Sustaining the U.S. Lead in DoD Unmanned Systems

Strategy and Policy in a Changing Security and Technology Landscape
  • Thursday, May 8, 2014
  • Panel 1: Service Perspective in FY15 and Beyond


    Colonel Kenneth Callahan, USAF
    Director, Air Force RPA Capabilities Division

    Captain Chris Corgnati, USN
    Deputy Director, ISR Capabilities, OPNAV N2/N6

    Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Lapoint, USA
    Unmanned Aerial Systems Chief, HQDA G3/5/7

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hixson, USMC
    Unmanned Ground Systems CIO, HQMC CD&I

    Moderated by:

    Colonel Ethan Griffin
    U.S. Air Force Fellow, CSIS

    Panel 2: U.S. Leadership Amid Commercial Sector Growth and Changing Global Supply


    Dr. Michael Horowitz
    Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania

    Mr. Jeremiah Gertler
    Specialist in Military Aviation, Congressional Research Service

    Dr. Lynn E. Davis
    Director, Washington Office, RAND

    Moderated by:

    Mr. Samuel J. Brannen
    Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS

    Thursday, May 8, 2014
    10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    CSIS 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036

    CSIS's recent report, Sustaining the U.S. Lead in Unmanned Systems: Military and Homeland Considerations Through 2025, found that the current U.S. military lead in unmanned systems will be contested in the coming decades as other countries develop or acquire their own capabilities (including through significantly increased commercial sector activity) and Pentagon investment in current and next-generation unmanned systems decreases under budget pressure. With the release of the Quadrennial Defense Review and the Fiscal Year 2015 Presidential Budget Request reflecting updated DoD priorities, CSIS will host a discussion on the future of U.S. leadership in military development and use of unmanned systems.


    If you have any questions, please contact Rhys McCormick at or (202) 775-3201.

    Dress is business attire or working uniform.

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