The widely-anticipated commercial deployment of drones piques the interest of critical infrastructure industries, the agricultural sector, and technology companies such as Amazon. Consistent with this commercial interest and its Congressional mandate, the FAA is developing proposed regulations for commercial drone operations by the September 2015 statutory due date, which likely will not be met.
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The Departments of State and Commerce recently proposed rule amendments to ease export controls on satellite-related items.  Under existing export control rules, the vast majority of satellites, related components and technology cannot be exported and related assistance cannot be provided to foreign companies without obtaining a license pursuant to the restrictive International Traffic in Arms

Following President Obama’s State of the Union address on February 12, the White House released its much-anticipated cybersecurity executive order, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.  The EO was an opportunity for the Administration to address widely acknowledged cyber threats to domestic critical infrastructure and to clarify Executive Branch authority to respond fully to cyber-attacks by

On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, which, in relevant part, authorizes the Administration to ease export restrictions on satellites and related products.  Our entry of November 30, 2012, addressed the efforts underway to ease export controls on a variety of sensitive technologies and products, emphasizing

The United States prohibits the export of a broad range of telecom equipment, systems and technologies if the exporter does not first obtain a government license.  Controlled telecom products can be as diverse as parts and components, network equipment, encryption technology and satellites.  Failure to comply with export control restrictions can result in a fine