As if the federal government needs more to be embarrassed about, there is this nugget from the Colorado flooding last month.
It seems that rescue crews in the state had been using UAVs to map the damage due to flooding, potentially speeding the process of getting relief to those who needed it most. In fact, when the Colorado National Guard’s aircraft were grounded due to weather, the UAVs continued to fly. However, when the Federal Emergency Management Agency arrived to provide support, they forbid the further use of UAVs under threat of arrest.
I’ll let the reader draw their own conclusions.