The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday released the first operational rules for the commercial use of drones, a move experts say will help stoke business and innovation even as it leaves a number of critical issues unresolved. The long-anticipated rule — Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations — details ...

A group of terrorists leave their car to enter the home where they will plan their next attack, observed only by a hummingbird perched on a nearby telephone pole. As the scene pans to the front of the bird, it tilts its head back to allow its internal cameras to ...

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry is growing rapidly, and this is causing some concern about individuals using UAVs for illicit purposes. The Cipher Brief spoke to Rachel Stohl, of the Stimson Center, about these concerns and the overall development of both UAV and anti-UAV technology. She says that both ...

Technologies meant to counter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are becoming more numerous as people become more concerned about bad actors using UAVs for illicit purposes. The Cipher Brief asked Dr. Robert Griffin, Deputy Undersecretary for Science and Technology at the Department of Homeland Security, about the risks and benefits of ...

Growing interest in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV or drone) has caused a surge in the creation of technologies and systems meant to disable or destroy them. The Cipher Brief spoke to Tyler Black and Sean McGowan of Thompson Coburn LLP about the legal and regulatory implications of these emerging anti-UAV ...

Commercially available unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as drones, appear to be changing the game in regards to aviation. The market for drones has been expanding rapidly, the applications of drones are growing more diverse, and the cost of the machines themselves is dropping. There are plans to try ...

It seems like drones are everywhere now. They started decades ago as a military tool, but today drones are very much a part of the commercial sector, creating a broad array of serious and novel regulatory challenges for the government. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) began as military projects, used for ...

The unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry is poised to be one of the fastest-growing in American history. During the first decade following UAS integration in the U.S. airspace, it’s estimated the industry will create more than 100 thousand jobs and provide more than $82 billion in economic impact. Proof of ...

Over the past decade, drones have been increasingly relied upon in a growing number of strategic theaters by the United States as well as by other countries. The lethal use of drones is not well understood and evokes a backlash due to secrecy, primarily with regard to their use as ...

The Cipher Brief spoke with Sean McGowan and J. Tyler Black, both attorneys at Thompson Coburn LLP in Washington, DC, about the legal implications of the spread of drone technology. McGowan is Co-Chair of Thompson Coburn’s Drone Practice Group, and Black works in the firm’s transportation regulatory practice. Both weighed ...