The Chertoff Group
Navigating the Use of Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Counter-UAS to Protect Federal Assets and High-Profile Events
Uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) and counter-UAS (C-UAS) provide situational awareness and mitigation capabilities through rapidly deployable, mobile and portable employment modes. C-UAS technologies are used for collecting, analyzing and sharing actionable intelligence; detecting and disrupting threats; protecting designated leadership, events and soft targets; and countering weapons of mass destruction and emerging threats.
The use of UAS and C-UAS lacks federal regulatory clarity and congressional oversight remains highly fragmented. Panelists will explore the necessary considerations when using UAS/C-UAS to protect government assets, the dynamics which impact government agencies and technology providers, the latest on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security procurement processes and funding options for this technology and “who” is authorized to use it.