Unmanned Aerial System Threats: Exploring Security Implications and Mitigation Technologies

7 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2016

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Gregory S. McNeal

Pepperdine University School of Law; Pepperdine University - School of Public Policy; AirMap, Inc.

Date Written: March 18, 2015

Abstract

The emergence of unmanned aerial vehicles in domestic skies raises understandable concerns that may require employment of mitigation technologies. However, before any funds are expended on such technologies, the Department of Homeland Security should engage in a comprehensive risk assessment to identify the probability, magnitude of harm, benefits of security measures, and cost of those measures. This testimony outlines four key issues that Congress should remain cognizant of when drafting legislation and/or overseeing the activities of the Department of Homeland Security.

Keywords: drones, homeland security, threats, cost benefit analysis, risk assessment, security measures, critical infrastructure

JEL Classification: H56

Suggested Citation

McNeal, Gregory S., Unmanned Aerial System Threats: Exploring Security Implications and Mitigation Technologies (March 18, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2741820 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2741820

Gregory S. McNeal (Contact Author)

Pepperdine University School of Law ( email )

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Pepperdine University - School of Public Policy ( email )

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
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AirMap, Inc. ( email )

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