FAA Reauthorization and Modernization

  President Obama Signs FAA Reauthorization Bill into Law First Long-Term Funding Bill for Agency Since 2007 A five-year battle to provide long-term direction and funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) came to an end February 14, as President Barack Obama signed H.R. 658, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 into law.…

An Act to Relating to Unmanned Aircraft Systems

An Act to Relating to Unmanned Aircraft Systems PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION. San Diego is one of 6 Counties selected as a ‘National Drone Testing Site.’ The final decision to have unmanned aircraft in the national airspace will be decided this December. There have been no public forums, informational hearings or opportunities for citizen’s to express…

DO YOU WANT SAN DIEGO COUNTY TO BECOME A NATIONAL DRONE TEST SITE?

It was noted in the 9/24/13 issue of the San Diego Union Tribune, that the 5 San Diego County Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a large portion of Southern California, including San Diego County, as one of the proposed 6 national Drone Test Sites, to be determined by the FAA in December, 2013. This idea…

Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC)

Bill of Rights Defense Committee | BORDC | Standing for liberty … The Bill of Rights Defense Committee is releasing model drone legislation to assist local communities and states in the growing battle against domestic surveillance drones. BORDC worked with the organizers across the country who have been leading the opposition against rushed drone proliferation.…

FBI Already Using Drones for Surveillance Inside US

    Speaking at a US Senate judiciary committee hearing, FBI Director Robert Mueller conceded that while the FBI hasn’t yet developed official policies on their use, they are already using drones over US soil for surveillance purposes. Mueller tried to shrug off the revelation as no big deal, insisting that he was “unsure” about…

Back Country Citizens Concerned About Drones

        Back Country Citizens Concerned About Drones ‘Back Country Voices,’have joined to raise concerns about the recent unanimous vote by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in support of a proposal for testing drones over Southern California skies.  “I don’t know what we can do,” said one participant of the newly…

States Vie for Test Sites As FAA Prepares U.S. Airspace For Thousands of Drones

  “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force. Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearsome master.” – George Washington Thousands of drones will join the 327 already flying in U.S. airspace over the next five years, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2013 Aerospace Forecast, which called the…