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AGENCY: NIJ is soliciting information on the operational use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in support of law enforcement. The focus of the study is on the use of UAS for crash scene reconstruction; however, information on alternative uses of UAS in law enforcement is also requested. The National Criminal Justice Research, Test and Evaluation Center (NIJ RT&E Center) is performing an operational evaluation of UAS for Crash Scene Reconstruction. The objective of this evaluation is to evaluate the utility of a UAS to support crash scene reconstruction in an operational lawenforcement setting. In particular, the study will determine whether a UAS could be used to improve crash scene reconstruction in terms of quality, safety, timeliness, or other metrics. Based upon previous investigations, the Center has identified a number of agencies that have operational UAS capabilities configured to support law enforcement. The Center is now seeking to partner with those or other interested agencies in order to complete the operational evaluation. Information Sought: The Center is seeking law enforcement agencies with which to partner in an operational evaluation of UAS technology for Crash sradovich on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jul 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 Scene Reconstruction. This evaluation will, at the discretion of the partnering agency, occur during normal operations or during scheduled exercises. Agencies or vendors who respond to this request for information are invited to provide general comments with regard to the evaluation for NIJ RT&E Center to consider, including which uses of the system and which performance metrics are appropriate for the evaluation. It should be noted that the purpose of the evaluation is to assess the utility of UAS technology; this includes assessment of both current and possible future practices. The Center is not evaluating the participating law enforcement agencies, just the application of using UAS for Crash Scene Reconstruction. Information will be obtained through responses to the information requested below as a baseline for initial information gathering from responding law enforcement agencies. Follow up discussions will be conducted in some cases. The request for information is intended to reach a consistent understanding of the needs for UAS for Crash Scene Reconstruction and the ways each agency uses the technology. Information sought includes the following: 1. Law Enforcement Agency Information a. Agency Name b. Agency Location c. Agency Point of Contact d. Number of crash scene reconstructions in the past year e. Primary tools used for crash scene reconstruction f. Number of crash scene reconstructions in the past year using UAS only g. Number of certified reconstructionists on staff h. Total number of operational flights since your agency’s implementation of the UAS i. Number of operational flights in the past year j. Future plans for operational use of UAS k. Federal Aviation Administration Certificates of Waiver or Authorization documentation, if applicable 2. UAS Technology Information a. UAS Vendor Name, System Name, and Model Number (may be plural) b. Sensors available c. Current sensor use d. List of additional components and accessories e. Previous system deployment scenarios or locations f. Types of data currently stored in reconstruction records database g. Personnel/operators required and PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43643 training h. Manufacturer suggested retail price, without optional features, accessories or service plans i. Any additional information not covered above 3. Current and planned capabilities a. Types of Crash Scene Reconstruction data collected by UAS b. Capabilities to support a forensically sound process for preserving the integrity of collected data for use as evidence c. Types of analytic techniques used (e.g., photogrammetry, 3D modeling) and methods used to preserve evidentiary value of analytical results d. Installation, Start-up, Launch, and tear-down times e. Type of data output and processes used to ensure its forensic value f. Types of real-time monitoring features g. Other features or capabilities not covered above Protection of Sensitive Information: Organizations responding to this request for information should be aware of the following guidelines for handling of information: 1. The NIJ RT&E Center does not require or desire access to privileged information. For example, while the Center has interest in data pertaining to reconstruction, such as road closure time, tools utilized, and manpower, the Center has no interest in sensitive information, such as names or other Personally Identifiable Information. The Center will work with participating organizations to prevent disclosure of sensitive private information to the representatives of the NIJ RT&E Center. 2. Results of the operational evaluation will be published to ensure maximum usefulness to the law enforcement community. Participating law enforcement organizations will be provided an opportunity to review documents prior to any public release to ensure that the content of these documents does not in any way compromise their operations. DATES: Responses to this request will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 31, 2016. ADDRESSES: Responses to this request may be submitted electronically in the body of or as an attachment to an email sent to administrator@nijrtecenter.org with the recommended subject line ‘‘UAS Federal Register Response.’’ Questions and responses may also be sent by mail (please allow additional time for processing) to the address: National Criminal Justice Research, Test E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 43644 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2016 / Notices and Evaluation Center, ATTN: UAS Federal Register Response, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Mail Stop 17N444, Laurel, MD 20723– 6099. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on this request for information contact Emre Gunduzhan (NIJ RT&E Center) at (240) 228–7269 or administrator@nijrtecenter.org. For more information on the NIJ RT&E Center, visit http://nij.gov/funding/ awards/pages/awarddetail.aspx?award=2013-MU-CX-K111 and view the description or contact Martin Novak (NIJ Research Division) at (202) 598–7795. Please note that these are not toll-free telephone numbers. Nancy Rodriguez, Director, National Institute of Justice. [FR Doc. 2016–15804 Filed 7–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Availability of Funds and Funding Opportunity Announcement for Disability Employment Initiative Cooperative Agreements Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). sradovich on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Funding Opportunity Number: FOA– ETA–16–07. 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The Department intends to award at least one cooperative agreement in each of three population focus areas: (1) Adults (ages 18 and older) with visible and non-visible disabilities, including those who have acquired disabilities in adulthood; (2) youth (ages 14–24) with visible and non-visible disabilities, including those who have chronic health conditions; and (3) individuals (ages 14 and older) with significant disabilities. We expect to fund approximately 8 cooperative agreements (as defined in 2 CFR 200.24) to state workforce agencies, ranging from $1.5 million to $2.5 million each. Applicants may also include entities receiving funds under WIOA Section 166 grants. An eligible applicant is a tribe, tribal consortium, or tribal non-profit organization that receives funds under WIOA Section 166 Indian and Native American Program. States that received DEI Round VI funds are not eligible for funding under this FOA. The complete FOA and any subsequent FOA amendments in connection with this funding opportunity are described in further detail on ETA’s Web site at https:// www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm or on http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this funding opportunity. The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is August 1, 2016. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erika Beasley, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–4716, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202–693–3906. Jimmie Curtis is the Grant Officer for the Funding Opportunity Announcement. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Signed June 29, 2016, in Washington, DC. Donna Kelly, Grant Officer, Employment and Training Administration. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 5, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43643-43644]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-15804]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Justice Programs

