Drones / UAS
IARPA launches second edition of drone surveillance challenge
Last year's challenge didn't solve the problem the agency wanted solved.
Bipartisan law pushes use of drones for fighting wildfires
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
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
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
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
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.