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The Commonwealth’s defense-contract work supported more than 88,000 workers and contributed more than $20 billion to the Massachusetts economy, while Massachusetts military installations directly or indirectly supported more than 57,000 jobs with a total economic contribution of more than $13 billion in fiscal year 2013, according to two new University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute reports. “The Commonwealth’s six bases and defense-related firms continue to have a major impact on the Massachusetts economy, both in terms of jobs and dollars,” said Governor Baker. “Academia, business, and technology – three of the Commonwealth’s top sectors – play a role in our installations…
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Announces Unmanned Aircraft Registration RequirementNew Task Force to Develop Recommendations by November 20 WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).The task force will be composed of 25 to 30 diverse representatives from the UAS and manned aviation industries, the federal government, and other stakeholders. The group will advise the Department on which aircraft should be exempt from registration due to a low safety risk, including toys and certain other small…
Markey Statement on New FAA Drone Registration Requirement is provided below: The Office of U.S. Senator Edward J. MarkeyCONTACT: Giselle Barry 202-224-2742October 19, 2015MARKEY STATEMENT ON NEW FAA DRONE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTSenator has introduced legislation to ensure transparency and privacy for drone use Washington (October 19, 2015) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it will create a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for drones. In March, Senator Markey introduced legislation that would require the FAA…
AUVSI New England participated on a Robotics and Internet of Things (IoT) panel at IBM's Continuous Engineering Symposium in Boston, September 17th 2015. The event was well attended, had interesting and informative talks, and culminated in a cruise along the Charles.
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