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Lance Brady

Lance R. Brady leads the USGS Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Project Office (NUPO) in Lakewood, Colorado.

The team at NUPO has been leading USGS UAS activities  since May 8, 2008.  During the past 12 years, significant investments were made to develop and implement UAS policy, procedures, coordination, testing and operations for executing applied scientific research and daily operational activities.  The USGS has been on the cutting-edge of this technology and is widely recognized as a leading expert across the Federal Civil Community.  Lance holds aviation ratings with the Federal Aviation Administration.  He has been actively involved with UAS technology since 2004 and brings his years of manned aviation, remote sensing and photogrammetry to NUPO. 

Professional Experience

  • 2020-present, National Unmanned Project Office Chief, U.S. Geological Survey, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Denver, CO, USA

    2016-2020, Associate District Manager, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Idaho, Mississippi, USA

    2014-2016, Geographer Unmanned Aircraft, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Denver, CO, USA

    2014, Geographer NUPO, U.S. Geological Survey, Geos

Education and Certifications

  • BS, Department of Geography emphasis Remote Sensing, Northern Arizona University, 1997

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