Panel Discussion

Counter-UAS Law, Policy and Innovation

May 23, 2023 2:15pm

Colin Ross
Attorney Advisor, Office of Law & Policy, National Security Division
U.S. Department of Justice

Mark McKinnon
Fox Rothschild LLP

Lisa Ellman
Hogan Lovells
Executive Director
Commercial Drone Alliance

Jonathan Rupprecht
Rupprecht Law


Patrick “Mike” Shortsleeve
VP DoD Strategic Development
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

  • Current CUAS Laws and Policies
  • CUAS Legislative Efforts
  • Policy and Legal Challenges to CUAS Integration
  • Commercial Drone Alliance Priorities, Policy & Advocacy
  • What progress has been made on the Biden Administration’s Domestic Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Action Plan?
  • What existing laws and policies currently impede government and law enforcement from conducting C-UAS efforts?
  • How can laws and policies help address counter uncrewed aerial system training, certification, and authorities?
  • How can responsible expansion of C-UAS authorities contribute to the broader federal program for safe and secure integration of the UAS into the national airspace?