Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Arlington, VA - Apr 28, 2016 - This comprehensive symposium will offer attendees a chance to interact & hear from key leading drone experts that are instrumental in making Commercial and Civil Drones in the National Airspace (NAS) advance ahead. The program agenda offers the latest information on government plans for drone integration in the NAS. Topics will examine the most promising high-value applications from industrial security and perimeter monitoring, border management, law enforcement, communications, search and rescue, disaster management, surveying, mapping – and beyond.
• What is the way ahead for drone integration in the NAS?
• FAA and future public safety needs & challenges
• What is the state of the science in sense and avoid/collision avoidance systems and technologies?
• What are the numerous & complex insurance issues?
• What is the status of state legislation on drone overflight?
• What are the emerging lessons learned from drone test sites?
• Where are the real opportunities in the commercial market?
• What are federal and state government market opportunities?
“Drones Systems and Counter Drone Technologies – Emerging Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions for Operating Within the National Airspace (NAS)”
Our Distinguished Panel of Experts:
Mr. Matthew Hampton
Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits, Department of Transportation
Captain Joe DePete
First Vice President & National Safety Coordinator, Air Line Pilots Association, Intl. (ALPA)
Mr. Thomas Baker
Director, UAS and Counter UAS Initiatives, First Air Force/NORAD Continental Region
Mr. Jim Williams
Co-Chair, UAS Practice, Public Policy and Regulation Practice, Aviation and AerospaceSector, Dentons US LLP
Captain (USN-ret) Mike Wilson
Southern Region UAS Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration
Mr. Michael O’Shea
Senior Law Enforcement Program Manager, U.S. Department of Justice
Mr. Louis Wise
Chief Science & Technology Advisor, Drone Aviation Holding Corp.
Dr. Patricia Watts
National Program Director, Federal Aviation Administration Air Transportation CoE
Ms. Robbie Hood
Director, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin.
Mr. Andrew Moore
Executive Director, National Agricultural Aviation Association
Mr. Davis Hackenberg
Deputy Project Manager, Integration for the UAS Integration in the National Airspace
Systems Project, NASA
Maj Gen (ret) USAF James Poss
Executive Director, ASSURE FAA Center of Excellence for UAS, Mississippi State University
Mr. Mark McKinnon
Partner, Dentons US LLP
Mr. Mark Dombroff
Partner, Dentons US LLP
Mr. Randy Villahermosa
Principal Director, Research Program Development, The Aerospace Corporation
Mr. Marty Rogers
Business Director, AK Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, Deputy Director, Assure FAA UAS CoE
Department of Homeland Security
Mr. Michael Drobac
Executive Director, Small UAV Coalition, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Mr. Michael Blades
Senior Industry Analyst, Aerospace & Defense, Frost & Sullivan
RDML (ret) Philip Kenul
TriVector Services, Inc., F38 Vice-Chair, (ASTM)
Ms. Rose Mooney
Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership
Ms. Melissa Rudinger
Vice President Government Affairs, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
Mr. Young Kim
Chief Executive Officer, Digital Harvest
Ms. Whitney Brooks
Founder, Unmannedpower LLC
Mr. Andrew Lacher
Unmanned & Autonomous Research Strategist, The MITRE Corporation
Dr. Bruce Quirk
UAS Liaison, U.S. Geological Survey
Mr. Mike Glasgow
Fellow, Chief Architect, Lockheed Martin Aviation Services
Ms. Heidi Williams
Senior Staff, Project Management and Operations Planning, Lockheed Martin IS&GS
Mr. Mark Kimberling
Director of Government Affairs, National Assn of State Aviation Officials
Mr. Terry Parisher
Chief Executive Officer, Straight Up Imaging
Mr. Mark Spoto Source :
Managing Director, Razor’s Edge Ventures, LLC
Technology Training Corporation (TTC)