The Federal Aviation Administration has not established any rules for commercial companies that collect and retain personal information, according to Earl Lawrence, director of the FAA’s Office of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. […]

MeriTalk compiles a weekly roundup of contracts and other industry activity. Here’s what happened this week in the Federal Information Technology community.






[…]

Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., is optimistic about getting support from President Donald Trump on a plan to privatize the Federal Aviation Administration. Shuster proposed last year that air traffic controllers and FAA modernization staff should become a Federally chartered nonprofit organization run by a board of directors. The plans would sever about 14,000 air traffic […] […]

One of the most common commercial drone waiver requests concerns permission to fly at night, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which has rejected 71 waiver requests and 854 applications because of inaccurate or incomplete information.






[…]

The new rules imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration on drones, regarding height, speed, and operational restrictions, go into effect on Aug. 29. The regulations could generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and create 100,000 jobs over the next 10 years, according to industry estimates.






[…]

The White House launched a new effort to help increase the use of drones and showcased how government agencies have become a proving ground for a wide array of new drone concepts and technologies. Here are 13 interesting facts that came out of the workshop.






[…]