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MAPPS Washington Policy Luncheon (UAVs)
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Join MAPPS for a special roundtable discussion about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) issues featuring key Congressional staff. This luncheon will coincide with the annual conference and exhibition of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (AUVSI) at the Washington, DC Convention Center.

8/14/2013
When: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Noon
12:00 PM
Where: Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center
901 K Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, District of Columbia  20001
United States
Contact: Sally Palatiello
John Byrd: 703.201.9585 on Day of Luncheon


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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.

Confirmed Speakers:
 

Blas Nunez-Neto, 
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
Counsel (Majority),
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Mr. Kominsky will cover oversight plans by Chairman Darrell Issa (CA) for UAV technology and applications. 
 
Tim Tarpley
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)