November 13-14, 2018 | Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

All information below represents the 2017 iteration of this event. 2018  event details coming soon!

The only whole-of-Government IED Event that brings together DoD, DHS, Federal Agencies & local/civil bomb technicians. The 2018 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.<


2017 Confirmed Speakers Included:


MajGen David Coffman, USMC, Director, Expeditionary Warfare, OPNAV N95


CAPT Scott Kraft, USN, Commanding Officer, Indian Head EOD Technology Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center


CAPT Keith B. Dowling, USN, Chief, Integration & Delivery Directorate, Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO), DTRA


COL Christopher T. Kuhn, USA, Director, The Counter Explosive Hazard Center, U.S. Army Engineer School


Shawn Stallworth, Chief, Office for Bombing Prevention, DHS

Additional Speakers Include:

  • Dr. Karl Dahlhauser, Associate Director for Electronic Warfare & Countermeasures, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering, C-IED COI Co-Chair

  • CAPT Josh Jackson, USN, Commodore, EOD Group 2, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

  • William Windsor, Director, DoD Unexploded Center of Excellence 

  • David Hernandez, DPM, Homemade Explosives Program, Lead, Explosive Effects Laboratory, DHS S&T


  • Why You Should Attend This Summit:

  • 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.

DSI is Proud to Partner and Support the EOD Warrior Foundation



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 EOD & C-IED Challenges in Asymmetrical Warfare Environments

  • – S&T Efforts to Support Advanced Detection & Neutralization Capabilities

  • – Acquisition Priorities for Effective C-IED & 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)

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!

Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities:

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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.