The Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) was founded
in 1999 to foster research, development and transition of Directed Energy (DE) technology for national defense and civil applications
through professional communication and education. We intend to be recognized as the premier organization for
exchanging information about and advocating research, development and application of Directed Energy.
Here is more about DE programs and organizations.
- Encourage national interest in DE
- Foster communication within the DE community
- Enhance DE education
- Recognize outstanding DE contributions
- Publish and archive DE achievements
- Enhance DE outreach
- Encourage DE manufacturing
- DE Symposia, Conferences and Workshops
- Short Courses on DE topics
- Exhibitions, including DE to DC Showcase
- Recognizing Contributions of DEPS Fellows
- Journal of Directed Energy
- DE Event Proceedings
- Directed Energy Books
DEPS Composition and Operations
DEPS is a non-profit corporation. Both individuals and organizations can join
with DEPS in pursuit of our vision. Individuals join DEPS as
members, while organizations participate as
sponsors. DEPS operations are overseen by
the Board of Directors, who are supported by the Board of Scientific and Engineering
Advisors. A small permanent DEPS staff coordinates DEPS activites from the
headquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The current DEPS Team
is shown here.
DEPS serves the DE Community through the volunteer
efforts of its nearly 1,000 members. They
represent a wide cross section of the DE community. As shown on the pie chart, about half are
associated with industrial organizations. Of the third within the U.S. Department of Defense
sector, all Services are well represented. Not included in the distribution are the international
members, who form about 5% of the DEPS membership.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors manages the Directed Energy Professional
Society non-profit corporation. The Board consists of nine Directors, three of which are elected
each year for three-year terms. The Board's non-voting membership also includes appointed
Service Liaison members and the DEPS Executive Director.
Since 2010, the DEPS Board has named some former Directors as Directors Emeritus.
These directors, recognized for their long-standing and significant contributions to DEPS and its Board,
often continue contributing to DEPS after their term as Director is complete.
Board of Scientific and Engineering Advisors
The DEPS Board of Scientific and
Engineering Advisors (BSEA) is a small group of senior, highly respected individuals from
within the DE community. Appointed by the DEPS Board of Directors from the
pool of DEPS Fellows, the BSEA annually assists the DEPS Board in various ways, such
as by evaluating graduate scholarship applicants and
by recommending candidates for the rank of DEPS Fellow.
Additionally, from time to time, they may be asked by the Board to
recommend a technically sound position for the Board and DEPS to adopt concerning current
technical, management or political issues of import to the DE community. The term of a BSEA
member is three years.
For additional information on DEPS and its policies, including the copyright policy, please
see the DEPS Governance page.
Last updated: 14 August 2017