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For Immediate Release: March 13, 2023Contact: Charles Werner, Director,



Awards ceremony to be held at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2023 in Denver, CO.


ARLINGTON, Va. — DRONERESPONDERS has been named a finalist in the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Uncrewed Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). DRONERESPONDERS was selected from a pool of accomplished applicants as one of five finalists for the Public Safety category. Winners will be announced at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2023 on May 8-11 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.


“This year, XPONENTIAL is all about designing a shared plan for the future of autonomy,” said Brian Wynne, President and CEO of AUVSI. “There's no better place to announce the 2023 XCELLENCE award finalists. Together, they're redefining what's possible with uncrewed and robotic technology.”


DRONERESPONDERS has moved forward over this past year in the expansion of the largest online Resource Center, the largest global public safety UAS directory/dashboard, development of training standards and other initiatives through partnerships with NASA, NIST, Esri, MITRE, VIPC and many others. DRONERESPONDERS has helped to facilitate the national DFR Working Group to advance the FAA’s acceptance of expanded DFR operations and more.


The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards honor individuals and organizations that are innovators in the uncrewed systems industry, with a demonstrated commitment to advancing autonomy, leading and promoting safe adoption of uncrewed systems, and developing programs that use these technologies to save lives and improve society. Winners will be announced at XPONENTIAL, which offers a broad-based and balanced educational program brimming with cutting-edge content and inspirational insights, ranging from policy implications and technical challenges to use cases and best practices across vertical markets and everything in between.


“On the eve of the DRONERESPONDERS National Public Safety UAS Conference, being a finalist for the AUVSI XPONENTIAL Excellence Award is a great honor from the world’s largest UAS organization. This validates the great work and achievements by DRONERESPONDERS and its members, to support the advancement of DFR & SGI waivers, training standards, working groups and more through it’s  incredible partnerships. DRONERESPONDERS also received AUVSI’S First Place Excellence Award in 2020” said DRONERESPONDERS’ Director and Co-Founder.


For media registration for XPONENTIAL, click here or contact Chelsie Jeppson at For more information about XPONENTIAL and the XCELLENCE Awards, visit

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DRONERESPONDERS is the leading and largest nonprofit organization for the advancement of public safety UAS with over 7000 members, participation from 85 countries, 400+ international members, the largest online Resource Center and the largest global Public Safety Directory and Dashboard.



The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) — the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of uncrewed systems and robotics — represents corporations and professionals from more than 60 countries involved in industry, government, and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets. For more information, visit



AUVSI XPONENTIAL is the largest, most significant event for the uncrewed systems industry. The 2023 exhibit hall will showcase hundreds of cutting-edge companies from around the world and the conference will feature educational programming by uncrewed systems experts, providing information about the future of policy, technology and business solutions and trending topics.

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