Why Attend USDPS

AUVSI Unmanned Systems—Defense. Protection. Security. (USDPS) is the only event focused on equipping our armed services and civil protection agencies with the unmanned tools they need to meet today’s threats while preparing for tomorrow’s opportunities. You’ll join military officials from across all branches, federal security personnel, and industry leaders to understand the latest programs of record, navigate procurement processes and explore opportunities to do business with federal agencies.

What You’ll Accomplish

The goal of this event is to accelerate the development and acquisition of unmanned systems technologies to support critical operations by:

  1. Educating industry on the needs of the military branches and security agencies
  2. Educating government on the capabilities of current and near-future unmanned systems
  3. Establishing and growing connections between government and industry

An Immersive Experience

Recognizing public health concerns and travel challenges, USDPS 2020 will take place entirely within a secure interactive virtual platform. Attendees will hear directly from high-ranking military officials, engage live with program managers and industry executives, and connect face-to-face with speakers and fellow attendees during scheduled and organic networking sessions.

New for 2020 — an interactive review of the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) highlighting historical trends of appropriations for unmanned systems from Presidents’ budgets through expenditures and analyzing the status of the current bill.

A Customized Experience

Each day of the event will feature high level content that cuts across all domains, as well as targeted sessions that focus in on maritime, air or ground based unmanned systems. You will also have the opportunity to choose between concurrent sessions or opt for networking forums such as our Roundtable Discussions or scheduled one-on-one meetings. Review the agenda and register for the full event or customize your experience with day passes to access specific content.

Reduced Registration for Military and DoD Personnel

USDPS is the place for those in the military and DoD who have responsibility and interest in unmanned systems to research, inspect, and connect with current capabilities. In recognition of their service, we are offering steeply reduced registration to these professionals to ease and streamline the registration process as much as possible — rates begin at just $5.00!

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