Pilot-Optional Helicopters Could Be the Future of Fighting Wildfires

The Interior Department’s been working on a plan to expand its aerial firefighting efforts from daylight-only to a 24-hour cycle.

Someone Flew a Drone Too Close to a Wildfire, Again

Firefighters in Colorado had to ground their aircraft for an hour.

Interior IG: Nation’s Dams Safe From Hacks But Vulnerable to Insider Threats

An inspector general review exposes significant weaknesses to dam cybersecurity that have grown more serious over time.

Two Companies Picked To Protect Nation’s 600 Dams from Cyberattacks

The Interior Department awarded spots on a five-year, $45 million contract to manage IT risk for more than 600 dams nationwide.

Interior is Using Drones to Save People Trapped by Hot Lava

They’ve also been faster and safer than putting boots on the ground, a department official said.

The U.S. Government Wants to Start Charging for the Best Free Satellite Data on Earth

The government says the cost of sharing the data has grown as more people access it.

Interior Wants Wi-Fi for Burning Man

Even temporary cities/arts festivals need networks for government and law enforcement operations.

Here’s What Government Gets Wrong About Bug Bounties

Congress has gone bananas for bug bounties, but they may not always be the right choice.

Interior Wants To Know How To Manage Its Huge Social Media Presence

The department issued a sources sought notice seeking tools to manage its 1,500 social media accounts.

Interior Department Sees ‘Limitless Possibilities’ for Drones

The department aims to be the civilian leader in unmanned systems, flying nearly 5,000 missions last year alone.

Trump Signs Executive Order to ‘Streamline’ Rural Broadband

The order offers no funding for broadband projects but aims instead to reduce bureaucratic barriers for industry.

Interior Department's Plan to Stop Drones from Blocking Firefighters

The "Know Where Not To Go" data set tells drone operators where wildfire response might be happening so they can avoid flying there.

How the Interior Department Stopped a Phishing Attack

The phishing attack compromised more than 100 employees' credentials.

Interior Dept. to Nature: Bring It On, We've Got Drones

The agency’s growing fleet of drones are being used in disaster response, search and rescue and in containing wildfires, mitigating avalanches and monitoring volcanic eruptions.

An Interior Data Center's Security May Have Exposed Data for Years

An OIG report suggests the Bureau of Indian Affairs' cyber program wasn't enough to protect 24 systems internally.