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NGA statement on White House drone incident

NGA statement on White House drone incident 

January 27, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Va. —  An employee with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency was questioned yesterday by the Secret Service as the operator of the drone involved in Monday’s incident at the White House.

The employee self-reported the incident Monday. The employee was off duty and is not involved in work related to drones or unmanned aerial vehicles in any capacity at NGA. 

Even though the employee was using a personal item while off duty, the agency takes the incident very seriously and remains committed to promoting public trust and transparency. 

The Secret Service is currently investigating the incident.

Media Contact:
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Don Kerr
Chief of Media
Phone: (571) 557-2299