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AUVSI 2017: FAA research slow on emerging tech

2nd May 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has highlighted that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could improve how it develops and reports its activities, including working on emerging technologies.

The report highlighted that the FAA needs to develop a research and development (R&D) portfolio that can adapt to changing needs, this includes the use of UAS.

'Both we and others have found certain instances where FAA's research portfolio has not readily adapted to change—a leading practice in portfolio development,' the GAO said.

It was noted that in 2014 the Research, Engineering, & Development Advisory Committee (REDAC) found the FAA did

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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