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White House Wants Agents to Be Able to Down Civilian Drones

  • Administration seeks legislation enhancing drone security
  • Similar effort last year failed to win legislative suppport

The White House is preparing to propose giving law enforcement and security agencies the authority to track and disable in flight civilian drones that present a threat.

The administration of President Donald Trump is working on the measure as part of its effort to both speed the introduction of rapidly expanding drone technology and to address growing security concerns, Michael Kratsios, an assistant to the president who is deputy U.S. technology officer, said Tuesday.