The Patuxent Partnership

Patuxent Partnership Event: Is Autonomy the New Cyber?

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Join The Patuxent Partnership March 21 for a full day of expert speakers and panelists from government, industry, and academia who are actively shaping the future of autonomous systems. Meet exhibitors to talk face-to-face about new capabilities and initiatives. Then finish the day with a tour and demonstration at the University of Maryland UAS Test Site (just a few seconds down the road!).

Is Autonomy the New Cyber?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018   |   8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

Check-in and Coffee available at 7:30 a.m.


*subject to change

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Check-in and Coffee
8:00 – 8:10 a.m. Welcome – Ms. Bonnie Green, Executive Director, TPP
8:10 – 8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks –  RADM Mark Darrah, PEO(U&W) [confirmed]
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Advancing Autonomous Capabilities in the Cyber/AI Domains –  Mr. Shawn Turskey, Executive Director, USCYBERCOM [confirmed]
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Panel 1: Strategic Navy/Marine Autonomous Capabilities

  • Moderator: Mr. Pete Wolt, ADPEO (U&W)  [confirmed]
  • Lt. Col. Stephen Dickerson, USMC, UAS Requirements Officer, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air Warfare (OPNAV N98) [confirmed]
  • Mr. Robert Kimble, SES, Deputy Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation PEO (U&W) [confirmed]
  • Dr. Brian McKeon, Head; Undersea Warfare Weapons, Vehicles and Defensive Systems Department;Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport  [confirmed]
  • Mr. Scott Sampson, Unmanned Surface Vehicle Senior Craft Design Manager, NSWC Carderock [confirmed]
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break/ Exhibits
10:45a.m. – 12p.m. Panel 2: Leveraging Autonomous Capabilities for Warfighter Combat Superiority

  • Moderator: TBD
  • Mr. Carmine Borrelli, Director, Unmanned Ariel & Ground Systems, HQMC [confirmed]   
  • CAPT Jeffrey Dodge, Program Manager, Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), PMA 266 [confirmed]
  • LTC, Mark Scherbring, US Army, TRADOC, ARCIC  [confirmed]
  • Mr. Stuart Young, Chief, Information Systems Division, Army Research Lab   [confirmed]
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch and Networking
1:00- 1:30 p.m. Collaborative Autonomy – Mr. William Wroble, Director, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility  [invited ]
1:30 – 2:45 p.m  .

Panel 3: Real Life Experiences in the Small UAV Market

  • Moderator: Mr. Michael Van Dusen, Campus Director-Pax River, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University [confirmed]
  • Mr. Peter Bale, CEO, Sentinel Robotic Solutions LLC  [confirmed]
  • RADM (ret) Tim Heely, CEO, Vanilla Aircraft LLC  [confirmed]
  • Mr. Anthony Pucciarella, Director of Operations, UMD UAS Test Site [confirmed]
  • Mr. Dave Seagle, BAMS-D Program Lead  [confirmed]    
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Coffee Break/Exhibits
3:00 – 3:25 p.m. Title TBD – Dr. Stephen Balakirsky, Senior Research  Scientist, GTRI, Aerospace, Transportation & Advanced Systems Laboratory (ATAS)  [confirmed]
3:25 – 3:50 p.m. Title TBD – TBD, FAA
3:50 – 4:05 p.m. University of Maryland UAS Test Site, Matt Scassero [confirmed]
4:05- 4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. UMD UAS Test Site Demo, Matt Scassero [confirmed]
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Reception at Techport


$75 TPP Members
$125 Non-members
Government employees & active duty military – Free


Wed, Mar 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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