5th Annual EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium
November 14-15, 2017 | Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

The only whole-of-Government IED Event that brings together DoD, DHS, Federal Agencies & local/civil bomb technicians. The 2017 EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium brings together the mission relevant representatives in our neutral “townhall” forum to discuss the current and future C-IED/EOD initiatives supporting battlefield operations, homeland defense, and peacekeeping missions.




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Early Confirmed Speakers:
COL Jonathan B. Slater, USA, PM, Close Combat Systems, U.S. Army PEO Ammunition
Shawn Stallworth, Chief, Office for Bombing Prevention, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
William Windsor, Director, Unexploded Center of Excellence
David Hernandez, Deputy PM, Homemade Explosives, Lead, Explosive Effects Laboratory, HSARPA, DHS
Dr. Edwin Bundy, PM, Improvised Device Defeat Subgroup, Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office

Why should you attend the 2017 Symposium:

  • The IED has profoundly changed the military formation order of battle, leveling the playing field between an asymmetric enemy and U.S. / Coalition forces both on land and sea. In the Homeland, the threat has never been greater. Attacking the malicious use of explosives on the battlefield or at home depends upon a well-coordinated, whole-of-government effort to IED defeat.
  • The 2017 EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium brings together a whole-of-government approach with both military and civil offices, as well as key leaders in industry with the sole objective of advancing the mission critical needs of each respective community in IED defeat.
  • DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits' content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the EOD/IED & Countermine community, as well as key policy-makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.
Participating organizations at last year’s Symposium
  • Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office, Booz Allen Hamilton, Stemrad, TechINT Solutions Group, NEC Corporation of America, 908 Devices, Inert Products LLC, Cascade Protection Systems, National Center for Explosives Training and Research, Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Asymmetric Warfare Group, ADS Inc., Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems, Kestrel Corporation, Office of Infrastructure Protection, SourceAmerica, EHS Technologies Corporation, C-2i Inc., QintetiQ North America, EOD Warrior Foundation, 20th CBRNE Command, Critical Solutions International, R3 Strategic Support Group, OpenVision-QSA Global, Johns Hopkins University, NATO HQ SACT, SRI International, Cascade Solutions Systems, DoD Unexploded Center of Excellence, Lockheed Martin, 59th Ordnance Brigade, NAVAIR, The Counter Explosive Hazards Center, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technology Division, Point One USA LLC, and many more!
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Topics to Be Covered This Year
  • - Coordination of National and Intergovernmental C-IED Efforts
  • - Information Sharing and Decision Support Across All Government Agencies & Departments
  • - Mitigating Explosive & IED Incidents in the Homeland
  • - Addressing Emerging EOD/IED Challenges in Asymmetrical Warfare Environments
  • - S&T Efforts to Ensure Advanced Detection & Neutralization Capabilities
  • - Defining Acquisition Priorities for Effective IED Countermeasures and EOD Operations
  • - Developing Policy and International Collaboration for Global IED Defeat
  • - Leveraging Industry Perspective for Improved C-IED and EOD Technology
  • - Identifying and Tracking Threat Networks to Mitigate IED Events
_____________________________________________________________________________ At Our Summit You Will Have the Ability to:
  • Gain Education & Insight:  Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the most complex issues facing the IED community.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest technologies to effectively and efficiently transform IED/EOD/ Countermine force.
  • Influence:  Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Our town hall format is your opportunity to address our speakers with questions or comments on the current mission.


Operating Guidance For Government Attendees: 
  • DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD, DHS, and public sector priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.
  • DSI’s Symposium will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.
  • The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.
  • (Industry and Academia members are charged a fee for admission)