Northern Plains Unmanned Systems Authority
North Dakota assembled a six member commission known as the Northern Plains Unmanned Systems Authority in order to oversee the FAA testing site and provide expertise in its operations. The commission is comprised of representatives from the state's general aviation industry, University of North Dakota Aerospace, North Dakota Aeronautics Commission, North Dakota Department of Commerce (NDDOC), and the Office of the Adjutant General and is chaired by Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley.
Col. Robert Becklund serves as the director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site, leading all UAS-related activities within the test site and will be the primary point of contact for FAA communications.