EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium

Advancing EOD, IED & Countermine Capabilities Force Structure within a New Environment


Alexandria, VA

Our EOD/IED Countermine Defeat Symposium will bring together DoD & Military policy-makers, EOD/IED technicians, members of the low intensity conflict community, as well as DHS and Civil Public Safety Bomb Squad professionals in an information exchange forum for the discussion of current and future trends and initiatives for battlefield operations, peacekeeping operations, and homeland defense.


2015 Confirmed Keynote Speakers Include:

Bentz, Julie

MG Julie Bentz,
Vice Director,
Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency


MajGen Horner

Maj. Gen. John P. Horner,Deputy Director,
Defense Threat Reduction Agency



Thomas P Dee,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Expeditionary Programs & Logistics Management)  Research, Development & Acquisition




Rear Admiral Lorin Selby,
Naval Surface Warfare Center


Additional Confirmed Speakers Include: 

Patrick Starke, Chief, Office for Bombing Prevention, DHS

COL Richard J. Hornstein, Project Manager, Close Combat Systems

Brandt Schenken, Director, U.S. Bomb Data Center, ATF

Donald Robinson, Special Agent in Charge, National Center for Explosives Training and Research

COL (ret) John Greaves, Strategic C-IED Advisor, NATO Allied Command Transformation

Dr. Edwin A. Bundy, Program Manager, Improvised Device Defeat Subgroup, Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office

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Why should you attend the 2015 Symposium?

Today – Improvised Explosive threats are global, enduring and spreading.
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 in the battlefield or at home depends upon a well-coordinated, all-of-nation, whole-of-government effort.

From terrorists, insurgents or criminal sub-networks, IEDs are constantly changing. Adversaries are modifying the explosives, switches and how they are emplaced. Global access to defeat technology and resources are necessary to attack the enemy & defeat the threat.

The 2015 EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium brings together a whole-of-government approach with both military and civil offices, key leaders in industry with the sole objective of advancing the mission critical needs of each respective community in IED defeat.

DSI’s EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium fosters the dialogue to bridge the gaps, assess policies, plans, and programs for priorities between industry and the EOD/IED & Countermine community.

2015 Briefing and Networking Discussions Points:

*Coordination of National and Intergovernmental Counter-IED Efforts

*Industry’s Role in Support Operations Downrange With Advanced Technology, Intelligence & Training to Any Level of Command

*Information Sharing and Decision Support Across All Government Agencies & Departments

*Capabilities Analysis and Planning Support

*Collaboration Moving the C-IED Forward Today: S&T Efforts to Ensure Counter IED & Detection Capabilities

Our Previous Event Iteration Attendees From:

EOD Center of Excellence, Intelligence Community, DoD, DHS, Expeditionary Combat Commands, JIDA, ATF, US Army, CACI, PAE, JGW Group, Kestrel, Lockheed Maritn, Blackwatch, Northrop Grumman, Alakai Defense, Rapiscan Systems, Smiths Detection, Morpo Detection, Surface Warfare, FBI, WMD & CST, USMC, Warfighting Labs, MCoE, Navy EOD and many more – over 125 total!

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 EOD/IED/ Countermine force.

 Influence:  Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Our townhall format is your opportunity to address our speakers with questions or comments on the current mission.

Operating Guidance For Government Attendees: 

The 2015 EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium is a No Cost To Government Event.

DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD & US Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department’s/ agency 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.  [Questions? Email wleahy@dsigroup.org]

||Event is CLOSED to PRESS / There are NO Recordings||


Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities:

The EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium provides opportunities in exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, to networking receptions.

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Advisory Board


DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings. In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all. Learn more about our Advisory Board Members.