Lance R. Brady manages the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Unmanned Aircraft Systems Projects Office (NUPO) in Lakewood Colorado. NUPO was created in 2008 and has been on the cutting edge of sUAS research in support of Department of the Interior (DOI) and USGS scientific missions. Lance spent nearly 20 years with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in various geospatial and management positions and was the SME for sUAS integration since 2004, in the BLM. Lance worked in cooperation with USGS NUPO Office since it’s inception. Lance took the helm of the NUPO office in 2020. Lance holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in geography, anthropology studies at Eastern Arizona College and Aviation Technology at Cochise College. He is a FAA certified pilot and worked as an aircraft mechanic in his early years.
September 5-7, 2023 • Caesars Forum • Las Vegas