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It is called drone spoofing it's the ability of a hacker to take over -- and tell it what to do as we've reported to growing concern today would -- becoming more common place in America's skies.
And it's a hot topic is well on Capitol Hill that is where we find senior national slash.
John Roberts -- John.
Hey good morning to you Jamie you'll remember a couple of weeks ago we brought to an exclusive report University of Texas researchers -- able to hack into -- drones GPS system.
And got it wherever they want it to go that caught the attention of house Homeland Security Subcommittee chairman.
Mike McCall who's holding a hearing on it today now why is this important it's because congress recently voted.
To open up US guys broadly to drones -- 2015.
And the unfortunate thing was before that was put to a vote back in February nobody including the chairman knew about this potential here's what he told me this morning.
I was not aware of that ability until I saw -- story actually.
Of the UT Austin professor have -- from Austin so I got my attention editors squarely that you wanted to hear more about it -- -- did you know.
For a variety of reasons including your story just four -- here today.
That was Catherine Herridge has been reporting in recent days we know -- about 200 drones are currently flying in US air space but Jamie within five to ten years that number could exceed.
They could be doing everything from taking aerial photographs to delivering packages for FedEx -- UPS.
Sounds like a very legitimate concern and we've heard that -- -- upset one crucial government agency won't even show up today.
What can you tell us about that time.
He had invited the Department of Homeland Security to be here today but they refused which he finds very curious because.
The Government Accountability Office said that DHS needed to be taking a look at this.
And back in 2004 the TSA said the terrorists.
Might try to seek to get control of one of these drones to attack targets in the United States here's what the chairman said in his testimony to basic quote.
DHS's lack of attention about this issue is incomprehensible.
It should not take -- nine elevenths style attack by terrorist organization such as Hezbollah.
Well lone wolf inspired event because DHS to develop guidance addressing the security implications of domestic -- it should not take a hearing.
To force DHS to develop policy when it comes to the security of our homeland.
DHS fired back hey this is not our jurisdiction is the Federal Aviation Administration.
And if they are concerned about security -- Republicans.
Who voted to put this through should have thought about it.
Before they voted I.
-- John Roberts live on Capitol Hill John thank you.
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