Michael O’Shea is a Program Manager for the FAA’s UAS Integration Office’s, Safety & Integration Division where he serves as liaison, facilitator and resource for both public and civil unmanned aircraft integration efforts.
Before joining the UAS Integration Office, Mr. O’Shea was a program manager for 17 years in the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Science and Technology, where he managed the law enforcement aviation technologies program among other duties. As part of his duties at DOJ Mr. O’Shea sat on the Small UAS (Part 107) and Remote Tracking/ID Aviation Rule Making Committees and was the co-author of the MOU between the FAA and DOJ that initiated public safety COAs for UAS. Prior to working at DOJ, Mr. O’Shea spent almost 15 years as a uniformed law enforcement officer.
Mr. O’Shea is a graduate of Baker University (Kansas) with a degree in Business and Marketing. Mr. O’Shea holds a FAA Light-Sport Pilot Certificate (Fixed Wing, Gyroplanes and Powered Parachutes) and a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate.