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Brett Feddersen

Vice President, Strategy and Government Affairs

D-Fend Solutions

Brett Feddersen serves as Vice President, Strategy and Governmental Affairs, leading the company’s strategy, public policy, and government relations efforts and engagements with various branches of the U.S. government, policymakers, and regulators. He also plays a key role in supporting business development for D-Fend’s airports and aviation practice by supporting the company’s C-UAS activities at U.S. airports. Feddersen joined the team with extensive senior leadership experience in major governmental agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration, the White House’s National Security Council, the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Defense Intelligence Agency, among others. Feddersen is a U.S. Army combat veteran and a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper.


Safeguarding Sensitive Environments in the Era of the Hostile Drone Threat

Wednesday, May 22nd

While uncrewed systems offer tremendous benefits, they also pose security risks across various sectors including military, homeland security, critical infrastructure, law enforcement, borders, VIP protection and maritime operations. There is a critical need for technologies to address these challenges but also secure our drone-powered society. Detection and mitigation technologies rooted in military strategies may prove inadequate in sensitive civilian environments, leading to disruptions and potential collateral damage. This presentation will delve into the complexities of countering threats. It will also serve as an opportunity to advocate for counter-UAS measures that cater to the specific requirements of multiple sectors while ensuring operational flexibility and continuity and will discuss some of the recent legislative proposals making greater use of these measures possible in the United States, such as the Safeguarding the Homeland from the Threats Posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act.