Tag Archives: Department of the Interior

DOI Uses HHS-Made Platform to Manage Financial Assistance Programs

The Department of Health and Human Services is helping the Department of Interior boost the accountability and transparency of the latter's financial assistance programs. DOI said Friday it will use HHS' GrantSolutions platform to better oversee the use of DOI-awarded grants totaling $6 billion annually.

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Congress Confirms David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary

David Bernhardt, acting secretary of the Department of the Interior, has been confirmed by Congress to serve in the role on a permanent basis, The Hill reported Thursday. Congress voted 56-41 confirming Berhardt, who will manage energy production efforts offshore and in publicly owned U.S. land that spans around 500 million acres. 

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FAA to Restrict Drone Operations Over DOI-Recognized Landmarks

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Interior Department have agreed to restrict drone flight operations drone over certain landmarks in nine U.S. states. FAA announced Thursday it will implement the restriction by Oct. 5 at the request of U.S. national security agencies using the agency’s authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. …

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