Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
National airspace should be redesigned around drones, Interior official says
Mark Bathrik also explained why the Department of the Interior works with UAS vendors on security instead of simply banning noncompliant products.
FAA looks to fund capabilities that will help with drone integration
The agency has $6 million in matching funds for the initiative.
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.
FAA rolls out automated system for drone pilots to request airspace
The agency has begun expanding use of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability, which helps to integrate drones into the airspace, providing operators “near real-time airspace authorizations”
CSRA automation helps FAA register a million drone users
The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced that it had registered more than a million drone owners with the help of its automated online portal.