AUVSI Urges Overall Airspace Management Approach To UAS Security | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited-07.15.19

Airborne UnManned-07.16.19

Airborne Unlimited-07.10.19

AMA Drone Report-07.11.19

Airborne Unlimited-07.12.19

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-07.15.19

Airborne UnManned-07.16.19

Airborne Unlimited-07.10.19

AMA Drone Report-07.11.19

Airborne Unlimited-07.12.19

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

AUVSI Urges Overall Airspace Management Approach To UAS Security

Testimony Before The Senate Commerce Committee Subcommittee On Security Calls For Accelerated Federal Rulemakings, Holistic Policy Solutions To Keep The Skies Secure

At a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Subcommittee on Security this week, Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), called for accelerated federal rulemakings and the development of holistic policy solutions that provide the framework to keep the nation’s skies secure.

In his testimony, Wynne (pictured) emphasized the importance of approaching UAS security from an overall airspace management perspective, rather than focusing solely on how to interdict an errant drone. Wynne outlined three necessary conditions for UAS security: a holistic framework for detecting, tracking, identifying and mitigating UAS; securing UAS command and control connections and the data UAS collect; and well-defined procedures for how to respond to potential security threats.

“Careless and clueless operators can pose safety risks and paint responsible, legal UAS operations in a negative light, while criminal behavior can jeopardize the security of our airspace,” Wynne said. “As the number of UAS in our nation’s airspace continues to grow, it is vital our regulatory framework around UAS evolve to address these potential security challenges and ensure technologies are put in place to detect, identify and mitigate UAS which may pose a threat.”

Wynne underscored the importance of accelerating the federal rulemaking for remote ID, which is a critical component for the future of detection, tracking and identification (DTI) technologies. The rulemaking for remote ID has been delayed twice, with a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking now expected in September 2019.

“The FAA, in collaboration with industry, is developing the rulemaking process that will one day codify remote ID standards,” said Wynne. “Meanwhile, the industry is looking for ways to voluntarily provide remote ID on a tactical basis for certain situations. It is my hope that these efforts by the industry will help to accelerate the rulemaking process.”

Wynne praised recent, collaborative industry-government efforts to enhance UAS security including the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC), the FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) best practices for UAS privacy and transparency, and the industry’s work with the Department of the Interior to develop data management and risk mitigation strategies.

Wynne also noted that AUVSI and the Airports Council International-North America have convened a Blue Ribbon Task Force on UAS Mitigation at Airports. The Task Force, co-chaired by former FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and Los Angeles World Airports CEO Deborah Flint, will provide recommendations to airports and the federal government to refine procedures in response to incursions and provide a policy framework to address this timely and critical issue.

“The security of our airspace is a serious issue that should be addressed from an overall airspace management perspective,” Wynne concluded. “Only by working together can industry and government develop holistic policy solutions that give us the framework we need to keep the skies secure while still allowing the nascent UAS industry to truly take off.”

(Source: AUVSI news release. Image from file)

FMI: www.auvsi.org

Advertisement

More News

ANN Social Media Program (ANN-SMP) Expanded For Oshkosh 2019!

ANN Keeps Pushing Aviation Media (Kicking and Screaming) Further Into The 21st Century... ANN is, again, radically updating its social media campaign for the upcoming 2019 Oshkosh >[...]

Airborne 07.12.19: 737 MAX RTS?, Virgin Galactic Merges, UK Pilot Record

Also: Teenagers Fly Sling 4, Infrastructure Grants, Turtle On The Tarmac, Focus On Aviation Safety EASA has sent a letter to the FAA and Boeing outlining five major requirements th>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.14.19)

Aero Linx: The 1-26 Association The Association is formed for the purpose of stimulating interest in, and promoting the sport of soaring in the Schweizer 1-26 sailplane; to establi>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.14.19): Formation Flight

Formation Flight More than one aircraft which, by prior arrangement between the pilots, operate as a single aircraft with regard to navigation and position reporting. Separation be>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.14.19)

“The Global 5500 aircraft offers the ultimate in performance, comfort, reliability and signature smooth ride. It is ideally suited to meet the needs of our customers on the W>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC