Day 2

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Chairman's Opening Remarks

09:10 AM - 09:50 AM The Menace Of Drones In A Prison Environment

Don Head, Commissioner, Correctional Service of Canada
• Analysis of incidents involving criminal drones in and around the prison environment and the emerging threat to the prison population
• Practical approaches to enhancing security and preventing drone-delivered contraband
• Counter-drone capability requirements for the future: what’s realistic for the prison environment?

Don Head

Correctional Service of Canada

09:50 AM - 10:30 AM Engaging Future Threats: The Nypd Response To The Proliferation Of Civilian Drones

Lieutenant Art Mogil, Counterterrorism Division, New York Police Department
• Overview on incidents involving civilian drones in the City of New York and the implications for NPYD counter-terror strategy
• Utilising intelligence on hostile drone operators
• Briefing on recent training drills and developing strategy to counter-drones
• Capability requirements for counter-drone technology in the future
• How will the proliferation of drones affect policing in New York?

Lieutenant Art Mogil

Counterterrorism Division
New York Police Department

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Coffee and Networking

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM The Threat Of Civilian Drones To Airport Security And Emerging Solutions To Counter Drone Attacks

Ethel McGuire, Assistant Police Chief for Homeland Security and Intelligence, Los Angeles World Airports
• How Los Angeles World Airports perceive and are preparing for the threat of drones
• What counter-drone systems are in place or are looking to be employed to safeguard against accidental or terrorist drone intrusion in and around airports?
• How effective is current legislation surrounding drones and counter-drone systems and how should policy develop to alleviate uncertainty or vulnerability to the threat?

Ethel McGuire

Assistant Police Chief for Homeland Security and Intelligence
Los Angeles World Airports

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Countering Drones: An Incremental Test & Evaluation-Led (T&E) Approach To Match C-UAS Solutions To Customer Needs

• Defining benchmarks for C-UAS systems based on metrics, T&E scenarios and an assessment of the roles of homeland and civil security customers.
• Specifying optimized requirements through user groups and value analysis
• Effectively addressing the “No-fly-no-buy” syndrome through Proof Of Concept (POC) demonstrators:
o Clearly defining scenarios through an assessment of CONOPS and analysis of equipment performance
o In-field POC T&E through integration of the Command & Control system with “best-fit” technologies
o Loop back from experience
• Overview of projects being delivered both in Defense and Security domains: Update on the ANGELAS counter drones project funded by French government (SGDSN).
• Building a portfolio of sensors and effectors from Thales and SME partners best-suited to the customer’s different employment scenarios.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch and Networking

1:20 PM - 2:00 PM The U.S. Department For Homeland Security Perspective On Combatting Small Drones

Anh Duong, Program Executive Officer, Unmanned Aerial Systems, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology
• Strategic overview of the Department for Homeland Security’s approach to countering small drones
• DHS perspectives on counter-drone system employment by government agencies and industry
• Briefing on ongoing research in DHS Science & Technology into counter-UAV technology – where will the technology be employed and what are the challenges?

Anh Duong

Program Executive Officer, Unmanned Aerial Systems
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM Combating Illicit Drone Smuggling And Spying At Sea Ports

Daniel Van Duzer, Chief of Policy and Implementation, Moran Office of Maritime and Port Security (MOMPS)
• Briefing on recent incidents involving the criminal use of drones for smuggling and surveillance at sea ports
• The challenges facing Security Officers to detect commercial drones and trace their operators – working with law enforcement and the military
• Assessing and preparing for the relative risk of drone smuggling – an emerging threat or just a rare incident?
• Counter-drone systems for coastal security – mobile and stationary technologies

Daniel Van Duzer

Chief of Policy and Implementation
Moran Office of Maritime and Port Security (MOMPS)

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM Afternoon Tea and Networking

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Understanding Counter Drone Technology And The Pros And Cons Of Different Systems For Military, Government And Industry Entities

John Bremner, Business Development, Robin Radar Systems BV
• Kinetic and passive counter-drone solutions
• Sensors to detect and track drones – implications for law enforcement
• GPS jammers and scrambling technology – legal issues and the impact on alternate frequencies
• Integrating counter-drone solutions into existing security and surveillance systems: quick detection and communication with law enforcement
• Counter-drone solutions with data recording software for evidence in legal and liability proceedings
• Systems that differentiate through acoustics to enable sophisticated detection
• What systems are appropriate for different facilities, environments, and for governmental and commercial bodies?

John Bremner

Business Development
Robin Radar Systems BV

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM The MITRE Corporation Countering Unauthorized Uas Challenge: A Case Study In Emerging Counter-Drone Research

Andrew Lacher, Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Research Strategist, The MITRE Corporation
• Case study on MITRE’s research challenge on counter-UAS technologies
• Emerging technologies on system capabilities such as identification and tracking
• Counter-UAS in contested urban environments – challenges and opportunities for research
• Which technologies suit which industries/environments?

Andrew Lacher

Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Research Strategist
The MITRE Corporation

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM Chairman's Closing Remarks and End of Conference