On June 23rd 2016, Booz Allen Hamilton and the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) sponsored Directed Energy Summit 2016 at the Reagan Building in Washington, DC. This year’s Summit was focused on how best to operationalize directed energy (DE) capabilities and effectively transition them onto platforms and into the hands of our nation’s warfighters.
For a second year, the Summit convened the largest and most comprehensive group of DE stakeholders to discuss issues related to fielding DE capabilities. Attendance at this year’s event grew by more than 40% from last year. More than 500 members of the DE community from the Congress, Department of Defense (DoD), industry international partners, and the media gathered to share and listen to perspectives on technology, acquisition, policy, doctrine, integration, and warfighter operational needs.
This year’s agenda also included a defense industry panel in recognition of the essential role industry plays in maturing DE technology and capabilities. DE business leaders from Boeing, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon provided their perspectives on the future of DE capabilities with a particular focus on the readiness of technology to transition to programs of record and actions the Government could take to better leverage industrial advances.
Read more about the 2016 Directed Energy Summit by downloading the full Summary Report.
Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Office of the Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command
Commander, 1st Air Force (Air Force North) and Commander Continental North American Aerospace Defense Command Region
U.S. Air Force - Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements
Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, and Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration
Deputy Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center
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