DoD Hypersonic Capabilities Symposium

DSI’s 2021 DoD Hypersonic Capabilities Symposium will emphasize the continued need to develop American hypersonic technologies and leverage these technologies to achieve U.S. National Security goals. Hypersonic Missiles and Glide Vehicles have the potential to be game changing weapons that could cause the US to rethink its posture and strategy across the globe. The 2021 Hypersonics Symposium will facilitate discussions to accelerate the acquisition of hypersonic platforms that will provide the United States the capabilities to maintain the balance of global power.


Topics to be covered at the 2021 Symposium:

  • Developing an Integrated Strategy to Accelerate the Development and Fielding of US Hypersonic Abilities
  • Employing Hypersonic Weapons in a Joint Effort to Defeat Enemy A2AD Capabilities
  • Developing and Fielding Hypersonic Weapons in a Timely and Effective fashion
  • Accelerating the Acquisition of USAF Hypersonic Platforms
  • Developing and Deploying a Layered Missile Defense System to Defend the United States and Its Interests
  • Sustaining Affordable and Effective Hypersonic Capabilities
  • Developing an Affordable Satellite Architecture to Provide Global Sensor Coverage to Detect, Track, and Target Hypersonic Missiles


At our Symposium You Have the Ability To:

  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing the hypersonics community.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.


 Why You Should Attend This Symposium:


This educational Symposium will bring together senior DoD officials, military leaders, academia, and solution providers to explore emerging concepts and capabilities in hypersonic weapons and systems in and across the joint force. With China and Russia continuing to increase their funding and development of hypersonic capabilities, the U.S. must continue to improve its own competencies and regain the spot it once held at the forefront of hypersonic technology.


DSI’s 2021 DoD Hypersonic Capabilities Symposium will discuss the pressing need to progress hypersonic advancements throughout the DoD, as America’s competitors across the globe continue to expand their regional and global aspirations.


This symposium will feature senior level discussions that emphasize the critical need for the rapid acquisition and development of hypersonic capabilities across all services. This program will allow for open and honest dialogue to solve the nation’s most difficult technical and strategic challenges.

Speaker and Presenter Information

2021 Early Confirmed Speakers:

VADM Jon Hill, USN, Director, Missile Defense Agency

Michael White, SES, Assistant Director, Hypersonics, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Research and Engineering

Bob Strider, SES, Deputy Director, Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office Deputy, Army Hypersonic Project Office

Dr. Gillian Bussey, Director, Joint Hypersonics Transition Office

Col Keith Roessig, USAF, Vice Commander, Air Force Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base


Dr. Rodney Bowersox, Director, Texas A&M National Aerothermochemistry and Hypersonics Laboratory

Dr. Jesse Maxwell, Aerospace Engineer Navy Research Laboratory



Expected Number of Attendees


Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Navy & Marine Corps, DOD & Military, Dept of Homeland Security, NASA, National Guard Association

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Wed-Thu, Jul 21-22, 2021, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Exhibit Dates
Wed-Thu, Jul 21-22, 2021


Active Military:  $0.00
Government:  $0.00

The Sunset Room
137 National Plaza
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
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