2017 Directed Energy Summit

The 2017 Directed Energy Summit will be focused on informing decision-makers across the U.S. defense policy, operational, funding and acquisition communities on the potential development and deployment of directed energy (DE) capabilities (high energy lasers, high power microwave/RF systems, and electronic warfare) within the next five years.

This two-day event, co-sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton and the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), will bring together more than 500 government and industry stakeholders within the first 60 days of the new administration and Congress.


Directed Energy Week in DC also includes two events being hosted by the Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) as part of the Directed Energy to DC Exhibition: March 28th exhibition in the Pentagon courtyard (0900 – 1400) and an afternoon exhibit and reception on March 30th at the Rayburn House Office Building Foyer (1300 – 1900). See www.deps.org for more information.

2017 Senior Leader Keynote Speakers and Panel Members include:
Senator Martin Heinrich
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich

New Mexico, Member of the Senate Armed Service Committee

General James “Mike” Holmes

Commander, Air Combat Command

Ms. Mary Miller
Ms. Mary Miller

Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

John Richardson
Admiral John Richardson

Chief of Naval Operations

Bradley A. Heithold
Lieutenant General Bradley A. Heithold

Principal Deputy Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense

William Hix
Major General William Hix

Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, Headquarters, Department of the Army

Directed Energy Summit 2016

Summary Report: Directed Energy Summit 2016

Download the Summary Report for event highlights of the unclassified section and additional perspectives on how the Directed Energy community of interest can sustain and increase the momentum needed to achieve the promise of Directed Energy.


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