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The SMi Group are delighted to announce the 2nd annual Counter UAS Technology Conference taking place at the in Arlington, VA on the 5th and 6th of December 2022.

Building off the back of a sell-out 2021 event Counter UAS Technology 2022 will return to Arlington, VA once again showcase the very latest technology in the market to ensure that DoD personnel, equipment and infrastructure are protected from the proliferation of drones

Furthermore, with the establishment of the US DoD Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office, (JCO) there is now a drive across the US Armed Forces to have a comprehensive and centralised approach to tackling the ever evolving drone threat facing the nation. Speakers will feature from leading US DoD agencies, international defence organizations and leading industry providers to give the best insight into Counter UAS priorities, developments and solutions to protect from UAS proliferation.

  • Hear from US DoD Senior Leadership and Program Managers on how they are utilizing technology to combat UAS
  • Meet and Network with international speakers from NATO and aligned nations to discover how they are defending their defence networks from drone attacks
  • Listen to how innovative technology is driving advancement and enabling defence to counter drone swarms and attacks

11 SFS; Air & Space Warfare Centre; Air Force; Army/RCCTO DE; Atolla Tech; Aurora Flight Sciences; AvMC - Technology Development Directorate - Aviation; Axient; Axient Corp; Ball Aerospace; Belgian Armed Forces; Black River Systems; Breaking Defense; C Speed; CACI; CACI, Inc.; Carmenta Inc.; Convexum; Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization; Defence Science and Technology Laboratory; Defense Digital Service; Defense Technical Information Center; Department Of Homeland Security; Department of National Defence; DEU Defense Intelligence Liaison Staff; DEVCOM AvMC; D-Fend Solutions Ltd.; D-fendsolutions; DHS; DHS S&T; DOD; DroneShield; Echodyne Corp.; Edgesource; Elta IAI; ELTA Systems Ltd; Enterprise Control Systems Ltd; Epirus; ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik; ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH; EXEC MANAGER; Federal Ministry of Defence (Germany); Federal Ministry of Defense, Germany; Federal Police Germany; Federal Police of Germany; Fortem Technologies; GEN-AVIV; General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada; German Air Force Command, Luftwaffe HQ; HQ US Air Force / Defensive Base Operations Division; Imperative Systems LLC; JCom; JGW Group; Joint Counter-small UAS Office; Joint C-sUAS Office; Joint Staff / JIAMDO; Kirintec Ltd; Liteye Systems Inc; MAB7; MARSS; Marss Group; Military Aviation Authority; Ministry of Defense; MOD Hungary State Aviation Department; National Defense University; NATO HQ; Naval Weapons Station Yorktown; Navy; Navy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - PMA-266; NAWCAD ASI; NAWC-AD WOLF; Nigerian Army; Noology NA, Inc.; NSWC Crane Division; Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E); Ousd R R&t; OWT Global LLC (Ninja Alliance); PEO USC PMS 408; Rafael; Rafael Systems Global Sustainment (RSGS); Raytheon; Raytheon Solipsys; Raytheon Technologies; Robin Radar Systems BV; SAE International; Sentry View Systems, Inc.; SMi Group Ltd; SpotterRF; SRC, Inc.; Survice Engineering Company; TCI International Inc.; Teledyne FLIR Defense Systems; TEST; Trident Defence LLC; Twist Bioscience; U.S. Army; U.S. Coast Guard; United States Air Force; United States Army; US Air Force; US Air Force Academy; US Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate; US Army; US Army Futures Command; US Army, PEO IEW&S / PM PNT; US Dept of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories; US DOD Joint Counter small UAS Office (JCO); US Marine Corps; US Navy; US SOCOM; Usaf; USAFA ; USMC; USNORTHCOM JTF-NCR; USSOCOM JRU SOC-JC; USSOCOM Surgeon 9SOSG); Virginia State Police; Weibel Scientific A/S

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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