In this PDH or CE course the student will learn, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for protecting and enhancing the resilience of much of the nation’s critical infrastructure. Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21) and the supporting National Infrastructure Protection Plan divide critical infrastructure into 16 sectors. DHS is the designated sector-specific agency for 10 of them. PPD-21 also instructs DHS to “coordinate the overall federal effort to promote the security and resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure.” In these roles, DHS concerns itself with threats to infrastructure posed across all domains – air, land, sea, and cyber.
Although threats and technologies are rapidly evolving across all domains, the air domain has become increasingly complex in recent years with the proliferation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). In particular, consumer demand and benefits from commercial and private interests for small UAS (sUAS), specifically those weighing less than 55 pounds (lbs.) and operate at no more than 400 feet above ground, have caused rapid expansion of both sUAS and counter-UAS markets. With new producers vying for market shares, competition is fostering rapidly decreasing prices and innovative technological features intended to garner a comparative advantage.
The objectives of this PDH or CE course are:
Franco F. Davati, P.E.Review the quiz before studying the course.
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