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CBP to Examine Potential Use of Small UAS in Border Patrol Missions

The Customs and Border Protection agency has announced plans to evaluate the use of small unmanned aircraft systems in three border patrol sectors as part of a program to help agents conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, tracking and acquisition missions. CBP said Thursday it will test-fly the Puma, Raven and InstantEye Quadcopter UAS platforms in …

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Commerce Dept Reports Fiscal 2016 Tech Transfer Initiatives

The Commerce Department has produced a report that details technology transfer activities across DOC’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Telecommunications and Information Administration components during fiscal 2016. NIST said Monday the report highlights the role of technology transfer in the department’s efforts to foster economic growth, job …

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Report: UN Agency Proposes Single Worldwide UAS Registry

The United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization has proposed to establish a single platform for unmanned aircraft system owners and operators to register their drones, Reuters reported Saturday. Stephen Creamer, director of ICAO’s air navigation bureau, told Reuters the suggested the creation of a global drone registry in response to concerns …

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