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AUVSI's Unmanned Systems Program Review 2009

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: 28 January, 2009  (Company News)
Updates on Air, Ground, and Maritime Systems
WHAT: Comprehensive updates on the latest information on government and industry unmanned systems programs with each day dedicated to a unique discipline: Air, Ground, and Maritime.

WHERE: Mandarin Oriental Hotel
1300 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC, USA

WHEN: February 3-5, 2009
Air Systems Day - Tuesday, February 3
Ground Systems Day- Wednesday, February 4
Maritime Systems Day- Thursday, February 5

CONTACT: Complimentary registration for credentialed members of the news media is available. Please download the registration form at or contact Alysa Reich, or +1 703 677 1400. Valid press credentials must be presented upon arrival for onsite registration.
For more information about this event please visit:


Tuesday,February 3 – Air Systems Day – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
•Keynote: Joint Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence Brief, Brigadier General Charles Shugg, Joint Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence
•Army Unmanned Aerial Systems Update, Mr. Tim Owings, US Army
•Marine Corps Unmanned Aerial Systems Vision, Major Thomas Heffern, US Marine Corps
•Defense Department Unmanned Systems Roadmap, Mr. Ed Wolski, Office of the Secretary of Defense
•Unmanned Aerial Systems for Homeland Security, Dr. John Appleby, US Department of Homeland Security
•Unmanned Systems Export Regulations, Mr. John Priecko, J.P. Morgan, Global Trade Services
•Keynote: Naval Aviation Programs and Plans, Rear Admiral William Shannon, US Navy
•Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Captain Robert Dishman, US Navy
•Navy Unmanned Combat Air Systems, Captain Marty Deppe, US Navy
•Air Force Unmanned Aerial Systems Future Visions, Colonel Eric S. Mathewson, US Air Force
•Advanced Technology for Unmanned Aerial Systems, Lieutenant Colonel James McCormick (USAF Ret.),
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Tactical Technology
•Unmanned Aircraft Systems for the Environment, Ms. Robbie Hood, National Oceanic and Atmospheric

Wednesday, February 4 – Ground Systems Day – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
•Keynote: Security Issues for the New Administration, The Honorable Jacques S. Gansler, University of Maryland
•We Have a Roadmap and a Consortium, Now What?, Mrs. Ellen Purdy, Office of the Secretary of Defense
•Robotic Systems Joint Project Office Activities and Plans, Mr. Jeff Jaczkowski, Robotic Systems JPO
•Future Combat Systems Status and Plans, Mr. William Daniel (Dan) Folk, US Army
•Advanced Platform Control and Architecture, Mr. Chris Mocnik, US Army Tank-Automotive Research,
Development & Engineering Center
•Advanced Technology for Unmanned Ground Systems, Mr. James Pippine, System Planning Corp.
•Search and Rescue Missions, Mr. Adam Jacoff, National Institute of Standards and Technology/Intelligent Systems
• Joint Service Explosive ordnance Disposal, Mr. Byron Brezina, Naval Surface Warfare Center
•Space and Naval Warfare System Center Pacific UGV Program Review, Mr. Mike Bruch, Space and Naval
Warfare Systems Center, Pacific
•Hydrema Range Clearance, Mr. Brian Skibba, Air Force Research Laboratory
•Human-Robot Interaction, Mr. Mike Barnes, Army Research Laboratory

Thursday, February 5 – Maritime Systems Day - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
•Keynote: Unmanned Maritime Systems for Irregular Warfare, Rear Admiral Mark. W. Kenny, US Navy
•U.S. Southern Command JIATF-S Unmanned Maritime Program Update and Plans, Commander Kevin
Quarderer, United States Southern Command
•Program Executive Office Littoral and Mine Warfare, Opportunities and Challenges for the
Future, Ms. E. Anne Sandel, Department of the Navy, Research, Development & Acquisition; Program Executive Officer,
Littoral and Mine Warfare (PEO LMW)
•Unmanned Systems for Navy Oceanography and Mine Warfare, Captain Jim Berdeguez, Navy Oceanographic
•Navy Undersea Glider and Autonomous Systems Acquisition, Mr. Randall Case, Littoral Battlespace Sensing,
Fusion, and Integration, US Navy
•Programs and Plans at the NATO Undersea Research Center (NURC), Thomas B. Curtin, Ph.D., Chief Scientist,
•Advanced Technology for Unmanned Maritime Systems, Dr. Robert Manning, Office of Naval Research
•Unmanned Maritime Systems Common Control Specifications, Dr. Lora Weiss, PEO LMW – Georgia Tech.
•Panel: Future of Unmanned Maritime Systems, Captain Paul Siegrist, Naval Sea Systems Command; Captain
Michael Good, Naval Sea Systems Command; Mr. Rob Simmons, US Navy; Mr. Joseph S. Johnson, Integrated Warfare
Undersea Systems Office
•AUVs for Ocean Stewardship: An Update on NOAA's Mission, Ms. Karen Kohanowich, Acting
Director, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Undersea Research Program
•Resource Survey and Commercial Applications, Mr. Thomas Chance, C&C Technologies

WHO: Hosted by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) with attendees includingofficials from government, industry and academia.
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