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ROSEN OFFERS AMENDMENTS TO KEEP NEVADA SKIES, AIRPORTS SAFE

April 25, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03), a member of the House Armed Services Committee and Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, offered two amendments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act.

The first amendment offered by Congresswoman Rosen would require a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on effective ways to enforce a no-fly zone for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) around commercial airports. The second amendment would require a GAO report recommending needed developments and protections related to cybersecurity and operational control concerns with respect to unmanned aircraft systems.

“Every single day, air traffic controllers and airport security officers work around the clock to keep our skies and our airports safe,”
said Rosen. “That responsibility has proven to be increasingly challenging as more and more unmanned aircraft systems and drones are sharing that airspace. Protecting the safety of my constituents is my top priority, and my amendments will help ensure those with bad intentions cannot threaten our civilian airports or military assets.”

 

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