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MARVEL Microreactor Reaches Final Design Step

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) MARVEL microreactor achieved 90 percent final design, a key step that will allow the project to move forward with fabrication and construction. MARVEL will be the first new reactor at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in more than four decades and is expected to be completed in early 2025. The…


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Behavioral and Mental Health Issues Unique to the National Guard

The National Guard is a reserve component of the U.S. military comprising the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. National Guard service members face unique challenges compared to both the active-duty components and other reserve component service members. To be successful, they must balance a civilian career with military training and responsibilities. They may be called to serve in an overseas contingency operation…

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Homeland Defense and Future Warfighting Challenges Arising From the People’s Republic of China Activities in the Western Hemisphere

This webinar will discuss the range of vulnerabilities to the United States stemming from the growing activities of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), its companies, military, security agencies, and other agents in the Western Hemisphere in peacetime and in the context of a possible future military conflict with the PRC.  We will focus on…



The 92nd MORS Symposium

For over 55 years, the annual Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Symposium has been an opportunity for the national security community to exchange information, examine research, and discuss critical national security topics. Held in notable…

17th International Detonation Symposium

The International Detonation Symposium started in 1951 and was originally a Navy-sponsored discussion of about 17 papers. In subsequent years, it has been sponsored by U.S. Department of Defense and Energy labs and has grown…

Biometrics Institute US Strategy Forum

The Biometrics Institute provides an independent platform for discussion about the responsible, ethical, and effective use of biometrics. This year, the Biometrics Institute will be taking these conversations further seeking to create even more interaction…

The 2nd Annual Nuclear Energy Security Summit

This 2024 Summit is gathering an assembly of government and industry leaders, subject matter experts, and regional stakeholders to chart a transformative path for advanced nuclear power technology that aligns with both U.S. and international…

The 18th Annual RadWaste Summit

Connect with decision-makers from both commercial and federal radioactive waste sectors in one platform, gain first-hand insights on the latest industry updates, projects, and policies, and engage in collaborative discussions on topics ranging from safety…

Voice From the Community

PNG20231031 Ken Erney
Ken Erney

Director of Autonomous Systems and Robotics at Unmanned Experts, Inc.

As the Director of Autonomous Systems and Robotics at Unmanned Experts, Inc., Ken Erney manages a team that designs and builds the hardware that their extensible air traffic management (XTM) runs on, the SDR-based communications fabric their products use to collaborate, and the software that provides their flight systems with advanced intelligence and perception. The team is comprised of highly focused professionals pursuing U.S. technological superiority through the synthesis of autonomous robotics, swarms, and XTM systems.

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