The Key To UAS Integration
Drone Book, Jan. 13, 2018
Collaboration with the drone industry, state and local governments, and the public is the key to successfully integrating drones into the national airspace system, federal officials said this week at the nation’s biggest technology trade show.

NTSB: Drone Pilot Caused Crash
Drone Book, Dec. 14, 2018
A drone pilot crashed his Phantom 4 small unmanned aircraft system into a U.S. Army helicopter in September because he was flying it out of his line of sight, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded today.

Grading Drone Innovation
Drone Book, July 20, 2017
Arizona, Georgia and Michigan are at the top of the list of drone-friendly states because of their efforts to harmonize laws statewide. States like Louisiana, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, on the other hand, are creating rules that are technology-specific, that conflict with federal rules, or that allow localities to go different ways.

The State of Drone Regulation
Drone Book, April 27, 2017
Barely a week or sometimes a day goes by without news of a new state or local drone law, but it hasn’t always been so. The earliest such attempt to regulate drones didn’t occur until 2009. That is one of several insights from a new report by the Center for the Study of the Drone.

A Grand Search-and-rescue Tool
Drone Book, April 21, 2017
The National Park Service’s recent drone search for two missing hikers at the bottom of the Grand Canyon wasn’t successful, but it highlighted the potential value of the park’s drone fleet, the only one like it in the national park system.

Lifesaving Drone Missions Fulfilled
Drone Book, March 14, 2017
Drones contributed to the saving of at least 59 lives in 18 different emergency situations around the world between May 2015 and last month, according to a new report. Eight of the rescues involving 14 people occurred in the United States.

Flying High Over A Bronx Fire
Drone Book, March 7, 2017
The Big Apple’s big investment in drones paid dividends when the Fire Department of New York put it into the air over a four-alarm fire in the Bronx. It marked the first time the fire department used its $85,000 tethered drone in the field.

Your Guide To Pet Names For Politicos
Beltway Blogroll, Jan. 29, 2008
Like children, bloggers try to score points against their political enemies by giving them memorable and sometimes mean-spirited nicknames.

The Power Of Porkbusters
Beltway Blogroll, Jan. 29, 2008
The Porkbusters movement against earmarks in federal spending is the most successful demonstration of the power of blogs to shape public policy in Washington, D.C. It is also the one with the greatest staying power.

Pentagon Takes Fire Over Blog Briefings
Beltway Blogroll, Jan. 25, 2008
Al Kamen of The Washington Post ridiculed the Pentagon’s new media chief for how the blog briefings with bloggers are organized.

Netroots, DCCC Find Common Ground
Beltway Blogroll, Jan. 24, 2008
The DCCC has paired with the netroots fundraising vehicle ActBlue in a new campaign dubbed “Red To Blue” in order to raise cash for candidates fighting in some of the country’s toughest Republican strongholds.

Did Fred Thompson Lose His Way Online?
Beltway Blogroll, Jan. 24, 2008
All of Fred Thompson’s early work on the Web came to naught this week when he ended his presidential campaign (arguably a bit too soon), and one blogger thinks Thompson faltered because he lost his innovative way.

The GOP Report Card On Tech Issues
Tech Daily Dose, Dec. 7, 2007
We know the grades for the Democratic presidential candidates, so now it’s time to see where the Republican candidates rank on the tech policy scale.

A Bipartisan Dose Of E-politics Video
Tech Daily Dose, Dec. 7, 2007
Republican new media consultant David All has partnered with Dan Manatt of PoliticsTV to produce a new Internet video program dubbed NetCenter08.

A Peek Inside YouTube Politics
Tech Daily Dose, Dec. 4, 2007
Republican new media consultant David All has partnered with Dan Manatt of PoliticsTV to produce a new Internet video program dubbed NetCenter08.

Who Cares What Bobblehead Dolls Think?
Tech Daily Dose, Nov. 28, 2007
Fred Thompson’s communications director scoffed at the YouTube debate format when asked if video questions from voters could change the playing field of the race. “Do you mean real questions from bobble-head dolls?,” she said.

Why Is CNN Still Picking The Questions?
Tech Daily Dose, Nov. 28, 2007
TechPresident wants to know why CNN will be asking the questions at tonight’s Republican presidential debate, which will feature video questions via YouTube.

Grading The Candidates On Tech Issues
Tech Daily Dose, Nov. 22, 2007
This week, techPresident issued a report card that grades the Democratic presidential candidates on technology policy issues. The scores for Republican candidates will be announced later.

Google’s Push Into The Political Spotlight
Tech Daily Dose, Nov. 19, 2007
Google employees in Silicon Valley received a political treat last week when Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama unveiled his innovation agenda in a speech at the Internet firm’s headquarters.

‘Beatblogging On Technology Issues’
Tech Daily Dose, Nov. 15, 2007
The concept behind Beatblogging is to connect beat reporters with social networks of experts in specific topics who can help them do their jobs better. The first batch of participating beat reporters includes six who will be focused on science and technology topics.

House Clears Seven-year Net Tax Moratorium
Tech Daily Dose, Oct. 30, 2007
The House on Tuesday cleared to President Bush a bill that would extend the moratorium against taxing Internet access until 2014, capping a flurry of activity on the issue in October.

A Presidential Vote For One Web Day
Tech Daily Dose, Sept. 24, 2007
Saturday marked the second annual celebration of One Web Day, and Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards used the occasion to tout his Internet policy agenda.

Scoring Debate Points
National Journal, July 27, 2007
What happens when a wild range of non-journalists get to grill candidates in a presidential debate? After several weeks of hype, CNN and YouTube answered that question here this week in an innovative two-hour event that featured questions posed via video clips.

The Broadband Question That Won’t Be Asked
Tech Daily Dose, July 23, 2007
Asked at lunch today what question he would like the candidates to answer, Google public policy chief Andrew McLaughlin waxed eloquent about America’s declining rank in global broadband. He wants to know what the candidates would do to stop the decline.

You Can’t Say That In A Press Release
Tech Daily Dose, June 4, 2007
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is upset that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed the right of entertainers Cher and Nicole Ritchie to use the swear words “f—” and “s—” on broadcast television — but not so upset that Martin refused to use the words himself, repeatedly, in chastising the court.

Techie Is Fired Over ‘Vote Different’ Ad
Tech Daily Dose, March 22, 2007
The Democratic political technology firm Blue State Digital has fired Phillip de Vellis for producing the “Vote Different” YouTube video that takes sharp aim at presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. Blue State Digital works for Clinton’s leading Democratic primary rival, Barack Obama.

Fire Destroys Local Business, Releases Hazardous Chemicals
Dominion Post, July 12, 1988
An early morning fire at a Rock Forge business on Monday caused $100,000 to $200,000 in damages and released hazardous chemicals, authorities said. No one was hurt, but two Brookhaven firefighters were treated on the scene and another, Darrin Evans, was taken to University Hospital because of dizziness, Brookhaven Fire Chief Steve Ayersman said.

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