The Promise and Threat of UAVs in the 21st Century

Speaker:  Detective Marc O’Mara, CT State Police, Counter Terrorism Unit

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, is increasing in both the military, civilian and commercial sectors but there are serious implications the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) present to law enforcement and national security.

Join IFMA and ASIS to hear about the promise and threat of UAVs in the 21st century.

Topics will include:

  • Current UAV Types/Upcoming Technology

  • Current Policies/Regulations for Operations

  • Misuse/Negligence Examples

  • UAV Threat Assessment – Foreign and Domestic

  • Indicators of Illegal UAV Activity

  • Current Detection/Countermeasures

  • Responding to UAV Incident in a Secured Area

About Detective Marc O’Mara

Detective Marc O’Mara CT State Police Counter Terrorism Unit / CT Intelligence Center Marc O’Mara, a veteran Connecticut law enforcement professional with 20 years’ experience, began his career with the Naugatuck Police Department where he worked patrol, community policing, and became a member of the Emergency Response Team. In 2004, Marc joined the Connecticut State Police and during his tenure at Troop a Southbury, he was named Connecticut’s Trooper of the Year. Now assigned to the Counter Terrorism Unit, Marc identified the serious implications the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) present to law enforcement and national security as evident by the FAA’s ever-evolving regulations concerning the safe use of UAVs in National Airspace. Consequently, Marc studied all aspects of UAV technology and the myriad of legal issues. Almost daily, he provides briefings to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as private sector partners, about the promise and threat of UAVs in the 21st century. His knowledge has been used to help craft Connecticut’s own UAV laws.

February 16, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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