The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced this week that it will be expanding its research on how to detect ‘rogue’ drones near airports. The FAA will join forces with other government agencies and academic partners to experiment with new drone detection technology at JFK Airport in New York. FAA Senior Advisor on drone integration, Mark Gibson, said, “We face many difficult challenges as we integrate rapidly evolving UAS technology into our complex and highly regulated airspace. This effort at JFK reflects everyone’s commitment to safety.” The FBI and Department of Homeland Security will also participate in these tests. The FAA plans to continue using the FY 2016 Appropriations law to fund its inter-agency strategy to evaluate and assess drone detection systems at several different airports throughout the rest of the year. As the detection system gets better, safety in the skies may also too.