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Carahsoft Hosts First Drone Event in Arlington, VA, March 26, 2019

Features Keynote Speakers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
& Federal Aviation Administration

RESTON, Va. — March 20, 2019 —


Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, will host “Drones: Elevating Government Intelligence,” a half-day seminar discussing the history, current trends and future of the expanding field of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). During keynotes and panel discussions, attendees will gain insights into how agencies are developing strategies for UAS usage to empower their missions. Topics include:

  • A Brief History of UAS Integration
  • UAS Regulations
  • Real Time Mapping and Imagery
  • Security Opportunities
  • The Future of UAS Integration


This seminar will feature government and industry speakers experienced in the UAS field to provide insight on the latest software and tools agencies need to excel with emerging drone technologies. Keynote speakers include:

  • Chuck Johnson, Senior Advisor for UAS Integration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Retired
  • Jim Williams, Unmanned Integration Office Director, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Retired
  • Davis Hackenberg, UAS Integration, NASA
  • Pete Kelsey, Technical Evangelist, Carahsoft

In addition, panel sessions will feature government, academic and industry experts discussing the opportunities to capture data that was once challenging, hazardous or costly to obtain. Carahsoft UAS solutions partners participating include Measure, Juniper Unmanned and PrecisionHawk. In addition to several keynote speakers, panelists include:

  • Mark Skoog, Project Manager, NASA, Dryden Flight Research Center
  • Jerry Hendrix, Director of UAS Research Programs, University of Alabama Huntsville
  • Burton Putrah, Vice President of Data Engineering, Measure
  • Jeff Cozart, Chief Executive Officer, Juniper Unmanned
  • Aubrey Vaughan, Vice President, PrecisionHawk


8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202


Register for the seminar to learn how UAS can empower agency missions; registration is free for all attendees. Contact Kendall Mann at (703) 921-4187 or for more information.

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®. As a top-performing GSA Schedule and SEWP contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

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Mary Lange
(703) 230-7434

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