The Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018 grants the Department of Homeland Security statutory authority to counter credible threats from unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the safety or security of a covered facility or asset. This authority is paramount to the Department’s mission to protect and secure the Homeland from evolving threats. The Department is in the process of coordinating with Components and stakeholders regarding the need for additional counter-UAS (CUAS) authorities.
This factsheet communicates the Department’s legal authority under the Preventing Emerging Threats Act to counter credible threats from UAS to the safety or security of a covered facility or asset, ensure legal privacy protections, and educate the public on the future of DHS CUAS policy.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen addresses DHS’ crucial missions and how DHS is implementing a policy of “relentless resilience” to confront worldwide threats.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement today on the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which will provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) with authorities to counter unmanned aerial systems (CUAS) used for nefarious purposes.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Under Secretary David Glawe and DHS Office of the General Counsel (OGC) Deputy General Counsel Hayley Chang address DHS’ role in countering threats from small Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the National Airspace System.
DHS Secretary Nielsen’s letter to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) in support of S.2836 the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018
DHS Secretary Nielsen’s letter to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Ranking Member Claire McCaskill (D-MO) in support of S.2836 the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018