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Drones swamp US-Mexico border but federal agents powerless to stop them

The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI identified this week unmanned aerial systems, or drones, as one of the greatest national security threats to America — rating it as severe a concern as cybersecurity hacks, critical infrastructure attacks, and … Continue reading

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Energy Industry also Faces Threats from Drones

The energy sector is subject to the potential harm caused by drones flying in minimally regulated, and often unmonitored airspace. The energy industry does not only have an impact on commerce but rather national security. An event, caused by a … Continue reading

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Controversial bill allowing authorities to shoot down private drones heads to the president’s desk

The US government will soon have authority to shoot down private drones considered a threat. Following a House vote in April, the Senate this week passed the FAA Reauthorization Act, which renews funding for the Federal Aviation Administration until 2023. … Continue reading

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Fairfield County in early stages of starting a countywide drone program

Fairfield County is working to start a countywide drone program. There are a lot of hoops the county needs to jump through before anything can be finalized, but the sheriff’s office, Emergency Management and Homeland Security and engineer all plan … Continue reading

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