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(WASHINGTON) — The Department of Transportation will announce a plan that would require people to register their drones, a source confirmed to ABC News.

A news conference is scheduled for Monday, in which Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Michael Huerta, the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, will make a safety announcement regarding the use of unmanned aircraft systems. A task force would be created to implement the program.

The plan could go into effect possibly by Christmas, according to the source.

Unauthorized drone flights have been in the news recently, particularly the ones that operate around areas such as airports and wildfires.

The FAA recently signed an agreement to test technology that could track down people who operate drones that make unauthorized flights around airports.

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