Defense Strategies Institute’s 9th Annual EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium will bring together members of the various Military branches & Federal Government agencies to discuss the current initiatives toward advancing domestic and international counter-IED missions in support of US National Security. Senior level speakers at this forum will examine the various ways they are collaborating on neutralizing the threat that these various types of explosives can cause to the Warfighter & to vital critical infrastructure in the Homeland. This forum will also offer attendees insight into the emerging innovative technologies, enhanced training, and methods of intelligence gathering that are vital to successful EOD and demining initiatives in the era of Strategic Competition.