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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:06 AM


FAA Releases New Drone List – Is Your Town On the Map?

The Federal Aviation Administration has finally released a new drone authorization list. This list, released in response to EFF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, includes law enforcement agencies and universities across the country, and—for the first time—an Indian tribal agency. In all, the list includes more than 20 new entities over the FAA’s original list, bringing to 81 the total number of public entities that have applied for FAA drone authorizations through October 2012.

Some of these new drone license applicants include:

The State Department
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Barona Band of Mission Indians Risk Management Office (near San Diego, California)
Canyon County Sheriff’s Office (Idaho)
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office (Northwest Oregon)
Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department (North Dakota)
King County Sheriff’s Office (covering Seattle, Washington)

And several new entities in Ohio, including:

Medina County Sheriff’s Office
Ohio Department of Transportation
Sinclair Community College
Lorain County Community College

The list comes amid extensive controversy over a newly-released memo documenting the CIA’s policy on the targeted killing of American citizens and on the heels of news that Charlottesville, Virginia has just become one of the first cities in the country to ban drones. This new list should contribute to the debate over whether using domestic drones for surveillance is consistent with the Constitution and with American values.


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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:21 AM

1. Kansas?

6 City of Herington (Kansas)
24 Kansas State University

K State is in Manhattan; Herington has a population of 2,526 (2010 census)

Not sure why either one would want FAA drone authorizations.

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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:08 PM

3. The only good use I can see for drones is for Search and Rescue.

They can fly in all kinds of weather without putting a pilot at risk, can fly for hours, etc... This would be an incredible tool for rescuers... Shame there is no money it. Better used for the war on drug$.

I'm not surprised.

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