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Snapshot: Working with NASA to Secure Drone Traffic

NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and industry have partnered to develop a capability to manage national airspace drone traffic in the future, called the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) infrastructure, rolling out in phases over time.

Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems During Hurricane Florence Response and Recovery Operations

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is warning drone owners and operators they may face significant fines if they interfere with emergency response operations in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence. Many aircraft that are conducting life-saving missions and other critical response and recovery efforts are likely to be flying at low altitudes over areas affected by the storm. Flying a drone without authorization in or near the disaster area may unintentionally disrupt rescue operations and violate federal, state, or local laws and ordinances, even if a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is not in place. Allow first responders to save lives and property without interference.

Written testimony of I&A Under Secretary and OGC for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled “S. 2836, the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018: Countering Malicious Drones”

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.

Snapshot: C-UAS in Urban Environments

Given their rapid technology advancement and proliferation, the public safety and homeland security communities must address the fact that drones can be used nefariously or maliciously to hurt people, disrupt activities and damage infrastructure.

ST-Air Based Technologies

The Air Based Technologies program is a multi-year effort within the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate that will improve the homeland security community’s awareness, understanding and utilization of airborne sensor systems and platforms for border security and public safety missions.

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