The Secret Service is to use a tethered drone this month for surveillance operations geared toward protecting President Trump. The trial run could lead to the president’s security team making more use of the airborne technology. The post Tethered drones to help Secret Service provide security for president appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Officers detained a man they said was flying a drone in the park across from the White House but determined that the drone was not carrying anything harmful. Original article at

The F.A.A. is still investigating whether to fine a federal employee who was flying the hobbyist’s drone that came down on the South Lawn. Original article at

WASHINGTON — Mysterious, middle-of-the-night drone flights by the U.S. Secret Service during the next several weeks over parts of Washington — usually off-limits as a strict no-fly zone — are part of secret government testing intended to find ways to interfere with rogue drones or knock them out of the sky, The Associated Press has learned. See also: Google will soon send solar-powered drones into the sky A U.S View original article at Mashable

Likely in response to the January 2015 incident where a small consumer drone crashed inside the White House perimeter, the United States Secret Service announced that it will be conducting drone exercises in the Washington, DC, area “in the coming days and weeks.” The agency did not elaborate beyond a short statement on Tuesday other than to say that the exercises “have been carefully planned and will be tightly controlled.” In the wake of the White House incident, popular consumer drone maker DJI said that it would update…

The man was flying the drone outside his apartment window when it shot off toward the White House, the friend who owned the device said. Original article at

The man, who was at an apartment near the White House when he lost control of the drone, went to bed before reporting the episode, according to law enforcement officials. Original article at

The employee told the Secret Service that he did not mean to fly the drone over the fence or near the president’s residence, according to law enforcement officials. Original article at