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Unmanned aircraft

Seeing Eye Drones: How the DoD can Transform CBRN and Disaster Response in the Homeland

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Video – CHDS Thesis Series Fall 2016. Matt Jonkey. The threat of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) disasters is one of the most dangerous threats to the homeland. The United States has an opportunity to harness emerging technology to… Continue Reading →

Unmanned Aerial Systems Policy

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Video – CHDS Thesis Series Fall 2016 – Brian Lee Thesis Title: “Protection, Profit, or Privacy: Exploring Strategic Solutions for Integrating Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and the Delicate Balance Between Commercial Opportunity and Public Safety” Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and… Continue Reading →

Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Emergency Management

Video – 2016 CHDS Thesis Series. Darren Price. Responding to disasters is a critical function for first responders and the emergency management community. The primary mission when responding to disasters is saving lives, which often requires the use of multiple… Continue Reading →

Drone Technology: implementation obstacles in homeland security and private sector applications

Video – interview.  Monica Manzella and Greggory Favre. Technologies for unmanned aircraft, or drones, are exploding both in the private and public sectors. Each day, new applications for law enforcement, rescue and recovery, and other uses in Homeland Security are being… Continue Reading →

Da Vinci’s Children Take Flight: Unmanned Aircraft Systems In The Homeland

Interview — video. Jeanie Moore. In 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration will open national airspace to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). This thesis examines some of the key issues associated with UAS integration, including surveillance laws, data privacy, protection of life… Continue Reading →

Featured Topics in the Homeland Security Digital Library

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) has identified and featured a selection of resources associated with primary topics in homeland security or topics particularly relevant to current issues in policy, strategy and organizational management. Topic List: Border Security Climate Change… Continue Reading →

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