DOI UAS News & Media

Department of the Interior Press Releases on UAS


March 12, 2021 - Guidance Memo: UAS Flights for Emergency Operations and Training: Amended Guidance under Secretary’s Order 3379

January 19, 2021 - AS PMB Memo - Restoring OAS Authority to Procure Blue sUAS


October 6, 2020 - Important Update on Secretary's Order 3379 and Blue Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems


October 10, 2019 - Changes in DOI Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Acquisition

DOI UAS Videos

Video items previously listed in this section have been re-located to our DOI UAS Videos page, additionally some videos may be listed on our external news page if they were part of a news story, please visit DOI UAS in the News.


September 5, 2019 - OAS Flight Testing of UAS Based Water Sampling Capability in Support of Bureau Requirements - Improved Sensing, Safety, Savings, & Service

August 30, 2019 - Sheridan Fire UAS Aerial Ignition Videos
Sheridan Fire UAS Aerial Ignition Video 1
Sheridan Fire UAS Aerial Ignition Video 2
Sheridan Fire UAS Aerial Ignition Video 3
Sheridan Fire UAS Aerial Ignition Video 4
Sheridan Fire UAS Aerial Ignition Video 5

July 12, 2019 - Compilation of 2014 and 2015 Optionally Piloted Helicopter Demonstration Flights

March 27, 2019 - USGS Tests New Drone Technology to Measure Floodwaters


Interior Museum Lunchtime Lecture Series: Drones for Good: The DOI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program

May 27, 2018 - Follow the drone to safety, UAS mission in Kīlauea helps guide evacuations and rescued a local resident

DOI UAS Reports, Information Bulletins, Guides & Policy Document Releases


February 17, 2023 - Department of the Interior / USDA Forest Service Fiscal Year 2022 Uncrewed Aircraft Systems Interactive Program Report


February 1, 2021 - U.S. Department of the Interior Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program 2020 Use Report

January 20, 2021 - DOI UAS Fleet Inventory

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