Advanced Technology Initiatives News
On Friday, May 7 Speaker Charles McCall visited the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s drone testing facility located in rural southeastern Oklahoma for a presentation regarding the Nation’s commitment to growing economic opportunities and emerging technologies within its territorial boundaries.
James Grimsley, Executive Director of Advanced Technology Initiatives, gave an update on the Nation’s continued commitment to its aerospace initiative, the BEYOND program. The program focuses on operating under established rules rather than waivers, collecting data to develop performance-based standards, collecting and addressing community feedback and understanding societal and community benefits that are the advanced operations of drones.
Among the Speaker were esteemed Atoka representatives, NASA personnel, Chickasaw Nation Representatives, private investors, and Choctaw Nation associates.