White House Workshop Predicts Deadly Drone Attacks in US

The FAA is finalizing rules for the use of commercial and hobby drones and hopes to get them in place before Christmas. (US Arctic Research Commission photo)
The FAA is finalizing rules for the use of commercial and hobby drones and hopes to get them in place before Christmas. (US Arctic Research Commission photo)

The White House is taking steps to rein in commercial drone flights over U.S. airspace amid concerns that the tiny, flying machines will be used as weapons in a terrorist attack.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Workshop on Drones and the Future of Aviation recently brought together representatives from industry, government and academia to find solutions for regulating and potentially tracking the thousands of recreational unmanned aerial systems, or UAS, in use across the country.

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