What States and Localities Can Do About Drones

PRIVACY PROTECTION: BAN ON THE USE OF DRONES BY FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES Charlottesville, Va., passed a resolution that urged the state of Virginia to adopt a two-year moratorium on drones (which it did), urged both Virginia and the U.S. Congress to prohibit information obtained from the domestic use of drones from being introduced into…

Drone Development Has Exceeded The Pace Of The Law

Perhaps any technology born for war and covert surveillance was fated to struggle in its attempt to make a transition to domestic life. That is certainly the case for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aerial systems (UAS), better known as “drones,” which are experiencing an arduous journey from foreign battlefields to the public airspace…

Written testimony of U.S. Coast Guard Uses C4ISR Systems

Written testimony of U.S. Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Capability Rear Admiral Mark Butt for a House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation hearing titled “How to Improve the Efficiency, Safety, and Security of Maritime Transportation: Better Use and Integration of Maritime Domain Awareness Data” Release Date: July 31,…

Collect it all: America’s Surveillance State

Fault Lines investigates the fallout over the NSA’s surveillance programme in the US and abroad. Some of the US’ best secrets are out since former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden released thousands of classified documents about government surveillance in one of the most significant leaks in US history. He has been charged with…

Obama Presidency Marred by Legacy of Drone Program

Throughout his term in office, President Obama has presided over misguided counterterrorism efforts. On January 21, 2013, Barack Obama was inaugurated for his second term as president of the United States. Just as he had promised when he began his first campaign for president six years earlier, he pledged again to turn the page on…

To amend the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012

Full Title: To amend the FAA MODERNIZATION AND REFORM ACT OF 2012 to provide guidance and limitations regarding the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into United States airspace, and for other purposes. Summary: Library of Congress » Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2013 – Amends the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012…

Concerned Citizens on Drone Testing In San Diego County: Petition for Accountability and Transparency

Concerned Citizens on Drone Testing In San Diego County Petition for Accountability and Transparency We the Citizens of San Diego County in the State of California Require Federal and State Regulations Concerning Safety, Environmental Impact and the Protection of our Rights to Privacy. “We the People” of the State of California DID NOT ‘ENACT Bill…