Enhancing Security Through UAS Technology from a DHS Perspective

Enhancing Security Through UAS Technology from a DHS Perspective

March 19, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Venetian Ballroom Theater

The demands on your hometown security are complex, expanding, and require new approaches to problem solving. Emerging technologies like AR, Next Gen Sensors, and UAS, provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with tools to become more responsive and adaptive to new threats that can quickly impact the movement of people, commerce, and goods—the underpinnings of our secure and functioning society. 

Knowing the commercial sector is ahead of government in adopting cutting-edge technology, the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is at ISC-W to identify solutions that can scale to solve more than one problem and be applied across different missions. CBP, USCG, First Responders and Critical Infrastructure operators are enabling UAS capabilities to save lives and enhance safety and security, including natural disaster response and recovery, search and rescue operations, and critical incidents such as an active shooter event. S&T is also focused on sharpening our understanding of how UAS can be used by bad actors. The range of threats from rogue UAS extends from critical infrastructure to large venues and stadiums, and to soft targets such as marches, air traffic, cyber-attacks, and counter surveillance.  

This talk will focus on what DHS is doing today to prepare for a future of increased visualization and automation. New questions are emerging around capabilities and vulnerabilities, which is changing how the Department is thinking abou


  • Bob Newman


    Executive Director for the Office of Mission Capability Support

    Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology

    Mr. Robert B. Newman, Jr. was appointed by the Undersecretary for Science and Technology in the Department of Homeland Security as the Executive...

  • Tim Bennet


    PM, Air Domain Awareness

    Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate

    Tim Bennett has over 30 years managing, designing, manufacturing and testing electronic warfare (EW); intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance...

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