U.S. to require registration of drones to help track operators who flout safety rules

The Obama administration is announcing plans today to require that buyers of drones register them with the government to combat a growing safety threat, according to a person familiar with the proposal.
The U.S. Transportation Department has scheduled an announcement on “an important safety announcement” about drone use, according to an email from the agency. A task force of government and industry officials will craft a plan to create a registry, said a person familiar with the plans, who wasn’t authorized to disclose the information and spoke on the condition of anonymity.