderator: Mr. Michael Van Dusen, Campus Director-Pax River, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Mr. Peter Bale, CEO, Sentinel Robotic Solutions LLC
  • Rear Adm. Tim Heely (ret.), CEO, Vanilla Aircraft LLC
  • Mr. Anthony Pucciarella, Founding Member, Alaris, LLC
  • Mr. Dave Seagle, BAMS-D Program Lead
2:45 Coffee Break/Exhibits
3:00 Research Initiatives in Collaborative Autonomy
Dr. Don Davis, Division Chief for Robotics and Autonomous Systems, GTRI, Aerospace, Transportation & Advanced Systems Laboratory (ATAS)
3:30 University of Maryland UAS Test Site
Matt Scassero
3:50 Closing Remarks
4:00 Transition time to UMD UAS Test Site (44181 Airport Road, California, MD)
4:10 UMD UAS Test Site Demo, Matt Scassero
4:30 Reception at TechPort Incubator (44185 Airport Road, California, MD)

View agenda and registration details >>

7:30Check-in and Coffee8:00Welcome
Ms. Bonnie Green, Executive Director, TPP
8:10Opening Remarks
Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, PEO(U&W)
8:30Advancing Autonomous Capabilities in the Cyber/AI Domains
Mr. Shawn Turskey, Executive Director, USCYBERCOM
9:15Panel 1:Strategic Navy/Marine Autonomous Capabilities
  • Moderator: Mr. Pete Wolt, ADPEO (U&W)
  • Lt. Col. Stephen Dickerson, USMC, UAS Requirements Officer, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air Warfare (OPNAV N98)
  • Mr. Robert Kimble, SES, Deputy Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation PEO (U&W)
  • Dr. Brian McKeon, Head; Undersea Warfare Weapons, Vehicles and Defensive Systems Department;Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport
  • Mr. Scott Sampson, Unmanned Surface Vehicle Senior Craft Design Manager, NSWC Carderock
10:30Coffee Break/ Exhibits10:45Panel 2:Leveraging Autonomous Capabilities for Warfighter Combat Superiority
  • Moderator: Maj. Gen. Robert Newman (ret.)
  • Mr. Carmine Borrelli, Director, Unmanned Aerial & Ground Systems, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Capt. Jeffrey Dodge, Program Manager, Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), PMA 266
  • Lt. Col. Mark Scherbring, US Army, TRADOC, ARCIC
  • Mr. Stuart Young, Chief, Information Systems Division, Army Research Lab
12:00Lunch, Networking & Exhibits1:00Evolving Capabilities & Approaches to Support an Evolving UAS Community
Mr. Bruce Underwood, Deputy Director, Suborbital & Special Orbital Projects Directorate, NASA/GSFC Wallops Flight Facility
1:30

Panel 3:Real Life Experiences in the Small UAV Market

  • Moderator: Mr. Michael Van Dusen, Campus Director-Pax River, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Mr. Peter Bale, CEO, Sentinel Robotic Solutions LLC
  • Rear Adm. Tim Heely (ret.), CEO, Vanilla Aircraft LLC
  • Mr. Anthony Pucciarella, Founding Member, Alaris, LLC
  • Mr. Dave Seagle, BAMS-D Program Lead
2:45Coffee Break/Exhibits3:00Research Initiatives in Collaborative Autonomy
Dr. Don Davis, Division Chief for Robotics and Autonomous Systems, GTRI, Aerospace, Transportation & Advanced Systems Laboratory (ATAS)
3:30University of Maryland UAS Test Site
Matt Scassero
3:50Closing Remarks4:00Transition time to UMD UAS Test Site (44181 Airport Road, California, MD)4:10UMD UAS Test Site Demo, Matt Scassero4:30Reception at TechPort Incubator (44185 Airport Road, California, MD)
7:30Check-in and Coffee
8:00Welcome
Ms. Bonnie Green, Executive Director, TPP
8:10Opening Remarks
Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, PEO(U&W)
8:30Advancing Autonomous Capabilities in the Cyber/AI Domains
Mr. Shawn Turskey, Executive Director, USCYBERCOM
9:15Panel 1:Strategic Navy/Marine Autonomous Capabilities
  • Moderator: Mr. Pete Wolt, ADPEO (U&W)
  • Lt. Col. Stephen Dickerson, USMC, UAS Requirements Officer, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air Warfare (OPNAV N98)
  • Mr. Robert Kimble, SES, Deputy Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation PEO (U&W)
  • Dr. Brian McKeon, Head; Undersea Warfare Weapons, Vehicles and Defensive Systems Department;Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport
  • Mr. Scott Sampson, Unmanned Surface Vehicle Senior Craft Design Manager, NSWC Carderock
10:30Coffee Break/ Exhibits
10:45Panel 2:Leveraging Autonomous Capabilities for Warfighter Combat Superiority
  • Moderator: Maj. Gen. Robert Newman (ret.)
  • Mr. Carmine Borrelli, Director, Unmanned Aerial & Ground Systems, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Capt. Jeffrey Dodge, Program Manager, Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), PMA 266
  • Lt. Col. Mark Scherbring, US Army, TRADOC, ARCIC
  • Mr. Stuart Young, Chief, Information Systems Division, Army Research Lab
12:00Lunch, Networking & Exhibits
1:00Evolving Capabilities & Approaches to Support an Evolving UAS Community
Mr. Bruce Underwood, Deputy Director, Suborbital & Special Orbital Projects Directorate, NASA/GSFC Wallops Flight Facility
1:30

Panel 3:Real Life Experiences in the Small UAV Market

  • Moderator: Mr. Michael Van Dusen, Campus Director-Pax River, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Mr. Peter Bale, CEO, Sentinel Robotic Solutions LLC
  • Rear Adm. Tim Heely (ret.), CEO, Vanilla Aircraft LLC
  • Mr. Anthony Pucciarella, Founding Member, Alaris, LLC
  • Mr. Dave Seagle, BAMS-D Program Lead
2:45Coffee Break/Exhibits
3:00Research Initiatives in Collaborative Autonomy
Dr. Don Davis, Division Chief for Robotics and Autonomous Systems, GTRI, Aerospace, Transportation & Advanced Systems Laboratory (ATAS)
3:30University of Maryland UAS Test Site
Matt Scassero
3:50Closing Remarks
4:00Transition time to UMD UAS Test Site (44181 Airport Road, California, MD)
4:10UMD UAS Test Site Demo, Matt Scassero
4:30Reception at TechPort Incubator (44185 Airport Road, California, MD)
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