Date/Time: Monday, April 22, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Location: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, NW, 800N

Federal, State and Local use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in emergency response and law enforcement is increasing.  State and local governments conduct law enforcement and public safety (LEAPS) using UAS along with the federal government.  In some cases, the State and Local officials need additional Federal assets for LEAPS.  Plus, private ownership and improper use of UAS devises are increasing.  We will explore how agencies are using UAS and countering illegal use of UAS.  We will also unpack issues on sovereignty, the Stafford Act, state budgets and Federal support to the States and review drone basics like FAA approvals, FCC frequency allocations and other regulatory issues.  We will also address proper approvals, storage, access and usage of recorded videos along with a technical discussion on device testing and performance.

Speakers will include Scott Brunner, Director of Counter-UAS, FBI Critical Incident Response Team; Robert Kirk, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP (invited); Roy Shrout, CEM Deputy Coordinator, Fairfax Co. Office of Emergency Management; Charles Werner, Chair, National Council on Public Safety UAS; others TBD.


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