Unmanned Aerial System Threats: Exploring Security Implications and Mitigation Technologies
7 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2016
Date Written: March 18, 2015
The emergence of unmanned aerial vehicles in domestic skies raises understandable concerns that may require employment of mitigation technologies. However, before any funds are expended on such technologies, the Department of Homeland Security should engage in a comprehensive risk assessment to identify the probability, magnitude of harm, benefits of security measures, and cost of those measures. This testimony outlines four key issues that Congress should remain cognizant of when drafting legislation and/or overseeing the activities of the Department of Homeland Security.
Keywords: drones, homeland security, threats, cost benefit analysis, risk assessment, security measures, critical infrastructure
JEL Classification: H56
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