David Bither

Mr. David Bither has over 20 years’ leadership experience in business strategy and corporate and technology development within the defense, aerospace and national security industries. He is the Managing Director of ForwardTrace, LLC, a company focused on strategy and portfolio development for the emerging situational awareness and remote sensing market. He co-founded and chaired the Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Technology Consortium (ISRTC), an international group of 84 industry, academic and not-for-profit organizations focused on developing the market for unmanned systems, communications and sensor payloads and data analytics to the defense, national security and commercial market sector.

David was a senior advisor to the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and performed executive portfolio analysis with JIEDDO (Joint IED Defeat Organization). He served as an ISR subject matter expert  and developed future architectures for DoD sponsored studies examining the department’s emerging ISR requirements.

Prior to starting a business career, David was a career Army officer serving in several operational, command, and senior staff positions. David has an MS in Information Systems Technology from The George Washington University. He graduated from Harvard University’s Executive Studies program and the Defense Acquisition University’s Defense Systems Management College and is certified in both Systems Engineering and Program Management.


Track 3: Technology Advances & Challenges
Drones and UAS: Uniquely Innovative Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
9:30 am – 10:45 am

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Bethesda North Conference
Center & Marriott Hotel
5901 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852 USA