Donna Ann Dulo

Unmanned Aircraft Safety & Security Society (USA)    

Donna A. Dulo is a mathematician, computer scientist, software/systems engineer, and legal scholar. She has been with the US Department of Defense for over 28 years in both military and civilian capacities. She is currently researching software safety, security, and resilience in manned and unmanned aircraft systems at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.

As the President and founder of the Unmanned Aircraft Safety and Security Society, Inc., (, Donna is a national advocate for the safety and information assurance/security of unmanned aircraft in the national airspace and speaks all over the country and works with individuals and organizations around the world on unmanned aircraft technology, safety, and security.

Donna is the Director of Advanced Computational Technologies and a Computer Science Professor at Sofia University, where she founded and developed one of the first accredited unmanned aircraft computing master’s degree programs in the country, as well as the university’s unmanned aircraft professional certificate program. She is a graduate and undergraduate faculty member at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where she develops curricula and teaches in the area of cyber law and information security. Donna provides unmanned aircraft and spacecraft consulting services to various entities such as NASA, as well as to technical organizations in Silicon Valley and around the world.

Donna is a legal writer and scholar in the area of unmanned aircraft law and technology. She is the lead author and editor of the American Bar Association’s seminal text Unmanned Aircraft in the National Airspace: Critical Issues, Technology, and the Law, which was published in 2015. Her second book Drones in the National Airspace: Emerging Issues in Technology and Law, also with the American Bar Association, is due out in Spring 2017. She has published extensively in the areas of unmanned aircraft law and technology, aviation and spacecraft systems engineering, and computer science, and has published a book on computer programming. She has been featured on several national and local media programs and articles this including NPR, Slate, the Associated Press, and Discovery News. She was named as one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence in Silicon Valley in 2015