Technology that could save more than 1,000 lives on the road per year is one step closer to reality after the Transportation Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released an advance notice of proposed rule-making about vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology.
Now that the Federal Aviation Administration has opened all of its unmanned aircraft systems test sites, the agency will attempt to increase its information-gathering capability by partnering with universities to create a UAS center of excellence.
The sixth and final Federal Aviation Administration-approved testing facility for unmanned aircraft systems became officially operational Wednesday in Blacksburg, Virginia.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday it has started testing unmanned aircraft systems at a fifth test facility.
The site, based out of Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y., will operate at least until February of 2017, and will focus on evaluating drone-based scouting methods for agriculture uses.
As the Federal Aviation Administration prepares to issue guidelines for how it will handle unmanned aircraft systems, the agency is tightening what constitutes a model aircraft so there’s no confusion between the two.
A Commerce Department report says NOAA has had data breaches from satellite programs in the past few years.
The Transportation Department’s first-ever chief data officer, Dan Morgan, officially joined the the department to head its data expansion efforts Monday.
The Federal Aviation Administration is getting some help from NASA to make air traffic controlling more efficient.
In December, Amazon’s CEO announced the company was exploring a drone-based delivery service that could deliver some packages in as quickly as 30 minutes. Less than a year later, the company is ready to take that plan to the next level. In a letter Wednesday to the Federal Aviation Administration, the online shopping giant requested an exemption under section 333 of the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act to operate an unmanned aircraft system before the agency’s official guidelines are released. “Amazon shares Congress’ goal of getting small aerial vehicles (a.k.a., small unmanned aircraft systems, or “sUAS”) flying commercially in the United States…
The Federal Aviation Administration will miss its September 2015 deadline to integrate unmanned aircraft systems into American skies due to significant technological, regulatory and privacy barriers preventing the safe integration of UAS into the national airspace system, according to an audit report from the agency’s Inspector General’s office.
The desire to serve the public and help people solve difficult problems is what attracts professionals to today’s federal IT workforce, according to a group of senior government technology leaders in an exclusive series of video interviews with FedScoop.
The next time you’re taking family photos at the Grand Canyon, you won’t have to worry about an unmanned aircraft photobombing you – at least not for now. In a policy memorandum released today, Jonathan Jarvis, the director of the National Park Service, directed park superintendents to “prohibit launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft, commonly referred to as drones, on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service.”
Many Americans may look at UAVs, popularly referred to as drones, as modern weapons of war. Because of that, the thought of the futuristic systems flying around stateside tends to worry people. But the UAVs used for defense purpose and those that may one day may buzz aoound American skies are very different, and for many commercial industries, they may revolutionize the ways they work.
The Motion Picture Association of America has petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to fly drones during film production. But the FAA says the rules aren’t quite ready yet.
The federal government is not learning critical lessons in cyber incident response because agencies are not effectively documenting how they respond to attacks or what the impact of those attacks have been on agency operations, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
Over the weekend, President Obama visited Malaysia for the first time. The visit was more or less overshadowed by the mystery of Flight 370, which tragically vanished March 8 with 239 people onboard during a flight from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur. The fate of that plane and the people on it have been a mystery ever since.
John Dobriansky, executive adviser at the Federal Aviation Administration, talks with FedScoopTV about Unmanned Aircraft Systems integration and best practices.
The Transportation Department wants to take its data to the next level. Like many other agencies, it has turned to the public to address its challenges, asking for input and ideas from citizens to “revolutionize its transportation system.” Enter, DOT’s Data Innovation Challenge.
The Transportation Department is seeking public comment for a ban on cellphone calls for passengers on airplanes, according to a Feb. 14 statement.
This week, Dan Verton offers you a break from talking about Edward Snowden and explores another serious privacy concern that is right on the horizon — and we mean literally, on the horizon.