The Unmanned Aircraft Management System Environment (UASME) is a single-sign on solution specifically created to improve the customer experience and provide a single sign-on platform for small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) owners or operators, whether flying under Section 336, Part 107, or flying sUAS over 55 lbs., to interact with the FAA and obtain guidance to operate within the rules and regulations of the National Airspace System (NAS). The UASME requires account creation and authenticates and provides access to the sUAS owners or operators to UASME applications. Additionally, the UASME provides a dashboard to authenticated users showing relevant information regarding submissions made to the FAA for regulated sUAS activities. Information provided may include a list of registered sUAS, status of waivers, authorizations and accident reports, and operational guidance. Access to the UASME is facilitated through the FAADroneZone (DZ) public-facing web portal (https://www.dronezone.faa.gov)
The UASME allows the FAA to group all of the sUAS front-end infrastructure and back-end applications used to manage the FAA’s engagement of sUAS within the NAS. The FAA developed the UASME Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) pursuant to Section 208 of the E-Government Act of 2002 because the DZ back-end applications require sUAS owners or operators to provide personally identifiable information (PII). This UASME PIA covers the front-end and all back-end applications with the exception of the Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration System (sUASRS). The back-end applications are discussed in the applicable appendices to this PIA and will henceforth be collectively referred to as the UASME applications.