McKenna’s Lisa Ellman Offers a Cure for a Nation with Drone Fever…

Former White House Policymaker, Lisa Ellman, Shares Insight on UAS Policy

Lisa Ellman, Obama Administration veteran and pioneering drones policy advisor takes center stage in the national debate on domestic use of drones…from package delivery to crop-dusting to filmmaking and business security. “As quickly as innovators are developing new uses for technology, policymakers are curbing and restricting their use in the interest of public safety and privacy,” Ellman says.

Co-chair of McKenna Long’s UAS practice, Ellman, fresh off her recent TEDxBeaconStreet talk, which can be accessed here, travels through California this week continuing the discussion on government policy, business innovation and the need for “polivation” in the UAS industry. At the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Ellman will give a keynote address to 4,000 attending the UAVSA Drone Expo. In San Francisco, Ellman spoke to the SF Bay Area Council, and in San Diego Ellman addresses the SD Economic Development Commission. Click here to see coverage of the SF event. 

Gov. Howard Dean Participates in Halifax International Security Forum

Former Presidential Candidate Discusses U.S. Political Context

McKenna Long Senior Strategic Advisor Governor Howard Dean participated in the 2014 Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Forum gathers 300 high level leaders from around the world from government, military, business, academia, and media for discussions on emerging security challenges. This year’s Forum focused on issues such as war, peace, leadership, Africa, resources, and newer challenges such as cyber security.

At the Forum, Gov. Dean was interviewed live by Canadian CTV News Atlantic, where he spoke on the recent U.S. elections and hot button issues, such as health care reform.

Click here to watch the interview with Gov. Dean.  

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