The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced 14 bills out of its business meeting today, including legislation to protect against drone threats and to establish a framework for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that will improve data sharing across DHS’s numerous component agencies.






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A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) official in charge of the agency’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) office told senators today that FAA is fast-tracking its efforts to launch a rulemaking that would establish remote identification requirements for drone aircraft.






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The Pentagon’s vision of future warfare involves teams of small autonomous and semi-autonomous unmanned vehicles–in the air, on the ground, and in the water–operating in coordinated swarms to support troops on the battlefield.






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The Department of Transportation announced the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program on Oct. 25, which is an initiative to safely test and validate advanced operations for drones in partnership with state and local governments.






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The Federal Aviation Administration restricted the flight of drones over 133 military bases Thursday. This rule is the first time that the FAA has issued airspace restrictions over drones. The ruling is based on national security interests from the Department of Defense and intelligence agencies.






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Rules for drone use took flight on Tuesday after the White House released a set of regulations on the use of these unmanned aerial vehicles. The Federal Aviation Administration’s rules pertain to drones used for hobbies, although the administration also addressed future uses for commercial drones.






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