drones

  • Every agency will soon be droning on

    Fast-selling drones exemplify not so much new technology as the combination of existing products in such a way as to make new markets.

  • DHS offers new privacy suggestions on agency drone programs

    The DHS Privacy, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Unmanned Aircraft Systems Working Group, which wrote the best practices, acknowledged that not all suggestions will apply to every agency.

  • Randolph Alles, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Air and Marine

    Eight years after unmanned aircraft became a part of border security, the effectiveness of the program remains a question mark. A new Homeland Security inspector general audit says Customs and Border Protection never developed performance measures. Investigators found aircraft don’t meet flight goals, and CBP has way undercalculated flight costs. The agency, however, disputes those findings. For the management side of the story, Randolph “Tex” Alles, assistant commissioner of the Office of Air and Marine at CBP, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive. His first bone to pick concerned how long the drones are supposed to be in the air.

  • The ultimate ‘Holy-You-Know-What’ moment at the office?

    Have you ever done something really, really stupid at the office? Or work- related? Something so dumb, so bad, so off the wall that it’s a miracle you still have a job? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know.

  • John Roth, Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security

    Eight years after unmanned aircraft became a part of border security, the effectiveness of the program remains a question mark. A new Homeland Security inspector general audit reveals, Customs and Border Protection never developed performance measures. Investigators found aircraft don’t meet flight goals. And, CBP has way undercalculated flight costs. John Roth is the Inspector General at Homeland Security. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on the report and the future of the drone program.

  • Key decisions on drones likely from Congress

    By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant…

  • Rebecca Gambler, Homeland Security & Justice Issues Director, GAO

    The drone fleet at Customs and Border Protection isn’t big, but the law states that very strict oversight from the Homeland Security Department and CBP is important. Rebecca Gambler is director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said Congress mandated a look at CBP’s drone program.

  • Greg Rayburn, Security Analyst, Fluke Networks

    Drones may wind up the future In Depth with Francis Rose, he said there are many different scenarios where a drone can pose a major cyber threat to your agency.

  • Air Force engineers develop lifesaving, IED-detecting technology

    Sean C. Young and Benjamin J. Tran, two electronics engineers with the Air Force Research Lab created an aerial sensor that has helped U.S. service members to find and destroy dangerous improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan.

  • Trends in global defense spending

    Jack Midgley, a director in Deloitte’s Global Defense Consulting practice will discuss the findings in the company’s recent report on defense spending. January 7, 2014