Policy in the Civil & Regulatory Affairs division of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this capacity, he oversees the Corporation’s FCC licensing caseload and advises on strategies for spectrum access to satisfy programmatic and core technology development requirements. He also manages the Corporation’s aviation regulatory portfolio, which entails manned aircraft certification efforts and regulatory engagement on autonomous technology programs, including UAS certification, design, and deployment. Furthermore, he follows regulatory and policy developments in certain key technology areas, including cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and blockchain.
Prior to this, Ryan was for almost twenty years at a boutique law firm where he advised clients on all aspects of frequency allocation and deployment issues for radio equipment use in the aeronautical, wireless, media, experimental, and satellite services.
He is a past Co-chair of the International Telecommunications Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) and past Chair of the Chamber of Commerce UAV Working Group and the UAS Subcommittee of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). He is currently Chair of AIA’s Emerging Technology Committee, serves on the Board of Directors and is Treasurer of the Aerospace and Flight Test Radio Coordinating Council (AFTRCC), and is Director-at-Large of the wireless frequency coordinator and advocacy body MRFAC. In addition, he represents Lockheed Martin on the NASA Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Working Group; the AIA Civil Aviation Council, Spectrum Subcommittee, Airspace Working Group, and Supersonic Subcommittee; the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advisory Group and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Panel of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); and the Defense Contractors Working Group of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Ryan also supports Lockheed Martin’s Member to the Federal Drone Advisory Committee (DAC).