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GAO Updates Govt Progress on Civilian Drone Integration

The Government Accountability Office has updated a report issued in 2008 on use of drones in civilian airspace, finding agencies have made progress in integrating the unmanned systems but still need to address several issues on safety and national security. In its summary of the 49-page report, GAO said work …

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Report: Pentagon Includes Boeing Drone In $641M Fund Shift Request

The Defense Department is asking Congress to shift $641 million in intelligence and surveillance funds toward expanding use of a Boeing-built drone for Navy commandos in Afghanistan, Bloomberg reports. According to Tony Capaccio’s report, $94.2 million would go to ground stations for Boeing’s ScanEagle drone, used to assist Afghan local …

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Obama Admits to US Drone Use in Pakistan

As promised, the White House is using its new Google Plus page to conduct hangouts that include President Obama and a group of Google Plus users. In one of the first hangouts Monday, President Obama admitted the U.S. has attacked Taliban and al-Qaida targets in Pakistan with unmanned drones. “For …

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Panetta Paints Budget Picture in NY Times Interview

Once considered not on the table, cuts to health and retirement benefits are being considered by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, according to a report by the New York Times. The Pentagon is facing budget cuts of $450 billion, between 7 and 8 percent of its budget, over the next decade. …

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