EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium

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


July 22 – 23, 2014 – 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.


2014 Confirmed Speakers & Organizations Include:

*LTG John D. Johnson, Director, Joint IED Defeat Organization

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

*Col Tammy Cobb, Mil Rep, DOD Explosive Safety Board, OSD

*Robert Schutz IV, Deputy Director, Explosives Division, Science & Technology Directorate, DHS

*Patrick Starke, Chief, Office for Bombing Prevention, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

*COL (ret) Dick A. Larry, Senior Advisor, EOD/CIED and Exploitation HQDA G3/5/7

*LTC Christine Allen, Product Manager Counter Explosive Hazard

*LTC Martin F. Spellacy, Director, Military Support, Massachusetts National Guard

*Major Robert McLellan, C-IED Branch, Force Protection Integration Division, USMC

*CSM (Ret) Todd M. Burnett, Counter IED Integration Cell (CI2C)

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

Download 2014 Agenda & Full Speaking Roster


Why should you attend the Summit?

Over the past ten years, continuous IED combat operations have enhanced available technology and training to adapt to the new evolution of threats. Response tactics have also improved to achieve mission success. However, in the persistent conflicts to come for generations IEDs will be the weapon of choice, both domestically and in future contingency operations.

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

While advancements have been made and successful IED incidents have been dramatically reduced, major challenges still face the EOD/IED community. Challenges such as maintaining the most updated capabilities and force structure in a new fiscal environment of budget constraints. Capturing best practices and lessons learned and integrating those into the individual services institutional processes; transitioning from a continual deployment cycle to a home based training cycle; as well as recruiting & maintaining quality volunteer personal will be focal points of discussion and debate at this year’s event.

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 community both military and civil offices, along with key leaders in industry with the sole objective of advancing the mission critical needs of each respective community. 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.

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

Exhibit & Sponsorship Information Here


NEW for 2014 – Symposium & Networking Sessions Will Include:

– Boston Marathon Bombing: WMD leadership storyboard case study

– Latest technology in expanded table top displays with live demonstrations

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

– Homeland Security & Emerging Technologies for Identifying and Detecting IED and Explosive Effects and Behavior

– Effective Countermine Capabilities Integration in Expeditionary Forces for Waterborne and Ashore Anti-terrorism


With Attendees from the following Organizations:
Expeditionary Combat Commands, JIEDDO, ATF, DHS S&T, US Army, Surface Warfare, FBI, WMD & CST, USMC, Industry, Warfighting Labs, MCoE, Navy EOD, and many more

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. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments and will receive a pre-Summit questionnaire for precise questions and subject matters you would like our speakers to address.


The EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium is compliant with Department of Defense operating guidelines, and adheres to the most recent standards of the Office of General Council, Standards of Conduct Office:

*Currently, SOCO advisory 09-03: 7.(a)… purposes of jer 3-211 (a)(7) the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), OGE standards of ethical conduct for employees of the executive branch: currently 5 cfr part 2635 and 31 u.s.c. 1353 as it pertains to OGE standards

*Qualifies as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C. Chapter 41 and is compliant with The Office of Government Ethics, Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch: currently 5 CFR part 2635 and 31 U.S.C. 1353 as it pertains to OGE Standards.

*The EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium is open to all Federal employes and is considered a compliant education and training forum.

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


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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.