Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to Hold Hearing on Drone Threats

The CUAS Coalition is proud to announce our attendance of the Senate hearing of S. 2836, the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018: Countering Malicious Drones,” on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  The CUAS Coalition for over a year now has been working with legislators to create laws that will help civilians use counter drone equipment to protect their assets from rogue drone pilots who present risks and dangers to public safety. Now in part to our work legislators are willing to move to create opportunities through legislation for civil operators to legally protect their assets with counter drone equipment and tactics.

Official Senate Press Release:

Subject: ADVISORY: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to Hold Hearing on Drone Threats

WASHINGTON — The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled, “S. 2836, the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018: Countering Malicious Drones,” on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 to examine steps the federal government can take to stop threats posed by unmanned aircraft. The Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018 introduced by Sens. Johnson (R-Wis.), McCaskill (D-Mo.), Hoeven (R-N.D.), Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Cotton (R-Ark.), and co-sponsored by Sens. Cassidy (R-La.), Jones (D-Ala.), and Rubio (R-Fla.) provides the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) with the authorities they need to protect buildings and assets when there is an unacceptable security risk to public safety posed by an unmanned aircraft.

S.2836 can be found here.

Witnesses are:

The Honorable David J. Glawe

Under Secretary, Office of Intelligence and Analysis

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Hayley Chang

Deputy General Counsel

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Scott Brunner

Deputy Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

U.S. Department of Justice

Angela H. Stubblefield

Deputy Associate Administrator, Security and Hazardous Materials Safety

Federal Aviation Administration

U.S. Department of Transportation

WHEN: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

WHERE: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building

TIME: 10 a.m. ET

For more information or to watch a live stream of the hearing, please click here(Note: Please refresh the hearing webpage at the scheduled start time. Streaming will start once the hearing begins.) 

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Rob Thompson
Rob Thompson is the co-founder of Falcon Foundation, a 3rd generation commercial multi engine pilot, Part 107 holder who also holds a Master of Science from James Madison University for his work in aviation system designs and technical & scientific writing. Falcon Foundation provides leading advocacy efforts in the unmanned aircraft systems industry, managing government relations, committees of association, executing legislative and regulatory strategies and creating law through the corresponding legislative committees. By working independently on advocacy issues, educating the clients on public policy issues quickly, and by engaging team members to facilitate successful results. Client policy issues will include aviation regulation, unmanned aircraft systems, Part 107 waivers, the regulatory process, and industry safety concerns. Client groups include aviation professionals, unmanned aircraft systems, and operators, both commercial and hobbyists, and non-aviation business sectors, including small business service and manufacturing sectors.