Brendan Groves is the Head of Regulatory and Policy Affairs at Skydio, the largest U.S. drone manufacturer and a world leader in autonomous flight, where he works with customers, policy makers, and regulators in the U.S. and international markets to unlock safe and effective autonomous operations. An internationally recognized expert in technology policy and national security, Brendan has held senior positions in the federal government, serving most recently as Associate Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he managed DOJ’s national security policy portfolio and also developed, led and scaled DOJ’s drone program.
He began his career as an Air Force JAG Officer, where he worked with remotely piloted aircraft and deployed to Afghanistan with joint special operations forces.
He has received the Bronze Star Medal, the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award, the National Security Division’s Award for Excellence, the NSA Director’s Award, and two national awards from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
He is a graduate of Yale Law School, J.D., and Pepperdine University, B.A.