Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on the Administration’s Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) National Action Plan and legislative proposal released today.
“The Biden-Harris Administration’s C-UAS National Action Plan and legislative proposal are vital to enabling DHS and our partners to have the necessary authorities and tools to protect the public, the President and other senior officials, federal facilities, and U.S. critical infrastructure from threats posed by the malicious and illicit use of unmanned aircraft systems. These threats are increasing at home and abroad, and the Plan and legislative proposal call for the reauthorization and expansion of DHS’s C-UAS authority to help keep our communities safe. The Plan and legislative proposal also support the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems for recreational and commercial use.”
“DHS will continue to judiciously implement its C-UAS authorities, while protecting privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. We look forward to working with Congress and key stakeholders across every level of government, in the private sector, and civil society on this critical Plan and related legislation.”