Brief summary of the discussion:

Panelists will be discussing topics presented in NIJ’s technology brief on drones delivering contraband at correctional facilities. Read the technology brief here

Discussion Points

o Extent of the threat: 2015-2019 BOP stats & current stories

o Appropriate response: Technology + policies/procedures

o Available technology: Detection vs. active countermeasures

o Limitations: Mitigation authorities & lack of operational requirements

o Key Questions to Ask & Actions to Take



Neal Parsons – RTI and NIJ research

Joel Anderson – South Carolina DOC

Casey Flanagan – Former FBI CUAS

Roy Schwartz – Area Vice President: Echodyne -Federal

David Lewin – SIA CUAS Working Group / Echodyne

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