Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Sen. John Hoeven: North Dakota wants DHS to utilize state's UAS industry

The Department of Homeland Security has been finding different ways to use unmanned aircraft: It surveys storm damage and monitors the U.S. borders. But using these intricate machines require training and development, so where can you do that safely? Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota thinks his state would be perfect. Hoeven and Federal News Radio's Eric White discuss why Hoeven has been pushing DHS to utilize North Dakota's already thriving UAS industry on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
00:08:46 2/13/2018

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