Lightning Round 4 - Drones on the Frontline of Homeland Security
Small uncrewed aerial systems (sUAS) are making dramatic changes for America’s first responders. From enhanced public safety to concerns about a surveillance state, this lightning talk looks at the state of the art. Are drones a turning point for homeland security or just marketing hype? See why drones are truly game changing for one California police department.
Senior Manager, Center for Securing the Homeland, The MITRE Corporation
At The MITRE Corporation, Dr. Steven G. King leads a range of CEO-funded aerial systems for first responders nationwide.
Over a decade as a senior US Department of Homeland Security official. Awarded for work developing a Presidential Executive Order enhancing the security of biological toxins and select agents. Worked closely with the then-DHS General Counsel on the country’s first federal chemical security regulations (CFATS). Led the implementation of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative for the nation’s critical infrastructure. Taught senior military officers and civilian executives at the National Defense University as an Assistant Professor and Director of Research and Writing Programs.
Twenty-five years of experience as a firefighter and Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic in both career and volunteer departments. Former sworn local law enforcement officer and fire/explosion investigator. Hold numerous firefighting, technical rescue, emergency medical services, and law enforcement certifications.
Published author and frequent presenter at national and international conferences in the US and Europe. Former Chairman of the American Board for Certification in Infrastructure Protection.
Doctor of Science in information systems and communications, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Science in Biodefense. Board Certified in Security Management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and certified PMI Project Management Professional (PMP). Completed executive programs at the Federal Executive Institute, Naval Postgraduate School, and a Senior Executive Fellow at Harvard University.