Brendan Groves is the Head of Regulatory and Policy Affairs at Skydio. Before joining Skydio, Brendan held senior positions in the federal government, serving most recently as Associate Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). In that role, he managed DOJ’s national security policy portfolio and also developed, led and scaled DOJ’s drone program. As a member of the FAA’s Executive Committee on UAS, Brendan played a leadership role in shaping the government’s approach to integrating drones into the national airspace. In addition, he led the effort to counter the threat posed by malicious drones, spearheading the development and passage of pathbreaking Counter-UAS legislation. A long-time private pilot, Brendan also served as an officer in the Air Force and as Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the National Security Agency.