Drones / UAS

IARPA launches second edition of drone surveillance challenge

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 1 month ago

Last year's challenge didn't solve the problem the agency wanted solved.

Bipartisan law pushes use of drones for fighting wildfires

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 1 month ago

The new law directs the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture to develop a research and testing program to explore the use of drones in fire management.

New DIU solicitation seeks cheap, portable drones for Army reconnaissance

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 6 months ago

Interested entities have until Nov. 18 to answer DIU's call for submissions.

Feds focused on digital service, drones and data win at 2018 Sammies

by Carten Cordell • 7 months ago

The “Sammies” — dubbed “the Oscars of government service” — recognize federal employees who have crafted impactful and innovative solutions to advance the mission of government.

FAA ‘overly conservative’ in approach to drones, report says

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 11 months ago

The agency is saying no to drones more than it says yes, the report suggests, which is risky because of all the promise the technology holds — for public safety, product delivery, inspection of remote assets and more.

Agencies excited about the potential for increased counter-drone authority for national security

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 11 months ago

Representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the FAA spoke in favor of the recently introduced Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018.

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