Cabezon Group attends US Congressional Subcommittee Hearing on UAS Safety
October 8, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cabezon Group attended a Congressional Subcommittee Hearing, “Ensuring Aviation Safety in the Era of Unmanned Aircraft Systems,” chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ). The hearing included witnesses from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), US Forest Service (USFS), Airline Pilots Association (APA), Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), and Academia. This purpose for the hearing was to enable the Subcommittee to better understand the present nature and extent of safety issues posed by the growing use of UAS in the national airspace. The dialogue included constructive discussion in areas such as user education and training, possible platform registration options, as well as the development of new safety technologies (e.g., auto recognition and collision avoidance, and geo-fencing).
“It was encouraging to see the important issue of UAS Safety being discussed at the subcommittee hearing. It was apparent that the members and witnesses were all of the understanding that the UAS industry (both commercial and hobbyist) is on the precipice of an exponential expansion, and that the establishment of safeguards are now a front burner issue” said John Fisher, Cabezon Group’s Chief Executive Officer.
About Cabezon Group
Cabezon Group (www.cabezon.com) is professional services firm based in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, and has been solving complex and mission critical challenges for the U.S. government for the last 10 years, with a particular concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and Response for federal departments and agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Cabezon Group is presently at the forefront of developing UAS technologies, processes, and training protocols for a wide diversity of client mission requirements.
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