The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is asking Congress to pass new legislation that would allow the agency to surveil, research, seize and destroy airborne drones or unmanned aerial systems in the National Airspace. In a written testimony,¬†Hayley Chang, DHS Deputy General Counsel said that today the U.S. Government is: “unable to effectively counter¬†malicious use of drones because we are hampered by federal laws enacted years before UAS technology was available for commercial and consumer use.”

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