drones

  • Navy has big plans for the little UAV

    As the Navy considers fielding a stealthy unmanned combat aircraft as part of a carrier strike group as early as 2018, the rest of the world wants UAVs too! We get an update from the Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Capabilities for the Navy, Rear Admiral Terry Kraft

  • Mexican border gets extra reinforcement

    The House approved a measure to increase security and surveillance along the Mexican border

  • DHS installs new security measures on the border

    The new, border-wide use of the Predator aircraft marks an unprecedented amount of resources directed to the southwest. Michael Kostelnik, the Assistant Commissioner of the Office of Air and Marine for Customs and Border Protection explains.

  • Fish, birds and bats inspire Navy’s Next-Gen drones

    The Navy awarded a five-year, $7.5 million grant to researchers to study the travel patterns of fish, bats, birds and insects, in hopes of creating robots that can navigate rough terrains.

  • Rogue drone attacks could be new cybersecurity threat

    UCLA professor John Villasenor told Federal News Radio how hacked unmanned aerial vehicles could be the new face of cybersecurity threats.

  • ‘Backpack-able drones’ could soon be deployed to troops on ground

    Steven Gitlin, vice president of Aerovironment, which creates the backpackable drone — formally known as the Switchblade Agile Munition Systems — joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how it works.

  • Report: Drones vulnerable to hacking

    Unmanned drones are vulnerable to computer hacking that could allow outside force to control them, according to new research.

  • DoD wants to shift $1 billion to Navy drones

    DoD has asked Congress to reprogram $1 billion from accounts dedicated to building up Afghanistan’s national security forces.

  • Top 3 for 2013 – Frank Reeder on proliferation of drones

    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.

  • Congress considers putting limits on drone strikes

    Uncomfortable with the Obama administration’s use of deadly drones, a growing number in Congress is looking to limit America’s authority to kill suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens.