P3 TECH CONSULTING
Image courtesy of Government Business Executive Forum, EDGE 2022, Dawn here with Ms. Huy Tran, SES, Director Aeronautical Research, NASA Ames Research Center.
Creating impactful strategic plans, policies and programs and providing the most up-to-date information on cutting edge legal-tech issues, with an emphasis on uncrewed aircraft systems including advanced air mobility, urban traffic management, electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, vertiports, uncrewed underwater vehicles and automated driving systems. Browse our tech consulting services.
STRATEGIC PLANS & POLICIES
I'm a planner by nature. The military trained me to be a strategic thinker. I've formulated military plans and authored numerous policies on topics ranging from UAS to commercial sponsorships. I created and led DoD's Domestic Imagery Working Group, helping forge the strategic direction of UAS policy for the DoD and Air Force. I've authored a broad range of policies, including on UAS operations.
CONFERENCE PLANNING & EXECUTION
I planned my first conference in 1998, when I co-organized our annual trial counsel regional event. I then negotiated a $7,000,000 commercial deal for the JAG Keystone leadership conference. I've organized and executed numerous training & educational events, clinics, workshops, webinars, and discussion panels, as well as designed curriculum for educators, teachers and others.
CONTINUING LEGAL & OTHER EDUCATION
I am currently an Adjunct Professor at Colorado State University-Pueblo and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Campus, College of Aeronautics. I have also been developing and delivering legal and other educational program content for 22 years, including at the U.S. Air Force Academy. I have built numerous courses and organized working groups at the university and executive levels. I created the Law-Tech Connect™ brand to partner with tech expos and other advanced platform outlets to bring quality legal, regulatory and industry-relevant policy content to their events.
EXPERT PRESENTATIONS PUBLICATIONS & PODCASTS
I am widely sought after to provide professional presentations on law, policy, and tech, in all mediums and across a wide range of platforms. In the past ten years, I've provided countless global presentations, authored a book, book chapters, scholarly articles, guide books, magazine articles. I host the popular weekly Dawn of Drones podcast and a Patreon™ to access bonus footage and exclusive content.
EDITING & WRITING ENHANCEMENT
I assist others in improving their writing skills. From my early days volunteering at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Writing Center, to editing technical proceedings for the International Conference on UAS, to compiling and copy-editing the eleven chapters that comprise the Law and Policy Section of Springer's UAV Handbook 2nd Edition, I have a knack for making written products top notch.
ADVOCACY COACHING & TRAINING
I help others speak up or speak out. As a trained advocate and 27-year legal advisor, with experience as an elite prosecutor, college negotiations teacher and advocacy instructor, I've provided high-level executives one-on-one advice and counsel on strategic communications in crisis-management situations and helped them successfully "make their case" on a wide range of issues on a daily basis.
I consult for multiple aerospace and defense, IT and educational organizations. I provide the most up-to-date information for clients on cutting edge legal-tech issues, with an emphasis on uncrewed aircraft systems including advanced air mobility, urban traffic management, electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, vertiports, uncrewed underwater vehicles, automated driving systems, diversity, equity and inclusion and leadership.
I am a prolific writer and routinely develop online and printed content for journals, magazines, e.newsletters and periodicals. I am an aerospace and defense contributor to Forbes.com, legal columnist for Inside Unmanned Systems and Inside GNSS magazines and guest contributor to several other publications. Clients hire me to write a wide range of products for them from thought leadership pieces, blog posts, media releases to industry reports.
I collaborate with expert organizations on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility programs for the UAS and AAM industry, to improve today’s workforce and to inspire the workforce of tomorrow. Programs include education on diversity recruitment, retention and a broad spectrum of topics relevant to workplace culture.