Governor McAuliffe signs executive order launching unmanned systems commission

virginia-newGovernor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 43 today, establishing the Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission to bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia the national leader in unmanned systems.

“Capitalizing on Virginia’s advantages in the unmanned systems industry is key to building a new Virginia economy,” said Governor McAuliffe. “This executive order will lay the foundation for my administration’s efforts to make this Commonwealth the world’s leader in unmanned systems and seize the enormous economic opportunities that accompany growing this industry.

The Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission will be a key asset in charting the way forward to grow this industry and create new, good jobs and economic opportunities across the Commonwealth.

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