The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) hosted the 35th New York Area Science and Technology Forum (NYAST) Meeting at the lab’s facilities in New York City on March 26, 2015.
The theme for the meeting was “Countering Autonomous Unmanned Systems,” featuring presentations from Joseph Scott of S&T’s Resilient Systems Division and Bhavan Singh of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center.
Nearly 50 representatives from federal, state and local government agencies, law enforcement and academic institutions attended the meeting. The speakers discussed their respective organizations’ approaches and efforts to detect, track and mitigate small unmanned platforms in urban environments.
Developed and managed by NUSTL, NYAST is a consortium of federal, state and local government organizations, first responders, academic institutions and private sector groups who meet and interact to promote and discuss advances in science and technology.
NYAST meetings are held quarterly, and they provide opportunities for first responder members to interact and develop contacts across the homeland security community.
Source: DHS.gov, adapted.