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Lifelong Scholar Society Tech Talks: Drones

Thursday

Mar 22, 2018 – 6:00 PM

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Drone technology is rapidly becoming an aerial threat to transportation systems. We are developing an inventory of drone swarming and its potential impact on our 500-plus FAA-certified air carrier airports in the U.S. is significant. If properly executed by terrorist groups from certain countries (which are aggressively developing advanced delivery systems), this could seriously affect airports in three areas: fuel farms or storage facilities on or near airports, communications and IT systems and air traffic control (ATC) networks. Effective countermeasures and a drone management plan need to be instituted to protect our potentially at-risk transportation-based infrastructure, critical for safe, secure and efficient mobility. Presented by Cliff Bragdon, president of the Global Center for Preparedness and Resilience. He is an emeritus professor, past dean, and former vce-president at Florida Institute of Technology. He is the author of Transportation Security (Butterworth-Heinemann Homeland Security, 2008). * You must be a member to attend events at the discounted members' rate; otherwise, you will be asked to pay for a membership or pay the remainder of the nonmember rate before you can attend events.  FIT students, faculty and staff: Please email or call the Office of Continuing Education at abareg@fit.edu or (321) 674-8382, option 2, to register free of charge.  
 

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