Directed Energy Summit 2018

The Summit starts with registration at 7 a.m. and the program kicks off at 8 a.m. and includes a seated lunch with keynote speaker, Mr. Jeffrey White, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology)


  • Opening keynote from the Honorable Michael D. Griffin, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
  • National security and defense strategy keynotes on the implications for Directed Energy
    • Dr. Nadia Schadlow, Deputy National Security for Strategy
    • Mr. Elbridge Colby, DASD for Strategy and Force Development
  • Congressional staff perspectives panel on prioritization of Directed Energy with opening remarks from Representative Tim Ryan
  • Army initiatives on delivering warfighter capabilities
  • Pacific theater challenges and the role of Directed Energy in addressing these challenges
  • Impact of Directed Energy in protecting the homeland and diplomatic installations featuring Lieutenant General R. Scott Williams, Commander, 1 AF (Air Forces Northern), USAF
  • Congressional perspectives from Senators Martin Heinrich and Mazie Hirono, and from Representatives Jim Langevin and Doug Lamborn
  • Closing keynote from General Robin Rand, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, USAF

Join the technical interchange reception at 5 p.m. featuring displays from Air Force Research Laboratory, Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, and the Directed Energy industrial base.


The 2018 SUMMARY REPORT available at 

  • Dr. Nadia Schadlow, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy
  • Mr. Elbridge Colby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development
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