“Whole of Gov’t” plan for drone control

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  1. Half Fast

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  2. Bob Noel

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    the foxnews link wouldn't work for me.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing...manned-aircraft-systems-national-action-plan/

    might be a better link.

    my first reaction is the statement being replete with buzzwords without saying much...

    and then "counter-UAS equipment" .... hmmmm.

    and another:

    "Create a Federal UAS incident tracking database as a government-wide repository for departments and agencies to have a better understanding of the overall domestic threat"

    oy...

    It only took the government 4 years to come up with this...
     
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    I wonder how many agencies you’ll have to check with before flying your quad.
     
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    FYI: this is actually nothing new. There has been an ongoing process involving the FAA and others since 2014 or so on drone issues in the NAS. What has surfaced in recent times is the red-tape and other issues involved with this process which led to an investigation by the DOT IG. The IG report was released last month which detailed some of the delays in the national counter-drone policies. So I guess the current administration saw a window of opportunity to make a headline or two. The IG report below gets into the details. And just to add, there are several "UAS incident tracking databases" already in existence.
    https://www.oig.dot.gov/sites/default/files/FAA C-UAS Final Report_3.30.2022.pdf
     
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    Thank God that they are saving us from kids with RC airplanes.
     
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    Four years? More like two years, three months, and six days.
     
  7. Rich Holt

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    Fed Govt Rep #1: What are we going to do about this new problem?
    Fed Govt Rep #2: I don't know. What did we do about the last problem?
    Fed Govt Rep #1: We made people forget about the problem with buzzwords and databases. Pretty standard stuff, really.
    Fed Govt Rep #2: Let's do that again. Seemed to work well enough.
     
  8. Bob Noel

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    oh well, then it's all ga-reat. :rolleyes:

    (I was going off the date of the act that authorized doing that... 2018, iirc)