Cybersecurity

Lawmakers seek answers on possible drone threat

Technology for detecting and disabling unmanned systems that threaten U.S. facilities and assets requires more testing, witnesses told a Senate panel.

NASA wants predictive analytics for drone-crash casualties

The agency is asking for risk management and decision-making tools that can help it accurately estimate the deaths and injuries caused by a drone that crashes into a populated area.

ID, traffic management next up for drones

Remote ID capabilities and a low-altitude traffic management system are the next building blocks for drone integration into U.S. airspace, the FAA director told Congress.

FAA expands automated airspace control for drones

Drone operators can now quickly register flights in controlled airspace in four more regions.

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FAA reauthorization clears House

The House of Representatives passed a five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration, sidelining efforts to privatize the agency and adding some cyber to its responsibilities.

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Why acquisition management is the SENSR project's secret weapon

Getting four agencies to share spectrum and combine their radar systems is a massive undertaking. Settling on a single acquisition management system makes it much more manageable.

FAA expands low-altitude drone tests

To support rapidly increasing commercial drone use, the FAA is set to expand testing of automated processing capabilities for operator authorizations.

Next gen aircraft ID system vulnerable, watchdog finds

The GAO is concerned that the next-generation air traffic technology that precisely tracks commercial and military aircraft is vulnerable to hackers.

FAA bans drone flights over nuclear research facilities

The FAA will ban drone flights over seven nuclear energy and research facilities operated by the Department of Energy at the end of the year.

House panel presses FAA to curtail drone dangers

As a new report warns small UAS can do far more damage to planes than bird strikes, legislators worry that "idiots who have toy drones" will delay legitimate UAS uses.

NDAA brings back drone registration

The defense bill restores FAA registration requirements for small-drone operators, after rules were struck down by the Court of Appeals.

FAA's plan to accelerate drone integration

FAA wants companies and local governments to work together on tests to support more low-altitude commercial drone use.

Air traffic control reform hits turbulence in Congress

Congress still faces the decision whether to privatize air traffic control responsibilities and the jobs of 30,000 federal employees.

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FAA greenlights drone use in Irma recovery

Hurricane Irma generated a wave of drone authorizations at FAA as recovery work ramped up in Florida.

Drones take center stage in Harvey recovery

Hurricane Harvey represents an inflection point for the use of unmanned aerial systems in disaster recovery operations, according to the FAA administrator.

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FAA, FCC tackle hurricane complications

Unauthorized drones in the air over hurricane disaster zone and telecommunications outages are among the myriad issues facing response agencies as Hurricane Harvey churns through Texas.

Senate bill would foster drone development, facilities

New legislation would foster drone tech development, airspace integration and air traffic management.

Senators not sold on privatizing air traffic control

President Trump's plan to privatize air traffic control operations is getting a cool reception from senators on both sides of the aisle.

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White House funds federal spectrum study

OMB funds research on how to consolidate multiple federal radar capabilities to free up government-owned spectrum for the commercial market.

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Trump pushes plan to privatize air traffic control

The White House is backing long-held plans to privatize air traffic control operations to jumpstart progress on a massive technology upgrade.

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