Commercial UAV Expo content at Amsterdam Drone Week  

September 3-5, 2024  •  Caesars Forum  •  Las Vegas

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Speaker Details

Brent Cotton

Career: Brent is an expert in the field of Homeland Security, with specialized experience in aviation security, red teaming, and countering uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS). Brent has served in number of homeland security focused leadership positions including his current role as the Director for Counter-uncrewed Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) at the Department of Homeland Security Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans, under the Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention – Law Enforcement division.  Brent is responsible for the Department’s C-UAS policy, and implementation of the C-UAS authorities granted to DHS in the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018.  

Brent’s career highlights include implementing the rollout of TSA’s 100% checked baggage screening, developing live and static test and evaluation scenarios/criteria for computed tomography explosives detection simulators, designing, and implementing risk-based security initiatives such as TSA Precheck, designing and implementing TSA Red Team Academy to create a force multiplier for covert testing activities, and developing policy, process, and oversight for the Department’s C-UAS mission.  

Education: Brent holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida – College of Business, as well as a master’s degree in Security Studies from the Naval Post Graduate School.  

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