[OJP (NIJ) Docket No. 1712]


Unmanned Aircraft Systems Evaluation

AGENCY: National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Justice.

ACTION: Notice of request for information.

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SUMMARY: NIJ is soliciting information on the operational use of 
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in support of law enforcement. The 
focus of the study is on the use of UAS for crash scene reconstruction; 
however, information on alternative uses of UAS in law enforcement is 
also requested.
    The National Criminal Justice Research, Test and Evaluation Center 
(NIJ RT&E Center) is performing an operational evaluation of UAS for 
Crash Scene Reconstruction. The objective of this evaluation is to 
evaluate the utility of a UAS to support crash scene reconstruction in 
an operational law-enforcement setting. In particular, the study will 
determine whether a UAS could be used to improve crash scene 
reconstruction in terms of quality, safety, timeliness, or other 
metrics. Based upon previous investigations, the Center has identified 
a number of agencies that have operational UAS capabilities configured 
to support law enforcement. The Center is now seeking to partner with 
those or other interested agencies in order to complete the operational 
evaluation.
    Information Sought: The Center is seeking law enforcement agencies 
with which to partner in an operational evaluation of UAS technology 
for Crash Scene Reconstruction. This evaluation will, at the discretion 
of the partnering agency, occur during normal operations or during 
scheduled exercises. Agencies or vendors who respond to this request 
for information are invited to provide general comments with regard to 
the evaluation for NIJ RT&E Center to consider, including which uses of 
the system and which performance metrics are appropriate for the 
evaluation. It should be noted that the purpose of the evaluation is to 
assess the utility of UAS technology; this includes assessment of both 
current and possible future practices. The Center is not evaluating the 
participating law enforcement agencies, just the application of using 
UAS for Crash Scene Reconstruction. Information will be obtained 
through responses to the information requested below as a baseline for 
initial information gathering from responding law enforcement agencies. 
Follow up discussions will be conducted in some cases. The request for 
information is intended to reach a consistent understanding of the 
needs for UAS for Crash Scene Reconstruction and the ways each agency 
uses the technology.
    Information sought includes the following:

