Drone technology is getting cheaper and easier to use like other kinds of technology. But the potential proliferation of drones means a potential policy nightmare for agencies across government.
Frank Reeder, principal at The Reeder Group and a former Office of Management and Budget official, says he thinks agencies are just now starting to think about the policy implications of more widespread use of unmanned aerial systems.
Frank Reeder’s Top 3 for 2013
Domestic use of drones and the growth of surveillance
Censorship on the Internet – recent court case in which judge ordered a negative review on Yelp and Angie’s list to be censored has major implications for crowd-sourcing.
Federal program curtailment and workforce reductions in the aftermath of the fiscal cliff
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.