Chesapeake Section/SD-5 - Unmanned Maritime Systems for the Future Force

When:  Jan 24, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  Chesapeake Section


Unmanned Maritime Systems for the Future Force

Thursday, January 24, 2019
5:30-8:30 PM EST

Developing unmanned maritime systems to meet future Navy requirements has been a process of technological and doctrinal innovation. Unmanned vehicles have become recognized as viable systems with sensors and mission packages to meet operational needs. To meet its future requirements the Navy needs a strong foundation of proven unmanned systems and technologies, and PMS 406 is the Navy’s Program Office charged with achieving this. PMS 406 works with multiple government programs, industry, and labs in developing unmanned surface and undersea systems and sensors.

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Cash Bar
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Dinner
(Meal includes Italian bread & butter, coffee & tea, salad, vegetable of the day and entree (chosen at restaurant) of broiled salmon, baked chicken, or veal scaloppini)
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm Program

Speaker Name and Bio
Howard Berkof is the Deputy Program Manager for the Unmanned Maritime Systems Program Office (PMS 406), responsible for planning, management, and integration of numerous unmanned platform and payload programs.

He began his career with Ingersoll-Rand and entered government service in 2007 with the Navy's Unmanned Maritime Systems Program Office. Prior to his current role, Mr. Berkof served in various roles within the unmanned maritime systems acquisition community, including S&T Project Manager, USV Assistant Program Manager, and Remote Minehunting System Principal Assistant Program Manager.

Mr. Berkof also served a one year assignment from 2011 to 2012 at the Pentagon, working as a Senior Requirements Analyst for the Expeditionary Warfare Division (N95) for the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). Mr. Berkof holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has been active in ASME for over 20 years and in 2008 was honored with ASME’s Distinguished Service Award.

Event Location
526 23rd St. S.
Arlington, VA 22202

Registration Fees
$35 - Young Professionals
$40 - Member
$45 - Non-member
* Additional $5 for registration and payment at the door *
Register and pay online by noon Wednesday January 23

Please contact Bill Hockberger with any questions


526 23rd St. S
Arlington, VA 22202

Pricing Information

Registration Price
Young Professionals $35.00
Member $40.00
Non-member $45.00


Maggie Nate
(757) 272-8777