According to a recent interview with White House advisor Ben Rhodes, President Barack Obama “has not had a second thought about drones.”
Americans can sleep easier now that the U,S, military has wiped out 150 terrorists. Airstrikes over Somalia targeted al-Shabab militants.
Unmanned aerial vehicles hold great promise for the agriculture industry.
The market for commercial drone use in American agriculture has been recognized by aviation and agriculture experts. But some specifics remain up in the air.
Officials with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement last week that it will soon be simpler for the six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites to conduct research.
As the Federal Aviation Administration drafts final regulations for the use of unmanned aircraft in agriculture, farmers are seeking to protect privacy and reap the benefits of a new tool for precision agriculture.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia commended Governor McAuliffe for signing into law bipartisan privacy legislation, HB 2125 (Cline R Rockbridge) and SB 1301 (McEachin D Richmond), that will require a search warrant for drone use by law or regulatory enforcement agencies.
Farmers in Virginia and across the nation are closely monitoring new legislation dealing with the use of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones.
Sixth District Libertarian congressional nominee Will Hammer released his first campaign web ad on Monday. Hammer is challenging incumbent Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte in the November election.
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) applauded the announcement Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that Virginia Tech’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site program is now operational.
Today, in response to the admission by the Central Intelligence Agency that it illegally spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Robert Sarvis called for the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan and released the following statement:
The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia today released a letter mailed to Attorney General Mark Herring regarding a pending request from the Commonwealth’s Attorney of Wise County/City of Norton for an official opinion that would create an exception to Virginia’s drone moratorium law.
Gov. Bob McDonnell last night proposed limited amendments to legislation that called for a two-year moratorium on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, by law enforcement and regulatory agencies in the Commonwealth thereby assuring that Virginia will become the first state in the nation to enact a statewide restriction on the use of drones.
The ACLU of Virginia sent a letter to Gov. Bob McDonnell urging him to sign without amendment the drone moratorium legislation sent to his desk in February by overwhelming bi-partisan votes in the General Assembly.