2017 Directed Energy Summit

Achieving the Promise of Directed Energy 

The 2017 Directed Energy Summit focused on informing decision-makers across the U.S. defense policy, operational, funding and acquisition communities on the potential development and deployment of directed energy (DE) capabilities (high energy lasers, high power microwave/RF systems, and electronic warfare) within the next five years.

This two-day event, co-sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton and the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), brought together more than 500 government and industry stakeholders within the first 60 days of the new administration and Congress. 

Event Photos

Dr. Thomas Mahnken, President and CEO, CSBA
Opening Defense Keynote by Ms. Mary Miller, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
Navy Keynote by Rear Admiral Mike Manazir, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems, OPNAV N9
Army Keynote by Major General William Hix, Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, Headquarters, Department of the Army
Lunch Keynote by Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations
General James M. "Mike" Holmes, Commander, Air Combat Command, and Dr. Thomas Mahnken, President and CEO, CSBA