A task force composed of public and private stakeholders recommend federal regulators stand up an unmanned aerial vehicle registration process that is simple to use, free and only required of drones over a certain weight.
The agency says at least one company is already offering to help operators register drones for a fee.
More than 70 percent of people indicated they would rather their country use remotely operated weapon systems instead of lethal autonomous weapons systems when waging war, according to a recently published international study commissioned by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, deputy commandant for combat development and integration and commanding general of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command, said the service will likely consider taking a "risk in capacity" so that it can grow capability in emerging areas, such as cyber operations.
The department will fulfill the demand for flights by repurposing some of the thousands of unmanned aerial vehicles purchased before 2012 for missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and wait for industry to build the next-generation of drones with more advanced capabilities.
The Homeland Security Department's office of Intelligence and Analysis has reportedly issued a warning to law enforcement agencies nationwide about criminals and terrorists potentially using drones for attacks.
As unmanned aerial vehicle usage becomes more prevalent within society, governments, the commercial sector and the public will have to take a hard look at a host of changing and evolving implications it has on privacy, property rights and other issues, a New America report says.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants input on a range of issues from the structure of a new multistakeholder group addressing these issues to specific questions around privacy, transparency and accountability.
United Nations peacekeeping missions are "well behind the curve" when it comes to using technology to establish situational awareness, carry out mandates and protect themselves.
San Diego State University is developing a program that would display aerial imagery of critical infrastructure before and after a major disaster to help first responders better assess the situation and deploy resources accordingly.