The fourth annual 2018 Directed Energy Summit, co-sponsored by Booz Allen and the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), focused on the “why now” urgency of fielding Directed Energy weapons. Discussions centered on how to make that priority a reality including: increased funding, acquisition reform, operational testing, and a healthy industrial base.
More than 700 leaders joined in-person and virtually, representing the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, members of Congress, and the U.S. defense industry, to explore these themes and outline the path to placing Directed Energy capabilities in the hands of our warfighters. Missed the event, or want to review the discussion? Access the videos of our presentations provided below.