Unmanned Systems—Defense. Protection. Security. (USDPS) features senior military, government and industry representatives coming together to discuss the current and future role of unmanned systems in critical operations. The 2020 program is currently being developed so please check back often to see who has been announced.

In the meantime, you can get a sense of the high-level contributors to expect by reviewing the speaker lineup from last year's event.

Select speakers from USDPS 2019

The Honorable Ellen M. Lord
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

Lt. Gen. Eric Smith
Commanding General
Marine Corps Combat Development Command

Lisa Atherton
President and CEO
Textron Systems

Chris O'Donnell
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Platform and Weapon Portfolio Management, OUSD A&S

Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser
Deputy Chief of Engineers/Deputy Commanding General
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Maj. Gen. Peter J. Lambert
Deputy Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations
Joint Staff J32

Brig. Gen. James “Cliffy” Cluff
Director, RPA/Big Wing ISR, HAF/A2

Brig. Gen. Richard “Ross” Coffman
Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle - Cross Functional Team (CFT)
U.S. Army

Dr. James D. Moreland, Jr.
Executive Director, Mission Engineering and Integration

Elizabeth Neumann
Assistant Secretary for Threat Prevention and Security Policy
Department of Homeland Security

Angela Stubblefield
Deputy Associate Administrator, Security & HAZMAT Safety
Federal Aviation Administration

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Frank Kelley
Vice President
Defense Acquisition University

Mark L. Bathrick
Director, Office of Aviation Services
U.S. Department of the Interior

Reid F. McAllister
Director, Integrated Unmanned Maritime Mobility Systems, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
Co-Lead, NAVSEA WFC Unmanned Vehicles and Autonomous Systems Working Group

Ben McMartin
Chief of the Acquisition Management Office, CCDC, Ground Vehicle Systems Center

Capt. Pete Small
Program Manager, PMS 406, Unmanned Maritime Systems, PEO Unmanned and Small Combatants
U.S. Navy

Dr. Jason R. Stack
Portfolio Manager for Autonomy
Office of Naval Research

Brent G. Ingraham
Director of Unmanned Systems, Platform and Weapon Portfolio Management

Helen Greiner
Army HQE Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and AI, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)

Jean-Charles Ledé
AFRL Autonomy Technology Advisor
U.S. Air Force

Dr. Andrew Nuss
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office

Lt. Col. Philip Root
Deputy Director, Defense Sciences Office

Pat Buckley
DPEO(U&W), UAS Programs and Director, Common Standards & Interoperability
U.S. Navy

Michael J. Alperi
Deputy Program Manager, PMS408
Expeditionary Missions Program Office, Naval Sea Systems Command

Lt. Col. David Griffin
Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Product Manager, PM UAS, PEO Aviation
U.S. Army

John A. Moses
Navy Battery Development Safety Enterprise Program Manager

Brendan Groves
Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice

Cmrd. Jeff Sullens
USCG Office of Aviation Acquisition

Charles Alexander
Chief, Planning and Performance Management Division
NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation

Kristen R. Hajduk
National Capital Regional Director
NSIN - National Security Innovation Network, Department of Defense

Tony Melita
Executive Director
National Advanced Mobility Consortium

Jennifer Roberts
Branch Head, Undersea Influence in Chief of Naval Operations, Undersea Warfare Division (OPNAV N97)
U.S. Navy

Matt Dooley
Principal Consultant
JHNA, Inc.

Jim Thomsen
Seaborne Defense, LLC

Tom Reynolds
Vice President, Business Development & Strategy
Hydroid, Inc

Dyan Gibbens
Trumbull Unmanned

Kevin Switick
AVIAN and Keynote Session Chair

Sara Blackmer
Roundtable Luncheon Facilitator