ANSER | ANSER and CSIS Special Event: Unmanned Systems in Homeland Security
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ANSER and CSIS Special Event: Unmanned Systems in Homeland Security

Falls Church, VA (December 14, 2015) – The Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies will release a report and hold a panel discussion on Unmanned Systems in Homeland Security.

Date:Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Time:9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Location:CSIS 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036, 2nd Flr Conference Center
RSVP:http://csis.org/event/unmanned-systems-homeland-security /  IntlSecurity@csis.org

Over the course of 2014, the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center operated by ANSER on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security, and the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies partnered for a comprehensive examination of unmanned systems technology. The report considered current use of and potential future application for this technology in the homeland security enterprise.

The key findings of the report will be presented, followed by a panel discussion on how the thinking about unmanned systems in homeland security has evolved. This discussion will include consideration of the barriers to increased integration and inherent limitations of unmanned systems in homeland security missions.

HSSAI Director Ken Rapuano noted that “unmanned systems can have new and beneficial uses in homeland security, as well as more broadly in the economy, and it is critical that the applications are calibrated against the implications of irresponsible and malevolent use. This report offers an intelligent, objective assessment of legal, regulatory, and societal considerations, and the pros and cons of these uses.”