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Rebecca Gambler, Homeland Security & Justice Issues Director, GAO

The drone fleet at Customs and Border Protection isn't big, but the law states that very strict oversight from the Homeland Security Department and CBP is important. Rebecca Gambler is director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said Congress mandated a look at CBP's drone program.

Tags: In Depth , Congress , CBP , DHS , Rebecca Gambler , GAO

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 04:13pm EDT
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Greg Rayburn, Security Analyst, Fluke Networks

Drones may wind up the future weapon of choice in cyber attacks. Some cybersecurity analysts discover a cheap unmanned drone can be very effective at breaching wireless networks. Greg Rayburn is a security analyst for Fluke Networks. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said there are many different scenarios where a drone can pose a major cyber threat to your agency.

Tags: Greg Rayburn , Fluke Networks , technology , In Depth

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 04:14pm EDT
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Air Force engineers develop lifesaving, IED-detecting technology

Sean C. Young and Benjamin J. Tran, two electronics engineers with the Air Force Research Lab created an aerial sensor that has helped U.S. service members to find and destroy dangerous improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan.

Tags: Sean Young , Benjamin Tran , Air Force , DoD , Air Force Research Laboratory , technology , IEDs , Afghanistan , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people

Monday - 07/07/2014, 01:45pm EDT

FAA OKs commercial drone flights over land

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft.

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Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 10:58pm EDT

Unrest in Africa growing

The Pentagon says almost 300 Marines have been moved to a naval air station in Sicily in response to the growing unrest in Africa. There is trouble in Sudan, the Central African Republic, Libya and Nigeria. The U.S. is using surveillance drones in the search for the kidnapped Nigerian girls. Officials say at least one Global Hawk surveillance drone is in use, in addition to manned MC-12 aircraft.

Tags: United States , Africa , unrest , Sudan , Central African Republic , Libya , Nigeria , kidnapping , Global Hawk , MC-12

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 09:11pm EDT

Drone being used in Nigeria

The Pentagon is using drones to help search in northeastern Nigeria for school girls kidnapped by the terror group Boko Haram, although they will not call them drones. Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren explains, "as a general rule we don't discuss our use of unmanned aircraft." He indicates there are security concerns, continuing, "there are sensitivities surrounding where they are based out of." Warren says they are being used to collect intelligence and conduct surveillance.

Tags: Nigeria , Boko Haram , terrorism , kidnapping , DoD , Pentagon , drone , Steve Warren

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 10:32am EDT

Trends in global defense spending

Jack Midgley, a director in Deloitte's Global Defense Consulting practice will discuss the findings in the company's recent report on defense spending.
January 7, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DoD , defense budget , defense spending , defense acquisition , cyberwarfare , Jack Midgley , Deloitte , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 11:56pm EST
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Trends in global defense spending

Jack Midgley, a director in Deloitte's Global Defense Consulting practice will discuss the findings in the company's recent report on defense spending.
November 12, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DoD , defense budget , defense spending , defense acquisition , cyber warfare , Jack Midgley , Deloitte , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 11:56pm EST
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