1. Law Enforcement Agency Information
    a. Agency Name
    b. Agency Location
    c. Agency Point of Contact
    d. Number of crash scene reconstructions in the past year
    e. Primary tools used for crash scene reconstruction
    f. Number of crash scene reconstructions in the past year using UAS 
only
    g. Number of certified reconstructionists on staff
    h. Total number of operational flights since your agency's 
implementation of the UAS
    i. Number of operational flights in the past year
    j. Future plans for operational use of UAS
    k. Federal Aviation Administration Certificates of Waiver or 
Authorization documentation, if applicable
2. UAS Technology Information
    a. UAS Vendor Name, System Name, and Model Number (may be plural)
    b. Sensors available
    c. Current sensor use
    d. List of additional components and accessories
    e. Previous system deployment scenarios or locations
    f. Types of data currently stored in reconstruction records 
database
    g. Personnel/operators required and training
    h. Manufacturer suggested retail price, without optional features, 
accessories or service plans
    i. Any additional information not covered above
3. Current and planned capabilities
    a. Types of Crash Scene Reconstruction data collected by UAS
    b. Capabilities to support a forensically sound process for 
preserving the integrity of collected data for use as evidence
    c. Types of analytic techniques used (e.g., photogrammetry, 3D 
modeling) and methods used to preserve evidentiary value of analytical 
results
    d. Installation, Start-up, Launch, and tear-down times
    e. Type of data output and processes used to ensure its forensic 
value
    f. Types of real-time monitoring features
    g. Other features or capabilities not covered above

    Protection of Sensitive Information: Organizations responding to 
this request for information should be aware of the following 
guidelines for handling of information:
    1. The NIJ RT&E Center does not require or desire access to 
privileged information. For example, while the Center has interest in 
data pertaining to reconstruction, such as road closure time, tools 
utilized, and manpower, the Center has no interest in sensitive 
information, such as names or other Personally Identifiable 
Information. The Center will work with participating organizations to 
prevent disclosure of sensitive private information to the 
representatives of the NIJ RT&E Center.
    2. Results of the operational evaluation will be published to 
ensure maximum usefulness to the law enforcement community. 
Participating law enforcement organizations will be provided an 
opportunity to review documents prior to any public release to ensure 
that the content of these documents does not in any way compromise 
their operations.

DATES: Responses to this request will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. 
Eastern Time on August 31, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Responses to this request may be submitted electronically in 
the body of or as an attachment to an email sent to 
administrator@nijrtecenter.org with the recommended subject line ``UAS 
Federal Register Response.'' Questions and responses may also be sent 
by mail (please allow additional time for processing) to the address: 
National Criminal Justice Research, Test

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and Evaluation Center, ATTN: UAS Federal Register Response, Johns 
Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins 
Road, Mail Stop 17N444, Laurel, MD 20723-6099.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on this request 
for information contact Emre Gunduzhan (NIJ RT&E Center) at (240) 228-
7269 or administrator@nijrtecenter.org. For more information on the NIJ 
RT&E Center, visit http://nij.gov/funding/awards/pages/award-detail.aspx?award=2013-MU-CX-K111 and view the description or contact 
Martin Novak (NIJ Research Division) at (202) 598-7795. Please note 
that these are not toll-free telephone numbers.

Nancy Rodriguez,
Director, National Institute of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2016-15804 Filed 7-1-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4410-18-P