about usic

our mission

Provide leadership to promote and enhance the unmanned and autonomous industry with a primary focus on aviation. USIC seeks to shape opportunities by promoting advocacy and legislative awareness, and collaboratively identifying and implementing solutions that answer complex problems facing industry and the public sector.

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unmanned systems

Unmanned and autonomous air, land-based (non-automotive) and marine vehicles and systems

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DATA solutions

Data collection, storage, conveyance, and processing supporting unmanned and autonomous systems

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sensor systems

Sensors and related systems supporting unmanned and autonomous systems

Our Story

The Department of Commerce is the chartering governmental agency that chairs the Council with an industry co-chair involved in the design, research, engineering, manufacturing, testing and certification of unmanned and autonomous systems. Industry is a valuable partner in supporting the USIC effort to foster partnership between government and industry. State legislators will also often turn to industry for their opinions on legislation or when they are considering new programs. The industry co-chair provides unbiased advocacy. The co-chairs engage legislators on a number of subjects to advance the use of unmanned and autonomous systems within the state.

Our Team

Robin Toth

Robin Toth

Governor’s Sector Lead Director of Aerospace
Washington State Department of Commerce

bob griffiths

bob griffiths

Owner & Principal Engineer
Adv. Concepts and Technology Development
Aerogene LLC

Robert Hodgman

Robert Hodgman

Senior Aviation Planner

WSDOT Aviation Division

Daniel Tappana

Daniel Tappana

Aerospace Program Manager

OEDC, Business Development

Eddy Hensley

Eddy Hensley

UAS Program Manager

WSDOT

Jason Petrait

Jason Petrait

Executive Director

Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing

Contact

robin toth

Mail

robin.toth@commerce.wa.gov

Address

Washington State Department of Commerce
2001 6th Ave, Suite 2600, Seattle, WA 98101

Contact

Bob Griffiths

Mail

bob.griffiths@aerogenecorp.com

Address

Aerogene Corp
932 S 291st St, Federal Way, WA 98003