Director, Advanced Transportation and Sustainment Division
Stephen Lloyd leads the BlueHalo portfolio in advanced air mobility National Airspace System (NAS) integration technology and artificial intelligence-enabled ground traffic control flow management systems. He was most recently a senior consultant with JMF Consulting Incorporated and has over 45 years of experience in the aviation and aerospace industry.
Lloyd, since retiring from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after 40 years of service in 2015, had provided guidance to a variety of government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense and commercial industry clients on the National Airspace System (NAS), operational safety programs development, safety risk management for piloted or uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) operations and federal aviation regulations. His clients included the U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center, the AirForce Research Lab, MassDOT, OhioDOT, Thales US, CACI International, CSSI Inc., the Flight Safety Foundation and the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. Prior to his retirement he was an FAA executive, the director for safety for Air Traffic Organization (ATO), where he provided the executive leadership on all ATO safety programs, chaired the FAA ATO Executive Safety Committee and led the FAA ATO’s critical event response teams in collaboration with the National Transportation Safety Board.
Lloyd has vast experience in the FAA regulatory environment as a former safety policy executive. The FAA ATO is responsible for the safety and efficiency of an ATC system that handles over 26 million flights and over 1 billion passengers annually in the United States. Lloyd brings experience supporting clients developing autonomous aviation transportation operations and safety programs as well as UAS traffic management systems and counter-UAS systems (CUAS). He was a key member of the AFRL SkyVision GBDAA team, which received the 2019 ATCA Annual Civilian Team Award, the 2020 AUVSI Excellence Award in Technology and Innovation and the 2020 Aviation Week Program Excellence Award.
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.