US DHS Security Secretary raises concerns over UAS threat, calls for greater oversight

A US Senate committee hearing in the last week of March highlighted the threat posed by new technologies to national security, according to a report published by Next Gov.

During the committee hearing, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas discussed how emerging technologies can exacerbate and alleviate security threats. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) pose a serious threat to national security, he said, noting that drones can be used to conduct attacks, disrupt airport operations, watch over mass gatherings, and transport illegal narcotics across borders. Mayorkas urged Congress to grant the DHS more authority to monitor UAS and to extend and expand its C-UAS authority.

(Image: Shutterstock)

For more information visit:

Share this:
Counter Drone System - D-Fend Solutions