Drone debate arrives in Montana Legislature

HELENA – Montana lawmakers are busy debating the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones. Full story

N.C. police department plans to buy drone

MONROE, N.C.  Monroe City Council has approved buying a drone for its police department. The council voted this week to spend $44,000 in drug forfeiture funds to buy a battery-powered mini-drone with a rotating infrared camera. Full story

NC police department plans to buy drone

Monroe City Council has approved buying a drone for the police department.      The council voted this week to spend $44,000 in drug forfeiture funds to buy a battery-powered mini-drone with a rotating infrared camera.      City officials say detailed policies will be in place before they use the drone. Officials expect to ...

NC city approves drone for police department

Monroe City Council has approved buying a drone for the police department. Full story

Is the Domestic Use Question Hijacking the Drone Debate?

Up until recently, the debate over drone policy has largely been the territory of a small group of vocal critics — a persistent if not particularly high-profile media issue, but not one that particularly troubled the U.S. public. Polls indicated broad popular support for the use of drone strikes abroad, … Full story

Cal State Long Beach Drone and other Education GIS News

Design students at Cal State Long Beach are building a drone – but it’s a team effort. The Geospatial Research and Mapping project, or GRAM, is a venture of an industrial design senior studio class in collaboration with the geography and anthropology departments. More than 30… Continue reading Full story

Everything you need to know about the drone debate, in one FAQ

This is well outside Wonkblog’s normal bailiwick, but if nothing else, Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) filibuster against CIA director nominee John Brennan — launched as a protest against the administration’s drone policy, which Brennan has steered for the past four years — uncovered a hunger for a broader conversation on the topic. So what does ...

Why a drone can hover over your home, and you can’t stop it

Lost in the controversy over the federal government’s use of military drones is an issue that hits home: commercial drones that can videotape you in your backyard. Full story

Monroe plans to buy drone

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — Monroe City Council has approved buying a drone for the police department.   The council voted this week to spend $44,000 in drug forfeiture funds to buy a battery-powered mini-drone with a rotating infrared camera.   City officials say detailed policies will be in place before they use the drone. Officials ...

3 questions to ask about US drone policy

The white paper released in Feb. 2013 detailing the Obama administration’s policy on the use of drones for targeted killings has stirred plenty of controversy. Serious questions about the policy came up again during the Senate confirmation hearing for new CIA director John Brennan. And Sen. Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky drew attention to concerns ...