Back in January of this year, I brought up the issue that "contradictions going on with drone regulation and enforcement are amazing." In the comments, I suggested that "One obvious place to start would be requiring all drones sold anywhere to be equipped with a transponder that continuously broadcasts registration info, GPS coordinates, and altitude."
To my total amazement, my suggestion that a transponder (drone remote ID) is required on drones is likely in progress in the US. Click here or the image above to download Kittyhawk's whitepaper on the subject. Also, click here to see Kittyhawk's predictions on drone remote IDs. All this is apparently a result of the recent public-private relationship with Kittyhawk. Who knows how long this will take but at least it's in progress.
This news has restored my confidence in the FAA.