Articles, Interviews & Whitepapers

The $330 Million Problem: Countering Drones in the Middle East

The $330 Million Problem: Countering Drones in the Middle East

First-hand account from Colonel Amine Elkai on how the growing use of commercial and military spec drones by non-state actors on the Middle East’s battlefield is changing the nature of warfare.

SPEAKER Q&A: Are We Prepared to Protect America’s Skies From Domestic Drone Threats?

SPEAKER Q&A: Are We Prepared to Protect America’s Skies From Domestic Drone Threats?

Over the past few years, it’s become clear that recreational drones pose a significant risk to national security and public safety. In this Q&A, we asked C-UAS speaker, Rob Thompson, Co-Founder of the CUAS Coalition, "Are law enforcement and national security agencies currently equipped to confront malicious and/or reckless drone use?". Download the article to learn more about the current state of domestic C-UAS efforts, the legal barriers to counter drone activities, emerging C-UAS tech and more!

Counter UAS Post Show Report

Counter UAS Post Show Report

Check out the most unforgettable moments from our inagural Counter UAS Summit in the Post Show Report. Included in the report is a list of our top speakers, attending companies, top benefits of attending, sights of CUAS18 and what our attendees had to say!

Check out the Counter UAS Post Show Report, then join us again in 2019! If you would like to get a copy of this report sent to you, e-mail us at idga@idga.org with the subject line CUAS_PSR Request

Center for the Study of the Drone:  Drones in the FY 2019 Defense Budget

Center for the Study of the Drone: Drones in the FY 2019 Defense Budget

This document reflects an estimate of drone-related procurement, research and development (RDT&E), and military construction in the FY 2019 budget request. Learn more about the:

  • $1.05 billion funding for counter-drone systems and why it continues to rise
  • $9.39 billion to be invested in drone-related procurement, research and development, and construction funding
  • New research programs that address autonomy and artificial intelligence such as Project Maven, an artificial intelligence program that has grown by 81 percent to over $100 million.
Counter UAS Global Outlook Report

Counter UAS Global Outlook Report

In advance of our Counter UAS Spring Summit,  we’ve made it our mission to keep you informed on the latest innovations in counter UAS technologies, the FY19 budget, Procurement and more. 

Taking Action Against Malicious Drones: Highlights from The Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018

Taking Action Against Malicious Drones: Highlights from The Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018

On October 5, 2018 President Trump signed the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act into legislation. This act funds the FAA through 2023 and includes the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018. The Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018 authorizes the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to ‘take actions” to “mitigate a credible threat that an unmanned aircraft poses to the security of a covered facility or asset” for the first time ever. Though it is still illegal to shoot down an aircraft in national airspace, the government can now begin testing, evaluating and purchasing counter UAS technologies.

For this article, we sat down with Certified International Privacy Professional Scott Mathews to discuss the opportunities, challenges and new developments associated with this act.