CDA to Participate in House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Aviation Subcommittee Upcoming "Counter-UAS Issues" Roundtable

Co-executive Director Lisa Ellman to Discuss Appropriately Tailored Drone Security Measures as Necessary to Promote Security, Safety, and Innovation

Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley, California, July 10, 2018 – The Commercial Drone Alliance, an independent 501c6 non-profit led by key figures of the commercial drone industry, has been invited by the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Aviation to participate in a roundtable policy discussion on “Counter-UAS Issues,” taking place Wednesday, July 11.

The purpose of the roundtable, which will be chaired by Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), is to review issues relating to the domestic use of counter-unmanned aerial system (c-UAS) technologies. Participants will discuss lessons learned since the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017, actions that can be taken by civil UAS operators to mitigate problems, and ongoing efforts by the FAA and the Department of Defense to minimize any impacts cause by c-UAS use on the national airspace system. Participants will also discuss the necessity for Section 336 reform and comprehensive remote identification to enable any c-UAS framework to be successful.

Roundtable participants will include:

  • Ms. Angela Stubblefield, Deputy Associate Administrator for Security and Hazardous Materials Safety, Federal Aviation Administration

  • Mr. Steven Mucklow, Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Integration and Defense Support of Civil Authorities

  • Mr. David Silver, Vice President, Civil Aviation, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

  • Ms. Lisa Ellman, Co-executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance

“For the commercial drone industry to truly take off and benefit the American public, we need a systematic framework that enables the development of highways in the sky,” said Lisa Ellman, Co-executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance. “The Commercial Drone Alliance welcomes the opportunity to work with the federal government on issues related to drone security, in an effort to enhance safety and security and promote the growth of the commercial drone marketplace.” 

The roundtable will take place on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building. The event will be live streamed from the Transport & Infrastructure Committee Website here.



About the Commercial Drone Alliance

Founded in 2016, the Commercial Drone Alliance is an independent 501c6 non-profit led by the commercial drone industry co-located in Silicon Valley, CA and Washington, DC. The overarching vision of the Alliance is to support commercial enterprise end users and assist them with adopting drone technology into their businesses, reducing barriers to entry, addressing public education, and merging policy with innovation to create relevant rules for operation.