Join MAPPS for a special roundtable discussion about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) issues featuring key Congressional staff. This luncheon will coincide with the annual conference and exhibition of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) at the Washington, DC Convention Center. Registration for the AUVSI conference is not required in order to attend the MAPPS luncheon.
Senior Professional Staff Member (Majority)
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC)
Mr. Nunez-Neto will discuss HSGAC Oversight of UAV-UAS Operations along the Border (CBP/DHS). He was formerly an analyst in Domestic Security, Criminal Justice, and Immigration for the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
Joan V. O'Hara
Deputy Chief Counsel (Majority)
House Committee on Homeland Security
Ms. O'Hara will cover custom boarder patrol /DHS operation of UAVs along the borders, how DHS is interacting with FAA for COAs, and prospects for legislative language covering UAVs in the DHS Reauthorization and Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Mitchell "Mitch” Kominsky
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Mr. Kominsky will cover oversight plans by Chairman Darrell Issa (CA) for UAV technology and applications.
Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director
Rep. Ted Poe (TX)
Mr. Tarpley will discuss Rep. Poe's sponsorship of H.R. 637, the "Preserving American Privacy Act of 2013".
Additional speakers may still be added.
Cost: $45 (includes lunch)